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By Mary Ellen Dennis -
John Randolph Remington leads a double life, one as a nobleman and one as a “Knight of the Road,” a notorious brand of ...Read Review
By Barbara Wood -
In pre-Columbian New Mexico, Hoshi’tiwa, a 17-year-old young woman, is a gifted potter of rain jars. The daughter of a corn-grower, she ...Read Review
By August Gold and Joel Fotinos -
Joseph Hutchinson and his wife, Miriam, are poor farmers scraping out a living on Long Island during the late 1800s. Unlike Miriam, Joseph ...Read Review
By Barbara Quick -
Anna Maria dal Violin, abandoned as a baby, now lives as an orphan in the foundling home and cloisters of the Ospedale della ...Read Review
By Susan Carroll -
It is the year 1585, and a prophecy has foretold the coming of a Daughter of the Earth, the soon-to-be leader of the Silver ...Read Review
By Donna MacQuigg -
At her grandmother’s insistence, Rebeccah, a beautiful aristocrat in the late 19th century, reluctantly agrees to leave England and her fiancé to ...Read Review
By Simonetta Agnello Hornby (trans. Alastair McEwan) -
During the late 19th century, Amalia and her ailing niece live in an almost inaccessible cave on the rocky coast of Sicily. They ...Read Review
By Monica McCarty -
From childhood, Isabel MacDonald has longed for the approval of her brothers and father. A deadly feud against the MacLeod clan named “the ...Read Review
By Colin Channer -
In 1942, on the fictitious island of San Carlos in the Caribbean, a sexually mature fourteen-year-old girl named Estrella is rejected and cursed because ...Read Review
By Tim Champlin -
Kent Rasmussen, an officer of the North West Mounted Police, is leaving the force to return home to his mother and sister 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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