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By Rosie Goodwin -
Orphaned Grace is brought up by her bigoted and devious Aunt Emily. When Barry Swan falls for her she responds, becomes pregnant, ...Read Review
By Lynda Page -
Chas works as a cabbie so as to be near his widowed mother. He’s shy and always willing to help others. Harriet ...Read Review
By Olga Sinclair -
The peasant girl Irena is sent to Scotland for an arranged marriage to a miner employed by Lord Eveson, the husband of her ...Read Review
By Allan Mallinson -
This is the eighth Matthew Hervey military adventure, set in 1827. After a considerable time in the Hounslow Barracks, from where he deals with ...Read Review
By Charlotte Bingham -
Florence, who has recently lost both her husband and her son, finds a strange young man dressed rather oddly sleeping in her summerhouse. ...Read Review
By Margaret Kaine -
Josie and Georgina live in the same street, but while Georgina is the only child of William, a rich builder, and lives in ...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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