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By D. J. Niko -
In Jerusalem in 965 BCE, Solomon is in the midst of constructing the Lord’s Temple. For the inner sanctuary, future home to the ...Read Review
By Pamela Difrancesco -
It’s 1848 and gold fever isn’t the only pestilence racking California’s Sierra. Hillsides are ravaged for gleaming metal. Waters bubble with ...Read Review
By Traci E. Hall -
Winter, 1147, this is the second book in The Queen’s Guard series, and as the blurb says: “follows the fortune of Lady Catherine ...Read Review
By Catherine Kean -
In this medieval romance set in England in 1213, Edouard de Lanceau, son of the powerful Lord Geoffrey de Lanceau, meets the beautiful Lady ...Read Review
By Lisa Marie Wilkinson -
The story begins in England in 1806 when Jade, a Romani girl, runs away from an unwanted betrothal. She falls in with Evan Dark, ...Read Review
By Shannon Drake -
Originally published in 1991, Drake’s tale set inScotland in 1865 delivers a Gothic feel and an element of suspense. When Lady Martise St. James ...Read Review
By Cat Lindler -
In 1891, British botanist Richard Colchester and his friend James Truett come across a smilodon (saber-tooth tiger) while visiting an island near Tasmania. Richard ...Read Review
By Helen A. Rosburg -
Raised on a cattle ranch in the American West, Harmony Simmons must move to England to live with her older sister Agatha when ...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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