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By Laura Frantz -
This story opens in 1777 near the scenic Cumberland Falls in what is now the state of Kentucky. It takes settler Temperance Tucker and ...Read Review
By Cora Harrison -
This is the fourteenth Burren mystery, set in western Ireland during the reign of Henry VIII. It features as sleuth Mara, the Brehon ...Read Review
By Kate Saunders -
Set in 1850 England, this complex Victorian murder mystery has a feel of Charles Dickens. The author explains in an afterword that she was ...Read Review
By Rebecca DeMarino -
In this final Southold Chronicles story, Jeremy Horton is shipwrecked in the summer of 1664, and all on Long Island believe he is dead. ...Read Review
By Frances Brody -
Published 2014Published 2016
This story, the sixth in the Kate Shackleton mystery series, takes place in 1925 Leeds, England. There are actually two mysteries; they may or ...Read Review
By Lori Benton -
In this second Pathfinders Series story, Two Hawks searches for his twin brother, stolen as an infant by British soldier Reginald Aubrey during ...Read Review
By Kim Vogel Sawyer -
In 1936 Kansas, Neva Shilling helps her husband run their mercantile and cares for their twins while Warren goes out of town selling merchandise ...Read Review
By Fiona Buckley -
Exmoor, England, early 19th century. Peggy Shawe inherits the family farm when her father dies, although marriage means that her husband will own ...Read Review
By Andrea Boeshaar -
The year is 1864, and Virginia is ravaged by the Civil War. Young Carrie Ann Bell, an independent journalist like her absent father, has ...Read Review
By Alys Clare -
In this seventh Aelf Fen mystery, apprentice healer Lassair, an 11th-century young woman from a Fen village, has just returned to Cambridge following ...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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