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By Andrew Smith -
This novel tells the story of England’s internment of Italian civilians during WWII and weaves a love story into the plot. In 1940, ...Read Review
By Rachel Hauck -
What do a colonial soldier afraid to declare his love and a Hollywood actress stymied by typecasting have in common? Can Chloe get ...Read Review
By Ann Mah -
This novel follows a familiar model—a young American woman travels to Europe and discovers truths about herself by exploring the life of ...Read Review
By Andrew Marshall - By Rob Grant -
Great Britain in 1952, although few have noticed that it has been the same year for 65 years. People like the reassuring familiarity of class ...Read Review
By Jean Thompson -
A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl is a multigenerational story set in a small Midwestern town where three women try to ...Read Review
By Kate Morton -
It is difficult to categorise the new novel by Kate Morton, author of The House at Riverton and The Distant Hours. There is ...Read Review
By Barbara Kingsolver -
“‘Without shelter, we stand in daylight.’ ‘Without shelter, we feel ourselves likely to die.” Two brilliant narrators, separated by more than a century ...Read Review
By Wendy Webb -
Wendy Webb’s newest Gothic novel is partly a paranormal time-slip with occasional ghosts and spooky happenings. It’s also a multi-period saga ...Read Review
By Deborah Harkness -
Phoebe Taylor and Marcus Whitmore (aka Marcus MacNeil) wish to be married. But first, Phoebe needs to be reborn—she’s to become ...Read Review
By Nikola Scott -
Given the opportunity, I’ll choose a book with the word ‘secret’ in the title. We all love secrets. We try to keep ...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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