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By Lesley Adkins - By Roy Adkins -
With the exception of the character of Fanny Price from Mansfield Park, Jane Austen’s novels portray the gently bred class rather than ...Read Review
By Danielle Trussoni -
Ten years after the Times Square incident, Verlaine has become a lethal angelologist, a hunter, but is haunted by his lost love, Evangeline. ...Read Review
By Judy Juanita -
Geniece is a young African-American student at the city college of Oakley College when we first meet her. She is determined to get ...Read Review
By Katherine Longshore -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
Tarnish, the latest novel from Katherine Longshore, features a familiar historical figure as its central protagonist: Anne Boleyn. While Anne is often a ...Read Review
By Naomi Alderman -
Published 2012Published 2013
The life of Yehoshuah (Jesus) is related from the perspective of four people who appear in the gospels, but each story departs radically ...Read Review
By Charlie Lovett -
Lovett’s enjoyable homage to books and bookishness opens, fittingly, in that literary magnet known as Hay-on-Wye in Wales. In 1995, Peter Byerly, an ...Read Review
By Beverly Swerling -
Beverly Swerling’s latest work is a gripping dual-period novel that is partly a ghost story. Events in Tudor London affect the modern-day ...Read Review
By Patricia Bracewell -
In this, the first installment of a contemplated trilogy, debut author Bracewell deftly explores the formative years of Emma of Normandy’s life, ...Read Review
By Austin Ratner -
At times this is not the easiest book to read, nor is it the most enjoyable, nor the most exciting. You will either ...Read Review
By Jane Johnson -
A bewitching novel set in the 17th century, The Sultan’s Wife is an engulfing ride to exotic Morocco and into the palace ...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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