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By Karen Abbott -
A wonderful romp of a read, this historical romance is set in late 1880s Lancashire. A vicar’s daughter saves baby Daisy from ...Read Review
By Freda Lightfoot -
Rarely, in all my years of reviewing for the HNS, have I come across such a masterly historical romance with a brilliantly set ...Read Review
By Julia Stoneham -
A World War II British land girls’ story by one of the script writers of the excellent House of Elliot, it is a ...Read Review
By David Witshire -
Oh joy! A properly constructed and satisfying story of devotion through the tribulations of war and illness. Though a beautifully presented book, one ...Read Review
By Lilian Harry -
Lilian hits the jackpot again with her Coronation Street look-alike romp in Devon, starting the day after the 1953 Coronation. I have reviewed a ...Read Review
By Jean Fullerton -
Josie O’Casey returns to East End London overjoyed to discover her childhood sweetheart, Patrick Nolan, is alive and well. Her happiness is ...Read Review
By Michael Dean -
This is a masterly fiction of events and characters who, in 1933, hatch an elaborate plot to kill Hitler in Munich. The author has ...Read Review
By Jacquelynn Luben -
This rambling book, which was sent to me for review as a historical novel, is set in 1991 and the ’60s. It contains no ...Read Review
By Alan Furst -
This is a difficult to follow but fascinating study of French intelligence-gathering in Central Europe, prior to World War II. Alan Furst is ...Read Review
By Lilian Harry -
This, one of Lilian Harry’s Burracombe novels, is the fourth of her books I have reviewed. They were all excellent regional sagas, ...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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