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HNR Issue 93 (August 2020)
By Eve Chase -
A baby abandoned on a tree stump in a remote forest lies at the centre of this enthralling dual-timeline novel. There’s also ...Read Review
By Liz Tyner -
Vivian Darius is dying. Or at least that is the prognosis of her doctor and parents. But during a (shaky) walk her companion ...Read Review
By Eliza Redgold -
1885. Employment prospects blighted by dismissal without references, governess Maud Wilmot goes in place of her recently married sister (also a governess) to a ...Read Review
By Linda Ulleseit -
Spanning almost thirty years in the 20th century, The Aloha Spirit follows the life of Dolores. She is left behind on the Big ...Read Review
By Bill Rapp -
In 1955 Karl Baier is the Acting Chief of Station at the CIA site in bustling Vienna, Austria. Although Vienna is a hotbed of ...Read Review
By Sarah Relyea -
In 1968 the Rayson family leaves Washington, DC for Berkeley. Their new home is not far from protest centers spawned by Dr. King’s ...Read Review
By Lisa T. Bergren -
Selah Banning and her family, operators of the Double T on the island of Nevis in the West Indies, have an audacious scheme: ...Read Review
By Ida Curtis -
The nun referred to in the title is young, beautiful Gilda, who has not yet taken her vows. It’s a good thing, ...Read Review
By Beth White -
Mississippi, 1870. After the Daughtry sisters learn they’ve been left a saloon, Aurora makes plans to convert it into a boardinghouse. With one ...Read Review
By Carrie Hayes -
Hayes’ debut novel couldn’t have more captivating or exciting protagonists. Victoria Woodhull and her sister, Tennessee Claflin, led careers as spiritualists, aspiring ...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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