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By Julie Otsuka -
Don’t let looks deceive you; although small, this novel packs a powerful punch as it recounts one of the greatest forced migrations ...Read Review
By Isolde Martyn -
In 1483 England, Sir Miles Rushden, adviser and loyal friend to Henry, Duke of Buckingham, is kidnapped by Heloise Ballaster’s greedy, merchant father ...Read Review
By Josie Litton -
Dragon Hakonson, one of the most feared Vikings to come of out the Northlands, has made his peace with Saxon England’s King ...Read Review
By Virginia Bailey Parker -
This is a multi-generational story of three families who leave England for the New World and settle in Salem, Massachusetts. As the years ...Read Review
By Frederick J. Chiaventone -
Set in 1866, with the Civil War finally at an end, General Henry Carrington is assigned to lead troops and their families into the ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Knox -
This novel opens in 1903 as Billie Paxton, her pregnant sister, Edith, and her brother-in-law, Henry, are traveling to a remote Scottish Island where ...Read Review
By Catherine Cookson -
In 1955, a frail, disheveled and somewhat disoriented woman dressed in rags enters the upscale office of a respected London solicitor asking to see ...Read Review
By Kitty Burns Florey -
The old saying “The more things change, the more they stay the same” often came to mind while reading this compelling and poignant ...Read Review
By Bertrice Small -
Although Allegra Morgan, daughter of the richest man in England, has a flawed pedigree, her father arranges a marriage between her and the ...Read Review
By Tracy Fobes -
Although this novel is set in the Scottish Highlands in 1813, it begins with a flashback to 1796 when the Duke of Argyll’s wife ...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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