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By Amy Harmon -
In 2001 New York, thirty-something orphan Anne Gallagher’s grandfather, Eoin, who had cared for her since childhood, dies. Anne flies to Dublin, Ireland, ...Read Review
By Dolores Gordon-Smith -
Jenny Langton is thrilled to be on her first assignment to view a property for the real estate firm Wilson and Lee: the ...Read Review
By Nicola Upson -
Stanley and Elsie is the story of the artist Stanley Spencer, told mostly through the eyes of his housekeeper, Elsie Munday. It focuses ...Read Review
By Melanie Benjamin -
Melanie Benjamin has a wonderful track record of finding lesser known characters and stories from history and bringing them to life in fiction. ...Read Review
By Lissa Evans -
Published 2018Published 2019
The golden, but flawed burden of the memories we carry with us from youth is the subject of Lissa Evans’ beautiful novel, which ...Read Review
By Colin Falconer -
Sarah Levine has what she calls “bad” thoughts about stealing the children of her relatives. In the early 1900s, her husband Micah decides ...Read Review
By Brian Gallagher -
September 1920, Ireland. Spies tells the story of the War of Independence through the eyes of three children who are thrown together despite their ...Read Review
By Lyndsay Faye -
It’s 1921 during Prohibition, and “Nobody” Alice James is trying to get as far as possible from her previous life as a gun ...Read Review
By H. Lee Pratt -
Megan’s Song feels heavily influenced by old movie plots. It’s set in Jackson, Wyoming in 1925, and it has just about everything. ...Read Review
By Jess Montgomery -
It is 1925 when we meet Lily Ross as she is cleaning out a jail cell in preparation for the new prisoner her husband ...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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