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By Kimberley Freeman -
Published 2014Published 2015Published 2015-08-04
The setting for this dual-period novel is a grand old spa in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales and is inspired by ...Read Review
By Kimberly Freeman -
Nina Jones, the current-day protagonist of Ember Island, is a bestselling author with a shameful secret and a broken heart. She’s trying ...Read Review
By Denise Kiernan -
With a personal interest in this topic (my grandfather worked at Oak Ridge until his retirement in the mid 1960s), I was eager ...Read Review
By Susan Rebecca White -
In Susan Rebecca White’s A Place at the Table, her third novel, a passion for cuisine serves to unite people and to ...Read Review
By Philippa Gregory -
In The White Princess, Gregory attempts to tell the story of Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. Raised as ...Read Review
By Kimberley Freeman -
In 1901, the Aurora sinks off of the coast of Lighthouse Bay, Australia. The ship carries a small crew, and a jeweler and his ...Read Review
By Stephanie Lehmann -
Amanda Rosenbloom, the owner of a vintage clothing store in Manhattan, is having a hard time. Her store’s lease is up, she ...Read Review
By Jean Plaidy -
Spanning the later years of Catherine de’ Medici, this third in Plaidy’s trilogy covers the St. Bartholomew’s Massacre, its repercussions and ...Read Review
By Anne Easter Smith -
Anne Easter Smith’s novel of the infamous Jane Shore, Royal Mistress, spans Jane’s life over the notorious 10-year period when she ...Read Review
By Nancy Bilyeau -
Bilyeau’s first book, The Crown, brought us the determined but naïve Joanna Stafford, Dominican nun and daughter of a disgraced aristocratic ...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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