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Arleigh Johnson has worked in the book industry for more than a decade and is the US Children’s & YA Review Editor for the Historical Novel Society. She’s an active member of the book blogging community with her websites Historical-Fiction.com and Royal-Intrigue.net. She has been reviewing books online for 10 years and with Historical Novel Society since 2011. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Georgia. Follow her on Twitter @histfic & @royalintrigue.

review: The Spirit of Grace

The Spirit of Grace by Terry Lynn Thomas California, 1942. Sarah Jane Bennett has been locked in an asylum since her mother’s death the year before. Because she doesn’t remember anything from the horrific […]

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review: Suddenly Mrs. Darcy

Suddenly Mrs. Darcy by Jenetta James This is a re-imagining of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice that begins at the Netherfield ball, where Elizabeth is found in a compromising situation with Mr. Darcy and […]

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review: The Coming of Age of Elizabeth Bennet

The Coming of Age of Elizabeth Bennet by Caitlin Williams In the genre of Jane Austen variations, this is a particularly long tale, spanning the course of five years. It also stands out among […]

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review: The Midwife of Venice

The Midwife of Venice By Roberta Rich Venice, 1575. Hannah Levi , a midwife from the Jewish community, awaits news of her husband, who was captured during a business trip and imprisoned on the […]

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review: Mansfield Park Revisited

Mansfield Park Revisited by Joan Aiken I’ve not actually read Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, but I have seen a film adaptation and so I know the characters and the story (though I am […]

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review: Jane Eyre’s Daughter

Jane Eyre’s Daughter by Elizabeth Newark Though it’s been a while since I’ve read Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte’s imaginative writing style came back to me reading this book. It is apparent that the author […]

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review: The Testament of Sophie Dawes

The Testament of Sophie Dawes The Queen of Chantilly and a Scandal at the Heart of Victorian Society by Robert Stephen Parry Author Website / GoodReads / Amazon During the Victorian era, a few […]

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review: The Rivals of Versailles

The Rivals of Versailles by Sally Christie Amazon / Goodreads / Author Website Following on the heels of The Sisters of Versailles, Rivals continues the story of Louis XV’s mistresses with perhaps the most […]

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review: Fallow Are the Fields, We Danced Until Dawn & Under the Wedding Tree

The best way to describe these three books by Steven D. Ayres is “localized narrative history”. They aren’t fiction, but the first one, Fallow Are the Fields, is written in the voice of the […]

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review: Bride of a Distant Isle

Bride of a Distant Isle by Sandra Byrd Daughters of Hampshire My review for Mist of Midnight (HNR) A Lady in Disguise (coming 2017) Annabel Ashton of Highcliffe Hall had grown up knowing of […]

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review: Seven Will Out: A Renaissance Revel

Seven Will Out: A Renaissance Revel by JoAnn Spears In Spears’ previous novel, Six of One: A Tudor Riff, modern day historian Catherine “Dolly” Rolly traveled to an astral plane where she met the […]

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Southern Historical Novels by Steven D. Ayres

Fallow Are the Fields This is an American Civil War novel, about young Steven Jett, his four older brothers, sister, mother and father, living on a small farm near Salt Springs, Georgia, just west […]

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