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By Christina Shea -
In the late 1920s, Ellis Island is seeing the last of its great waves of immigrants. Among these are two Irish sisters who ...Read Review
By Peter Bowen -
Based on the real-life adventures of the legendary Luther “Yellowstone” Kelly, or so it’s claimed, this is the third book in the ...Read Review
By Sandra Dallas -
“A yellow tulip is like sunshine,” Alice tells her mother-in-law. “Yellow is for joy and gladness and friendship.” Mother Bullock has come to ...Read Review
By Anna Gilbert -
Both the title of this novel and the book-jacket blurb suggest a tale of supernatural happenings. But A Hint of Witchcraft is a ...Read Review
By Eduardo Squiglia -
There is nothing new about the idea of man pitting his wits against nature and failing. In the right hands, though, it generally ...Read Review
By Christine El Mahdy -
Christine El Mahdy, an Egyptologist at Liverpool University, has written a chatty, engaging, and well-researched account covering the few known facts about Tutankhamen ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Chadwick -
The author’s latest medieval-set novel takes the reader on a glorious journey of adventure and romance. Confined to a nunnery by her ...Read Review
By Robert Elegant -
Published 1992Published 2000
Elegant paints a colorful portrait of Renaissance Venice at the height of its glory in the mid to late 16th century. Bianca, a ...Read Review
By Catherine M Rae -
Marike’s World is written in the form of a long letter from a woman living in New York City around the time ...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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