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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Dan Sleigh -
The first Dutch settlement of the area around the Cape makes up a large part of South Africa’s founding myth. This W. ...Read Review
By Caitlin Scott-Turner -
If you enjoy swashbuckling adventures, get yourself ready for a fun read! This fast-moving tale includes the excitement of pirates, the intrigue of ...Read Review
By Audrey Peterson -
Anne Hathaway Shakespeare narrates this tale of the murder of Richard Quiney, a charming but feckless friend of her husband, William Shakespeare. Widely ...Read Review
By Kathleen Morgan -
“Clan MacGregor might be nicknamed the ‘Children of the Mist,’ but one false step in the frequently impenetrable whiteness could still be dangerous, ...Read Review
By Pauline Holdstock -
The life of female painter Artemisia Gentileschi serves as inspiration for one of two central storylines in Pauline Holdstock’s richly-textured, multilayered novel ...Read Review
By Diane Haeger -
Recently, it was discovered that a ruby ring had been painted over in a nude portrait of Margherita Luti, the mistress of the ...Read Review
By Ellen Ekström -
Francesco de Romena is a knight and count. His father, who died in ignominy and rightfully so, murdered his brothers. His other family ...Read Review
By C.D. Baker -
Based on the so-called “Children’s Crusade” of 1212, a historical event long debated by historians, Baker takes us on a medieval pilgrimage with ...Read Review
By Sharon Newman -
This is certainly a departure for the wonderful Sharan Newman in this, the tenth Catherine LeVendeur mystery. It is filled not merely with ...Read Review
By Sharon Kay Penman -
This is the fourth installment in the engaging, provocative, and downright fun mystery series featuring Justin de Quincy, the Queen’s Man. By ...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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