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By Amy Harmon -
In 2001 New York, thirty-something orphan Anne Gallagher’s grandfather, Eoin, who had cared for her since childhood, dies. Anne flies to Dublin, Ireland, ...Read Review
By Dolores Gordon-Smith -
Jenny Langton is thrilled to be on her first assignment to view a property for the real estate firm Wilson and Lee: the ...Read Review
By Jenny Holmes -
In a well-written and gripping story, Jenny Holmes sets her tale of land girls in the winter of 1943 in a stunning Yorkshire landscape. ...Read Review
By Roma Tearne -
Cecily Maudsley is a young teenager living in her family’s farmhouse in southeastern England in the summer of 1939. The youngest of the ...Read Review
By Melanie Benjamin -
Melanie Benjamin has a wonderful track record of finding lesser known characters and stories from history and bringing them to life in fiction. ...Read Review
By Rory Clements -
This novel is the third in a series featuring the Cambridge history professor Tom Wilde, the first two being Corpus (reviewed in HNR 80) ...Read Review
By Eric Brown -
A Gainsborough painting gone missing from Lord Elsmere’s manor house sends private detectives Ralph Ryland and his associate, crime fiction writer Donald ...Read Review
By Valentina Gal -
Valentina Gal tells the story of her mother, Vera Philipovna, living through a cruel time in Ukraine’s history. We follow Philipovna from ...Read Review
By Jr. - By Leonard Pitts. -
Private George Simon of Mobile, Alabama, is introduced to war in 1942 when his ship is attacked at Pearl Harbor. Badly injured and trapped ...Read Review
By Eugene Yelchin -
Twelve-year-old Jake McCauley is convinced the boarder his mother has taken in is a Russian spy. Mr. Shubin is Russian, after all, and ...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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