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By Sheramy Bundrick -
“I’d heard about him but never seen him,” Rachel Courteau says in the opening line of Sheramy Bundrick’s debut novel, Sunflowers. ...Read Review
By Craig McDonald -
Since I have never been a Hemingway fan, the plot of Print the Legend only mildly intrigued me. I was willing to be ...Read Review
By Ernesto Mestre-Reed (trans.) - By Mayra Santos-Febres -
This novel is set in Puerto Rico during the first half of the 20th century. It opens with the protagonist, Isabel Luberza, presiding ...Read Review
By Peter Cole (trans.) - By Yoel Hoffman -
Biographical FictionLiteraryShort Stories
Part fiction, part memoir, Hoffmann’s novel could mean many things to readers, or it could mean nothing. Written as a series of 100 ...Read Review
By Maureen Lindley -
“In 1914, at the age of eight years, I was caught spying on my father Prince Su as he made love to a fourteen-year-old ...Read Review
By Cornelia Nixon -
In 1869, Martha Cairnes walks up to the porch of a hotel in Jarrettsville, Maryland, where a group of ex-Union soldiers are celebrating the ...Read Review
By Robert Hicks -
The bestselling author of The Widow of the South has penned another atmospheric masterpiece, this time a moving portrait of the post-Civil ...Read Review
By Nancy Moser -
This is an inspirational fiction take on the famous love story of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. It begins in 1840, when Elizabeth (“Ba” ...Read Review
By Esther Friesner -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
Aimed at a young adult audience, Friesner’s novel portrays Nefertiti as a dutiful, lively, and intelligent teenage girl, growing up in a ...Read Review
By Akila Couloumbis - By Audrey Couloumbis -
This middle-grade novel explores coming of age in Greece during World War II, as seen from the viewpoint of 12-year-old Petros and his ...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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