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By Mimi Matthews -
In 1843, John Eyre leaves his position as a schoolmaster in Lowton, England, to become a private tutor for a pair of young boys ...Read Review
By David Ebsworth -
In October 1939, reporter Jack Telford arrives at the British consulate in Rabat to gain passage to Great Britain. He’s been on the ...Read Review
By Paul Martin -
Three friends attend law school in Havana during the time called the Dance of the Millions, between September 1919 and May 1920, when Cuba’s ...Read Review
By J. Trevor Robinson -
As in the original Count of Monte Cristo, sailor Edmund Dantès is falsely imprisoned in the notorious Chateau d’If in 1815 and ...Read Review
By Clarissa Harwood -
Vaughan Springthorpe journeys to Morton Abbey to collect and prepare papers that will allow Sir Peter Spencer to sell his family’s residence ...Read Review
By Bonnie Macbird -
Dr. John Watson receives an ornate silver box that was meant to be delivered to him on his 21st birthday but has been ...Read Review
By Naomi Hirahara -
Aki Ito and her parents come to Chicago in 1944, after being uprooted from their home in Tropico, California, incarcerated with thousands of other ...Read Review
By Liz Trenow -
In 2019, 84-year-old Molly Goddard is forced to turn her memories back to the time when she, her father, and brother Jimmy first arrived ...Read Review
By Martin Elsant -
Maria and Will Ames return to England after abandoning their dreams of building a Jewish refuge for victims of the Inquisition in 1572. They ...Read Review
By Marjorie Eccles -
Paul Millar, thought to be dead for 14 years, turns up at his family’s house in Folbury, England, in February 1933. But his homecoming ...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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