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HNS Awards have helped discover and launch the author careers of Michel Faber, Ruth Downie, Hilary Green, Martin Sutton, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Nikki Marmery, Margaret Skea, Warwick Cairns, Katherine Mezzacappa and Elizabeth Macneal. Our ARA and Saudi awards are amongst the most generous of all literary prizes.
By Donis Casey -
Donis Casey continues this gentle but enlightened series with a second mystery set in early 20th-century Oklahoma. Alafair Tucker, wise domestic goddess and ...Read Review
By Gyles Brandreth -
Oscar Wilde sails back to Europe after one of his visits to the United States, where this latest mystery begins to unfold with ...Read Review
By Pedro de Alcantara -
In Backtracked the author makes use of the popularity of time travel in fiction to drive home lessons for everyone on individual worth ...Read Review
By Joan Hiatt Harlow -
Midway along the Florida Keys lies the island village of Islamorada. The original community was present in the early 1900s, but as described ...Read Review
By Arnold Johnston -
The date of publication for this novel of Robert Burns’s life and work was the 250th anniversary of poet’s birth. ...Read Review
By Domnica Radulescu -
The story of Mona in Ceaucescu’s Romania is so clearly based on the author’s real experiences that it could have been ...Read Review
By Ann H. Gabhart -
This is a gentle read for those who like nondogmatic religious themes. The heyday of the Shakers is examined thoughtfully, and descriptions of ...Read Review
By Phylis Hall Haislip -
This Civil War coming of age story packs a wealth of historical information in a slim volume. Lili’s family, part Cherokee and ...Read Review
By Marlo Schalesky -
The first section of this novel follows what happens to a handful of residents during a firestorm of 1894 that destroyed six towns and 400 ...Read Review
By William Durbin -
Solid young adult author (most reviews give the age ranges for his books as upper elementary through middle school) William Durbin is reliable ...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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