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By Ruta Sepetys -
Spain’s brutal Civil War between Republican democracy and Francisco Franco’s fascist dictatorship lasted from 1936-1939 and was a precursor to World ...Read Review
By Soraya M. Lane -
In 1942, the world was coming undone, thrown asunder by the mounting tensions of World War II. Soraya Lane pulls from this era a ...Read Review
By Lisa Braver Moss -
Martha Goldenthal lives in Berkeley, California, in the 1960s. She’s got a nervous twitch—a shrug—symptomatic of her low self-opinion. The ...Read Review
By David Boyle -
In this twisty World War 2 espionage thriller, we follow the missions of Xanthe Schneider, a young American crossword champion from Cincinnati, who happens ...Read Review
By Ann S Epstein -
People look down on Meinhardt Raabe, literally and figuratively, every day. After realizing he was a little person, his parents abandoned him. Fortunately, ...Read Review
By Piero Chiara -
Chiara’s suspenseful novel opens with a wealthy and unnamed narrator stepping of his sailboat in 1946 Italy and meeting Temistocle Mario Orimbelli. From ...Read Review
By Eliza Casey -
If the idea of solving mysteries while living on a sprawling Elizabethan estate with secret passages sounds appealing, this may be the book ...Read Review
By Sid Balman Jr. -
Four generations of two families from a small Texas town interact across time, beginning in 1948 and continuing to the 2000s, as well as ...Read Review
By Clive Cussler - By Jack Du Brul -
Though this Cussler story begins with Dirk Pitt—of the National Underwater and Marine Agency—in the present, this is really an Isaac ...Read Review
By Pam Webber -
This is a lovely coming-of-age story set in central Virginia during the summer of 1969. Nettie, age 16, and Win are best friends. They spend ...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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