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Historical Novels Review | Issue 92, May 2020
By Kelly Rimmer -
Beth Walsh never expected to feel so overwhelmed after the birth of her long-awaited son. With her beloved father’s health in rapid ...Read Review
By Ursula Janssen -
After her uncle’s death, German historian Lia Winter decides to travel to Italy to spend some time with relatives there. Lia stays ...Read Review
By Jane Thynne -
In her latest venture into historical fiction, author Jane Thynne turns her attention to two socialite sisters on opposite sides in World War ...Read Review
By S. Block -
Simon Block was behind the TV drama Home Fires, and his novel Keep the Home Fires Burning (2018) was reviewed in HNR 86. These introduced ...Read Review
By Ella Zeiss - By Helen MacCormac (trans.) -
In this novel set in the 1930s, Anna is a German-Russian woman doing her best to make a happy life and home for ...Read Review
By Dan Cohen -
Valen and Cohen have collaborated on an intricate (sometimes too intricate) tale of police corruption, anti-Semitism, and fraud in 1950s Minneapolis. Detective Jake ...Read Review
By Ed Ruggero -
When the army assigns military police Lieutenant Eddie Harkins to investigate a surgeon’s murder at a field hospital outside Palermo, Sicily, in ...Read Review
By Emily Neuberger -
In small-town Wisconsin, Eleanor O’Hanlon eats, sleeps and breathes musicals, so when she sees an advertisement for an open call in New ...Read Review
By Louise Fein -
At one level this is a timeless story of star-crossed lovers. A young couple defy the conventions of the adult world and are ...Read Review
By Tara Moss -
The first volume in a new series by Tara Moss provides a splendid introduction to 1946 postwar Sydney, Australia, and gutsy female private investigator ...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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