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By John C Ryan -
Gorry Rua Morning reads like a powerful childhood memoir. Set in Ireland during World War II, it adds a fresh perspective to the ...Read Review
By Philippa Annett -
The Diamond Fund by Philippa Annett is an extraordinary piece of historical fiction. Starting in Russian occupied Poland it describes the story of ...Read Review
By Elisabeth Marrion -
The Liverpool Connection by Elisabeth Marrion is part two of the author’s trilogy that fictionalises her family history. This time the focus ...Read Review
By Kathleen Jones -
The Sun’s Companion by Kathleen Jones is the story of a friendship during turbulent political times. In short alternating segments, we are ...Read Review
By Haidee Belshaw -
Mother Lake (Saba’s Choices Book 1) by Haidee Belshaw is a well-written novel set in the north of Ireland during the Bronze Age. ...Read Review
By J.D. Smith -
Tristan and Iseult by J D Smith is a passionate retelling of the famous legend. I must admit that I am not overly ...Read Review
By Jane Steen -
The House of Closed Doors is a gripping story set in a small Midwestern town in the 1870s. The main character, Eleanor (Nell), ...Read Review
By David Ebsworth -
Published 2014Published 2014-04-01
Set in Zulu land in 1879, The Kraals of Ulundi is an incredibly well researched and detailed masterpiece of historical fiction. I knew next ...Read Review
By Philip Duke -
A Terrible Unrest is the story of a Greek immigrant family caught up in the 1913 Colorado Coalfield War: a violent confrontation between union ...Read Review
By Marie-Louise Jensen -
Runaway is a novel that promises to be about ‘dark secrets and forbidden love’, which it is. It is also an engaging read, ...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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