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By Carol Rivers -
A saga set in the 1950s, this tells the story of Ruby, an attractive but naive young girl from an East End family ...Read Review
By Kirsten McKenzie -
Sarah Lester’s parents have mysteriously disappeared, leaving her with The Old Curiosity Shop, an antique shop on the verge of financial ruin. ...Read Review
By Colin W. Sargent -
At the turn of the 20th century in Naples, the Catholic Church is trying to remove some of its older, darker habits, but ...Read Review
By Dinah Jefferies -
In 1950s Vietnam Nicole is a young “metisse” – half French, half Vietnamese. Her older sister, Sylvie, has inherited their father’s French looks, ...Read Review
By Kate Morton -
This family mystery, written in the very popular two-era format, begins in 1933 with the young Alice Edevane excited at the midsummer party which ...Read Review
By Winston Graham -
The second part of the Poldark story continues five years later with Demelza, now married to Ross and the mother of his child, ...Read Review
Winston Graham began writing his epic saga of the Poldark family in 1945 and finished the last of the 12 books which complete the series ...Read Review
By Margaret Dickinson -
Edie Kelsey and Lil Horton have been friends and neighbours for over 20 years. Living in the close-knit community of fishermen’s wives in ...Read Review
By Amy Bloom -
At the age of twelve, Evie Acton’s young mother leaves her on the steps of her father’s house, where she meets ...Read Review
By Phoebe Conn -
In the waning days of the American Revolution, an American privateer captures a ship with the pregnant widow of a British officer on ...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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