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By Laura Landon -
Having witnessed his friends’ killings, widower Griffin, an officer retired from the Crimean War, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and alcoholism. Determined not ...Read Review
By Evelyn Price -
Winner of an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in the Romance category, this romance set in London in the 1830s pairs up a wealthy (...Read Review
By Brenda Novak -
Truman Stanhope, Earl of Druridge and owner of the colliery in Creswell, in the coal-mining region on the northeastern coast of England, readily ...Read Review
By Anne Stuart -
Twenty-eight-year-old Bryony Russell does not believe the accusations of embezzlement against her recently deceased father. Determined to find proof of his innocence, she ...Read Review
By Michelle Willingham -
Juliette Andrews has a secret child born out of wedlock, the result of a rape by the Earl of Strathland. Paul Fraser, her ...Read Review
By SaraLynn Hoyt -
After the death of her husband, Sabrina Tremaine flees from her lascivious brother-in-law, taking a position through a Ladies’ Employment Agency. The work ...Read Review
By Laurin Wittig -
Highlander Betrayed begins as Nicholas Fitz Hugh, spy for Edward I, accepts a mission to steal the Highland Targe, an item reputed to ...Read Review
By Liana LeFey -
Set in 1740, this lively romance has an intriguing plot of cross-purposes as Lady Victoria Lennox tries to escape her sister’s over-zealous vigilance. ...Read Review
By Nikki Poppen -
Gannon Maddox, Earl of Camberly, has everything a gentleman of the ton needs except the money to support all the trappings of an ...Read Review
In Victorian-era England, fifteen-year-old Hannah is raped by a clergyman in a stable. In the morning, her father accusing her of “behaving wantonly,” ...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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