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By Caterina Pascual Söderbaum -
The author, who died in 2015 aged just 53, has left a profound literary achievement in this novel, which makes the reader regret her early ...Read Review
By Carrie Turansky -
This is an inspirational novel about a family caught up in the Home Children scheme, where impoverished British children were transported to Canada, ...Read Review
By Jaime Jo Wright -
It’s 1908 when Thea Reed arrives in Pleasant Valley, Wisconsin. She’s searching for the mother who left her on the steps of ...Read Review
By Alix E. Harrow -
There are doors, and then there are Doors. Notice the distinctive capital D “like a black archway leading into white nothing.” In 1901, January ...Read Review
By Judith Teitelman -
In 1923, Esther Grünspan settles in Köln from Poland. She has been jilted on her wedding day, and the betrayal of love ...Read Review
By Anne Booth -
This is a brave and clever book which addresses important issues in a timely manner. Olivia is experiencing problems with school, with a ...Read Review
By Jo Schaffer -
In 1934 St. Louis there is a stark divide among the class structure. Hazel Malloy, a privileged 16-year-old, and Stanley Fields, an orphaned “newsie,” ...Read Review
By Hannah Richell -
Published 2018Published 2019
Summoned home to present-day England to care for her grandmother, Maggie Oberon finds Lillian ailing and confused, the grand manor of Cloudesley falling ...Read Review
By David Marlett -
Pinkerton agent James McParland, labeled America’s best detective for infiltrating the notorious Molly Maguires. Legal legend Clarence Darrow, famed for his defense ...Read Review
By Fiona Davis -
Hazel lands in Naples, Italy in 1945 as the newest member of the USO tour. She hopes to follow her family onto the stage, ...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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