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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: Georgette Heyer’s Regency World

Georgette Heyer’s Regency World by Jennifer Kloester Whether you’ve read Georgette Heyer or not–or even if you don’t plan to–this book is an enlightening read for history enthusiasts or those simply wishing to learn […]

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review: Daughter of York

History tells us that the intelligent, wealthy, and powerful Margaret of York had everything any woman could want, except for love. The acclaimed author of A Rose for the Crown takes us between the […]

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review: Brief Gaudy Hour

The enigmatic Anne Boleyn comes to life in this charming, brilliant portrayal by acclaimed British novelist Margaret Campbell Barnes. The infamous love of King Henry VIII and the mother of Queen Elizabeth I, Anne […]

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review: Powder and Patch

Powder and Patch by Georgette Heyer Georgette Heyer is in a class all her own with her quirky and witty ‘romance’ novels. Nothing like today’s books of the genre, which are over-sexed and rarely […]

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review: Queenmaker

Queenmaker: A Novel of King David’s Queen by India Edghill What happened after David defeated Goliath? Through the eyes of King David’s first wife, Queen Michal, we see his rise to power and the […]

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review: Pemberley Shades

Pemberley Shades: A Lightly Gothic Tale of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy by D.A. Bonavia-Hunt The cover art and subtitle of this book suggest a mysterious, sinister tone that I couldn’t detect. It is much […]

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author interview: Margaret Wurtele

“A young Italian woman risks her life to defy the injustice surrounding her in Margaret Wurtele’s The Golden Hour, a touching novel of forbidden love in war-torn Italy… It is autumn 1943 when German […]

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author interview: Robert Stephen Parry on The Arrow Chest

1. Many reviewers have called The Arrow Chest hauntingly beautiful–which is true–but the supernatural elements are so subtle that only those well-versed in Tudor history see the glaring similarities between Henry VIII and Anne […]

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review: The Hours Before

The Hours Before By Robert Stephen Parry Set during the Belle Époque era, The Hours Before is the story of Deborah Peters, a once-celebrated clairvoyant turned dejected society matron, who is bent on revenge […]

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book club questions: The Shadow Queen

The Shadow Queen by Rebecca Dean **Please link back to Historical-Fiction.com if using these questions online.** 1. Wallis is depicted as a perfectionist from a very early age. What other qualities shaped her into […]

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author interview: Ginger Myrick on Work of Art

Work of Art: Love and Murder in 19th Century New York by Ginger Myrick Work of Art is set in the late 19th century in Five Points, New York City. How did you choose […]

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author interview: Ginger Myrick on The Welsh Healer

Author Ginger Myrick has answered some questions regarding her latest novel, The Welsh Healer. If you read my review, you will know the background of this book and why it is special to me. […]

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