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By Jane Rosenberg LaForge -
Just after WWI in the fictional British village of Bridgetonne, American Eva Williams takes a position as teacher of mythology at the local ...Read Review
By John Copenhaver -
Copenhaver’s debut novel gives readers a gorgeous, critical look at the LGBTQ community in post-WWII society, revolving around a murder. In Royal ...Read Review
By Fiona Pickles (ed.) -
Manifold Press has delivered a delightful collection of Shakespeare tales, revised and revisited for a modern audience and with an LGBT focus. Each ...Read Review
By . - By Tadzio Koelb -
In Koelb’s debut novel, a woman in post-WWII Trenton, New Jersey, accidentally kills her abusive husband, then disposes of his body and ...Read Review
By Rebecca Kightlinger -
In Kightlinger’s debut novel, Megge is a girl of Bury Down, a small village in the medieval Cornish countryside. To an outside ...Read Review
By Fiona Veitch Smith -
In this third installment of the Poppy Denby Investigates series, our titular heroine, a burgeoning reporter, begins the novel enraged with her managing ...Read Review
By C. V. Wyk -
The first in a proposed trilogy, Blood and Sand is Wyk’s debut novel about one young woman’s quest for vengeance in ...Read Review
By Jeri Westerson -
The medieval mystery subgenre is flooded with similar stories, characters that often blend into one another, and settings that are sometimes indistinguishable from ...Read Review
By J.A. Ironside - By Matthew Willis -
Set in the earlier years of William the Conqueror’s rule over Normandy, An Argument of Blood opens with him as a young, ...Read Review
By M.J. Trow -
Eleventh Hour is the 8th in the Kit Marlowe series. In this installment, Marlowe seeks to find the potential murderer of Sir Francis ...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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