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By Claire McMillan -
The Necklace, the second outing for author Claire McMillan, is a dual-period novel focusing on the wealthy and eccentric Quincy family. The story ...Read Review
By Eve Chase -
The Wilding Sisters is an artful, dual-period mystery set in 1959 and 2009. It takes place both in London and in the gorgeous English countryside. ...Read Review
By Jennifer Robson -
Goodnight from London is the latest from Jennifer Robson, author of Moonlight Over Paris, Somewhere in France, and After the War Is Over. ...Read Review
By Susan Rivers -
The Second Mrs. Hockaday is Susan Rivers’ debut novel, but she is no stranger to writing, as she was once a playwright and ...Read Review
By Mary Daheim -
Set in the late 17th century in the court of William III of England, Improbable Eden is the story of Eden Berenger and ...Read Review
By Karin Tanabe -
Karin Tanabe’s The Gilded Years focuses on the true story of Anita Hemmings. In 19th-century New England, Hemmings is a brilliant student, ...Read Review
By Simone St. James -
Simone St. James’s latest novel is by turns both moving and chilling. Set in post-World War I England, it focuses on Jo ...Read Review
By Alison Love -
Published 2014Published 2016
The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom is a sweeping novel that explores humanity, family loyalty, and national prejudice in the face of war. ...Read Review
By Jennifer Donnelly -
Set in Victorian New York, this story follows Jo Montfort as she longs to test the glittering restrictive world of her birth. As ...Read Review
By Michelle Gable -
Gable’s new novel is the follow-up to her bestselling A Paris Apartment and is written in much the same style. The 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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