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By Michael Foreman (illus.) - By Sir Michael Morpurgo -
1970s London: Jonah has always struggled to fit in at school. He’s too busy to make friends, spending his time caring for ...Read Review
By M. Allen Cunningham -
Perpetua’s Kin takes readers on a journey from the western theater of the Civil War to 1940s San Francisco as it traces ...Read Review
By Jaime Jo Wright -
Two women separated by 100 years are bound together by their small town’s buried secrets. Gossamer Grove, Wisconsin, in 1907 is shaken up by ...Read Review
By Linda Newbery -
When fourteen-year-old Grace Russell reluctantly comes to Flambards, where her great-great-grandparents once lived, she’s still in shock from the accident which left ...Read Review
By Maureen Doyle McQuerry -
This split-narrative novel, set in the 1920s New York and 1950s California, follows a mother and daughter as they each deal with various ...Read Review
By Hazel Gaynor -
Grace Darling loves life on Longstone Island, in Northumberland, England, where she helps her father with lighthouse duties at night and collects specimens ...Read Review
By Virginia Moffatt -
Newly married Ruth Flint comes to live at Echo Hall on the Anglo-Welsh border in 1990 with her husband, Adam. His grandfather, Jack, is ...Read Review
By Kelly Doust -
Dressing the Dearloves is Australian writer, Kelly Doust’s second novel. Author of a number of craft books on vintage clothing and a ...Read Review
By Natasha Lester -
Romance and mystery intertwine in this multi-period novel that begins in Paris during 1940. As Nazi forces prepare to occupy the city, a chance ...Read Review
By Helen Bryan -
This second novel in Helen Bryan’s Valley Trilogy begins in 1783 with some time overlap with the first in the series, The Valley, ...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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