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By Katharine Swartz -
Early 1800s: the tale of Harriet Crombie and Allan MacDougall begins as Allan declares his love for Harriet on the eve of departing ...Read Review
By Sandra Heath -
Sir Sebastian Sheringham agrees to marry Bryony St Charles after seeing a miniature portrait of her and to honour an ancient agreement made ...Read Review
By Will Thomas -
Thomas Llewelyn works for the Victorian enquiry agent Cyrus Baker, a mysterious man versed in the Oriental arts, with links to London’s ...Read Review
By Fenella Jane Miller -
When Marianne Devenish runs away from the unwelcome attentions of a disreputable suitor, she expects to find sanctuary with her elderly great-uncle. Instead ...Read Review
By Wendy Soliman -
This compelling Regency is set not long after the passing of the Anti-Slavery bill. The main voice is male, one Viscount Felix Western, ...Read Review
By Maureen Peters -
Inspired by Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, this unusual novel tells the story of Aspen Stewart, Heathcliff’s daughter, born of a loveless ...Read Review
By Beth Andrews -
Lydia Bramwell finds herself packed off to the Sussex village of Diddlington to spend the summer with her spinster aunt, whilst her elder, ...Read Review
By Ann Barker -
Anthea was always the prettier, more vivacious, popular and successful of the Frobisher sisters, but now she needs sister Elfrida to chaperone her ...Read Review
By Roslyn Fentiman -
It’s 1850, and a group of pioneers, led by English curate Tom Barrett, travels to North Australia to found a new colony. This ...Read Review
By Melinda Hammond -
From the moment Madeleine Sedgewick waits on the dockside at the busy port of Rye for the arrival of her French cousin, Camille, ...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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