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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
By Peter Tremayne -
In 671 AD Ireland, Fidelma and her brother, King Colgu of Cashel, are shocked to learn of the murder of their esteemed bishop, Segdae, ...Read Review
By Ellin Carsta -
In Cologne in 1395, Madlen Goldmann is living a quiet domestic existence with her husband, Johannes, an attorney who is counsel to the Archbishop, ...Read Review
By C.S. Harris -
Set in London in 1813, this is the latest entry in Harris’s St. Cyr mystery series, and it’s a winner! Sebastian St. ...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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