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By Linda Lafferty -
House of Bathory is a thrilling read that takes readers back and forth from the early 17th century Cachtice Castle to modern Colorado. ...Read Review
By Leslie Fish -
Leslie Fish takes on the inevitable task of completing Bradda Field’s Bride of Glory, which ended begging for a sequel that never ...Read Review
By Carla Kelly -
Published (c1993)Published 2013
Miss Billings Treads the Boards offers enormous promise but sadly falls short. In this Regency romance, Henry Tewskbury-Hampton, Fifth Marquess of Grayson, runs ...Read Review
By Phyllis T. Smith -
Livia Drusilla is a 14-year-old girl when she overhears her father planning the assassination of Julius Caesar. Despite her young age, her father ...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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