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By Jayne Anne Philips -
The real-life murders perpetrated in the small West Virginian town of Quiet Dell are lovingly coaxed to life by Jayne Anne Phillips. The ...Read Review
By Carrie Turansky -
It’s 1911, and Julia Foster is back in England after 12 years of missionary work with her parents in India. Her father’s illness ...Read Review
By Jasper Dorgan -
I nearly forwarded The Open Arms of the Sea to one of my UK Indie Review Team, but I decided to read it ...Read Review
By Ann H. Gabhart -
In Small Town Girl, Gabhart returns to the Merritt family (Angel Sister, 2010). It is 1941, and the three oldest sisters are falling in love. ...Read Review
By Dora Levy Mossanen -
One need not dive far back into history to begin the story of Soraya, heroine of Scent of Butterflies. It is 1999 in Iran ...Read Review
By Andrew Crumey -
Whether this qualifies as historical fiction is a moot point: it’s set in multiple pasts, multiverses, spanning the 20th century, from 1913 Paris ...Read Review
By Clare Campbell -
What was it like to be a domestic animal when the world was at war? This is a question posed by Clare Campbell, ...Read Review
By Andrew Sean Greer -
Following in the tradition of The Confessions of Max Tivoli, Andrew Sean Greer returns to a tale of the impossible and magical, set ...Read Review
By J. Robert Janes -
Jean-Louis St-Cyr and Hermann Kohler make up the intriguing duo of detectives fighting everyday crime in Paris during the German occupation. Brutal assaults ...Read Review
By Ai Mi -
This novel first appeared on the pseudonymous author’s website in 2007, sold millions of copies, has been filmed, and is now available in ...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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