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By Peter Prince -
In 1721, the protagonist of the novel, Adam Hanaway, leaves his mother and sister in England to seek success in Lisbon after his father’...Read Review
By Dora Levy Mossanen -
Simone d′Honoré was raised in Chateau Gabrielle, located in the Valley of Civet Cats, France. Her grandmother Madame Gabrielle is a courtesan ...Read Review
By Eugena Pilek -
Eugena Pilek’s debut novel is rich in baseball lore and the quirky small-town characters who inhabit the hometown of baseball, Cooperstown, New ...Read Review
By Guy Walters -
Published 2002Published 2005
The British Free Corps, one of the most curious of the often absurd “volunteer” non-German units of the Waffen SS, was a failed ...Read Review
By Susanne Dunlap -
Émilie is content to sit in her father’s atelier, singing to him as he crafts his violins and cellos. When a composer ...Read Review
By Philippa Gregory -
John Tradescant designs gardens for Sir Robert Cecil as James I takes the throne of England. Through these lofty connections, Tradescant is able ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Aston -
Published 2004Published 2005
To escape her husband’s brutality, young Alethea Darcy Napier slips out a window, and with her stalwart maid, flees England. Dressed as ...Read Review
By Will Thomas -
Will Thomas is a Sherlock Holmes buff who makes his home in Oklahoma. Resident in an area known more for cowboy hats and ...Read Review
By Jane Guill -
Medieval Wales is one era I know well, and so I approached this novel with a critical eye. Set in 1351, when the Black ...Read Review
By Mary di Michele -
In her second novel, award-winning poet Mary di Michele tells the story of the great tenor Enrico Caruso through the eyes of the ...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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