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By Michael Dukes -
After the Civil War, former Confederate Captain Gabriel Kings is leader of a gang of outlaws known as the Avenging Angels. They rob ...Read Review
By S. B. Moores -
Unable to marry Abby, the girl he loves, young Justin Sterling leaves his home in the Ridgetop Valley of Tennessee in the 1830s ...Read Review
By Hazel I. Rumney (ed.) -
This anthology contains fourteen short traditional Western and American frontier stories, selected and edited by Hazel Rumney, set up to the early 1900s ...Read Review
By John Neely Davis -
The 200-page central chapter covers the 1890s through the early 20th century. Young Francis Chapman, a devotee of Western pulp novels, travels to ...Read Review
By Bonnie Hobbs -
Along the Texas Gulf coast in 1867, a ship founders and sinks along deadly rocks, leaving only a single survivor. Alida Garrison discovers her ...Read Review
By Rod Miller -
Lee Pate is a dreamer. It is the 1840s, and Pate hates the institution of slavery. He decides to uproot his wife and ...Read Review
By Ethan J. Wolfe -
Twelve-year-old twins Michael and Michele Dunn are bundled by their extremely wealthy but unmotherly Aunt Angela onto a Chicago train bound for San ...Read Review
By Mary Ellen Dennis -
In 1851, Bernadette McCoy meets her end at the paws of her seven cats, or so it appears. The fact that her niece Angelique ...Read Review
By Beth Kanell -
This is book one of the Winds of Freedom series. It is March 1850 in northeastern Vermont, and teenaged Alice Sanborn works hard helping ...Read Review
By James D. Crownover -
In 1918, the great influenza epidemic is sweeping the world. Young ranch hands Silent Cooper and Dempsey Nealy are sent to an abandoned ranch ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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