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By Addison Armstrong -
Armstrong’s dual-timeline debut packs a powerful emotional punch as it explores which lives are valued by society and how much a mother ...Read Review
By Lori McMullen -
Like many Floridians, I have long been a fan of Marjory Stoneman Douglas. I was fortunate enough to review a collection of her ...Read Review
By Rachel Dacus -
After spontaneously appearing at a rock concert in 1970, George learns that he has a rare gene that allows him to time travel, known ...Read Review
By Siobhan Curham -
This is a dual-timeline novel set in London in 1940 and 2019. In 1940, rich and carefree Ruby has surprisingly volunteered for the ambulance service during ...Read Review
By Alison Booth -
The painting at the centre of this novel is a family heirloom which Anika brought to Australia when she fled from Hungary before ...Read Review
By Fiona Valpy -
In 1941, thirteen-year-old Josie, her sister, and parents, fearing Nazi atrocities on Jewish families, flee Paris for the relative safety of Vichy France in ...Read Review
By Liz Trenow -
In 2019, 84-year-old Molly Goddard is forced to turn her memories back to the time when she, her father, and brother Jimmy first arrived ...Read Review
By Isobel Blackthorn -
Emma is nursing Adele, a wealthy elderly woman, in her English summer home just as World War II is breaking. Adele is interested ...Read Review
By Hilary Hauck -
Twenty-two-year-old Pietro’s life gets upended by a disease that destroys all the vineyards in northern Italy. Then his beloved music-teacher grandfather suddenly ...Read Review
By Natasha Lester -
This complex multi-generational novel, which has as its base the systematic theft of art works by the German occupiers from conquered Paris, doesn’...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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