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By Barbara Hambly -
In 1830s New Orleans, Benjamin January must fight for not only his freedom, but for the freedom of his entire family in Hambly’...Read Review
By Deborah Swift -
Bess Bagwell is headstrong and determined to make the most of her life and put the past—poverty, abuse, and hunger—behind her ...Read Review
By Deborah Harkness -
Phoebe Taylor and Marcus Whitmore (aka Marcus MacNeil) wish to be married. But first, Phoebe needs to be reborn—she’s to become ...Read Review
By Cynthia Graham -
Hick Blackburn is back in this tense, well-written mystery, set in 1954, that finds him trying to prove the innocence of young black boy ...Read Review
By JOANNA DAVIDSON POLITANO -
Politano returns and introduces the heiress Tressa Harlowe in this delightful Victorian mystery. Tressa yearns for one more moment with her recently deceased ...Read Review
By Lawrence Dudley -
Roy Hawkins is an Anglo-American working for MI6 in Paris as the city is overrun by the Nazis. Desperate to remain and fight ...Read Review
By John Michael Varese -
Edward Moody (based on the real William Mumler) is a spirit photographer from Boston who saw the horrors of the Civil War through ...Read Review
By Theasa Tuohy -
In 1929, two young women test the bounds of society as well as their budding relationships in Tuohy’s Flying Jenny. Jenny Flynn can ...Read Review
By Christopher Buckley -
Balthasar de St. Michel (Balty) is the shiftless brother-in-law of Samuel Pepys and is sent off by him to the American colonies under ...Read Review
By Suzanne Woods Fisher -
In this first book in the new Nantucket Legacy series from Suzanne Woods Fisher, she turns her keen historical storytelling loose on the ...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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