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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Kevin Baker -
Five days during the draft riots of the Civil War are realistically recreated in this bold historical novel. Excellent writing skills draw readers ...Read Review
By Michel Tournier -
This novella retells the Biblical story of Moses leading the Exodus out of Egypt, with a setting in 19th Century Ireland followed by ...Read Review
By Mark Slouka -
Chang and Eng were the original Siamese twins. Born conjoined in Siam in 1811, they went on to become a household word. God’s ...Read Review
By Randall Silvis -
Joining the ranks of Stephanie Barron (the Jane Austen mysteries) and Sharon Kay Penman (the medieval mysteries), Randall Silvis has embarked on a ...Read Review
By Melissa Sanders-Self -
All That Lives begins in 1815 with a short, eerie chapter telling “how it began.” The “it” in question is the curious story of ...Read Review
By James Reese -
Reese has wrought a tale of old century gothic combined with an Anne Rice-ish erotica, which is a catalyst for his small cast ...Read Review
By Mary Jo Putney -
This novel, joining The Wild Child and The China Bride as the final installment in the Bride Trilogy, combines passion with suspense as ...Read Review
By Tracie Peterson -
Miranda Colton awakens in a stranger’s cabin after being washed overboard on a trip to the Yukon in 1898. During her recuperation, the ...Read Review
By Cynthia Peale -
The belief in spiritualism has found a ready audience amongst the upper echelons of society in late nineteenth century Boston. Having lost her ...Read Review
By Paula Paul -
The time period of this first mystery solved by Dr. Alexandra Gladstone is never stated, but it’s definitely England, and a reference ...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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