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By Lisa Martin - By Valerie Martin -
In the time of sailing ships and pirates, two cats, brothers Anton and Cecil, live near the docks of Lunenburg. Anton is very ...Read Review
By Laurel Saville -
In the second decade of the 20th century, Rachel, the author’s great-grandmother, uprooted herself and four of her children from their home ...Read Review
By Melody Carlson -
This third book in the Homeward on the Oregon Trail series continues, without introduction, the story of Elizabeth Martin, a young widow with ...Read Review
By Cindy Thomson -
Grace McCaffery needs a new start. She travels from Ireland to America at the turn of the 20th century, hoping to find that ...Read Review
By Margaret Jull Costa (trans.) - By Paulo Coelho -
The entire plot of Manuscript Found in Accra occurs in the first ten pages. Coelho is the recipient of a translation of some ...Read Review
By Stephanie Laurens -
Twenty-nine-year-old Henrietta Cynster is often called “The Matchbreaker” because she helps young women of the ton determine whether their suitors are truly in ...Read Review
By Judith Miller -
I had never heard of the Amana Colony until I read this first book in Judith Miller’s Home to Amana series, but ...Read Review
By Joanne Bischof -
When a stolen kiss leads to a shotgun wedding, 17-year-old Lonnie Sawyer trades an abusive father for an angry husband. Gideon O’Riley, ...Read Review
By Rosslyn Elliott -
Residents of the highly religious town of Westerville, Ohio, were proud of the part they played in the abolition movement, including their involvement ...Read Review
By Liz Carlyle -
The St. James Society, a gentleman’s club in mid-19th-century London, is in reality a cover for the Fraternitas Aureae Crucis (FAC), ...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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