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By Stephanie Landsem -
In summer 1933, beautiful and talented Liesl Weiss works for MGM as a typist and stenographer. All studios are laying off, and MGM lets ...Read Review
By Amy Lynn Green -
World War II has come to Derby, Maine, along the Atlantic coast. Men have been drafted and volunteered into the services; blackout curtains ...Read Review
By Jennifer L. Wright -
The shadow of Trinity, the first nuclear bomb test in July 1945, hangs over the events in this novel. The story alternates between 1944-45 ...Read Review
By J'nell Ciesielski -
In 1914, teenage orphans Ivy Olwen and her friend Phillip barely survive on the streets of Washington, DC, by selling newspapers. After an encounter ...Read Review
By Bryan Litfin -
In 323 AD, Emperor Constantine is on the verge of consolidating the widespread Roman Empire under the Christian God and a unified government, but ...Read Review
By Jerry Borrowman -
I find great pleasure in reading a book written by an author who deeply sees and feels the importance of his theme and ...Read Review
By Jaime Jo Wright -
In 1885, young Adria arrives by carriage at Foxglove Manor, a two-story house perched on a cliff above Lake Superior. She was sent there ...Read Review
By M.D. House -
This third in a trilogy provides more exciting tales of well-known New Testament characters and their fictitious offspring as they travel the world, ...Read Review
By Cathy Gohlke -
In 1861, on the cusp of civil war, North Carolina must decide whether to remain loyal to the Union or join the Confederate cause. ...Read Review
By Bryan Litfin -
In 316 AD, much of western civilization is at a crossroads. The Roman Empire, which rules most of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle ...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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