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By Fannie Flagg -
Welcome to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, a typical small town of 1940s rural America. Stop by Doc Smith’s pharmacy for a phosphate, and ...Read Review
By Robin Paige -
The eighth in the series by the husband/wife team of Susan Wittig Albert and William Albert, Death at Dartmoor doesn’t disappoint ...Read Review
By A.S. Byatt -
Reissued to accompany the film starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Aaron Eckhart, Possession is a must-read for those who missed it the first time ...Read Review
By Richard Zacks -
Published 2002Published 2003
There’s an exciting sense of discovery as author Richard Zacks peels back the layers of history and shows us 1696 Manhattan. He describes ...Read Review
By Yael Lotan -
David, the first king of the ancient kingdom of Israel, lies dying – but not in peace. His ambitious sons contend for the throne, ...Read Review
By Kathryn Davis -
Kathryn Davis makes use of a clever narrative device in this, her fifth novel: she allows Marie Antoinette’s soul to speak. This ...Read Review
By Barbara Hambly -
Once Hesione LeGros was a high-flyer, a corsair’s beautiful mistress. But that was twenty years ago, during the heyday of such buccaneers ...Read Review
By Naida West -
Eye of the Bear, the prequel to the author’s earlier novel River of Red Gold, relates the history of early California during ...Read Review
By Alan Furst -
This latest tale from Furst opens on the Black Sea in November of 1940. Once again a man without a country, this time Russian ...Read Review
By Gary E. Parker -
This highly recommended sequel to the first novel in the Blue Ridge Legacy series, Highland Hopes, thrusts Abigail Porter Waterbury into responsibility for ...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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