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By Wayne Ng -
In 1970, 11-year-old Johnny Wong lives in a Toronto tenement with his Chinese mother. Mother speaks little English and at times works two jobs, ...Read Review
By L. Bordetsky-Williams -
Forget Russia is a luminous look at Russia in the 20th century through the lens of one Jewish woman and her granddaughter. The ...Read Review
By Ben Kane -
In this sequel to Lionheart, Ben Kane again shows that he knows his new era inside out and can tell a wonderful story. ...Read Review
By Beatriz Williams -
Williams has a gift for taking time-honored romance tropes – doomed love affairs, rebellious ingenues, disillusioned spouses, louche aristocrats, pretend husbands – and giving them ...Read Review
By Martha Hall Kelly -
This epic story, set prior to and during the American Civil War, is inspired by the lives of Georgeanna “Georgy” Woolsey and her ...Read Review
By C. D. Major -
Scotland, present day. Reporter Ava is working on a story about Overtoun Bridge, outside Overtoun House in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Over the years, ...Read Review
By Jane Healey -
Recently widowed Anna Cavanaugh takes a job with the OSS in Washington, DC, becoming assistant to General William Donovan, Roosevelt’s right-hand man. ...Read Review
By Tammar Stein -
Beni’s moshav is located just three miles from the Syrian border. When a surprise attack occurs on Yom Kippur, his agricultural cooperative ...Read Review
By Kristin Beck -
Lucia and Francesca join the unsung women of history as their story of deep personal conviction and courage, born out of fear and ...Read Review
By Tim Glister -
The core of the story is the quotidian relevance of the humble radio wave and how our every move can be watched via ...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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