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By Katherine Longshore -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
The short and tragic life of Catherine Howard, the teenage fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is told through the eyes of ...Read Review
By Barbara Mujica -
The life of famous artist Diego Velazquez and the hypocritical mores of 17th-century Spain are brought to life by the mysterious model depicted ...Read Review
By Erika Robuck -
Psychiatric nurse Anna Howard is in awe of her newest patient at Phipps Psychiatric Clinic in Baltimore, Maryland. Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of famed ...Read Review
By Michelle Diener -
Born to a life of hardship in the Rookeries of Regency London, Charlotte Raven makes a miraculous escape when she is adopted by ...Read Review
By Leslie Carroll -
The goings-on of history’s royal families are of perennial interest to those not lucky enough to born a prince or princess. In ...Read Review
By Jesse Blackadder -
The year is 1561, and Mary, Queen of Scots, has finally returned from France to claim her throne in Scotland. The Blackadder family has ...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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