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By Alan Hlad -
In 1915 the first chemical weapons attack, loosed by the German Army at Ypres, injures German soldiers in a case of “friendly fire,” and ...Read Review
By Corina Bomann -
Having lost both her parents, 17-year-old Matilda is all alone in the world. Then she gets a shocking surprise when a countess, Agneta ...Read Review
By Emma Pass -
WW2 launched a huge movement of people, particularly young men of marriageable age, between countries and between continents. The multitudes of romantic encounters ...Read Review
By Elisabeth McNeill -
Published (c1992)Published 2021
1890 Edinburgh. When Brabazon Nairn’s husband Duncan is bankrupted, they and their two teenage sons, Henry and Laurence, must start over, taking up ...Read Review
By Jennifer Ryan -
One doesn’t often think of World War II novels as “juicy,” but that’s a good way to describe the latest book ...Read Review
By Elaine Everest -
1950. The war is over, but rationing is still in place as the original Woolworths girls Sarah and Freda tackle the responsibilities of promotion ...Read Review
By June Hall McCash -
In January of 1793, the French king loses his head during the country’s revolution. For young Amelia Nicolau, this is just the beginning, ...Read Review
By Molly Green -
September 1939, and Dulcie—known as Dale—Treadwell is a junior reporter on the Kensington Evening Post. She longs to write about ‘real’ news, ...Read Review
By Marius Gabriel -
Katya, daughter of Russian nobles who fled the Bolsheviks, dreams of practicing medicine, but her impecunious parents, now living in Paris, arrange for ...Read Review
By Elisabeth McNeill -
Edinburgh, 1788: McNeill’s novel (first published in 1989) begins with the hanging of Deacon William Brodie, apparently upstanding member of the community by day ...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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