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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Camron Wright -
In 1940, a young German Jewish girl named Audrey Stocking is hiding in England with her aunt Claire during the Luftwaffe Blitz on London. ...Read Review
By Jennifer Macaire -
Time travel is nonsense, but with Jennifer Macaire it is always entertaining nonsense, and she makes it seem almost credible. Whereas with other ...Read Review
By Ben Kane -
In this sequel to Lionheart, Ben Kane again shows that he knows his new era inside out and can tell a wonderful story. ...Read Review
By Mark Sullivan -
It’s a question of survival in 1944 as Emil and Adeline Martel forge west with their two young sons, fleeing Stalin under the ...Read Review
By Linda Broday -
Pretty blue-eyed, blond-haired Grace Legend, daughter of Houston Legend, meets broad-shouldered, roguish-looking Deacon Brannock, stubble-jawed, his shirt unbuttoned. Grace is a leader of ...Read Review
By Stuart Rudge -
Antonio Perez is the younger son of a brave knight and warlord, but he prefers to study holy texts and contemplate the world ...Read Review
By Eden Royce -
Children/Young AdultHistorical Fantasy
Root Magic begins with eleven-year-old Jezebel Turner at her grandmother’s burial in 1963 in the marshy South Carolina Lowcountry, along with her twin, ...Read Review
By Hervé Le Corre -
This elegant novel details both the mundane and horrific details of revolution and war. Nicolas, Red, and Adrian are three soldiers in the ...Read Review
By Helen Fripp -
After falling in love and marrying François, the scion of the Clicquot champagne estate in 1798, 21-year-old Nicole Ponsardin schools herself in the ...Read Review
By Ora Smith -
Genealogist Smith novelizes the life of John Lothropp, a Separatist minister who broke with the Anglican Church and became a forgotten Founding Father: ...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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