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By Cora Harrison -
Young Sister Gertrude is a welcome addition to the convent; she’s quick with numbers and funny. But when she is found dead ...Read Review
In Cork, Ireland, in 1925, Reverend Mother Aquinas receives a charitable donation of a trunk filled with old books for the children at the ...Read Review
By Andrew Taylor -
In this sequel to The Ashes of London, Taylor returns to London, rebuilding after the 1666 fire that destroyed much of the city. James ...Read Review
By Hilary Benford -
In this second in the series after Sister of the Lionheart, Joanna is now a widow, journeying with her brother on the Third ...Read Review
By Ann Epstein -
It is 1917, and Shmuel Levinson, the son of Jewish immigrants living on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, does not want to become ...Read Review
By Elisabeth Dyssegaard (trans.) - By Lene Kaaberbøl -
On June 2, 1894, French president Marie François Sadi Carnot is assassinated by an Italian. In the streets of Varbourg, where Madeleine Karno resides, ...Read Review
By Deanna Raybourn -
Honestly, if Raybourn published a new Speedwell book every week, I would find time in my crazy schedule to read it! This series ...Read Review
By Adrienne Dillard -
Jane Parker Boleyn has had a mixed reception throughout history; she is thought to have been a scheming, wily woman. Dillard has painted ...Read Review
By Jennifer Chiaverini -
The only legitimate daughter of George Gordon, Lord Byron, is the focus of Chiaverini’s newest novel. Born in 1815 of a disastrous marriage ...Read Review
By Hilary Benford -
Joanna is the youngest child of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. We meet her at a young age in this first ...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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