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By Sarah Barthel -
Isabelle Larkin has her future planned out in 1875 Illinois. She’s to marry the dashing Gregory and embark on a political life through ...Read Review
By Laura Joh Rowland -
Sarah Bain, taught by her now-missing activist father, is a photographer in Whitechapel, London, in 1888. Struggling in her profession, she takes erotic photos ...Read Review
By Stephen Kelly -
In the Hampshire village of Winstead in 1942, a young woman is found shot to death in a cemetery. Inspector Lamb investigates. The woman, ...Read Review
By Eleanor Brown -
Madeleine endures her cold marriage to Phillip because she was expected to wed by her overly-critical mother. It’s 1999 in Chicago, and Madeleine ...Read Review
By Juliana Gray -
At the death of the Duke of Olympia in 1906 England, his personal secretary, the steadfast Miss Emmeline Truelove, is commanded by the duchess ...Read Review
By Darcie Wilde -
In 1817 London, Rosalind Thorne tries to live down the shame of her father’s disappearance after he accrued numerous debts. Her mother has ...Read Review
By Sarah Maine -
Published 2014Published 2016
Hetty, running from an uncomfortable relationship, travels to a remote island in the Outer Hebrides. It’s 2010, and she’s purchased the estate ...Read Review
By Stephanie Lam -
Rosie Churchill, aged eighteen in 1965, has run away from home, hiding an ugly secret from her mother. She secures a flat at the ...Read Review
By Alyssa Maxwell -
In 1918, WWI is over, and scarred and bedraggled Englishmen have returned from the military. Nineteen-year-old Phoebe has lost her parents and, with her ...Read Review
By Julie McElwain -
Kendra Donovan is a modern-day FBI agent. When half her team is killed during a raid, she vows revenge against the man responsible. ...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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