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By Jean Plaidy -
Set in 16th-century France, The Italian Woman depicts the transformation of Catherine DeMedici from a scorned and humiliated wife to a powerful and ...Read Review
By Susanne Dunlap -
Eliza Monroe, daughter of the future president of the United States, arrives at a French boarding school in 1799 ostensibly to learn conversation skills, ...Read Review
By Jody Hedlund -
Priscilla White, a young woman from a respectable family in Angelica, New York, in the year 1836, knows that God has called her to ...Read Review
By Charles Berry -
Scout McBride is a young boy growing up outside of El Paso, Texas, during the Depression. Raised on a farm until circumstances force ...Read Review
By Liz Carlyle -
In the opening of the novel, it is London, 1837. Anais de Rohan is at the knee of her great-grandmother, Nonna Sofia, who is ...Read Review
By Gary Inbinder -
Alone at the age of 22 in late 19th-century Florence, with no living relatives and no dowry, the future of expatriate Marcia Brownlow appears ...Read Review
By Emery Lee -
Philip Drake is the errant son of the Earl of Hastings. He has renounced the life his father and brother embrace so easily ...Read Review
By Ellen Feldman -
Babe, Grace, and Millie are three lifelong friends, living in South Downs. They share more than their hopes and dreams; they also participate ...Read Review
By Amanda Hodgkinson -
In the aftermath of World War II, Polish native Silvana Nowak flees her homeland, devastated by war, on a ship destined for England. ...Read Review
By Jody Hedlund -
Elizabeth Whitbread is a young Puritan woman living in Anglican England during the year 1659. At the opening of the novel, Elizabeth is attending ...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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