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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 Paula Brackston -
This delightful fourth book in Brackston’s Found Things series picks up where the last, The Garden of Promises and Lies, ended. Xanthe, ...Read Review
By Liz Harris -
In 1930, Charlotte Lawrence is finally done with boarding school in England and returns home to India and her family’s tea plantation. Her ...Read Review
By Shana Abe -
Madeleine Force was just seventeen in 1910 when she caught the eye of the famously rich, dashing John Jacob Astor, who was more than ...Read Review
By Jody Hedlund -
In present-time America, Marian Creighton focuses her energies on researching a cure for her sister Ellen’s terminal illness. But, when her father, ...Read Review
By Lynn Austin -
Chasing Shadows alternates narratives between several women throughout the duration of WWII. What makes this such a unique story is that Austin focuses ...Read Review
By Susan Anne Mason -
In 1941 Toronto, Olivia Rosetti is released from a woman’s reformatory after having been banished by her family for conceiving a child out ...Read Review
By Julie Klassen -
In 1813 in North Cornwall, looting shipwrecks is a way of life. Unwritten rules of the area allow for wreckers to take the washed ...Read Review
By Christina Baker Kline -
In London, 1840, Evangeline, a governess to a wealthy family, finds herself in dire straits. Having been led astray by the couple’s older ...Read Review
By Kim Vogel Sawyer -
This is a sweet tale of three main characters, during the beginning of the Great Depression, drawn together by their work at a ...Read Review
By Brian Kaufman -
In 1861, Decker Brown returns home to Richmond, Virginia after having spent two years studying rocketry and illumination science in Boston. Decker has big ...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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