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By Jon Walter -
Clara and Nancy have managed to escape their violent and abusive father, but not before Nancy has faced an unwanted pregnancy, a painful ...Read Review
By Alex de Campi - By Victor Santos (illus.) -
New Year’s Eve, 1958. As dictator Fulgencio Batista flees the country and Fidel Castro stands poised to take over the island of Cuba, ...Read Review
By Ann Griffin -
This is the remarkable story of Renata, a Jewish woman who manages to escape Germany in 1938. It follows her journey via Italy and ...Read Review
By Maggie Ford -
After the Wall Street crash of 1929, the ripples of the Depression were felt far and wide across the globe, including the little port ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Younts -
No parent should have to bury a child, but this death hits Delilah Evans especially hard. Carver was her joy, though she still ...Read Review
By Victoria Thompson -
In a New York church in the 1920s, Elizabeth Miles, a reformed grifter, lingers after the service to meet some of society’s ...Read Review
By Emiliano Monge - By Thomas Bunstead (trans.) -
Translated from the original Spanish, this novel presents, in an out of order, jumbled narrative, the important events from the violent life of ...Read Review
By Anne McLean (trans.) - By Juan Gabriel Vásquez -
While in a Bogota hospital awaiting the premature birth of twin daughters, the narrator Julian Vasquez encounters a friendly doctor, Doctor Benavides, whom ...Read Review
By Irene Bennett Brown -
Book one in Ms. Brown’s Nickel Hill Series sets the stage for an exciting and interesting series set in Kansas in the ...Read Review
By Jean Thompson -
A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl is a multigenerational story set in a small Midwestern town where three women try to ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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