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By Sue-Ellen Welfonder -
Jamie MacPherson is the youngest of ten brothers, and the only one left alive after a terrible tragedy. To strengthen what’s left ...Read Review
By Andrea Pickens -
Set in Regency London, this first book in a series about female spies trained by the government follows Sienna, a former London street ...Read Review
By Julie Ann Long -
Sylvie Lamoureux, prima ballerina of the Paris ballet, takes a daring leap and finds herself penniless in a generically described Regency-era London. Luckily ...Read Review
By Nicholas Delbanco -
It’s 1962, with intellectual, cultural, and sexual revolutions in full swing on college campuses when Lawrence, a Harvard senior in art history, meets ...Read Review
By Faye Kellerman -
Straight Into Darkness is a departure from Kellerman’s Lazarus/Decker mystery series, and she handles this dark historical turn into the ...Read Review
By Dorothy Garlock -
Here is an enjoyable and relaxing curl-up read for a cozy Sunday afternoon! This is Dorothy Garlock’s newest addition to her three ...Read Review
By Terry McCarthy -
Hannibal and his armies are preparing to cross the Alps, but this only serves as the background for the main story, how a ...Read Review
By Robert Hicks -
Published 2005Published 2006
“The widow of the South” is Carrie McGavock, the wife of a Tennessee plantation owner who, in 1864, finds her house commandeered as a ...Read Review
By Pat Cunningham Devoto -
Set in Alabama and Tennessee in the 1960s, this novel follows events in the lives of a white family and in those of ...Read Review
By Dorothy Garlock -
With her car stuck in the mud on the outskirts of Fertile, Missouri, April Asbury slogs through pouring rain, scoots under a barbed-wire ...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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