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By Heather B. Moore -
In 1900, seamstress/designer Georgina Ballard accompanies her elderly aunt on a private ‘twilight art tour’ aboard the Orient Express, organized by Professor Clyde ...Read Review
By Anneka R. Walker -
Ethan Roderick and Miranda Bartley are about to cement their courtship when he suddenly calls it off, on grounds that Miranda is frivolous ...Read Review
By Lynn Austin -
Chasing Shadows alternates narratives between several women throughout the duration of WWII. What makes this such a unique story is that Austin focuses ...Read Review
By Tessa Afshar -
AD 56. Chariline has always been told that her father, the man who spoiled her late Roman mother, is dead. With her morose aunt, ...Read Review
By Sian Ann Bessey -
Alexander Allerton, Lord Bloxley, kneels earnestly over a dying flower-seller his speeding carriage has just hit, as she entreats him to take care ...Read Review
By Scarlette Pike -
This is Book 2 of the In Spite of Lions series set in 1840s Africa and England. It can be read as a standalone. ...Read Review
By Stephanie Landsem -
When the Great Depression strikes the United States, it seems no one is spared, not even the superstars of early cinema. But Minerva ...Read Review
By Dobson - By Melanie -
Present day. Ember Ellis is a Ph.D. student researching the Holocaust. She hopes to find a person who, despite the dangers, fought ...Read Review
By Susan Posey -
The story opens in the mid-Atlantic in 1751 on a ship of immigrants to the American colonies. Ardath and Gwyn Rhys’s mother disappeared ...Read Review
By Carolyn Twede Frank -
With the recent popularity of books about mail-order brides, Frank has employed this subject in her latest historical romance. Despite a slightly awkward ...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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