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By Fran McNabb -
Prepare to be swept away by this romance set in 1838. Virginia Ames has been shipwrecked in the Florida Keys on her way to ...Read Review
By Sarah Richmond -
Florence, Italy, 1897. Wealthy debutante Marjorie Mayweather arrives at Pensione Ferretti ready for a sunny Italian vacation away from England. Right away Marjorie befriends ...Read Review
By Tracy Ewens -
It’s summer 1928, and Gwen Ross starts her internship at the new bird park on Catalina Island. The first daughter to go to ...Read Review
By Georgie Lee -
The dilemma of being a woman director in 1935 is not lost on Vivien Howard, who dresses like Hepburn but whose life lacks the ...Read Review
By Sandra Wilkins -
In 1906, Oklahoma Territory, 26-year-old Josh is in a train crash. Although he’s rescued, he whispers “I’ll find you Gwen,” before passing ...Read Review
By Liana LeFey -
Mélisande Compton, the Countess of Wilmington, may be an English peer, but she has a secret that, if revealed, would shock the ...Read Review
By Lori Brighton -
Grace Brisbane will do anything to help her dying mother and destitute family, even if it means going to the infamous Lavender Hills, ...Read Review
By Connie Brockway -
Set in early 20th-century Egypt, this rollicking romance pits disaster-prone archeologist – pretending to be an officer’s bride-to-be – Ginisse Braxton against her desert ...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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