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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 Sabrina Jeffries -
Seven years ago Simon Tremaine, instilled by the harsh lessons of his loveless grandfather, abandoned Louisa North, illegitimate daughter of King George IV, ...Read Review
By Doug Marlette -
When a terrorist group bombs a Manhattan museum, newspaper columnist Carter Ransom suffers an emotional breakdown and returns to his hometown in Troy, ...Read Review
By Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer -
It has been ten years since Kate and Cecy married Thomas and James in The Grand Tour. With budding families, the four friends ...Read Review
By Leigh Greenwood -
Although born and raised a Texan, Bret Nolan has spent the last six years behind a Boston desk trying to prove to his ...Read Review
By Lynna Banning -
For three years, Ellen O’Brien’s husband, Dan, has been missing. Not knowing whether he has left for good or is ...Read Review
By Annette Blair -
It is 1847 in Sussex, and Lady Jade Smithfield proudly defies propriety by wearing trousers, employing only male servants, and using her home ...Read Review
By Susan Straight -
Straight takes readers back to 19th-century Louisiana sugar cane plantations in a heartbreaking story of a mixed-race slave and her search for ...Read Review
By Tamera Alexander -
Ten years ago, in 1857, Kathryn Jennings gave up a wealthy life in Boston to go west with her new husband, Larson. The ...Read Review
By Gabriella Anderson -
Lady Elfreda (Elf to her friends) is a tall, golden, spirited 14th century maiden determined to enter the convent rather than face the ...Read Review
By Ruth Axtell Morren -
Full-grown and fashionable after two years at school and her travels abroad, Cherish Winslow returns to her father’s shipbuilding business determined to ...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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