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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Michelle Black -
In November 1868, General Custer penned a letter to his wife in which he mentioned the arrival of a white woman, presumably an Indian ...Read Review
By Rosanne Bittner -
This, Bittner’s final installment in the “Mystic” trilogy (Mystic Dreamers, Mystic Visions) continues the story of Buffalo Dreamer and her husband, Rising ...Read Review
By Jo Beverley -
Clarissa Greystone, known as the Devil’s Heiress, is haunted by the circumstances surrounding the death of her despised fiancé. Forced to take ...Read Review
By T.F. Banks -
In June 1815, as Wellington’s army faces down the French somewhere in Belgium, in London the officers of Bow Street wage war against ...Read Review
By Patricia Veryan -
Miss Cordelia Stansbury succeeds in setting tongues to wagging twice in a year – first when she snags the ton’s most eligible bachelor, ...Read Review
By Bertrice Small -
Although Allegra Morgan, daughter of the richest man in England, has a flawed pedigree, her father arranges a marriage between her and the ...Read Review
By Charles J. Peterson -
Originally published in 1855 and out of print from 1873 until 2001, Kate Aylesford has attained legendary status among residents of New Jersey in recent decades. ...Read Review
By Allen Kurzweil -
A memento hominem is a collection of items memorializing a life, and a case full of such items gives structure to Allen Kurzweil’...Read Review
By Zane Grey -
Zane Grey, one of America’s foremost writers of western fiction, died in 1939. This book, a fictionalized narrative of George Washington’s early ...Read Review
By Diana Gabaldon -
In the fifth book in Gabaldon’s popular ‘Outlander’ series, we find Claire and Jamie Fraser, their daughter Brianna, her husband Roger and ...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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