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By Victoria Hawthorne -
Cornwall in both the 19th century and 2019. This is a tale with a decidedly Gothic tint, following the fortunes of three women who ...Read Review
By S.G. MacLean -
This is S. G. MacLean’s first stand-alone novel since her popular Damian Seeker series. In 1745, Jacobite Iain MacGillivray is left for dead ...Read Review
By Elly Griffiths -
England 1965. Nonagenarian ex-impresario Bert Billington is found poisoned at his retirement home, and in classic who-done-it style, there are enough faces in the ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Gill -
1861, County Durham. When Mary is ten, her father, the village miller, walks out, leaving his wife and four children destitute. Mary’s mother ...Read Review
By C.J. Carey -
England, April 1953. But this is a quite different country – one that succumbed to Germany in 1940 and has since been under occupation. Rose Ransom, ...Read Review
By V. B. Grey -
This story is about identical twin sisters, so alike that they could, and often did, exchange identities to fool friends and family, but ...Read Review
By Dawnie Walton -
The Final Revival of Opal and Nev is an oral history of a fictional 1970s duo, Opal Jewel and Nev Charles. All the ...Read Review
By Julian Stockwin -
This is the latest episode in the career of Captain Sir Thomas Kydd and his ship Tyger. The action takes place in the ...Read Review
By Helen Scarlett -
All the ingredients for a classic gothic novel are present – 21-year-old Harriet Cauldwell arrives at a large, isolated English north country property, Teesbank ...Read Review
By Rosie Archer -
Gosport, Hampshire, 1944. This is the fourth novel about the all-girl singing trio The Bluebird Girls, first described in a novel by that title. ...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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