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By Rachel Dacus -
After spontaneously appearing at a rock concert in 1970, George learns that he has a rare gene that allows him to time travel, known ...Read Review
By Christina Courtenay -
In 2021, Sara Mattsson, a York silversmith, pulls a seax – a short sword – from an archaeological dig. She reads its runic inscription and is ...Read Review
By Jody Hedlund -
In present-time America, Marian Creighton focuses her energies on researching a cure for her sister Ellen’s terminal illness. But, when her father, ...Read Review
By Jennifer Macaire -
Time travel is nonsense, but with Jennifer Macaire it is always entertaining nonsense, and she makes it seem almost credible. Whereas with other ...Read Review
By H. B. Ashman -
Germania, circa 9 BCE: Roman general Nero Claudius Drusus defeats the Cherusci tribe. He drowns the Cherusci seer’s daughters despite her pleas and ...Read Review
By Julia Fine -
Margaret Wise Brown may not be a household name, but her book Goodnight Moon, published in 1947, is one of the most popular children’...Read Review
By G. Z. Schmidt -
No Ordinary Thing by G. Z. Schmidt is a delightful middle-grade time-travel fantasy. It is 1999, and Adam lives at his uncle’s bakery, ...Read Review
By Christina Courtenay -
The Runes of Destiny is the follow-up to Christina Courtenay’s magical Echoes of the Runes. Although the books share a location and ...Read Review
By Paula Brackston -
The Garden of Promises and Lies is the third book in Paula Brackston’s Found Things time-travel series. In this book, Xanthe, the ...Read Review
By Julie McElwain -
What’s an FBI agent to do when she finds herself displaced over 200 years in the past? Investigate crime, of course. Shadows in ...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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