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By Raymond F. Cavanaugh -
Cavanaugh’s story follows persons associated with a gem-encrusted gold cross reportedly given to a priest for saving the life of Hernando Cortez ...Read Review
By Jeri Westerson -
Crispin Guest, the main character of this novel set in medieval England, is a disgraced knight who has been banished from court for ...Read Review
By Roger Paulding -
Solomon Seney, the son of a Maryland plantation owner in the 1700s, having lost the love of his life, is persuaded by a ...Read Review
By Glen Craney -
Glen Craney’s novel is set in the familiar turbulent period of Scotland’s attempts to escape English rule. Similar to other descriptions ...Read Review
By Annmarie Banks -
In Banks’s unusual story of the Middle East, Elsa Schluss, daughter of an Austrian brewer and former war nurse, is now a ...Read Review
By Edward Parr -
Lieutenant David Gresham, bastard son of an English industrialist, is part of the invading force during the British landing at Gallipoli. He is ...Read Review
By Katherine L. Holmes -
This historical novel set in early 20th century coastal Alaska is an interesting character study of a particular type of people at a ...Read Review
By Chris Pearce -
The story centers on the trials of the Henry Wakefield family in England during the Industrial Revolution. The increased need for workers added ...Read Review
By Thomas Greenlaw -
Greenlaw presents the lives of two Lords of Hume as they struggle with their assigned task of keeping peace in the border region ...Read Review
By Kathleen Shoop -
This novel is set in the steel town of Donora, PA in 1949 when an unusual weather pattern caused by stagnation of the overlying ...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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