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By Carol Brendler -
Cece is a fourteen-year-old with big dreams, especially for a girl living above a Newark, New Jersey hardware store in 1938 – she wants to ...Read Review
By Richard Flanagan -
Published 2014Published 2014-08-25
“Why at the beginning… is there always light?” muses Dorrigo Evans, recalling, as a one-year-old in 1915, the sun flooding a church hall in ...Read Review
By Philip Freeman -
In this swiftly told tale set in 6th-century Ireland, Sister Deirdre is tasked with the most important job of the monastery at Kildare: ...Read Review
By Margaret Redfern -
Set in 1336, and starting in Anatolia, The Storyteller’s Granddaughter tells the tale of 17-year-old Sophia, whose beloved herbalist grandmother had just died. ...Read Review
By Tim Severin -
This fourth installment of Tim Severin’s Pirate series finds Hector Lynch and his companions plundering a Spanish wreck. Having promised his wife, ...Read Review
By Alaric Bond -
War with France at the turn of the 19th century means conflict and intrigue on the high seas. HMS Scylla, led by Post ...Read Review
By Stephanie Laurens -
Laurens is back on form with this light, bubbly romance set in Regency England. Malcolm Sinclair, pantomime baddy of previous Laurens books, is ...Read Review
By Nicola Slade -
This is the third in Slade’s Charlotte Richmond Investigates series, set in Hampshire, England, in 1858. Her previous books have been praised by ...Read Review
By Stuart Clark -
The last of Clark’s Sky’s Dark Labyrinth trilogy turns its focus on the progress of physics and astronomy in the 1910s-1930...Read Review
By Saskia Goldschmidt -
Mordechai de Paauw—womanizer, cheat, and ruthless businessman—is a despicable man, yet the perfect narrator. The heir to a Dutch meatpacking family, ...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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