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By Laura Frantz -
In Williamsburg, Virginia, on the eve of the American Revolution in 1775, Elizabeth Lawson is set to marry the man her Tory father picked ...Read Review
By Ella Carey -
Tess Miller, a book editor in 1987 New York, is shocked when her boss pulls her from working with her top client to editing ...Read Review
By Sarah Maine -
Published 2017Published 2017-10-05
In 1893, nineteen-year-old Evelyn Ballantyre joins her father and his wealthy friends on a visit to the Chicago World’s Fair. She and her ...Read Review
By Amy Brashear -
In 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, brutal murders are discovered in a farmhouse by two teenagers. The respected Clutter family, husband, ...Read Review
By Jane Kirkpatrick -
Jennie Pickett deals in herb healing and longs to become a doctor in 1860s Oregon. She marries her sweetheart, Charles, and has a ...Read Review
By D. M. Quincy -
In 1814, adventurer Atlas Catesby sups at a country inn when he overhears a man who is selling his wife in the inn-yard. Catesby—...Read Review
By Andrea Penrose -
In Regency London, the bored Earl of Wrexford conducts scientific experiments and behaves as a debauched rake with beautiful women. The arrogant Reverend ...Read Review
By Ellin Carsta - By John Brownjohn (trans.) -
Elisabeth Hardenstein works hard for her father, a draper in 1351 Cologne, Germany. Her father trusts her acumen over that of her brother, Stephen, ...Read Review
By Sarah Shoemaker -
In the early 1800s, young Edward Rochester roams the estate of Thornfield Hall, his beloved home. His father is aloof, his mother dead, ...Read Review
By Melissa de la Cruz -
Young Colonel Alexander Hamilton works as secretary to General George Washington in Albany, New York, in 1777. Hamilton begs for a command of his ...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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