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By Nell Leyshon -
Published 2012Published 2013
“the story begins in the year of eighteen hundred and thirty. the years are of the lord.” And so begins the story of ...Read Review
By C.J. Archer -
London, 1598. Rafe Fletcher has come home after seven long years as a foreign mercenary. Forced to leave home as a young man after ...Read Review
By Donald Michael Platt -
House of Rocamora is the continuing story of Vicente de Rocamora, former confessor to the Royal House of Spain and former candidate for ...Read Review
By D.L. Bogdan -
The Tudors were a fiery, memorable family. Headstrong, passionate, often foolhardy, restless… this describes the forgotten Tudor, Queen Margaret of Scotland. She was ...Read Review
By Mary Ellen Barnes -
Peregrine is the story of Frances Latham, who was the eldest child of King Charles I’s falconer. She grows up watching falcons, ...Read Review
By Dörthe Binkert -
It is said the journey is more important than the destination. That is true of She Wore Only White. From the moment the ...Read Review
By Diane Haeger -
This book proves that even the most ordinary lives can become extraordinary. Growing up as the plain daughter of an embarrassingly ambitious mother, ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Caulfield Felt -
This novel is billed as Adèle Hugo’s personal memoir, written only as Adèle could write it: scattered, sometimes tortured, passionate ...Read Review
By Kate Emerson -
The Tudor court during Henry VIII’s reign was a dangerous place to serve, as Thomasina (Tamsin) Lodge discovers when her father and ...Read Review
By Brandy Purdy - By Emily Purdy -
This is the tale of the classic, often-imagined love triangle between Robert and Amy Dudley and Elizabeth Tudor. The story opens on the ...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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