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By Amanda Dykes -
Set the Stars Alight is a beautiful, intricately woven story of friendship. In London in 2000, Lucy and Dash meet as children and grow ...Read Review
By Bruno Morchio -
Many of the features of this suspenseful, hard-boiled Italian noir, set in Genoa in 1944 and the present day, will be familiar to mystery ...Read Review
By Jenetta James -
In this multi-period romantic mystery, young Victorian Society miss, Kitty Cathcart, is disenchanted with her lot. Beautiful, witty, and well-off, she appears to ...Read Review
By Jill G. Hall -
Told in parallel narratives, this is the story of two women, one an artist in modern-day San Francisco and the other a hostage ...Read Review
By Rebecca D'Harlingue -
The Lines Between Us is a multi-period debut, beginning in Madrid in 1660 and partly told in epistolary form through diaries and letters. The ...Read Review
By David Armstrong -
Young lawyer David moves from New York to his wife’s hometown of Hamilton, Mississippi. His first assignment is to prepare the will ...Read Review
By Cauvery Madhavan -
Madhavan describes an era long gone which continues to make an impact. An Indian-born writer who has lived in Ireland for over thirty ...Read Review
By Dominic Smith -
The Electric Hotel is a story within a story, with the main narrative set within a poignant outer frame. It is 1963, and a ...Read Review
By Fiona Valpy -
In the late 1970s, Lexie Gordon returns home with her daughter, Daisy, to Aultbea, a small fishing village on Loch Ewe in the ...Read Review
By Mary Gordon -
Author/memoirist Gordon’s award-winning fiction often focuses on generational tensions and damage, and particularly the fraught relationships between mothers and daughters. She ...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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