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By Sara Donati -
This long, absorbing novel is the sequel to Donati’s enthusiastically received The Gilded Hour, a multi-family epic centered on the lives of ...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
By Sean Dietrich -
In Depression-era Alabama, an abandoned baby is found in the woods by two itinerant workers. Failing to find the mother, they decide to ...Read Review
By Melanie Gillman -
History is written by the rule makers, but sometimes the rules are wrong. Author and artist Melanie Gillman works to right those wrongs ...Read Review
By Cara Wall -
I’m rarely at a loss for words when writing reviews, but this time I’m certain that nothing I write can possibly ...Read Review
By Rosa Liksom -
Rosa Liksom’s novel is amazing, powerful, and remarkable, and everyone should read it, including, again, me. The Finnish author delves deeply into ...Read Review
By Alan Gratz -
Sixteen-year-old Dee Carpenter lands on Omaha Beach in the chaos of the first landings in Normandy and is immediately confronted with the violence ...Read Review
By Karen Campbell -
Karen Campbell’s latest novel is a departure for the author, leaving behind contemporary Scotland for Italy in the Second World War. In ...Read Review
By Lara Prescott -
This double-edged thriller about the publication of Boris Pasternak’s Dr Zhivago, set in a world torn apart by the Iron Curtain, is ...Read Review
By Margaret Wilkerson Sexton -
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton has crafted an unforgettable story of strong women through multiple generations of one African American family in Louisiana. The chapters ...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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