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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Steve Berry -
In this modern thriller we have a secret society planning to gain power by manipulating the world’s finances, a man determined to ...Read Review
By Aileen G. Baron -
This is the third in a series featuring Lily Sampson, a doctoral student in archaeology. In the midst of World War II, Lily ...Read Review
By Susan Barker -
A more apt title for Barker’s second novel (after the award-winning Sayonara Bar) would be The Orientalist and the Ghosts, as it ...Read Review
By David Frye (trans.) - By Elia Barceló -
In a seedy quarter of 1920s Buenos Aires, Natalia, a young innocent Spanish immigrant, is promised in marriage by her well-meaning father to ...Read Review
By Michael Atkinson -
It’s May 1956, and Ernest Hemingway has writer’s block. Hiding from his fourth wife, Mary, in Key West, he is drinking heavily ...Read Review
By Michael Atkinson -
Ernest Hemingway was an infamously unlikeable guy, and Atkinson’s frank portrayal calls for adjusting one’s “empathy” threshold to very low. Atkinson’...Read Review
By Michael Zimmer -
Gold lures men to the Redhawk mining district of Montana in the late 1880s. Unfortunately, leaving the district with your gold is difficult ...Read Review
By Sandra Wilson -
A Regency romance that delivers. All the usual ingredients are here; a silver fair beauty, a select seminary, dukes, balls and even a ‘...Read Review
By Carey Wallace -
Eighteen-year-old Contessa Carolina Fantoni lives a charmed life. She has a wealthy family, a beautiful estate, and is about to marry the most ...Read Review
By Anne-Marie Vukelic -
Catherine Dickens is the subject of Far Above Rubies. She was married not only to one of the most famous novelists of the ...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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