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By John Altman -
In 1933, Katarina Heinrich murders a co-worker and assumes her identity and her job as a professor’s housekeeper. By the time her employer ...Read Review
By Alexis Harrington -
From age eight, Allie Ford has borne the guilt of causing her mother’s suicide and depriving her younger sister of a mother’...Read Review
By Miriam Grace Monfredo -
Glynis Tryon, the librarian of Seneca Falls, New York, participates in the festivities of her niece’s wedding while solving a prominent businessman’...Read Review
By James Kilgo -
In rural South Carolina in 1918, the social taboos in existence prior to the Civil War are still adhered to, but Hart Bonner has ...Read Review
By Anne Newton Walther -
After George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River, they fought the British Army using gunpowder obtained from Bermuda, a British colony. ...Read Review
By Patricia Ryan -
King Henry II of England suspects that his estranged wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, conspires against him. To ferret out the truth, he enlists ...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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