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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 Queen’s Husband

The Queen’s Husband by Jean Plaidy The third of the four-book Queen Victoria series (The Captive of Kensignton Palace, The Queen and Lord M, The Queen’s Husband, and The Widow of Windsor) The Queen’s […]

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review: Mr. Darcy’s Dream

Mr. Darcy’s Dream by Elizabeth Aston “All men say [they will be faithful] when they marry; they say that when it is May and the sun is shining and their hearts are full of […]

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review: Mr. Darcy, Vampyre

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange Wit, humor and suspense are what you will find in this unconventional Austen continuation from Amanda Grange. Mr. Darcy, Vampyre is a tale of what happens with Jane […]

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review: Mistress of the Sun

Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland Louise de la Valliere, nicknamed Petite for her small stature, is just a child of six when she delves into the black arts to calm a wild […]

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review: The Sister Queens

The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot In the thirteenth century the Count and Countess of Provence produced four beautiful daughters. Though all married into either France or England and became Queens, the two eldest–Marguerite […]

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review: The Serpent Garden

The Serpent Garden by Judith Merkle Riley With the death of her husband, Susanna found herself alone and in debt. The only way to survive was to take up the trade her father taught […]

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review: The Queen’s Pawn

The Queen’s Pawn by Christy English This debut novel, set in late Twelfth century England, covers a handful of years near the end of Henry II’s reign, in which he is fighting his three […]

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review: To Be Queen

To Be Queen by Christy English This is a re-imagining of the early life and first marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Alienor, as she was known by people of her duchy, was a young […]

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review: Nefertiti

Nefertiti by Michelle Moran Sisters Nefertiti and Mutnodjmet of Egypt have a relationship similar to that of another famous pair: Anne and Mary Boleyn. Nefertiti, calculating and ambitious, becomes the chief wife of the […]

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review: King’s Fool

King’s Fool by Margaret Campbell Barnes Another great novel from this author! I really enjoyed her book My Lady of Cleves, though found the one on Anne Boleyn, Brief Gaudy Hour, had a sketchy […]

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review: Hugh and Bess

Hugh and Bess by Susan Higginbotham This is a romantic story of the relationship between Hugh le Despenser (son of Hugh le Despenser, 1st Earl of Winchester) and his wife, Bess. After reading so […]

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review: Gone with the Windsors

Gone with the Windsors by Laurie Graham Written by a Wallis Simpson friend in diary format, Gone with the Windsors is not unlike the popular British series Bridget Jones’ Diary, except Maybell is a […]

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