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By Nicole Galland -
An unnamed British musician is the protagonist in Galland’s new book, in which the disastrous Fourth Crusade forms the backdrop. After the ...Read Review
By Suzannah Dunn -
Published 2007Published 2008
Set during the reign of England’s Edward VI, Suzannah Dunn’s fictionalized account of the final two years of the life of ...Read Review
By James Tipton -
Although I’m not a fan of novels written by men from a woman’s point of view, Annette Vallon disposed of this ...Read Review
By Christie Dickason -
We first met the Firemaster, Francis Quoynt, embroiled in the Gunpowder Plot in the pages of The Firemaster’s Mistress. As this new ...Read Review
By Robert W. Walker -
Second in the Inspector Ransom series, set in Chicago during the 1893 World’s Fair, this novel is part mystery, part horror story. There ...Read Review
By Kathryn Miller Haines -
In 1943, even in New York City, the heart of American theatre, acting jobs are scarce, so struggling actress Rose Winter works for private ...Read Review
By Paullina Simons -
Set at the end of the Second World War, this is the conclusion to a saga that was set in motion in the ...Read Review
By Vanora Bennett -
In this, journalist Vanora Bennett’s first novel, Meg Giggs, adopted daughter of Sir Thomas More, springs brilliantly to life. Surrounded by a ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Elgin -
This novel set during the Second World War is the last one to have been written by Elizabeth Elgin before her death in 2005. ...Read Review
By Annie Groves -
Set in the early days of World War II, this novel adds to Annie Groves’ growing reputation as a storyteller. It features Rosie, ...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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