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By Jane Ashford -
The first installment in Ashford’s new series (Duke’s Sons) is sure to please lovers of the Regency era. We are introduced ...Read Review
By Jennifer McQuiston -
Bestselling author Jennifer McQuiston offers the first book in her new Seduction Diaries series, Diary of an Accidental Wallflower, which is sure to ...Read Review
By Tonya Cherie Hegamin -
Willow is a riveting coming-of-age story from award-winning author Tonya Cherie Hegamin (Most Loved in All the World). Set in 1848 on the Pennsylvania-Maryland ...Read Review
By Jane Ashford -
Jane Ashford, author of Once Again a Bride, delivers a charming historical romance set in Regency England. Governess Clare Greenough unexpectedly finds out ...Read Review
By Sue Monk Kidd -
Sue Monk Kidd’s (The Secret Life of Bees) latest novel begins in early 19th- century Charleston, South Carolina, and follows the story ...Read Review
By Fay Weldon -
Fay Weldon, novelist and screenwriter of Upstairs, Downstairs, delivers the second installment of her new trilogy. Long Live the King begins in December 1901, ...Read Review
By Annemarie O’Brien -
Debut author Annemarie O’Brien has created a wonderful middle grade novel set in Imperial Russia. The book tells the story of Lara, ...Read Review
By Cathy Marie Buchanan -
Cathy Marie Buchanan (The Day the Falls Stood Still) delivers a stunning novel of 19th-century Paris that will live in readers’ memories long ...Read Review
By C.W. Gortner -
Bestselling author C.W. Gortner’s latest novel examines the life of Isabella of Castile, one of the most famous women in history. ...Read Review
By Juliet Grey -
Becoming Marie Antoinette, the first in a planned trilogy about the life of the Archduchess of Austria and Queen of France, is a ...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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