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By Meredith Duran -
London, 1886. This fourth book of a series opens after a prologue shows Catherine Everleigh’s privileged childhood and Nick O’Shea’s very ...Read Review
By Fiona Buckley -
England, 1576. In this 13th in a series of Elizabethan mysteries, Ursula Blanchard, the Queen’s illegitimate half-sister, is again asked to risk her ...Read Review
By Caroline Linden -
London, 1822. Benedict Lennox is handsome and titled but lacks money to give him independence from his cruel, abusive father. He seems to have ...Read Review
By Alys Clare -
England, 1212. In this 16th Hawkenlye mystery, Josse and Helewise are visiting his mother’s ancestral home, Southfire Hall. Uncle Hugh is dying, and ...Read Review
By Amanda Scott -
The Scottish Borders, 1428. When Devil Ormiston follows a cattle raider home, he is surprised to find that the thief is 19-year-old Robyna Gledstanes, ...Read Review
By Peter Tremayne -
Ireland, 671. In this 25th book of a series, clerical visitors from the East mystify the rulers at Cashel. The delegation refuses to reveal ...Read Review
By Libbie Hawker -
Jamestown, Virginia Colony, 1607. This long novel is a retelling of the Pocahontas and John Smith story. Opening with Pocahontas as a child, and ...Read Review
By Jane Feather -
France and England, 1794-1795. Lady Hermione Fanshawe and William Ducasse, Viscount St. Aubery, meet in jail and put themselves in grave danger as ...Read Review
By Rebecca DeMarino -
New York, 1653. The Hortons are well-established on Long Island now, and this second novel in a series continues their story. They are friendly ...Read Review
By Douglas Nicholas -
Northern England, 1215. In this third of a series (after Something Red and The Wicked), travelling musicians Maeve, Nemain, Jack, and Hob are again ...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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