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By Claire Holden Rothman -
Agnes White, a character based on one of Canada’s first female doctors, is determined to follow in the footsteps of the father, ...Read Review
By Santa Montefiore -
Heartache and romance wing their way from a palazzo in Italy to an old hotel in Devon-by-the-Sea in England – and the story unravels ...Read Review
By Carson Morton -
Few people know that 2011 is the centennial of one of the greatest art heists in history: the theft of Da Vinci’s “Mona ...Read Review
By Maureen Lang -
Christophe Brecht, a German sniper, has returned from war to find his country in ruins. Eager for work, he accepts an offer from ...Read Review
By Manuel Muñoz -
The scene opens on a diner in Bakersfield, California. A young couple – he, the popular boy in town, she, the shy Mexican girl ...Read Review
By Gregory Murphy -
Usually creating suspense means making the reader wonder what will happen next, but in this story of New York circa 1911, we wonder about ...Read Review
By Tamar Myers -
A baby disappears in the Belgian Congo in 1945, and 13 years later a young white girl is “rescued” from the headhunting Bashilele tribe that ...Read Review
By David Lodge -
As I read this lengthy novel, I often needed to remind myself that it is a work of fiction and not biography. The ...Read Review
By Ann Napolitano -
Flannery O’Connor is one of the great figures of 20th-century American literature, an icon of Southern fiction whose life was cut tragically ...Read Review
By Alison Pick -
In 1938, Czechoslovakia is in crisis, as is all of Europe, but at the home of Pavel and Anneliese Bauer in a small Bohemian ...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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