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By Belinda Alexandra -
Published 2015Published c2007
Belinda Alexandra’s Wild Lavender was one of my favorite sweeping epic novels, and the highlight of the year in which I read ...Read Review
By C.S. Burrough -
Once, not so long ago, a little island nation ruled over an empire on which the sun never set. This is a simple ...Read Review
By C.W. Gortner -
Gabrielle Chanel, the destitute country orphan who remade herself into Coco Chanel, the 20th century’s most celebrated designer, lived a life of ...Read Review
By Alison Jean Lester -
Lillian is a single woman who lives most of her life dating different men. This is the story of how she values each ...Read Review
By Matthew Thomas -
What are the effects of a devastating illness on a family? How does a family adapt to a new normal when nothing will ...Read Review
By Jane Cutler -
Susan Marcus Bends the Rules is set during WWII in Clayton, Missouri. Missouri is quite a change for Susan Marcus, who grew up ...Read Review
By Carol Brendler -
Cece is a fourteen-year-old with big dreams, especially for a girl living above a Newark, New Jersey hardware store in 1938 – she wants to ...Read Review
By Leslie Rupley -
The life story of feisty, sensitive Sophie, the main character in Leslie Rupley’s richly textured novel Beyond the Silk Mills, is closely ...Read Review
By Steve Anderson -
Under False Flags is a gritty, hard look through the eyes of an American and a German soldier near the end of WWII ...Read Review
By Paul Butler -
A young medical student in London in 1880 observes another older medical student named Wilfred Grenfell at work. Such begins a rich characterization of ...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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