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By K N Shields -
This is a murder mystery set in Maine in 1893. The victim has been not only killed but horribly disfigured, and occult symbols are ...Read Review
By Dan Simmons -
In a sense, this book cheated me, for the blurb raised expectations of discovering yeti on Everest. Instead it is an account of ...Read Review
By Freda Lightfoot -
In 1905, Rosie Belsfield crosses the Atlantic with her family to start a new life, but on the grounds of ill health is forced ...Read Review
By Ella March Chase -
Published 2011Published 2013
This is much more the story of all three Grey sisters – Lady Jane, Lady Katherine and Lady Mary – than of the unfortunate Jane, ...Read Review
By Val Wood -
Val Wood is a Yorkshire woman who now lives in Beverley and certainly knows the region and history of which she writes. The ...Read Review
By Jane Sanderson -
Set in Yorkshire in 1904, this novel depicts the lives of ten or more characters living in or around the mining town of Netherwood. ...Read Review
By Christina Courtenay -
The prologue to The Silent Touch of Shadows sets the tone for this romance. In Chapter One, we meet Melissa Grantham, a single ...Read Review
By Robert Low -
For me, this was a book of two halves. Each scene is vividly told, with unusual phrasing and a knowledgeable eye for detail. ...Read Review
By Anna Jacobs -
Mattie Willitt hates the idea of marriage to her father’s friend Stan, especially when money will change hands between the two men ...Read Review
By Sara Stockbridge -
London ladies in the 1860s loved to hold supper parties and have their fortunes told. Fortune-teller Miss Rose Lee is taken up by ...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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