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By James Carlos Blake -
William (Bill) Anderson lived peacefully enough on his parents’ farm together with his brother and three sisters. They were a musical family, fond ...Read Review
By Margaret Lawrence -
A sequel of sorts to the historical mystery series starring midwife Hannah Trevor, this work of “straight” fiction brings her deaf daughter Jennet, ...Read Review
By Johanna Lindsey -
Johanna Lindsey takes her 36th novel to the ballrooms and estates of Regency England. While she has visited the era before, this is ...Read Review
Vincent Everett, Baron of Windsmoor, is determined to take revenge on the man who supposedly destroyed his brother, George Ascot. The Baron sets ...Read Review
By Carol Thurston -
The Eye of Horus is set both in the late 18th Dynasty of ancient Egypt and in present-day Colorado and Texas. One half ...Read Review
By Marcel Möring -
It’s easy to see why In Babylon already has been lauded by European critics and has garnered numerous awards on that side ...Read Review
By David Dalton -
In what has to be one of the more audacious undertakings of the year, David Dalton relates the entire history of the blues, ...Read Review
By Beth Gutcheon -
Two stories, set in the small coastal town of Dundee, Maine, fifty years apart, converge in this enthralling novel. In the present day, ...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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