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By C.J. Carey -
England, April 1953. But this is a quite different country – one that succumbed to Germany in 1940 and has since been under occupation. Rose Ransom, ...Read Review
By Brittany Cavallaro -
Alternate HistoryChildren/Young AdultHistorical Fantasy
Seventeen-year-old Claire Emerson’s inventor father believes her touch is magic, that her skin-to-skin touch grants a person their deepest wish. Claire is ...Read Review
By Eli Brown - By Karin Rytter (illus.) -
Alternate HistoryChildren/Young Adult
Brown’s fans have to wait a long time between novels, but each one is worth it. Readers who adored his award-winning “culinary ...Read Review
By Laurent Binet -
The book opens in AD 1000. Freydis Eriksdottir, Erik the Red’s daughter, leads a band of Viking warriors who travel as far as ...Read Review
By Natasha Pulley -
In this alternate-history adventure, Joe Tournier comes to in a Londres métro station in 1898, so named because Napoleon won the Battle of ...Read Review
By PAUL. GRIFFITHS -
“What?” I asked myself. “Who? When? Where? Boston. USA? Beethoven? A new oratorio?” Relax! Try running those familiar facts on new lines. And ...Read Review
By Jillian Cantor -
Alternate HistoryBiographical Fiction
At age 24, Marya Sklodowska leaves Poland to follow her older sister and study at the Sorbonne. She, now Marie, meets and marries fellow ...Read Review
By Loren D. Estleman -
Napoleon Bonaparte is First Consul of France, but there is a plot afoot to kill him. Written by the brilliant, award-winning Loren D. ...Read Review
By Tim Standish -
Set in an alternate Victorian England of 1896, this debut novel tells of Captain Charles Maddox, who has been exiled to Canada for ten ...Read Review
By Kester Grant -
Nina is the heroine in this young adult novel set in a reimagined Paris where the French Revolution has failed and the city ...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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