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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Matteo Righetto -
Published 2018Published 2019
Soul of the Border is set in the late 19th century in the remote village of Nevada, Italy, near the Austrian border. Augusto ...Read Review
By Julie Anne Long -
When her husband dies, Delilah Swanpoole, Countess of Derring, finds herself not only a widow, but penniless. All that remains is an old, ...Read Review
By Timothee de Fombelle -
Five-year-old Rosalie lives in a French village with her mother, who has had to work in a nearby factory since her father went ...Read Review
By Christy Carlyle -
In this second installment of Carlyle’s Duke’s Den series, which follows the fates of three men who run a gambling club ...Read Review
By Madeleine Bunting -
Island Song is set partly in the present day and partly during the Second World War. The main story features Helene, a young ...Read Review
By Barbara Spencer -
In a town still recovering from the aftermath of invaders, Magrit aka “Maidy” is turning 16, an age heralding womanhood. However, birthdays haven’t ...Read Review
By Meg Keneally -
Fled is based on an extraordinary true story. Desperate to escape a life of gruelling poverty in Cornwall, Jenny Trelawney turns to highway ...Read Review
By Nancy Jardine -
Britain in the first century AD was a complicated place. The Roman Empire was determined to push its boundaries further north, and the ...Read Review
By Jill Eileen Smith -
King Solomon of biblical fame is the king referred to in the book’s title. As the main character, the book follows him ...Read Review
By M. J. Tjia -
London, 1863: A little girl is discovered savagely murdered in her wealthy family’s outhouse. A few days later, a grown man is similarly ...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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