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By Andrew O’Connor -
The Secrets of Armstrong House is about, in the main, Charles Armstrong, a flighty, difficult, unreliable sort of fellow – the heir to the ...Read Review
By Liz Harris -
In Wyoming in the late 1800s, Connor Maguire, a widower with an eight-year-old daughter, Bridget, advertises for a wife. Ellen O’Sullivan, a ...Read Review
By Alison McQueen -
Under the Jewelled Sky is the story of Sophie Schofield and the men in her life. Not having had the easiest of upbringings ...Read Review
By Paul Lynch -
Coll Coyle makes a dreadful mistake that changes the course of his life and is set to lose everything as he stands up ...Read Review
By James Green -
Boston, 1802. Lawyer Macleod is a man full of hate, a dangerous man who finds himself caught up in a web of intrigue. But ...Read Review
By Alissa Walser -
Alissa Walser’s Mesmerized is set against the backdrop of Vienna in the late 1700s. It follows the story of the German physician ...Read Review
By Andrew Killeen -
This is a sequel to The Father of Locks (HNR 48 , p. 24). Abu Nuwas the poet, also known as Father of Locks for the ...Read Review
By Christina Courtenay -
Heartbroken Brice Kinross travels from Sweden to take up the reins of the family estate, Rosyth, in Scotland. Having been betrayed by his ...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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