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By Kaitlyn Greenidge -
On the surface, Libertie is a coming-of-age novel. Libertie Sampson, free-born, dark Black daughter of the much lighter and more self-assured Dr. Catherine ...Read Review
By Martha Hall Kelly -
This epic story, set prior to and during the American Civil War, is inspired by the lives of Georgeanna “Georgy” Woolsey and her ...Read Review
By Roseanna M. White -
1861. Betrayed, shot, and washed overboard, Confederate soldier Phineas Dunn wakes up on the shores of Cuba. His only hope of survival is a ...Read Review
By Devin Jacobsen -
This tale covers 20 years, from the Civil War forward, and the Tamplin family—three brothers, Quinn, Irving, and Edward; father Les; and finally ...Read Review
By Rebecca Suter Lindsay -
Not every Virginian is pleased with the 1861 state referendum that allows Virginia to secede from the Union and join the Confederate States of ...Read Review
By Heidi Chiavaroli -
Chiavaroli’s latest, The Orchard House, is a dual timeline book set in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860s and 2019. The 21st-century portion of ...Read Review
By Tara Johnson -
Cadence Piper lives in Washington DC during the early Civil War years. She possesses both a stuttering tongue and a strong will to ...Read Review
By Ashley Clark -
This is a multi-timeline novel that begins in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1860. Rose, enslaved to a wicked family, has been told that her ...Read Review
By Jane Ver Mulm -
Just before the American Civil War, Ellen Schmidt was a spinster daughter from a well-respected plantation in Georgia. Instead of dancing and taking ...Read Review
By S.K. Keogh -
Nate Calhoun and James Keenan can’t help egging each other on. At a dance in their hometown of Burr Oak, Michigan, James ...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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