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By Michael Brown -
This novel imagines the love affair between William Wordsworth and his muse Lucy Sims as the inspiration for his poem “She Dwelt Among ...Read Review
By Susan Higginbotham -
This is not the story of the nine-day Queen, Lady Jane Grey, but of her family, her husband Guildford Dudley’s family, and ...Read Review
By Genevieve Graham -
Maggie and her sisters are left to fend for themselves in colonial South Carolina after their brutish father dies in a freak accident. ...Read Review
By Michael J.Roueche -
Set during the American Civil War and “not long ago,” this is the story of Union soldier Hank Gragg and his several-times great ...Read Review
By Angelika Schrobsdorff - By Steve Rendell (trans.) -
You Are Not Like Other Mothers is a simple title for a book that is neither simple fiction nor dry enough to be ...Read Review
By Anne Marcia Shaftel -
Isabel Alvares is the daughter of a prominent Jewish bookseller. Her family is forced into baptism by the Spanish Inquisition when she is ...Read Review
By Karen Vorbeck Williams -
Mary Bliss (Parsons) moves with her family from England to the colonies to escape religious persecution and the King’s tyranny. We watch ...Read Review
By Christine Trent -
Annabelle Stirling (Belle) and her flighty, journal-writing brother Wesley own a draper’s shop in Yorkshire until a Luddite mob, unhappy with Belle’...Read Review
By Stacia M. Brown -
Set in England during Cromwell’s interregnum, Accidents of Providence centers on Rachel Lockyer, a glove maker’s apprentice accused of murdering her ...Read Review
By Roberta Gellis -
Fires of Winter is a journey through 12th-century England as seen from the perspective of Bruno, the son of the Lord of Jernaeve ...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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