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By Kat Dunn -
1794. In Paris the French Revolution is on the brink of collapse. Chaos looms while dark forces gather, determined to take power. A small ...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 Joyce Moyer Hostetter -
In summer 1959, at the foot of Baker’s Mountain, North Carolina, Jackie Honeycutt’s biggest concern is winning a blue ribbon at the ...Read Review
By Amanda Perez Puentes (illus.) - By Kelly Zekas - By Tarun Shanker -
Eighteenth-century England seems like an unlikely time for a woman bare-knuckle boxer to become a celebrity. Alas, that idea would be wrong, as ...Read Review
By Leda Schubert - By Maya Ish-Shalom (illus.) -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
Nathan’s Song was inspired by the author’s grandfather, born in a Jewish shtetl in Russia in the late 1800s. Always singing ...Read Review
By Colleen Nelson -
Frankie lives the life of a teenage outcast, someone who finds it difficult to trust others. And why not? Born with a rare ...Read Review
By Kaja Kajfez (illus.) - By Yona Zeldis McDonough -
When a Russian pogrom burns her father’s woodcarving shop, twelve-year-old Batya’s family decides to move to America. Mama, Papa, Batya, older ...Read Review
By Menahem Halberstadt (illus.) - By Tami Lehman-Wilzig -
Long ago in Jerusalem, bakers Esther and Ezra made challah before the sun came up so that everyone would have bread for their ...Read Review
By Jennifer Kirkham (illus.) - By Shoshana Weiss -
This picture book imagines a friendship between two historical figures: Rabbi Judah Aryeh and the Renaissance painter known as Tintoretto. They lived near ...Read Review
By E. A. Allen -
Percy St.-John, son of an Anglican vicar, is tragically orphaned at a young age in England in 1906. With no family members willing ...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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