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By Jane Juska -
1785. How did Mrs. Bennet, made famous in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, become the “woman of mean understanding, little information and uncertain ...Read Review
By Amanda Hodgkinson -
The Marsh sisters, Nellie and Vivian, are inseparable until the great flood of 1913 brings a charismatic but unreliable stranger to their isolated cottage ...Read Review
By Livi Michael -
Livi Michael returns to her Wars of the Roses saga, begun in Succession (HNR 71). It is the summer of 1462. Edward, Earl of March, ...Read Review
By Dinah Jefferies -
Published 2015Published 2016Published 2016-09-13
Gwendolyn Hooper is newly married to a tea plantation owner and is keen to join him in Ceylon. She seems at ease with ...Read Review
By Jackie Copleton -
On August 9, 1945, Amaterasu Takahashi was late in meeting her daughter, Yuko, in Nagasaki’s Catholic cathedral; her tardiness saved her life, as the ...Read Review
By Conn Iggulden -
Conn Iggulden has written a spellbinding novel about England’s York and Lancaster families. Theirs is a war fueled by the fact that ...Read Review
By Nuala O’Connor -
In this novel, Emily Dickinson is not a dark, morose woman, but a spritely thirty-something wishing for more time to ponder her thoughts ...Read Review
By Matthew Pearl -
Matthew Pearl, author of The Dante Club, has created a unique literary adventure. For over a century, non-restrictive copyright laws have allowed the ...Read Review
By Rosalie Ham -
Tillie Dunnage returns to her small, rural Australian town to care for her mentally ill mother. Something mysterious happened many years ago that ...Read Review
By David Almond -
Published 2014 (UK)Published 2015 (US)
Dominic Hall is growing up in a pebble-dashed home in northern England in the post-WWII years. His father, a caulker in the shipyards, ...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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