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By Becky Marietta -
In 1972, Betty McLaughlin is bored writing obituaries for the Springdale Times. An aspiring journalist, Betty musters her courage to ask her editor if ...Read Review
By Catherine Fisher -
Orphan Seren Rhys longs for a magical Christmas and new home with her godparents in Victorian Wales, but once she arrives, nothing is ...Read Review
By Eric Vuillard -
It is fair to say that in Germany, Thomas Müntzer is a hero of sorts. The 16th-century reformist has been the subject ...Read Review
By Owen Fitzstephen -
In its opening scene, Rita Gaspereaux makes funeral arrangements for her con artist father, whose illicit enterprise has come to a sudden and ...Read Review
By Paul Colt -
From the earliest days of colonization, white settlers and the United States Government deemed it their “manifest destiny” to own and control the ...Read Review
By Megan Campisi -
An act of petty thievery changes the course of May Owens’ life in this richly imagined tale set in the late 16th century. ...Read Review
By Anika Scott -
Nearly two years after the war, Clara Falkenberg, the daughter and surviving heir to her family’s ironworks factory, has taken on an ...Read Review
By Catriona McPherson -
Aristocratic, amateur sleuth Dandy Gilver and her family travel to remote Applecross in the Scottish Highlands to meet Mallory, her son’s betrothed ...Read Review
By Tracy Borman -
In this biography, Tracy Borman delivers an exhaustive study not only of Henry VIII, but of the men who shaped him as a ...Read Review
By Chris Womersley -
It is 1673. Charlotte Picot is urged by her dying husband, Michel, to take their son and flee their fever-ridden village of Saint-Gilles for ...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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