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By Win Blevins -
In 1822, Sam Morgan is growing up in the mountains near Pittsburgh, with itchy feet and a hungry spirit. At 19, he leaves his home ...Read Review
By Mary Nichols -
Set in 1763, this is the romance of Lydia Fostyn and the Earl of Blackwater. Lydia is being pressured into marrying a wealthy but ...Read Review
By Stephanie Barron -
Seventh in Barron’s series of historical suspense novels featuring Jane Austen as an amateur sleuth, this is a well-crafted melding of wit, ...Read Review
By Ted Riccardi -
This novel covers the great gap in the Holmes canon, between the time Holmes was supposedly killed at Reichenbach Falls with his archenemy ...Read Review
By Kenny Kemp -
The Welcoming Door is an imaginative story of what could have been the basis for three of Jesus’ parables from the Gospels. Before ...Read Review
By Don Coldsmith -
The third novel written by Coldsmith in his Spanish Bit Saga narrates an episode of the Elk-Dog People of the American Great Plains ...Read Review
By Jennet Conant -
Conant’s first book is a vividly written biography of Alfred Loomis, Wall Street mogul in the 1920s and brilliant amateur physicist after 1929. ...Read Review
By Tom Gilling -
Published 2002Published 2003
The title characters of Tom Gilling’s short novel are born on the same date in 1856 Sydney, Australia. Miles is the only son ...Read Review
By Laura Kalpakian -
Nona York, prolific elderly romance author, hires Rebecca Devere as a temporary assistant. Becky has just moved to Isadora Island with her mother, ...Read Review
By Takashi Matsuoka -
Published 2002Published 2003
In 1861, Japan has been opened to Western trade, igniting a clash of cultures. Emily Gibson is one of a small group of Christian ...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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