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By Suzanne Woods Fisher -
Anna König is a reluctant passenger on the Charming Nancy, the historic ship that brought the first group of Amish to America ...Read Review
By Pamela Difrancesco -
It’s 1848 and gold fever isn’t the only pestilence racking California’s Sierra. Hillsides are ravaged for gleaming metal. Waters bubble with ...Read Review
By Lene Kaaberbøl -
In fin-de-siècle Varbourg, France, they call Madeleine Karno’s father “Doctor Death.” Dr. Karno is a practicing physician who espouses the relatively ...Read Review
By Siri Mitchell -
In 1852, England, Charlotte Withersby lives a peaceful life with her botanist father. She cares little for convention, for “coming out,” or for thoughts ...Read Review
By Christine Trent -
The Mourning Bells is the fourth installment in the Lady of Ashes series but easily stands on its own. The familiar Violet Harper, ...Read Review
By Chris Cander -
This story is set in 20th-century Verra, a small West Virginia coal mining community tucked across the creek from Whisper Hollow. In this ...Read Review
By Sharon Johnston -
In 1918 London, 30-year-old nurse Clara hears the long-awaited news: “The war is over!” Having lost her husband in the war, tears of joy ...Read Review
By Judith Claire Mitchell -
Lady, Vee and Delph Alter are three sisters in their forties, writing what they describe as a family memoir, a quasi-confessional and a ...Read Review
By Lori Roy -
Roy’s newest novel, set in rural Kentucky, tells Sarah Crowley’s story, first with her sister Juna in 1936, and then through the ...Read Review
By David Treuer -
David Treuer’s novel about a young white Princeton graduate, the Ojibwe Indian boy with whom he shares a secret love, and the ...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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