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By C.S. Walton -
Told through the eyes of a protagonist sixteen years old when the World War II siege of her city begins, this winner of ...Read Review
By Jennifer Scheel Bushman and Jean Artley Szymanski -
This is one of the best historical novels I have read in a long time! Jane McPherson and her long-lost but newly-found daughter, ...Read Review
By Damian McNicholl -
McNicholl’s first novel, set in the hills of Northern Ireland in the turbulent 1960s and 70s, is a coming-of-age novel listed as ...Read Review
By Kate Wenner -
For seven years, Marea has traveled the world, running away from the past. As she approaches thirty, however, she returns to New York ...Read Review
By Judith Ortiz Cofer -
The metaphor of an outsider, a fulano, begins the story. In the days before “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” was a hit ...Read Review
By Bruce Murkoff -
Set in the Nevada desert at the time of the Great Depression, Waterborne is a captivating look at the early years of the ...Read Review
By Steve Yarbrough -
The central story transpires during World War II on the farmlands of Mississippi, where German prisoners of war work the fields for small ...Read Review
By Catherine Cookson -
Published 1993 (UK)Published 2004
This reissue of Catherine Cookson’s debut novel, Kate Hannigan, is a handsome volume. Unfortunately, I did not find the book to my ...Read Review
By Olaf Olafsson -
Published 2003Published 2004 (UK)
How did Icelandic businessman Kristjan Benediktsson end up as Christian, butler to William Randolph Hearst? Kristjan was a successful businessman with a wife ...Read Review
By Sheila York -
The year is 1946, and Lauren Atwill is a Hollywood screenwriter who stumbles across a gang of blackmailers in this, a medium-boiled mystery novel ...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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