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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Win Blevins -
In 1822, Sam Morgan is growing up in the mountains near Pittsburgh, with itchy feet and a hungry spirit. At 19, he leaves his home ...Read Review
By Audrey Blankenhagen -
The Curse of Kali is a story of passion and intrigue set in mid-nineteenth century India. In 1854, Dr. Helen Forsyth marries her childhood ...Read Review
By Mary Balogh -
Lady Morgan Bedwyn is visiting Brussels in June 1815, just prior to Waterloo. There she is seen by Gervase Ashford, a man who hates ...Read Review
By Paul Bagdon -
This Western with inspirational elements is the fourth in the West Texas Sunrise series. It continues the adventures of Marshall Ben Flood and ...Read Review
By Dark Rain Thom - By James Alexander Thom -
The story of Nonhelema needs to be told. A Shawnee whose name means “Not a Man,” she lived during the Revolutionary War and ...Read Review
By Karen Swee -
In the New Jersey river port of New Brunswick, the town inhabitants had a front row seat of the war action in early 1777. ...Read Review
By Mary Nichols -
Set in 1763, this is the romance of Lydia Fostyn and the Earl of Blackwater. Lydia is being pressured into marrying a wealthy but ...Read Review
By Maxence Fermine - By tr. from the French by Chris Mulhern -
At age five, Johannes Karelsky hears a gypsy violinist and quickly becomes a musical prodigy as a result. Being drafted into Napoleon’s ...Read Review
By Shannon Donnelly -
In this romance set in England in the mid 1700s, Sylvain Harwood, nearly 20, considers herself the family disappointment due to her tomboy ways. ...Read Review
By Stephanie Cowell -
In 1842 Salzburg, Sophie Weber reflects on her family’s friendship with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. They first meet in Mannheim in 1777, where he falls ...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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