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By Joanna Taylor -
Lizzie, a naive country girl, finds herself in a London brothel. She escapes to ply her trade independently in Piccadilly. Then she meets ...Read Review
By Mary Balogh -
Did you ever read a romance convinced that the hero was just not going to shape up by the happily-ever-after? My thought exactly ...Read Review
By Erin Knightley -
The Bath Music Festival has been a great success, especially for the musical trio, Sophie, Charity and May. The first two have found ...Read Review
By Amanda Quick - By Jayne Ann Krentz -
This story begins on an unnamed island in an unnamed part of the world, where the heroine, Amity Doncaster, discovers the hero, Benedict ...Read Review
Ralph Lockwood, Earl of Berwick, encouraged his three schoolfellows to join him in fighting Napoleon’s army in the Peninsula. When only he ...Read Review
By Amanda Quick -
Ursula Kern’s secretarial agency is known for its reliability and quality in both its employees and clients, so when Anne Clifton, one ...Read Review
By Jessica Blair -
The latest of Jessica Blair’s historical romance novels is a juxtaposition of the tense and the tender, the pain and the joys ...Read Review
By Charlotte Betts -
The date is 1792, and the French Revolution is at its height. Madeleine Moreau has lived a sheltered life teaching at her parents’ Academy ...Read Review
Sophie has been in love with Lord Evansleigh for years. When her sister elopes, putting her own reputation at risk, she knows she ...Read Review
By Frances Brody -
This is the fourth in the Kate Shackleton series – herein lies proof that the books do not need to be read in their ...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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