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By Sallie Muirden -
At noon each day, Paula Sanchez, a courtesan in the city of Seville, enters the Mercedarian convent along with the handsome Father Rastro, ...Read Review
By Marcel Möring - By Shaun Whiteside (trans.) -
Published 2009Published 2010
“The heart of the heart. The midst of the battle. Midway through our lives, when we find ourselves in a dark wood. In ...Read Review
By Thomas Mullen -
The 1930s changed the lives of millions of Americans. Dreams and hope disappeared for the majority of the laid-off, financially ruined and starving ...Read Review
By Samia Serageldin -
As in her previous, acclaimed novel, The Cairo House, the setting is Cairo, but now it is the late 18th century. Napoleon ...Read Review
By Alexandre Dumas -
Published 2007Published 2008
During his lifetime, Alexandre Dumas planned to write a series of novels that would include all of French history from the Renaissance to ...Read Review
By Paulette Jiles -
This is the second novel by Paulette Jiles, a poet and memoirist. Her first novel, Enemy Women, which won a Canadian fiction award, ...Read Review
By Bryan Malessa -
This is a powerful story of a rarely told episode of World War II. Early in 1945, Ida and her younger son, daughter and ...Read Review
By Isabel Allende - By Margaret Sayers Peden -
Doña Inés Suárez tells the epic story of her life and the conquest of Chile in this fictional biography. Iné...Read Review
By Ami McKay -
This novel, already and deservedly a best-seller in Canada, tells the story of Dora Rare and her struggles to maintain a holistic, ...Read Review
By Richard Francis -
This work focuses on Samuel Sewall, a judge at the Salem witch trials who was so remorseful after the resulting executions that he ...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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