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By Barbara Mujica -
Stories of two different but equally engaging women intertwine in Mujica’s superb historical novel portraying the life of film star Dolores del ...Read Review
By A.K. Kulshreshth -
In 2005 Singapore, the elderly Ah Ding is making a precarious living selling packets of tissues in one of modern Singapore’s steel and ...Read Review
By Nancy Cole Silverman -
In Phoenix, Arizona, in 1996, Kate is summoned by her WWII veteran father, Steve, and shown a piece of an airplane’s aluminum skin ...Read Review
By David Hewson -
Venice was occupied by the Germans in WW2 for only 20 months (September 1943 to April 1945), but the occupation lay heavily upon the city. The ...Read Review
By Betsy Göksel (trans.) - By Defne Suman -
Defne Suman is the author of The Silence of Scheherazade, a powerful story about the last days of the Ottoman Empire and the ...Read Review
By Jade Beer -
1952. Alice Ainsley prepares the Residence for a grand reception. She is dressed flawlessly in the latest Dior, yet her much older husband Albert, ...Read Review
By Tilly Bagshawe -
Covering almost five decades, from 1923 to 1971, this is the story of three generations of Salignacs and their passionate love for the château ...Read Review
By Karen Barnett -
In the present day, Kieran Lucas’s grandmother, “Granny Mac,” is slipping away, her memories clouded by dementia. Granny Mac is also having ...Read Review
By Mary Ellen Taylor -
Told in dual timelines, one in 2022 and the other in 1950, The Brighter the Light tells the story of the women who run the ...Read Review
By Alix Rickloff -
One of the pitfalls of the dual-timeline novel is that one story often overshadows the other. Happily, that is not the case for ...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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