Historical

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“John Saturnall’s Feast belongs in every library and perhaps even in the kitchen—just to remind the reader just how important a feast is.”

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“If Emma could have had all the sex and intrigue that Austen implied she desired, she might have been Carissa Portland in My Scandalous Viscount.”

“. . . you’ll get a kick out of this one.”

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“. . . [a] heart-wrenching tale . . .”

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“. . . a failed history lesson.”

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“Mr. Lodge writes beautifully . . . irresistible . . .”

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“Stephen Carter turns out to be a surprisingly good writer . . .”

What if Abraham Lincoln had somehow survived assassination at the end of the Civil War?

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“. . . the first of a series, each focusing on a different daughter . . .”

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“. . . absorbing . . . told with elegant restraint.”

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“a masterwork by a skilled craftsman . . . make a vow to read this book.”

Who knew that King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella shared such a passionate romance?

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“Incorporating many of the finest elements of spy thrillers and even romance novels, . . .”

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Long before the “Downton Abbey” craze, Jacqueline Winspear was writing remarkable mysteries about life in England circa WW I.

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“For a reader who derives pleasure from historical accuracy and realistically drawn personalities, Richard Mason’s rich descriptions may seem superficial and anachronistic, much like the em

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“The Battle of the Crater is a fascinating and engrossing read for any Civil War enthusiast—fiction and nonfiction lovers alike.”

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“While The House at Tyneford clearly lacks the inventiveness, quality, and literary heft of Jane Eyre, it is unmistakably an homage to Bronte’s novel.”

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“Péter Nadás may infuriate readers accustomed to a Tolstoyan resolution of a series of interrelated stories and characters and times and settings.

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“Ms. James is nothing short of brilliant. Successfully channeling the spirit of Jane Austen, P. D.

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“Umberto Eco is one of just a handful of writers that can be trusted to take me by the hand and lead me into a world that, on first glimpse, I don’t want to venture into.

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“Linda Urbach preserves the integrity of a classic, while adding another sparkling gem to the literary crown.”

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“This review’s brief synopsis cannot possibly convey the novel’s wealth of detail and interconnected plot elements that demand attentive reading. . . .

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“The Wrecker is a truly magnificent historical adventure with a relentless pace, speedy as the trains it describes, populated by noble heroes and dastardly villains.

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“. . . the truth it presents is compelling, and the characters—both place and people—are worth knowing.”

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“Just one title in a series of Bess Crawford mysteries, A Bitter Truth is a definite keeper.”

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“Karsten Knight easily captures a teen girl’s voice, doing so with snap and wit.

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“Craig Thompson’s Habibi is a triumphant masterwork of graphic storytelling . . .

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