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By Jane Feather -
To Kiss a Spy begins in 1550 with the disappearance of a newborn baby. Lady Penelope Bryanston is told her posthumous child was stillborn. ...Read Review
By Gary Krist -
Extravagance opens in London in the 1690s. The hero is William Merrick, a young man who comes to London to make his fortune. ...Read Review
By Marcella Olschki -
Sixth Form 1939 is a small collection of reminiscences about the author’s last year of school. Marcella is half-Jewish and it is the ...Read Review
By Victoria Malvey -
In 1817, Harriet Nash is living a relatively independent life in London with her two aunts. One aunt is a cheerful, matchmaking widow; the ...Read Review
By Louisa Ermelino -
Orphaned Mary, Helen and Gracie, the Sisters Mallone, were raised by their Italian grandmother, Anona, in Irish-dominated Hell’s Kitchen, to be strong, ...Read Review
By Jayel Wylie -
If you were beautiful, twenty, and had the favor of Queen Eleanor and the eye of King Henry II, you might resent being ...Read Review
By Joan Collins -
Star Quality is a saga of four generations of women who become actresses, and each in her own way achieves stardom. It begins ...Read Review
By Fannie Flagg -
Welcome to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, a typical small town of 1940s rural America. Stop by Doc Smith’s pharmacy for a phosphate, and ...Read Review
By I. J. Parker -
Rashomon Gate is a charmingly illustrated mystery of 11th century Japan. The hero, Akitada Sugawara, is an amateur detective who has been asked ...Read Review
By Bertrice Small -
The mother of the new Duke of Glenkirk’s mother had given him two pieces of advice. The first, “to marry soon,” is ...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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