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HNS Awards have helped discover and launch the author careers of Michel Faber, Ruth Downie, Hilary Green, Martin Sutton, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Nikki Marmery, Margaret Skea, Warwick Cairns, Katherine Mezzacappa and Elizabeth Macneal. Our ARA and Saudi awards are amongst the most generous of all literary prizes.
By Carla Stewart -
The 1920s was an exciting era of human endeavor. In A Flying Affair, set in 1927, Mittie Humphreys joins the many women who are ...Read Review
By Cindy K. Sproles -
This inspirational novel about a young woman living in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky in the late 1890s confronts head-on the issue of ...Read Review
By Martin Lake -
Alice Petherton, a 17-year-old maid of honor to Queen Jane, is a penniless orphan who must rely on her own beauty and wit ...Read Review
By Tessa Dare -
Rafe Brandon, Britain’s four-time heavyweight champion, is determined that his older brother, Piers, the Marquess of Granville, will marry Miss Clio Whitmore ...Read Review
By Laura Lee Guhrke -
Linnet Holland, an American heiress living in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1889, is so determined to thwart her mother’s plans to marry her ...Read Review
By Marcus Brotherton -
When it came to robbing the bank, we wasn’t polished or nothing. With this one delightful sentence Sergeant Rowdy Slater – ex-paratrooper, sharpshooter, ...Read Review
By Jennifer Delamere -
Reformed rake James Simpson must find a husband for his fiancée’s older sister or else forfeit the dowry he desperately needs. ...Read Review
By Mary Connealy -
As is usual with a Connealy novel, this first book in her Wild at Heart series has an engaging plot and plenty of ...Read Review
By Brenda Webster -
Alzheimer’s and Auschwitz. In this contemporary novel, the sufferings caused by these two ordeals are thoroughly intertwined as 88-year-old Renzo, a highly ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Hoyt -
Set in London in 1741, this story pushes the limits of believability yet never ceases to entertain. Lily Stump, a beautiful actress with a ...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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