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By Jacquelynn Luben -
This rambling book, which was sent to me for review as a historical novel, is set in 1991 and the ’60s. It contains no ...Read Review
By Louis Maistros -
In 1891 New Orleans, a black preacher named Noonday Morningstar, with the help of his son Typhus, saves the infant child of a Sicilian ...Read Review
By C.M. Mayo -
This sprawling tale isn’t so much about Agustin de Iturbide y Green, the grandson of the first Mexican Emperor, Agustin de Iturbide, ...Read Review
By Nicole Helget -
It opens with a shocking scene in 1920s Minnesota, in which the title character, Lester Sutter, a mentally handicapped man skilled at ...Read Review
By Jayne Anne Phillips -
It’s July 1950, and as Corporal Robert Leavitt commands a platoon in the Korean countryside, his thoughts wander to his wife, Lola, ...Read Review
By Joanna Scott -
If you enjoy family sagas layered with secrets and betrayal, stories which contain a host of entangled relationships and that expertly engage your ...Read Review
By Kamila Shamsie -
Nagasaki, 9 August 1945. Hiroko Tanaka, daughter of a traitor, stands on her balcony watching the man she is to marry walk into infinity ...Read Review
By Nara Lake -
Set in Melbourne in 1885, this novel centres on Maude Hanford, “short, not quite pretty” and seeming to be as mousy as her hair. ...Read Review
By Mary Pat Kelly -
Ireland, 1848: Blight has killed the potato crop for the third time in four years, there’s no work or food, the rents are ...Read Review
By DeVa Gantt -
The sisters who co-write as DeVa Gantt have hit their stride with the middle volume of their Colette trilogy (originally self-published as one ...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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