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By Charlie Lovett -
Lovett’s enjoyable homage to books and bookishness opens, fittingly, in that literary magnet known as Hay-on-Wye in Wales. In 1995, Peter Byerly, an ...Read Review
By Jodi Picoult -
Sage Singer thinks she doesn’t have much to live for after losing both parents and becoming disfigured in a car wreck; she ...Read Review
By Beverly Swerling -
Beverly Swerling’s latest work is a gripping dual-period novel that is partly a ghost story. Events in Tudor London affect the modern-day ...Read Review
By Thomas Van Essen -
J. M. W. Turner, the famed 19th-century British artist, is a master of color with a fiercely independent and iconoclastic personality. This is ...Read Review
By Lauren Willig -
Willig, author of the popular Pink Carnation series, departs from Napoleonic era, flower-monikered spies and the academics who research them for this complicated, ...Read Review
By Susanna Kearsley -
When art gallery assistant Nicola Marter takes hold of a small, carved bird, known only as the Firebird, she can tell at once ...Read Review
By M.J. Rose -
Three dysfunctional situations in three different centuries are bound together by the ties of drug use and paranormal dabbling in novelist M.J. ...Read Review
By Geraldine McCaughrean -
The Theatre Royal, Seashaw, has been closed for two years and mould is wreaking havoc with the décor. Only ghosts live here ...Read Review
By J.A. Johnstone - By William W. Johnstone -
Hank Parker, a cowboy of eighty-plus years, has a past he’d rather keep hidden. In 1950 Parker is the same age as a ...Read Review
By Erika Marks -
The Mermaid Festival draws people from all directions to Cradle Harbor, Maine every August. They dash into the ocean and shop for souvenirs, ...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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