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By Teresa Medeiros -
If you are looking for a book well grounded in its time and place, full of interesting historical events and details, this book ...Read Review
By Julia Ross -
I almost didn’t make it beyond the first fifty pages of this book. Our introduction to the main characters—Nicholas, Sovereign Prince ...Read Review
By Jean-Christophe Rufin -
Abyssinia, cut off from Westerners for generations, is an irresistible goal for a number of Western contingents at the start of the 18th ...Read Review
By Catherine M Rae -
Marike’s World is written in the form of a long letter from a woman living in New York City around the time ...Read Review
By Sharan Newman (ed.) -
The eighteen stories in this volume take us from ancient Rome to 20th century America. English and US settings predominate, though there are ...Read Review
By Deborah Woodworth -
This is the fourth entry in the Sister Rose Callahan series, set in the Shaker Village of North Homage, Kentucky during the 1930s. ...Read Review
By Rosemary Stevens -
Beau Brummell is narrator in this frothy Regency mystery. I am a bit surprised that his dressing ritual and the time he spends ...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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