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By Anne Clinard Barnhill -
Margaret “Madge” Shelton of Norfolk, Anne Boleyn’s pretty 14-year-old cousin, becomes lady-in-waiting to the new queen, accompanied to court by her nurse ...Read Review
By Grace Burrowes -
The latest in the author’s connected series of Regency historical romances offers a credible romance between a pair of likeable but damaged ...Read Review
By Frances Hill -
The witch hysteria in Salem Village is familiar territory for fiction, but Frances Hill informs her novel with her own historical scholarship on ...Read Review
By Jan Cox Speas -
This fresh edition of the classic romantic historical novel set during the War of 1812 combines the wit and tenderness of Georgette Heyer with ...Read Review
By Gillian Bagwell -
First-time author Bagwell’s presentation of a familiar and popular Restoration-era character brings to life the players, wits, wenches, and mistresses who populated ...Read Review
By Barbara Kyle -
The third installment of the Thornleigh Saga depicts the many conflicts of Mary Tudor’s reign, illustrated by family ambition as well as ...Read Review
By Judith Rock -
Rock’s impressive debut takes place in a Paris monastery school in 1686, one with close connections to the court of Louis XIV and ...Read Review
By Margaret Campbell Barnes -
One benefit of a strong market for fact-based historical fiction is the republication of the works of the finest authors of years past, ...Read Review
By Eliot Pattison -
In the second installment of his colonial mystery series, Edgar Award winner Pattison provides an absorbing tale firmly and effectively grounded in the ...Read Review
By Barbara Hamilton -
This first novel of a new mystery series begins with Boston housewife Abigail Adams visiting Rebecca Malvern, only to discover some unknown woman’...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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