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By Sandra Heath -
When Charlotte Wyndham first crosses swords with Sir Max Talgarth, the sparks inevitably begin to fly. She feels aggrieved by his apparently callous ...Read Review
By Jane Jackson -
Grace Damerel is the daughter of the local tin mine owner and, as such, carries a huge burden of guilt over the recent ...Read Review
By David Wiltshire -
Most wartime romances seem doomed, especially those between US servicemen and young British girls holding the home front. But when Mary Rice, a ...Read Review
By Margaret Muir -
After the death of her child, Emma’s life is in ruins. In order to survive she must escape from her brutal husband ...Read Review
By Sarah Vern -
Following on from The Witching Woman, Sarah Vern’s debut novel, The Woman Outside, continues the story of Alexander McNair and Mhairi-Anne Graham’...Read Review
By June Gadsby -
It’s 1900 and Blodwen Evans has lived a long life in Patagonia, far away from her Welsh birthplace, but recently she has felt ...Read Review
By Maureen Peters -
Taid Petrie is a Revivalist preacher with a tendency to blow his trumpet on the beach at every opportunity and announce that he ...Read Review
By Olga Sinclair -
The peasant girl Irena is sent to Scotland for an arranged marriage to a miner employed by Lord Eveson, the husband of her ...Read Review
By Joseph E Roesch -
Boudica, Queen of the Iceni, is first the daughter of a king, then the wife of a king and finally queen in her ...Read Review
By Beth Andrews -
Set in the declining days of the Regency, the tainted hint of decadent decline is startlingly evident in this most unusual Regency novel. ...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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