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By Richard C. Waring -
The oddly didactic title of Richard Waring’s Secrets, Lies, and Murder in Ancient Rome (let’s hope future editions have a title ...Read Review
By Jessica Cale -
Virtue’s Lady, the second volume in Jessica Cale’s Southwark Saga, resumes the story of beautiful young Lady Jane Ramsey. She has ...Read Review
By Valerie Fletcher Adolph -
Three very different women encounter the roughest aspects of the New World when their ‘bride ship’ arrives at the gold rush town of ...Read Review
By Marie Silk -
Mary Davenport, the 22-year-old protagonist of Marie Silk’s Davenport House (the first in a series by the same name), is a cloistered ...Read Review
By Joy Fowler -
Joy Fowler’s enormous, sprawling epic Mami of the Mountain mostly takes place in the backwoods and poor but picturesque hollers of the 19...Read Review
By Margaret Blair -
The world of 1930s Shanghai is vividly brought to life in Margaret Blair’s Shanghai Scarlet, which centers on a young man named ...Read Review
By Steven M. Hacker -
“The harrowing flight of three medical students and their professor as the insulated world of academia crumbles under the onslaught of Nazism.” Steven ...Read Review
By C. M. Furio -
C. M. Furio’s Francesco’s Song follows the fortunes of a young man named Francesco whose life mirrors the experiences of many ...Read Review
By Lindy Keane Carter -
The action of Lindy Keane Carter’s deeply impressive debut novel Annaliese From Off starts in relative domestic tranquility: in 1900, young mother, Annaliese ...Read Review
By Charles Barnitz -
This volume collects five stories starring Charles Barnitz’s main character, 8th century former monk-turned-advocate, Hring, in a Britannia that has descended into ...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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