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By Ursula DeYoung -
Like most storied New England families, the Hatfields have their share of secrets. During the summer of 1928, the family gathers at Shorecliff, their ...Read Review
By Jennifer Kaufman - By Karen Mack -
Minna Bernays has always played second fiddle to her older sister, Martha. While Minna has bounced from house to house as a servant, ...Read Review
By T. J. Brown -
Wealthy sisters Rowena and Victoria Buxton, along with their friend Prudence Tate, return in this sequel to Summerset Abbey. Victoria is drawn into ...Read Review
By Henriette Lazaridis Power -
Calliope Notaris Brown grew up between two worlds: her father’s America and her mother’s Greece. Her parents’ difficult relationship has left ...Read Review
By Beryl Matthews -
Elizabeth Langton and Helen Denton are close childhood friends, now grown up. When Helen’s father commits suicide because of mounting gambling debts, ...Read Review
By Philippa Gregory -
Luca Vero and his traveling companions continue their search for signs of the End of Days in this fast-paced sequel to Changeling, which ...Read Review
By Eloisa James -
Scotsman Gowan Stoughton, Duke of Kinross isn’t a believer in love at first sight – until he spots Lady Edith Gilchrist at a ...Read Review
By Sabrina Jeffries -
When Lisette Bonnaud’s father dies unexpectedly, she loses everything. Her parents never married, and her scheming half-brother George forces the Bonnauds from ...Read Review
By Jennifer Haigh -
Bakerton, Pennsylvania is a mining town whose prosperity peaked in the mid-20th century, and the decline of both the town and its ...Read Review
By Edward Rutherfurd -
Rutherfurd, an author known for his multigenerational epics set in some of the world’s most storied locales, tackles the City of Light ...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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