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By Stephanie Grace Whitson -
In May 1869, a protected, privileged, and recently orphaned young lady from St. Louis, Missouri, Miss Fannie Rousseau, heads west on a steamboat, with ...Read Review
By Amanda Cabot -
Harriet Kirk moved her five younger siblings to Ladreville, Texas, in 1857 to escape the shame that followed them after loss of their parents ...Read Review
By Lynne Bryant -
Roxanne Reeves worked hard to hide her Cajun roots and rise in the ranks of Clarksville, Mississippi’s high society. She became the ...Read Review
By Adrienne Sharp -
Mathilde Kschessinska, called Little K by Nicholas II, was at one time prima ballerina assoluta in the Russian Imperial Ballet and mistress to ...Read Review
By Linore Rose Burkard -
It’s 1818, and Miss Beatrice Forsythe wants to go toLondon. She wants to marry a man like the rich, titled brother-in-law she is ...Read Review
By Martha Rogers -
In 1896, sixteen-year-old Lucinda Bishop, a wealthy Bostonian, lost her parents in a tragic accident. Fearing her own life is threatened, she travels to ...Read Review
By Sandra Brown -
Ella Barron meets David Rainwater in the midst of the Depression in the summer of 1934. She is busy running her boardinghouse in Texas ...Read Review
By Janet Mullany -
Beautiful, young, widowed Lady Caroline Elmhurst escapes out her window with her maid and as much clothing as they both can carry ...Read Review
By Breena Clarke -
Sewing Annie Coats and her son Gabriel were born in slavery. Annie taught her son everything she knew about sewing so he could ...Read Review
By Sandra Heath -
Published 1983Published 2008
Sarah Lovell was living a contented life in England in 1803. She had good friends, an attentive father and a loving fiancée. She ...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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