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By Sandra Dallas -
The only way to get rich in a Colorado mining town in 1880 is to strike gold or marry a rich man, like Nealie’...Read Review
By Laila Ibrahim -
Yellow Crocus, set in the antebellum era, tells the story of Hattie, an enslaved wet-nurse, living at Fair Oakes, a Virginia plantation, and ...Read Review
By Roberta Gellis -
Set during in the 12th century, A Tapestry of Dreams takes place in the northern marches where English landowners, caught up in the ...Read Review
By Carol Wallace -
In his 37 years, Vincent van Gogh produced hundreds of paintings and letters; but there is still much we do not know about his ...Read Review
By Pamela Oldfield -
Oldfield’s latest is a uncomplicated mystery with stock characters, familiar plot, and very little suspense. Although not intended for young readers, the ...Read Review
By Alice Hoffman -
Each tale in The Red Garden, a running story of residents of a small New England village, begins with someone coming to town ...Read Review
By Simon Beaufort -
In Simon Beaufort’s sixth foray into 12th-century England, the king we know as Henry I orders Sir Geoffrey Mappestone to go to ...Read Review
By Stephanie Barron -
Jane Austen is getting old. In Barron’s tenth mystery featuring the author of Pride and Prejudice as amateur sleuth, Miss Austen is ...Read Review
By Rebecca Dean -
A boy of seventeen, driving too fast on an English country road, clips a girl on a bicycle; he drives her home and ...Read Review
By Maureen Lang -
Lang’s second novel set during the 1914-18 war (after Look to the East, 2009) provides inspirational romance and adventure. When the Germans invade ...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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