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By Louis Bayard -
‘April 19, 1831. In two or three hours… I’ll be dead.’ What an opening! Gus Landor is a New York City police constable living ...Read Review
By Jim Kraus - By Terri Kraus -
Pittsburgh, 1841: Jamison Pike has been accepted at Harvard. His judgmental pastor father is opposed to him attending that den of vice and dangerous ...Read Review
By Byron W. Woodson - By Sr. -
The president is Thomas Jefferson, the family the Woodsons, putative descendants of Thomas Woodson, debatably one of Jefferson’s children by his slave ...Read Review
By Dan O’Brien -
As an old man on the eve of WWII, Valentine McGillycuddy remembers an earlier conflict when he served as contract surgeon in the ...Read Review
By Susan King -
Highland Juliana, her castle under English attack, is saved by handsome, loyalty-torn Anglo-Scot Sir Gawain. He lets her go and she becomes the ...Read Review
By Stephen Lewis -
In this 3rd in a Colonial New England crime series, Quaker sister and brother Richard and Jane Whitcomb arrive from England, landing at ...Read Review
By John Henry Newman -
First published in 1856, Callista is set in 3rd century Roman North Africa and tells the story of three characters forced to seek their ...Read Review
By Philip Kimball -
Philip Kimball takes the myth of the closing of the American frontier and turns it into gritty, yet poetic reality. From 1852, when a ...Read Review
By Milena McGraw -
Published 1998Published 1999
I was intrigued by this novel. Written by a Czech-born American woman, it’s set in England and tells the story of Wayne ...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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