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By Marlo Schalesky -
The first section of this novel follows what happens to a handful of residents during a firestorm of 1894 that destroyed six towns and 400 ...Read Review
By Mark Ammerman -
Katanaquat, or “The Rain from God,” is an important member of the Narragansett tribe in 17th century America, in the region that is ...Read Review
Ransom tells the story of the Praying Indian Towns period of New England history from 1646-1675 through the eyes of a Narragansett named ...Read Review
By C.D. Baker -
It is the year 1174 in the village of Weyer, Germany. On the day the peasant, Heinrich, is christened, the joy of celebration changes ...Read Review
By Terry Burns -
A conning cowboy is about to be out-conned. After stealing the clothes of a parson and robbing a stagecoach, Amos Turnbuckle moves into ...Read Review
By Louise M. Gouge -
Gouge follows Ahab’s Bride with this sequel. Hannah Ahab wants to escape her dead husband’s notoriety, and travels to Boston ...Read Review
By C.D. Baker -
Based on the so-called “Children’s Crusade” of 1212, a historical event long debated by historians, Baker takes us on a medieval pilgrimage with ...Read Review
The first person narrative begins in 1750 Rhode Island, where Christopher Long and his Narragansett friend Caleb clear out the tribe’s ancient council ...Read Review
By Janice A. Thompson -
Six years after leaving Galveston, Brent Murphy finds himself on a train bound for the Texas island. He doesn’t understand what draws ...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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