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By D. V. Chernov -
Delivery of a dispatch leads to the Romanovs’ executions. The messenger is Anna Sokolova, a young woman whose brother died in a demonstration ...Read Review
By Emma Lombard -
In May 1826, the last person Grace Baxter will wed is the beady-eyed Lord Silverton, but he assumes a promise to wed equates to ...Read Review
By Michelle Fogle -
The home to which Joachim Déulocresca returns is not the same one that he left. Fear and hate, tinged with greed—all ...Read Review
By Nicholas Downing -
Thirteen-year-old Mirko Popovic’s curiosity is aroused when Janissaries visit his Serbian village in 1373. They come to collect a special tax: one that ...Read Review
By Alan Vazquez -
The sea is a place of legends and superstitions, none more so than with the Mary Celeste. The ship floats in a place ...Read Review
By Tom Hogan -
Gold. The precious element, extracted from the dead, is vital to the Germans, but some is siphoned into the pockets of Auschwitz’s ...Read Review
By Trevor Atkins -
When Emma Sharpe’s parents end up in debtors’ prison, she’s sent to a Bristol orphanage. Labeled a troublemaker, she befriends a ...Read Review
By Philip Yorke -
Guilt and vengeance prevent Captain Francis Hacker from finding solace from God after his daughters’ murders. As the second year of civil war ...Read Review
By Marlie Parker Wasserman -
Martha “Mattie” Garretson raises herself from a dirt-poor farmer’s daughter to the wife of an insurance adjuster. In between life with her ...Read Review
By Larry Feign -
Sold into slavery as a child, Yang becomes a flower boat girl (a prostitute). She eventually earns her freedom, but prostitution keeps her ...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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