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By Megan Chance -
Prima Donna is the story of 19th-century opera singer Sabine Conrad and how she went from stardom in New York City to life ...Read Review
By Charles Todd -
Todd (the pseudonym for a mother-son writing team) departs from the Inspector Ian Rutledge series in this engrossing mystery featuring World War I ...Read Review
By Lauren Willig -
Sixth in Willig’s series featuring present day academic Eloise Kelly researching the exploits of aristocratic English spies in the Napoleonic era, this ...Read Review
By Suzanne Arruda -
1920s heroine Jade del Cameron returns in her fifth mystery set in Africa. Independent Jade is mulling over a marriage proposal from her ...Read Review
By Joseph Kanon -
Published 2009Published 2010
In 1945 Hollywood, the end of World War II, while cause for rejoicing, also ushered in the beginning of the Communist witch hunts. Ben ...Read Review
By Jennifer Niven -
In 1933, when she is ten years old, Velva Jean Hart is saved for the first time. And she is “saved” with the full ...Read Review
By Julian Stockwin -
Commander Thomas Kydd, RN, is determined to once again sally forth to protect England from the threat of Napoleonic France. In this tenth ...Read Review
By Rhys Bowen -
Third in Bowen’s highly entertaining mystery series featuring Lady Georgiana, thirty-fourth in line to the British throne in 1932, this outing finds ...Read Review
By Kathryn Miller Haines -
Third in Haines’s Rosie Winter mystery series, this outing finds the World War II-era actress on a steamer to the South Pacific ...Read Review
By Alice Duncan -
Boston blueblood Mercy Alcutt returns in the second book in Duncan’s series set in 1920s Los Angeles. Mercy, a budding novelist, has ...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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