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By Liz Curtis Higgs -
After a failed Jacobite rising, Marjory and Elizabeth Kerr, their husbands dead in battle, are thrown out of their home and sent wandering. ...Read Review
By Michael David Lukas -
Published 2010Published 2011
In the late 19th century, the Ottoman Empire was a husk of the power that had shaken the Mediterranean world. The last autocratic ...Read Review
By Oliver Pötzsch -
Germany in 1659 lay between the terrors of the wars of religion and the relative upswing of the Age of Reason, and this amazing ...Read Review
By Dolores Gordon-Smith -
Recording tape and gramophones probably don’t sound like promising grounds for a novel, but in Off the Record the technology is the ...Read Review
By Phyllis A. Humphrey -
There’s enough foreshadowing in chapter one of this romance to sink the Titanic, which is what heroine Beth Smallcross is sailing on. ...Read Review
By Ifa Bayeza - By Ntozake Shange -
This fierce and ambitious novel hits the mark on so many counts you forgive its flaws. Following a single African-American family from the ...Read Review
By Jane Odiwe -
Continuing a novel like Pride and Prejudice is a daring enterprise, and Jane Odiwe comes to it steeped in Austen, in all her ...Read Review
By Priscilla Royal -
In 1274, in the aftermath of the Barons’ War, a group of travelers arrives at Tyndal Priory, where the quick-witted Eleanor is prioress over ...Read Review
By Neil Hanson -
At the turn of the last century, New York City was a seething mix of wealth and power, ambition and corruption. The city’...Read Review
By Brenda K. Marshall -
This dense, splendid novel, set in the Dakota Territory in the 1870s and ’80s, rests on the shoulders of two extraordinary women. Frances, ...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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