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By Gail Meath -
Agustina de Aragón tells the story of Agustina Saragossa, a real-life Spanish heroine of the Napoleonic Wars. Agustina, the daughter of a ...Read Review
By Michael Regal -
1787. Rodion Kazansky, one of the remnants of the Zaporizhian Cossacks after they were disbanded by Catherine the Great, finds himself in need of ...Read Review
By Rachel Dacus -
After spontaneously appearing at a rock concert in 1970, George learns that he has a rare gene that allows him to time travel, known ...Read Review
By Chris Karlsen -
Ava Armstrong is staying with friends in London in October 1940 when the house is destroyed in the Blitz. She normally works in a ...Read Review
By Isobel Blackthorn -
Emma is nursing Adele, a wealthy elderly woman, in her English summer home just as World War II is breaking. Adele is interested ...Read Review
By Bernard Davis -
Mathew de Quincey, a skilled swordfighter, is hired by William Marshall, the king’s right-hand man. With his apprentice, Will, he travels the ...Read Review
By Martin Elsant -
Maria and Will Ames return to England after abandoning their dreams of building a Jewish refuge for victims of the Inquisition in 1572. They ...Read Review
By Monica Fairview -
Dangerous Magic is a fantasy variation on Pride and Prejudice, set in a world where England is under attack by Napoleon’s mages. ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Caulfield Felt -
When Oscar Wilde bets that actress Olivia Snow can deceive guests at a house party into believing that she is wealthy aristocratic beauty ...Read Review
By Heidi Eljarbo -
This artfully told historical mystery is Book Two in the Soli Hansen Mysteries. Autumn 1944—the midst of World War II— and in German-occupied ...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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