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By Iris Anthony -
The Miracle Thief is set in France of the early 900s, a period of political turmoil, Viking invasion, and a decidedly Dark Age ...Read Review
By Liz Trenow -
Two women’s stories are interwoven in this dual-period novel about love, loss, and betrayal. Readers get pieces of two women’s stories ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Chadwick -
Published 2000Published 2013
Early in the novel, young Fulke FitzWarin, while serving as a squire in the court of Henry II, earns the displeasure of Prince ...Read Review
By James Forrester -
William Harley, Clarenceux, is Queen Elizabeth’s chief herald – and a Catholic. Though he serves his queen loyally, he hides a secret: a ...Read Review
By Anne Cleeland -
Tainted Angel takes place during the Napoleonic Wars. England has employed various spies who apparently don’t trust each other any further than ...Read Review
By Sharon Lathan -
Dr. George Darcy, uncle to the famous Fitzwilliam Darcy of Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice, embarks on his career with the ...Read Review
In the sequel to his novel Sacred Treason, James Forrester returns to the story of the Elizabethan herald, William Harley, known as Clarenceux. ...Read Review
By Tracey Devlyn -
In 1804, after the death of her husband, Catherine Ashcroft tries to lead a quiet English life in the country with her young daughter, ...Read Review
By Jayne Fresina -
This Regency romance opens in masquerade: James Hartley, dressed as a notorious highwayman, doesn’t realize the “Marie Antoinette” he kisses is the “...Read Review
By James Forrester -
This is the first volume in a trilogy of political thrillers set in Elizabethan England. The protagonist, William Harley, although a Catholic under ...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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