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HNS Awards have helped discover and launch the author careers of Michel Faber, Ruth Downie, Hilary Green, Martin Sutton, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Nikki Marmery, Margaret Skea, Warwick Cairns, Katherine Mezzacappa and Elizabeth Macneal. Our ARA and Saudi awards are amongst the most generous of all literary prizes.
By Eileen Charbonneau -
In the wake of the Battle of Antietam in 1862, blinded soldier Rowan Buckley, grouped with the wounded not expected to live, is being ...Read Review
By Pamela Borden Heckert -
Author Heckert has volunteered in the archives of what is now Doane Academy, which inspired her to write this novel about a group ...Read Review
By Edwin Miles (trans.) - By Petra Durst-Benning -
Mimi Reventlow rejects a marriage proposal in 1905 Esslingen, Germany, because she has no desire to become a housewife. She wants to follow in ...Read Review
By Lauraine Snelling -
This is the fourth of the author’s Under Northern Skies series. Norwegian immigrant Nilda Carlson lives in a lumber town in Minnesota ...Read Review
By Martha Waters -
Lady James Audley (Violet) and her husband, younger son of the Duke of Dovington, have been at odds for four years, barely tolerating ...Read Review
By Jen Turano - By Karen Witemeyer - By Regina Jennings - By Tracie Peterson -
This is an anthology of four Christian romance novellas, about young women who worked for America’s first restaurant chain, Harvey House, set ...Read Review
By Xina Marie Uhl -
Uhl describes this story as a cross between Romancing the Stone and Blazing Saddles. Texie Cortez has inherited her father’s sheriff badge, ...Read Review
By Thomas Davis -
In late 1840s Missouri, 14-year-old Joshua’s mother tells him to follow her into the swamp to a religious service for slaves. There ...Read Review
By Jo Schaffel - By Sara Webley -
Violet, Marion, and Helen, a trio of young women from Denver, are doing the Grand Tour of Europe in 1907, accompanied by their chaperone, ...Read Review
By Alrene Hughes -
This sweet historical romance is set in wartime Manchester. Newlywed Helen Harrison’s firefighter husband Jim has been killed during a bombing raid’...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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