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By Eric Brown -
The Ryland and Langham Detective Agency has an interesting case in this murder mystery set in 1956. Donald Langham is hired by a young ...Read Review
By Andrea Boeshaar -
This book follows Carrie Ann Collier and her sister, Margaret, through the last days of the American Civil War. The women had endured ...Read Review
By Terrie Todd -
Maggie Marshall keeps her father’s legacy alive by continuing to keep his restaurant open during wartime in 1940s Manitoba. She also houses ...Read Review
By Tessa Harris -
London’s Whitechapel district is a frightening place to live and work in 1888. Constance Piper, a poor flower girl who follows the newspaper ...Read Review
By Melanie Dickerson -
Young Evangeline is of noble birth, cousin to King Richard II, and is well known for her beautiful singing. The King honors the ...Read Review
By Eve Makis -
This story follows a young journalist’s search for her grandmother’s mysterious youth in Cyprus during World War I. After her grandmother ...Read Review
By MICHAEL JECKS -
The seedy underworld of London in 1554 is explored through the eyes of Jack Blackjack, who wakes up behind a pub next to a ...Read Review
By Winona Kent -
I like a good time travel novel, and this one did not disappoint. In Loving Memory is the sequel to Persistence of Memory, ...Read Review
By Barbara Wood -
During Prohibition, an ambitious lord arrives from England with his bride, and they establish themselves in the largest home in the rural California ...Read Review
By Julianna Deering -
The newest Drew Farthering mystery is set in a British manor house belonging to the parents of Drew’s college chum. Drew and ...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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