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By Stephanie Morrill -
Within These Lines is a captivating young adult novel set in San Francisco on the cusp of World War II. Not long after ...Read Review
By Mariah Fredericks -
In 1912, the world is reeling from the sinking of the Titanic. Americans and Europeans are distraught over the fact that over a thousand ...Read Review
By Jill Rutherford -
The novel opens with a newspaper article from 1973: in Pontypridd in Welsh mining country, a skeleton is found in an abandoned well, with ...Read Review
By James Markert -
Memories and the burden of remembering propel the narrative of Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel by James Markert. While its characters wrestle with ...Read Review
By Juliette Fay -
1921. Irene Van Beck and Millie Martin, dancers in a burlesque show, have just jumped from a moving train, a plan they kept hidden ...Read Review
By Elmer Kelton -
Western fans as well as romance aficionados will like this collection of Kelton’s short stories from the 1950s. Many of them originally ...Read Review
By Clare Clark -
Berlin 1923, Julius Köhler-Schultz in his late fifties, is a successful art critic and writer. His rather rushed marriage to the philandering and ...Read Review
By Julia Kelly -
In 2017 in Barlow, Gloucestershire, a mansion is up for sale. The deceased owner’s grandniece hires an antique dealer. While evaluating the mansion’...Read Review
By H.S. Cross -
This intense, unwieldy, and moving narrative about lives of quiet and not-so-quiet desperation is the sequel to the critically celebrated Wilberforce, set, like ...Read Review
By Renee Rosen -
Park Avenue Summer is a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of the iconic Cosmopolitan magazine and its equally iconic editor, Helen Gurley ...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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