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By Jonis Agee -
This book isn’t sure what it wants to be: gritty western, family saga, murder mystery, coy romance, historical recounting of the massacre ...Read Review
By J. S. Cook -
American Jake Plenty runs a saloon and brothel in World War II Morocco. Resistance fighter Abaroa kills a German soldier in the brothel ...Read Review
By Anna Hope -
Published 2016Published 2016-09-06
It is the long hot summer of 1911, and Dr Charles Fuller works as a First Medical Officer at the Sharston Lunatic Asylum in ...Read Review
By Michele Moore -
I’ve never been to Charleston, South Carolina, but this book brought the place alive for me. It presents a rich atmosphere, allowing ...Read Review
By Steve Sem-Sandberg -
It should be said from the outset: a 576-page book about the worst kind of evil is not easy to read. In fact, ...Read Review
By Katherine Webb -
Joan Seabrook is a young archaeologist who dreams of visiting Arabia and is particularly interested in exploring the desert fort of Jabrin, said ...Read Review
By Melanie Gideon -
Lux is a single mom, with a penchant for making bad life decisions, living in the San Francisco area in the 1970s. She ...Read Review
By Belinda Alexandra -
Published 2016Published c2004
When 14-year-old Simone Fleurier is sent away from her family’s lavender farm in Provence to work for her miserable great-aunt in Marseilles, ...Read Review
By Barbara Cleverly -
If you haven’t encountered Joe Sandilands before (Enter Pale Death, 2015), he is a smart and experienced investigator who came up through the ...Read Review
By Gavin Scott -
World War II has ended, and Special Operations Executive Agent Duncan Forrester is teaching ancient history at Oxford College. As he tries 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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