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By Rosalind Burgundy -
With a confident tone and sense of historical context, Burgundy takes us back to the sixth century BCE into an era populated with ...Read Review
By Winfred O. Cook -
I found Wayfarers a satisfying read, with rich detail, realistic characters, a complex plot, and, most of all, a consistent point of view. ...Read Review
By Pauline Donaldson -
Maternal love isn’t restricted to those who carry a child for nine months, as Alice Moore is about to find out. ...Read Review
By David More -
In this third novel of the Smithyman series, More has provided interesting insight into the conflicts existing in the early days of the ...Read Review
By Avraham Anouchi -
Jerusalem, 1929. Palestinians Haj Amin Al-Husseini and Ahmid Ibn Najid found Bismillah, an international organization purportedly helping poor Muslims; in reality, it is a ...Read Review
By Marilyn Huntman Giese -
Simon and his brother Andrew were fishermen in the town of Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee. Simon’s wife had died in ...Read Review
By Patricia Daly-Lipe -
This well researched novel covers the years 1927-1939, a time when Paris was the cultural center of the world. Paris, still recovering from ...Read Review
By Sophie Ferrer -
This well-written historical adventure/romance set in 17th century. Macao and Kaifeng probably won’t find a mainstream publisher due to its unique ...Read Review
By Peter W. Mitsopoulous -
Based on the disastrous foray into Germania in 9 A.D. by Roman General Quintilius Varus, Centurion shows us the campaign through the eyes ...Read Review
By Kevin O'Morrison -
The author is a noted playwright and actor, so his behind-the-scenes look at the acting business as it was in the early 1950s (...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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