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By Fenella Jane Miller -
When Charlotte Carstairs is orphaned, along with her young brother and sister, she takes them to live with her maternal grandfather, unaware that ...Read Review
By Joan Smith -
Delsie Sommers reluctantly agrees to marry a dying man at the request of his family. In exchange for a home and income she ...Read Review
By David Wiltshire -
Set just before and during the Second World War, Enduring Passions is the tale of two lovers, Tom and Fay, reaching out to ...Read Review
By June Gadsby -
Although they are from different backgrounds Mary, Anne, Irene and Effie have one thing in common: they long to escape the dull routine ...Read Review
By Ann Cliff -
Sally Mason faces losing her farm home when her parents die leaving her penniless. In spite of her pleas her landlord, Oliver Radford, ...Read Review
By Melinda Hammond -
A unmarried Miss—the frivolous Clarissa Wyckenham—does a markedly good deed in helping the dour Lord Alresford out of a vexing predicament. ...Read Review
By Michael Parker -
Hell’s Gate is set in British East Africa in 1898. The plot is quite straightforward, and would not be out of place in ...Read Review
By Shirley Smith -
Widowed Jane Grayson has decided to move from Westbury Hall, which she has rented from wealthy Sir Benjamin Westbury. Jane has decided to ...Read Review
By Sandra Wilson -
1817: war between America and Britain has been over for two years, and patriotic Amy Van Allen has left Washington to spend Christmas at ...Read Review
By Frances Burke -
It is Peking in 1900. Lea Stafford, a fledgling correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald, is in China at the time of the Boxer ...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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