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By Claude Izner -
Published 2011(UK)Published 2013 (US)
Courentin Jourdan rescues the young Sophie Clairsange from the tides along the Normandy Coast. He revives her and sends her to the nuns ...Read Review
By Karen Ranney -
American Virginia Traylor is forced into marriage with a titled British noble to satisfy the desires of her social climbing father. After his ...Read Review
By Susan McDuffie -
This is the latest in Susan McDuffie’s 14th-century mystery series. Scottish sleuth Muirteach MacPhee finds himself accompanying Donald, a young wayward student, ...Read Review
By Ruth Axtell -
The year is 1813. Spies and counterspies are everywhere in London as Napoleon has regained power in France and royalist émigrés in England ...Read Review
By Liz Carlyle -
In 1847, the elegant Lisette Colburne, recently returned from America, seeks to make a deal with Royden Napier of London’s Scotland Yard. She ...Read Review
By Murray Pura -
This is the third book in Murray Pura’s Snapshots of History series, and the second featuring Jude and Lyyndaya Whetstone, the couple ...Read Review
By Sarah Richmond -
Florence, Italy, 1897. Wealthy debutante Marjorie Mayweather arrives at Pensione Ferretti ready for a sunny Italian vacation away from England. Right away Marjorie befriends ...Read Review
By Tracy Ewens -
It’s summer 1928, and Gwen Ross starts her internship at the new bird park on Catalina Island. The first daughter to go to ...Read Review
By Jane Ashford -
During the British Regency, Charlotte Rutherford Wylde has been married off at age 18 to Henry Wylde, a man 30 years her senior. Rather than ...Read Review
By Shana Galen -
Juliette, the Duchess of Dalliance, masquerades as a courtesan along with Fallon, the Marchioness of Mystery, and Lily, the Countess of Charm, all ...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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