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By Ruth Axtell -
The year is 1813. Spies and counterspies are everywhere in London as Napoleon has regained power in France and royalist émigrés in England ...Read Review
By R. Kent Newmyer -
This work covers a landmark case in American constitutional history, one in which Aaron Burr, an ex-vice president, was accused by President Jefferson ...Read Review
By Jack Steel -
Jerusalem, 1870. In an illegal excavation, Charles Warren locates and removes a priceless artefact from its ancient hiding place. Years later, he is still ...Read Review
By Marion Husband -
The novel is set just after the end of World War Two, and the author captures well that sense of desolation of rationing, ...Read Review
By Allison Pittman -
Dorothy Lynn Dunbar is comfortable. She has her church, her family, and her devoted fiancé — the local pastor. She spends her days luxuriating ...Read Review
By Bob Sharpe - By Tom Quinn -
Born the son of a gamekeeper in 1902, Bob Sharpe’s life “in service” spans the latter era of classist society in Britain. He ...Read Review
By J. Anderson Coats -
Cecily’s father is the former lord of Edgeley Hall, but he lost his home when his brother returned from the Crusades. He ...Read Review
By Carol Anne Dobson -
The novel begins in a rainy 18th-century North Devon, England. It is a story of many things, which are wound and interlinked beautifully ...Read Review
By Alrene Hughes -
Martha’s Girls presents itself nicely and professionally. The cover has a simple elegance to it, introducing the main characters and the urban ...Read Review
By Lori Copeland - By Virginia Smith -
Emma Switzer and her Amish family are traveling in 1881 Kansas when bandits steal their wagon and goods. They walk to the nearest town, ...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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