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By Santa Montefiore -
Published 2016Published 2017
This is the second novel in the Deverill Chronicles trilogy and the follow-up to the bestselling Songs of Love and War. Set at ...Read Review
By Fiona Veitch Smith -
The Jazz Files was a book that I offered to review because it sounded somewhat intriguing, and I felt like I ought to ...Read Review
By Eleanor Brown -
Madeleine endures her cold marriage to Phillip because she was expected to wed by her overly-critical mother. It’s 1999 in Chicago, and Madeleine ...Read Review
By Ann Treacy -
In early 20th-century Minnesota, 14-year-old Martin Gunnarsson, a descendant of Scandinavian immigrants, is moving from the city to his family’s deserted farmland. ...Read Review
By Suzette A. Hill -
Rural England in the 1950s. Following the untimely but possibly fortuitous death of the Reverend Francis Oughterard, his cat Maurice and dog Bouncer ...Read Review
By Ronald Welch -
August, 1914. Second Lieutenant John Carey is twenty-one, and he’s crouched in a trench near Mons with shells exploding over his head. It’...Read Review
By Clare Flynn -
Hephzibah Wildman suddenly becomes an orphan and must leave the house of her stepfather and mother at an Oxford college and where she ...Read Review
By Annabel Abbs -
In Zurich in 1934, Lucia, the emotionally frail daughter of iconic Irish author James Joyce, is undergoing the “talking cure” with Carl Jung, trying ...Read Review
By Suzanne Feldman -
Absalom’s Daughters is the story of two teenage girls from Mississippi who brave the Jim Crow South of the 1950s to claim ...Read Review
By Stephen Kelly -
In the Hampshire village of Winstead in 1942, a young woman is found shot to death in a cemetery. Inspector Lamb investigates. The woman, ...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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