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Roman WomanThe Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative (HFAC) is an international group of authors who first teamed up in 2010 to offer readers a selection of high-quality historical fiction e-books. HFAC membership is by invitation only, allowing us to assure the quality of the books we feature on this site.

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Libi Astaire‘s The Vanisher Variations is her latest Jewish Regency Mystery.

Ann Parker‘s new What Gold Buys joins our 19th Century list.

Ciji Ware, our newest author-member, adds six novels to our 18th and 19th C. lists: A Cottage by the Sea, A Light in the Veranda, A Race to Splendor, Island of the Swans, and Midnight on Julia Street.

Mirella Sichirollo Patzer‘s The Prophetic Queen now appears in our Medieval list.

M. Louisa Locke‘s newest Victorian San Francisco Mystery, Pilfered Promises, appears in our 19th Century catalog.

Libbie Hawker brings two new novels at once to our Catalog. Mercer Girls is on our 19th Century list, while Eater of Hearts is on our Ancient list.

JJ Toner‘s The Serpent’s Egg joins our 20th Century List.

M.K. Tod‘s Time and Regret now appears on our 20th Century list.

Anna Castle launches a new 19th Century mystery series with Moriarty Meets His Match.

Sarah Woodbury‘s The Unexpected Ally is the eighth in her “Gareth and Gwen” series.

Peg Herring‘s Dead to Get Ready—And Go is now in our 20th Century list.

Elisabeth Storrs‘ third novel about the Etruscans is Call to Juno.



JJ Toner’s newest WWII thriller, The Serpent’s Egg, is our newest featured book. In this blog piece Toner gives the history of the German Communist Party and the role it played in the Red Orchestra underground resistance movement during the war.

M. Louisa Locke’s fifth installment in the Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, Pilfered Promises, is our second featured book. In this blog piece Locke describes the problem of shoplifting that became prevalent in modern 19th century department stores, the setting of this new book.