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By Pamela Hart -
Evelyn Northey desperately wants to become a doctor, but her father forbids it. Following the death of her mother, Evelyn’s father decides ...Read Review
By Joanna Courtney -
Blood Queen is the first in a trilogy exploring the ‘real women’ behind Shakespeare’s most notorious queens, beginning with Lady Macbeth. Shakespeare’...Read Review
By Grace Burrowes -
Widowed, starving and desperate, Duchess Matilda Wakefield is on the run from an obsessed fiancé when she stumbles upon a pair of poachers ...Read Review
By Kate Ellis -
September 1920, and Detective Inspector Albert Lincoln of Scotland Yard is summoned to Great Mabley, a large Cheshire commuter village, to investigate the murder ...Read Review
By Amanda Quick -
California, 1930s: After narrowly escaping a serial killer targeting the circus, trapeze artist Amalie Vaughn settles into the comfortable life of an innkeeper, ...Read Review
By Terri Nixon -
The third part of the Penhaligon saga is set in Cornwall in 1911 and is a family saga concerning Anna Garvey and her daughter, ...Read Review
By Nuala O’Connor -
O’Connor is a celebrated Irish author who lives near the Clancarty estate that was occupied by the “Peasant Countess,” Belle Bilton, in 1891. ...Read Review
By Kay Brellend -
This book starts off with a bang and launches the reader into its world as violent father, Tommy Bone, attempts to catch his ...Read Review
By Terri Nixon -
Who doesn’t love a good family saga? Set in Edwardian Cornwall, here’s a novel with a tried and tested recipe: dark ...Read Review
By Frances Brody -
Published 2017Published 2018
This ninth Kate Shackleton mystery is set in Leeds, England in 1927. Private investigator Kate is aided by her assistant, ex-policeman Jim Sykes, 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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