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By JOANNA DAVIDSON POLITANO -
A Victorian London mystery plays out on the stage in Politano’s latest inspirational romance, centered on the life and career of Ella ...Read Review
By Rachel Fordham -
Part historical mystery, part romance, A Lady in Attendance is a story of faith, forgiveness, friendship, redemption and, ultimately, love. It is 1898, and ...Read Review
By Jane Kirkpatrick -
Jane Kirkpatrick tells the story of Natalie Curtis, an accomplished musician who compiled a landmark book on American Indian culture. In 1897 Curtis suffered ...Read Review
By Valerie Fraser Luesse -
After leaving her home in Alabama, Ellie Fields arrives in Bernadette, Louisiana, in 1949 for her new teaching job. The people of this town ...Read Review
By Jody Hedlund -
In present-time America, Marian Creighton focuses her energies on researching a cure for her sister Ellen’s terminal illness. But, when her father, ...Read Review
By Ann H. Gabhart -
Tansy Calhoun loves her job as a Kentucky packhorse librarian during the Great Depression. At the same time, she longs for the kind ...Read Review
By Jill Eileen Smith -
1526 BC. After Pharaoh’s decree that all Hebrew boys are to be killed at birth, Miriam must learn to trust God when her ...Read Review
By Laura Frantz -
Shopkeeper’s daughter Selah Hopewell helps pair unwed women from England with James Towne’s tobacco farmers. Though she spends a majority of ...Read Review
By Jennifer Deibel -
Immersed in Irish culture after six years of living in Ireland (Donegal and Galway), Deibel’s passion for the country and people shine ...Read Review
By Suzanne Woods Fisher -
In March 1911, Lucy Wilson’s widowed father sends his only child into the backcountry of Eastern Kentucky. Aunt Cora in rural Rowan County ...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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