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By Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig and Karen White -
In 2013, author Sarah Blake has writer’s block. Her first book was a big hit, but now she has no ideas. Seeking inspiration, ...Read Review
By Fiona Pickles (ed.) -
Manifold Press has delivered a delightful collection of Shakespeare tales, revised and revisited for a modern audience and with an LGBT focus. Each ...Read Review
By Kathryn Hughes -
1956 may not seem like history to many of our readers, but happily the big Victorian lunatic asylums which were still the main provision ...Read Review
By Catherine Czerkawska -
The Posy Ring is the first in the Annals of Flowerfield series, a spinoff from the author’s previous novel The Curiosity Cabinet. ...Read Review
By Meredith Jaeger -
Violet yearns to be a Hollywood actress in 1940. Even though she is married, she enters and wins the Miss California pageant in Santa ...Read Review
By Renita D'Silva -
Author D’Silva transports readers to her native India in a new multi-period novel exploring her frequent themes of difficult family dynamics and ...Read Review
By Kathleen Kaufman -
In the years after WWII, a little girl grows up in Glasgow and later moves with her mother to Colorado. Alice Grace is ...Read Review
By Susie Orman Schnall -
This fast-paced novel takes readers to 1949 New York City, where young women angled to get into typing pools at prestigious firms and dreamed ...Read Review
By Susanna Kearsley -
Charlotte (“Charley”) Van Hoek takes up residence in her late brother’s home on Long Island and begins a position as curator of ...Read Review
By John Neely Davis -
The 200-page central chapter covers the 1890s through the early 20th century. Young Francis Chapman, a devotee of Western pulp novels, travels to ...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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