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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Edward Cline -
Book I of this series introduced Jack Frake, a poor runaway who fell in with smugglers and was eventually shipped off to the ...Read Review
By Jo Beverley -
December 1763. It is challenging to take seriously a novel featuring females called Genova, Calliope, Thalia, Regeanne, Sheena, and Damaris. But in this story ...Read Review
By Robert J Begiebing -
When Englishman Daniel Sanborn takes his first portraiture commission in Portsmouth, Virginia, he doesn’t expect his subject, a mere child, to be ...Read Review
By Bertrice Small -
Continuing the story of orphaned, thrice-married Rosamund Bolton, Lady of Friarsgate, this is the second offering in the Friarsgate Inheritance series. Determined to ...Read Review
By Jean Plaidy -
Katherine Howard is beautiful but clueless. Her grandmother, the Duchess of Norfolk, who worships the memory of Katherine’s clever cousin Anne Boleyn, ...Read Review
Renowned historical fiction author Jean Plaidy has written numerous stories featuring the Plantagenets, Stuarts, and Tudors along with other royal families throughout history. ...Read Review
By Edward Marston -
Marston is a wonderfully prolific writer. Besides two series of detective novels written as Kenneth Miles, which is his real name, he has ...Read Review
By Simon Hawke -
Picture Shakespeare as a sleuth – this is what Hawke offers in this mystery series set in Elizabethan London. A young Will and his ...Read Review
By Karen Harper -
As Christmas of 1564 approaches, Queen Elizabeth I decides to grant the wishes of her beloved “Kat” (Lady Katherine Ashley), her aging confidante, and ...Read Review
By Fiona Buckley -
This is the seventh title featuring Ursula Blanchard, Queen Elizabeth’s spy. The queen needs a trusted person to deliver a sensitive message ...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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