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By Amanda Elyot -
Helen’s memoirs are a gift to Hermione, her only remaining child, written with the intention of justifying her seemingly selfish decisions. At ...Read Review
By Terry McCarthy -
Hannibal and his armies are preparing to cross the Alps, but this only serves as the background for the main story, how a ...Read Review
By Paul Weidner -
Monsieur Hugues, the dwarf at the center of this tale, draws a coarse and bawdy portrait of the glittering court of Louis XIV. ...Read Review
By E. L. Doctorow -
Published 2005Published 2006
The March unfolds in sporadic episodes in the same manner as this historic military maneuver wended its way through Georgia and the Carolinas ...Read Review
By Eva Etzioni-Halevy -
First-time novelist Etzioni-Halevy puts flesh on the bones of the Old Testament story of Hannah. As related here, Hannah and her girlhood friend ...Read Review
By Laura Restrepo - By Trans. Dolores M. Koch -
Its dual time periods of the beginning and the end of the twentieth century help make Isle of Passion both a mystery and ...Read Review
By Adele Geras -
Published 2005Published 2006
This stunning novel retells the Odyssey, all from the point of view of those waiting for the hero those long, lonely years in ...Read Review
By Kacy Barnett-Gramckow -
Barnett-Gramckow wraps up her Genesis trilogy with an account of events following the death of Nimr-Rada (Nimrod) concerning the Tower of Babel and ...Read Review
By Ann Burton -
Abigail of Carmel is beautiful and intelligent, and hopes some day to become a pottery-maker like her father. But when her brother incurs ...Read Review
By Marek Halter -
A foundling adopted by Jethro, High Priest of Midian, Zipporah is intelligent, beautiful, and black. Although she’s Jethro’s favorite daughter, Zipporah ...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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