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By Jeanne Kalogridis -
In 1481, Queen Isabella, Dominican friar Torquemada, and the Spanish Inquisition arrive in Seville. Many Jewish families, as well as conversos—the “New Christians”—...Read Review
By Michaela MacColl -
The young Emily Dickinson narrates this tale that takes place during her fifteenth year, in between her school terms. A handsome stranger, Mr. ...Read Review
By Lisa Klein -
When his father requests a debt settled in London, a young Will Shakespeare leaves Stratford behind and begins his life in the city – ...Read Review
By Mike Resnick -
Doc Holliday, Thomas Edison, Theodore Roosevelt, and Geronimo join forces against a host of rival Indian tribes and a supernatural villain in this ...Read Review
By Anton DiSclafani -
During the Great Depression, a wealthy family is shattered by a daughter’s indiscretion, and as a result she is sent away to ...Read Review
By Barbara Kyle -
The Thornleigh series continues with this fifth installment in which Richard Thornleigh’s ward, Justine Grenville, is entrusted with a delicate mission for ...Read Review
By Syrie James -
University librarian and Austen enthusiast Samantha McDonough happens upon a partial letter in an old poetry book that leaves clues to a possible ...Read Review
By Freda Lightfoot -
Dorothy Jordan, Drury Lane’s most notable comedic actress, grew up in Ireland where she had few career choices, being the illegitimate daughter ...Read Review
By Robin Maxwell -
Going on safari was all the rage among British noblemen in early 20th-century England, but Jane Porter and her father, a professor of ...Read Review
By Carolly Erickson -
Henry VIII’s fifth wife, Catherine Howard, tells her story in this whimsical reimagining, beginning with her early adolescence in the home of ...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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