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By Kathleen Burkinshaw -
During the Greater East Asian War, known in the west as World War II, 12-year-old Yuriko lives with her father in Hiroshima. She ...Read Review
By Kevin Smith -
Dublin, February 1916, and three students, Fitzmaurice, Rafferty and Crozier, are at Trinity College amidst a combination of student pranks, Home Rule disturbances, and ...Read Review
By Julianna Deering -
The newest Drew Farthering mystery is set in a British manor house belonging to the parents of Drew’s college chum. Drew and ...Read Review
By Paul Vidich -
Set in Washington, DC in 1953, this spy thriller depicts the CIA against the backdrop of the Cold War and McCarthyism. Killed agents and ...Read Review
By Carey Harrison -
This is the fictional memoir, ostensibly written in 1968, of Richard Thurgo who has led a most intriguing life. He is a big cheese ...Read Review
By Mary Miley -
Eva Johnson, the main character in Mary Miley’s gripping new 1920s-set book Stolen Memories, begins the novel’s events at rock-bottom: she ...Read Review
By Jo Baker -
This is the story of an Irish writer’s bleak WWII years in German-occupied France. “A Country Road, a Tree” is the setting ...Read Review
By Janet Dawson -
A year after the disastrous run on the California Zephyr that included a rockslide and a murder in Death Rides the Zephyr, and ...Read Review
By Kate Kerrigan -
The story centers on a dress that links the lives of three separate women, transcending continents and decades to pull their separate narratives ...Read Review
By Thomas Mullen -
In 1948, the city of Atlanta hires its first African-American police officers. Although uniformed and armed, the eight new officers find they are still ...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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