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By Stephen Maitland-Lewis -
Giovannie Fabrizzi finds one of the paintings he inherited from his father speaks to him. Literally. At first he fears he is going ...Read Review
By Larry Brill -
Leeds Merriweather is a patterer in London in 1765. His job is to sell newspapers in the street by hyping their contents. When he ...Read Review
By Evelyn Hassler - By Mary Bryant (trans.) -
In 1780 Switzerland, Anna Goeldin, 46, is unmarried, footloose, and attractive. She accepts a position as a maid for one of Glarus canton’s most ...Read Review
By Brenda Blair -
Sixteen-year-old Elizabeth McDermott is excited: she is making her debut into Galveston, Texas society, and her mother’s cousin will soon be in ...Read Review
By Mark Travis -
Pliney Fiske is a clerk in the Civil War Pension Office of Concord, New Hampshire. His job is to determine what compensation injured ...Read Review
By Jonathan Carriel -
Thomas Dordrecht is perplexed. Daniel Sproul, a partner in the shipping firm he works for, has been found dead on the street. But ...Read Review
By Cynthia Drew -
Carsie Akselrod and her sister Lilia escape from the Pale of Settlement after the murder of their parents by Cossacks. They find their ...Read Review
By Lauren Gilbert -
Sold into a sham marriage by her greedy father, Lady Catherine, Countess of Heyerwood, is astonished to find herself not just freed by ...Read Review
By Kris Tualla -
Newlywed Sydney Hansen is shocked to learn that one of the things her husband Nicolas has neglected to tell her is that he ...Read Review
By Amanda Taylor -
When Daniel Robertshaw is seen standing over a mysterious young woman, and that woman is later found dead and mutilated, the villagers 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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