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By James Scott Bell - By Tracie Peterson -
This novel, set on the cusp of the women’s rights movement in the first years of the 20th century, is about a ...Read Review
By Pam Durban -
For generations, the women of one black Charleston family have served the Hilliards — first as slaves, later as hired servants. When a flood ...Read Review
By Nomi Eve -
Nomi Eve’s first novel is a lyrical and poetic Jewish family history, from 1837 to present day. The story is told in two ...Read Review
By Bernice Morgan -
(reviewed alongside Waiting for Time) These two novels, relating one family’s struggles and triumphs in Newfoundland from the early 19th century until ...Read Review
By Bernice Morgan -
These two novels, relating one family’s struggles and triumphs in Newfoundland from the early 19th century until the present, were originally written ...Read Review
By Ron Carter -
Ron Carter is a deeply religious individual who intends his multi-volume work on the Dunson family of Boston to serve as an example ...Read Review
By Nancy Peacock -
Generations of the Redd family, divided into the white Redds and the black Redds, people this novel which the New York Times Book ...Read Review
By Audrey Schulman -
Fran Mourne is nearly 40. When she was seven, her father left home. At 16, her mother abandoned her. Feeling freakish, Fran has learned how ...Read Review
By Lalita Tademy -
Cane River, Lalita Tademy’s literary debut, is a stunning family saga mixed with incredible historical detail and honest, yet brutal and painful, ...Read Review
By Sarah Smith -
Fantasize about reading a novel in Paris, Boston, but mostly in and around the city of Arras, in northern France, a region commonly ...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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