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By Bradley Greenburg -
The McGhees, a black family freed from slavery, flee the Jim Crow laws and poverty of post-Civil War Alabama for Indiana hoping to ...Read Review
By Christopher New -
Under a layer of Victorian respectability, colonial Hong Kong was a seething hodgepodge of failed revolutionaries, crooks, opium dealers, Jewish refugees, pimps and ...Read Review
By Henriette Gyland -
Published 2014Published 2014-05-07
1768. Jack Blythe, heir to an earldom, and his wastrel cousin, Rupert, are returning from London when their carriage is held up on Hounslow ...Read Review
By Julie McGowan -
London, 1940. Desperate to escape from Billy, her violent soldier husband, Lydia seizes the chance when a blast destroys their flat. She flees with ...Read Review
By Debra Daley -
In 18th-century Cheshire, Em Smith, a foundling, was fostered by the Waterland family, first as a playmate and later as a lady’s ...Read Review
By Geoff Woodland -
1805. When Lieutenant William King is relieved of his command in the Royal Navy, he returns home to Liverpool where his father, George King, ...Read Review
By Elizabeth McLean -
McLean gives us a pocket history of Vietnam in the form of eight short stories, each set in a period of the country’...Read Review
By Zana Bell -
When Georgiana da Silva overhears her fiancé discussing a plot to murder her beloved brother Charlie, who is hoping to find gold in ...Read Review
By Susanna Bell -
1920. Widowed in the Great War, Hester Metcalfe returns to nurse in Peshawar on the Northwest Frontier, where she was born and raised. The ...Read Review
By R.F. Tapsell -
Early Middle Ages, Eastern Europe. Nomadic hordes, the fierce Turgons under the rule of their charismatic leader, the Kagan, have conquered the steppes ...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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