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By Judith Rock -
The Eloquence of Blood opens on Christmas Eve in Paris of 1686. Against a backdrop of a harsh winter, ex-soldier and now-Jesuit scholar Charles ...Read Review
By Katharine Beutner -
Those familiar with Greek mythology may recall Alcestis as the symbol of an ideal wife, a woman who so loved her husband, Admetus, ...Read Review
By Julia Quinn -
Being the companion to the dowager Duchess of Wyndham is no easy job, as Grace Eversleigh, said companion for far too many years, ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Newark -
Originally published in 1997 as Consequence, Jane Eyre’s Daughter tells, as the title suggests, the tale of Janet Rochester, only daughter of Jane ...Read Review
By Liz Carlyle -
Never Deceive a Duke is Carlyle’s second Neville family novel. Gareth Lloyd, part-owner of Neville Shipping, finds himself saddled with the title ...Read Review
By Arabella Edge -
It is 1818, and French artist Théodore Géricault is in danger of becoming the 19th century equivalent of a one-hit wonder, unable ...Read Review
By Mary Balogh -
Anne Jewell, teacher at Miss Martin’s School for Girls in Regency England, is twenty-nine, unmarried, and independent. She is also an unwed ...Read Review
By Loren D. Estleman -
“Most of what follows took place in the West. Not just any West.” So begins the tale of Johnny Vermillion’s theatre ...Read Review
By Barbara Metzger -
“Cap’n Jack” Endicott is the younger brother of Alexander “Ace” Chalfont Endicott, the Earl of Carde. Back from the Peninsular Wars, ...Read Review
By David Albahari (trans. Ellen Elias-Bursac) -
It is rare that a slim book can wield such emotional impact, but Götz and Meyer is small in page-length alone; the ...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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