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By Max Crawford -
This novel is a throwback to the early 20th century west, when members of close-knit communities used the local schoolhouse as a meeting ...Read Review
By Lisa Lenard-Cook -
In the tradition of the found inheritance novel, this is the haunting story of two women: one Hana Weissova, Czechoslovakian concentration camp survivor, ...Read Review
By Marianne Wiggins -
For an example of how to take unremarkable people and turn their story into something worth writing about, read Evidence of Things Unseen. ...Read Review
By Paul Hoffman -
This is a biography of a now forgotten aeronaut, Alberto Santos-Dumont, who, in 1901, was a household name. The author compares his public experimentation ...Read Review
By Bodie & Brock Thoene -
Well known for their inspirational fiction, Bodie and Brock Thoene launch yet another series for their fans. First Light opens in modern Jerusalem ...Read Review
By Michelle Black -
The booming mining town of Leadville, Colorado, in 1880 is the setting for Black’s latest mystery of the Victorian west, yet for a ...Read Review
By Ann McMillan -
In June 1862, the city of Richmond, Virginia, is surrounded by the Union army. A letter to Jefferson Davis, outlining the location of Confederate ...Read Review
By Lauraine Snelling -
In 1882, Ruby Torvald receives a letter from her long-lost father. He is dying and insists that she and her little sister, Opal, immediately ...Read Review
By Thomas Rendell Curran -
This engaging, complex mystery takes place in Newfoundland in 1947, before it joined Canada as a province. The book’s prologue is a newspaper ...Read Review
By Barry Levinson -
I knew this was a good book when I was laughing out loud during the prologue. A few pages later I laughed myself ...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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