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By Jayne Fresina -
This Regency romance opens in masquerade: James Hartley, dressed as a notorious highwayman, doesn’t realize the “Marie Antoinette” he kisses is the “...Read Review
By Sharon Cameron -
Ever since her father died at sea, Katherine Tulman has known her place in the world. She acts as account-keeper for her coldly ...Read Review
By Catherine Masciolo - By Hans Bauer -
Anything can happen in “Catfish Time,” as young Sawyer Brown learns when a monster cat named Ol’ One Eye eats his widowed mother’...Read Review
By Alice Duncan -
Daisy Gumm Majesty, sham spirit medium, is an endearing narrator surrounded by quirky characters in this light, funny 1920s adventure. In fact Daisy ...Read Review
By Howard Goldblatt (trans.) - By Mo Yan -
Published 2004Published 2012
No matter who holds the rifles in China—invading Japanese, nationalist Kuomintang or the Communists—the problem is the same for “Mother”: a ...Read Review
By Teresa Grant -
In Brussels fresh from the intrigues of the Congress of Vienna, British agent Malcolm Rannoch and his wife Suzanne investigate a young lady’...Read Review
By B.N. Peacock -
The beginning of an intended series spanning the Georgian/Regency period (or, si vous préférez, the Revolutionary/Napoleonic), A Tainted Dawn ...Read Review
By Tracey Devlyn -
Guy Trevelyan and Cora deBeau are childhood friends and British secret agents in the Napoleonic period. Their opposite number, the cruel (and kinky) ...Read Review
By Regina O’Melveny -
That this is a book of madness is immediately obvious; Doctor Ernesto Mondini has become unhinged. His final letter arrives in Venice from ...Read Review
By Jan Terlouw -
Published 1972 (copyright)Published 2011
By the winter of 1944, Holland has been under German occupation for four and a half years. Sixteen-year-old Michiel has grown up quite a ...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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