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By Susana Aikin -
Lily Throop is an unusual heroine: an accomplished young actress who finds very little time actually to perform her beloved Shakespearean roles, even ...Read Review
By Brenda Rickman Vantrease -
This is the sequel to Vantrease’s The Queen’s Promise, a narrative of King Charles I, Queen Henrietta Maria, and the English ...Read Review
By Stephanie Barron -
Luminous, passionate, rebellious Jennie Churchill, Winston’s glamorous mother, has inspired many biographies and novels. The latest, by Stephanie Barron, author of the ...Read Review
By Ramin Ganeshram -
It’s no mystery why so many historical novels have featured cooks as protagonists – food is one of the most vivid windows into ...Read Review
By Clarissa Harwood -
Harwood has followed up her much-praised debut, Impossible Saints, with a companion novel in which the antagonist of the first book has become ...Read Review
By Dennis Abrams -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
Abrams, author of numerous biographies and nonfiction books for young readers, has created a detailed guide to Shakespeare’s world and theater in ...Read Review
By Edward Carey -
This dreamlike novel imagines the origins of Marie Tussaud, creator of the famous waxworks, and also captures the insanity and chaos of Revolutionary ...Read Review
By Lara Elena Donnelly -
Cabaret meets The Alice Network in this espionage trilogy imagining an alternate pre-WWII Europe. The first novel, Amberlough (HNR 80), featured two charismatic protagonists: ...Read Review
By Mackenzi Lee -
“You deserve to be here. You deserve to exist. You deserve to take up space in the world of men.” Felicity Montague is ...Read Review
By Ann Mah -
This novel follows a familiar model—a young American woman travels to Europe and discovers truths about herself by exploring the life of ...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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