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By Sandra Byrd -
Bereft at the unexpected loss of her father in 1883, Gillian Young returns from his funeral to discover a London Metropolitan Police sergeant searching ...Read Review
By Sandra Byrd -
Hampshire, 1851: Annabel Ashton visits her cousin Edward over the summer at the family home. The illegitimate child of an insane mother, Annabel has ...Read Review
By Karen Halvorsen Schreck -
When a dream is shattered, sometimes the only thing left to do is to create a new reality, no matter what obstacles are ...Read Review
By Glenn Meade -
Published (c1999)Published 2016
The Cairo Code was a bestseller when originally published as The Sands of Sakkara. A corpse found floating in the modern Nile causes ...Read Review
By Rebecca Kanner -
Award-winning author Rebecca Kanner returns to the Old Testament, this time drawing from one of the most powerful and often-portrayed female figures in ...Read Review
By Deeanne Gist -
New York City in 1892 is a place of hustle, bustle, and change. Women are beginning to strike out into the workforce, facing tough ...Read Review
By Allison Pataki -
Empress Elisabeth, wife to Franz Joseph and empress of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was beloved in the 19th century, but her story is little-known ...Read Review
By Melanie Dobson -
In 1954, Libby Doyle’s mother marries a man she doesn’t love while pregnant with another man’s child. When Maggie’s deception ...Read Review
By Stephanie Landsem -
The Tomb is a recreation of the story of Martha, Mary and Lazarus, teased from scant details provided by biblical history, and incorporating ...Read Review
By Sandra Byrd -
Rebecca Ravenshaw, daughter of missionary parents slain in the Indian Mutiny of 1857, returns to England to reclaim her family heritage after having spent ...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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