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By Jennifer Lee Carrell -
Did Shakespeare really write what we think he did? Or did someone else? That long-fought argument is the basis for Interred with Their ...Read Review
By Avi -
Charles Dickens is alive and well. Well, sort of; at least his spirit lives on in bestselling author Avi’s latest book, The ...Read Review
By Norris Church Mailer -
It’s New York in the early 1970s, and fresh-faced (though freakishly white-haired) Cherry Marshall from Arkansas has arrived with a few pictures ...Read Review
By Jean Plaidy -
Published 2007 (c 1990)
Telling the fascinating story of Katherine of Valois, the mother of England’s mighty Tudor dynasty, The Queen’s Secret opens with Katherine ...Read Review
By R. Poole-Carter -
Set among New Orleans’ Creole elite after the Civil War, Juliette Ascending opens with fifteen-year-old Juliette Carondel lurking on a darkened balcony, peering ...Read Review
By Patrick Culhane -
Let me start by saying I’m not a huge fan of anything western. So I knew I was taking a chance on ...Read Review
By Douglas Niles and Michael Dobson -
Imagine the U.S. has lost the Battle of Midway. Also imagine the U.S. hasn’t harnessed nuclear power and is forced ...Read Review
By Peter Ho Davies -
This first novel by Peter Ho Davies, named one of Britain’s best young novelists, chronicles the life of young Esther Evans as ...Read Review
By Robert B. Parker -
Robert B. Parker, author of the best-selling “Spenser” series, has finally plunged into the world of young-adult fiction with Edenville Owls. Set in ...Read Review
By Lesley M. M. Blume -
Poor Franny Hansen. It’s 1953, and she’s ten years old and stuck in Rusty Nail, Minnesota. Already known as a gifted pianist, ...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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