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By Helen Dunmore -
Set in Finland in 1901, House of Orphans tells the stories of Eeva and Lauri, childhood friends separated by death and politics. Eeva grows ...Read Review
By Anne Easter Smith -
Kate Haute is a young woman from a lowly background, taken into her uncle’s household and given the great privilege of becoming ...Read Review
By Karen Essex -
Leonardo da Vinci has become quite popular these days, as has the historical novel featuring an intrepid woman ahead of her time, with ...Read Review
By Katharine McMahon -
In lyrical prose, this novel details the life of Emilie Selden, a female scientist in 18th century England, squirreled away in her father’...Read Review
By Mary Helen Stefaniak -
This is the story of several generations of a Croatian family, both in their native country and in the United States. The mother ...Read Review
By D. Dina Friedman -
In her first book for a younger audience, Ms. Friedman does well. Escaping into the Night is a gripping telling of a little-known ...Read Review
By Jill Ciment -
Young Sara Ehrenreich is in love in New York City. She is Jewish and bohemian, artist and anarchist, and completely in thrall to ...Read Review
By Debra Dean -
This superb first novel by author Debra Dean tells the story of Marina, a young tour guide at the Hermitage Museum during the ...Read Review
By Loraine Despres -
Tired of mourning her husband, Belle Cantrell does what any aspiring suffragette would do—she bobs her hair—and the town of Gentry, ...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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