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By Jade Lee -
This sixth book in Ms. Lee’s series of historical romances explores the Taoist sex cult of 19th-century China. Anna Thompson is an ...Read Review
By Juliet Marillier -
When I finished The Well of Shades (which I assumed was the last book of the Bridei Chronicles), I thought to myself that ...Read Review
By Margaret Mitchell -
Published (c.1936)Published 1991 (UK)Published 2007 (US)
With this reissue of Gone with the Wind, I decided that it was time for me to finally read this Pulitzer Prize winning ...Read Review
By Rosalind Laker -
To Dance with Kings is a lengthy, absorbing, and richly detailed family saga that follows the lives and passions of four generations of ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Berg -
This warm, heartfelt home front novel tracks one American family in Chicago during the Second World War. As the story opens in 1943, Kitty ...Read Review
By Juliet Marillier -
Bridei has been King of Fortriu for five years, and his people have known great contentment. He decides it is now time for ...Read Review
By Laurie Graham -
Written in diary form covering the years 1932 to 1946, these entries document the life of the fictional, recently widowed Maybell Brumby, Baltimore heiress and ...Read Review
By Wilma Wall -
Elsa Meier is a child of China. As the daughter of an American missionary and his wife in the 1930s, Elsa feels most ...Read Review
By Angela Davis-Gardner -
While teaching at a Tokyo school in the 1960s, Barbara Jefferson receives a bequest from her Japanese surrogate mother and mentor, Michiko Nakamoto. ...Read Review
By Kathleen McGowan -
Described as an autobiographical religious thriller, this is the first book of a trilogy. It contains elements – religion, murder, conspiracy – which have been ...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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