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Jessamine Barry is on a mission: a mission to mend her broken heart. After years of waiting for one man, a man who ...Read Review
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Gwyn Hillerman is worried. Working as a nurse in her father’s Alaskan medical practice, Gwyn has always taken comfort in her peaceful ...Read Review
By Lorna Seilstad -
Charlotte Gregory is ready to change the world. A recent graduate of Fannie Farmer’s School of Cookery, Charlotte is determined to improve ...Read Review
By Maggie Brendan -
Anna Olsen is an adventurous spirit. But she is also bored. Desperate to escape her humdrum life, she answers an advertisement for a ...Read Review
By Timothy Lewis -
In modern-day Texas, Adam Colby has given up on love. A nasty divorce has left him bitter and hopeless, until he stumbles upon ...Read Review
By Stephanie Grace Whitson -
Emilie Rhodes is a newspaperwoman at heart. Unfortunately, in 1890s Nebraska, there’s no such thing. Newspapermen, including Emilie’s father, run the ...Read Review
By Kathleen Y’Barbo -
Millie Jean Cope—heiress to the failing Cope fortune—wants only one thing: To be a scientist. But in 1880s Tennessee, science is ...Read Review
By Ann Shorey -
Rosemary Saxon never planned on becoming a nurse, but the War Between the States changed everything. Now the war is over, and Rosemary ...Read Review
By Maureen Lang -
Dessa Caldwell has a promise to keep. Before her death, Sophie Pierson, Dessa’s close friend and mentor, dreamed of opening Pierson House, ...Read Review
Flora Brimm needs a husband. An obscure clause in her grandfather’s will states that Flora will inherit the family home only if ...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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