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By Margaret Campbell Barnes -
Originally published in 1959, King’s Fool tells the story of Will Somers, whose quick wit attracts the attention of Henry VIII, who ...Read Review
By Davis Bunn - By Janette Oke -
Young Leah, a penniless niece of Pontius Pilate, has something more on her mind than the prophet named Jesus who has just been ...Read Review
By Alisa M. Libby -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
As The King’s Rose opens, fifteen-year-old Catherine Howard has a new suitor—Henry VIII, who soon plans to make her his queen. ...Read Review
By Jack Mitchell -
Though young Marcus Oppius Sabinus is less than thrilled when his cousin Gaius sends him on a spy mission, Marcus does find this ...Read Review
By Siri Mitchell -
Facing an arranged marriage to the Earl of Lytham, a stranger, 17-year-old Marget is reassured somewhat when her betrothed sends her an astrolabe ...Read Review
By David Donaldson - By Mark Grisham -
In 1863, Alabama native Dr. Joseph Bryarly reluctantly accepts an invitation from a family friend, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, to leave his post at ...Read Review
By Nancy Moser -
In the summer of 1757, Martha Custis, a young widow with valuable landholdings in Virginia, has no shortage of eligible suitors from which to ...Read Review
By Judith Miller -
In the third novel of Miller’s Postcards from Pullman series, Pullman, Illinois, is in turmoil in 1894 as its railway workers go on ...Read Review
By Deeanne Gist -
In this sequel to Courting Trouble, set in 1898 Corsicana, Texas, Essie Spreckelmeyer, well into her thirties, is no longer hunting a husband. Instead, ...Read Review
By Louis Bayard -
In 1818, a street beggar follows Hector Carpentier to his home in the Latin Quarter, only to transform himself into Vidocq, Paris’s master ...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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