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By Camille Aubray -
The Godmothers are four women in an Italian immigrant family living in Greenwich Village – Lucy, Amie, and Filomena have each married a son, ...Read Review
By Esther Freud -
I Couldn’t Love You More is a stirring portrayal of motherly love and familial and institutional abuse through the eyes of three ...Read Review
By Molly Green -
This final volume in the Sisters at War trilogy brings the epic adventures of the Linfoot sisters to an unsettling conclusion. The youngest, ...Read Review
By Chris Karlsen -
Ava Armstrong is staying with friends in London in October 1940 when the house is destroyed in the Blitz. She normally works in a ...Read Review
By Alli Sinclair -
In 1943, Ellie Sullivan is already doing her bit for the war effort servicing aircraft for Qantas when she is approached to work for ...Read Review
By Angela Petch -
In 1947, war hero Richard Moorhead receives an invitation to attend a community celebration in Corbello, Tuscany. Although a pacifist, he had worked with ...Read Review
By Hilary Hauck -
Twenty-two-year-old Pietro’s life gets upended by a disease that destroys all the vineyards in northern Italy. Then his beloved music-teacher grandfather suddenly ...Read Review
By Sara Ackerman -
On Sunday, December 7, 1941, on O’ahu, Hawaii, 23-year-old Daisy is at the beach while most islanders are at church, for she “preferred to ...Read Review
By Linda Finlay -
In London in 1910, Daisy Tucker is a young woman whose family has fallen upon hard times. When her father loses his job, she ...Read Review
By Marius Gabriel -
Max Wolff, a staunch Nazi officer, has arrived home on medical leave from the Russian front to discover that his mother, Magda, is ...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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