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By Virginia Reeves -
Roscoe Martin is infatuated with two things: his wife and electricity. Both end up ruining him as a husband and father, and destroy ...Read Review
By Cindy Williams -
From safety in the arms of her koro (grandfather), little Mere is distraught as she loses her teddy bear when their village burns ...Read Review
By Stephanie Burgis -
Set in 1779 Hungary, this thick porridge of a historical fantasy combines well-researched music history, alchemy, horror, mystery, political intrigue, and an unusual romance ...Read Review
By Julia Lee -
London, 1920. Fourteen-year-old Nancy Parker leaves school and starts a Journal. She’s longing for real life to begin, preferably as a Detective! But ...Read Review
By Lauren Wolk -
In western Pennsylvania during WWII, there was an area in between farmlands called Wolf Hollow. The name, coined several generations back, originated from ...Read Review
By Katy Simpson Smith -
For those who like a little adventure with their historical fiction, look no further than Free Men, a satisfying novel that addresses issues ...Read Review
By Robert Knott -
Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are the territorial marshals in Appaloosa, New Mexico during the late 19th century. A new gambling casino is ...Read Review
By Sebastian Faulks -
Published 2015Published 2016
A retired doctor flees London for the south of France but can’t escape his own buried trauma. That is the core story ...Read Review
By Roland Albrecht -
What is the most popular museum in Berlin? One might think it the Neues Museum, which houses the famed bust of Nefertiti; the ...Read Review
By Steve Cole -
After being expelled from Eton, fifteen-year-old James Bond is sent to a new school, Dartington Hall, for all of twelve days. On arrival, ...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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