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Historical Novels Review | Issue 92, May 2020
By Ben Gartner -
During a hike in the Colorado mountains, John and Sarah find a cave with a strange marking carved inside. When Sarah traces its ...Read Review
By Lindsey Duga -
Late 1800s: Orphaned Emily has lived twelve years at Evanshire’s Home for Neglected Girls, her only friend the dog Archie, whom she ...Read Review
By Amber Lough -
Sometimes all it takes is one woman. 1917. After word of her brother’s desertion reaches Katya’s ear, she joins Maria Bochkareva’s ...Read Review
By Kathy Kacer -
Eldina Sternik is a kind and bright girl. At age twelve, she cares for her younger sisters, reads voraciously, helps her mother with ...Read Review
By Rob Currie -
In this debut novel for middle-grade students, Rob Currie has crafted the remarkable story of a young Dutch boy who finds his life ...Read Review
By Marcia Berneger -
Devorah and Benjamin are eager for presents on the first night of Hanukkah. Before they are allowed to open their gifts, their grandparents ...Read Review
By Jack Dann -
Dann is a well-regarded editor of many science fiction and fantasy anthologies. In this historical fantasy based on Renaissance hermetic mysticism, he imagines ...Read Review
By W.M. Akers -
The sequel to Westside, Westside Saints is part alternate history, urban fantasy, mystery, and time-slip―a frenetic roller coaster ride through 1922 Prohibition-era Manhattan. ...Read Review
By Sarah Leipciger -
Three timelines. Three stories. Three lives. Coming Up for Air is an exquisite story of medical advancement. By successfully balancing these three stories, ...Read Review
By Pitchaya Sudbanthad -
In 23 loosely connected short stories, this time-fluid novel weaves in and out of people’s lives, around and through time from the 19th ...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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