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By Dayle Campbell Gaetz -
Taking the Reins brings together characters from two of Gaetz’s previous novels, The Golden Rose and Living Freight, whose families are trying ...Read Review
By Susan Stinson -
The proverb says, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” but I might extend that to “cover blurb.” On reading the reviews ...Read Review
By Catriona McPherson -
This is the seventh in McPherson’s 1920s Scottish mystery series featuring Dandy (Dandelion) Gilver. Dandy receives a phone call from an old ...Read Review
By Madelyn Rosenberg -
Working in a Virginia coal mine is a tough job at any time. But when it’s the Depression era and you’re ...Read Review
By Gyles Brandreth -
This sixth Oscar Wilde mystery is set largely during Wilde’s infamous period of imprisonment between 1895-1897, after he was sentenced to hard ...Read Review
By Alys Clare -
In the winter of 1211, England lies under the double burden of lean times and the interdict laid on the country by a pope ...Read Review
By Emma Cornwall -
Lucy Weston wakes up from a compelling dream – to find herself in a coffin with a stake through her heart. She claws her ...Read Review
By Nellie P. Strowbridge -
Seventeenth-century historical, time-slip, paranormal, castaway narrative – Maiden from the Sea is a novel that defies easy categorization. The main thread of the story ...Read Review
By Susan Wittig Albert -
In the final installment of The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, it is 1913 and Beatrix is busy trying to renovate Castle Cottage as ...Read Review
By Carrie Vaughn -
Sixteen-year-old Jill has devoted years of her life to fencing, but a tournament defeat leaves her doubting her future in the sport. Trying ...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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