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By Miles Hood Swarthout -
This Western is set in the waning days of the wars against the Apaches in Arizona Territory. Cavalry Sgt. Swing’s detail is ...Read Review
By Catherine Palmer -
This is an inspirational-cum-romantic suspense-cum-Regency novel set in 1819 London. Jane Fellowes is a member of a family descended from Sir Isaac Newton. Their ...Read Review
By Martin L. Marcus -
This “Eastern” is a fictionalized account of the Native American leader Osceola and the Second Seminole War of 1835-42 in Florida. The Seminoles ...Read Review
By Fiona Buckley -
Sixth in the Ursula Blanchard series, A Pawn for a Queen sends its protagonist to Scotland in search of her wayward cousin Edward, ...Read Review
By Eva Mekler -
This love story immerses the reader in a less well-known aspect of the Holocaust: the bleak life that survivors experienced in Displaced Persons ...Read Review
By Pete Hamill -
Sharpen your suspension of disbelief skills before beginning this book. It blends historical fact with magic realism. Cormac O’Connor is a young ...Read Review
By Michael Phillips -
The first volume in the Shenandoah Sisters series, this inspirational novel is set in the Charlotte, North Carolina area at the end of ...Read Review
By Gore Vidal -
Historical fiction accepts limitations as to time, but works like Creation have freed the genre from the constraints of geography. This classic novel ...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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