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By Lucinda Riley -
Published 2011Published 2012
Riley’s second novel uses a familiar but intriguing device in which secrets of long ago impact a love story today. Moving from ...Read Review
By Sheila Kohler -
Dawit walks the streets of 1978 Paris, his stomach aching from hunger and his mind full of thoughts of his destroyed homeland: Ethiopia. As ...Read Review
By Stewart Binns -
After the death of Harold in 1066, Edgar the Atheling is proclaimed king by his Saxon supporters. When the various rebellions are ruthlessly put ...Read Review
By Francine du Plessix Gray -
Count Axel von Fersen is nineteen when he meets an effervescent girl his own age at the Paris Opera in 1774. She is masked, ...Read Review
By Katherine Howe -
When Sybil Allston lost her mother and sister when the Titanic sank, she assumed her mother’s habit of visiting a medium in ...Read Review
By Paul French -
In 1937, as the Japanese mustered to invade China, the body of an English girl, Pamela Werner, was found in the badlands of Peking (...Read Review
By Margaret George -
From the threat of the First Armada to the queen’s deathbed, this novel sweeps through the reign of Elizabeth and in particular ...Read Review
By Karin Altenberg -
In 1830, the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge sends the Reverend Neil MacKenzie to St. Kilda, the remotest of the Scottish islands, ...Read Review
Julia Forrester, a renowned concert pianist, returns from the south of France to a coastal village in Norfolk, and her ancestral home in ...Read Review
By Sarah Jio -
The Bungalow by Sarah Jio is another wonderful tale from the South Pacific. In 1942, 21-year-old Anne, born into an affluent Seattle family and ...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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