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By Kerri Turner -
The title says it all: this is a novel about the fading glory of the famous Imperial Ballet of Russia. You can anticipate ...Read Review
By Lucinda Riley -
Published 2018Published 2019
This latest installment in Riley’s The Seven Sisters series is set in a hybrid timeframe of modern-day Scotland and WWI-era Spain. Tiggy ...Read Review
By Mike Dumbleton -
This beautifully-produced picture book tells its story in single sentences and subtle watercolour illustrations. The brief texts are interspersed with one line of ...Read Review
By Rhys Bowen -
Set in England during the final stretch of the First World War, The Victory Garden focuses on Emily Bryce, a naïve but ...Read Review
By Vee Walker -
The story begins with disparate characters and countries. The Tom of the title is in India but on his way back to a ...Read Review
By Aimie K. Runyan -
Girls on the Line brings to light the World War I Hello Girls. These American women served in the U.S. army as ...Read Review
By Kristy Cambron -
Castle on the Rise follows three women in Ireland in different time periods. In 1797, Maeve, from English Protestant land-owning nobility, discovers an injured ...Read Review
By Roseanna M. White -
Barclay Pierce is an unlikely hero in this 1915 tale, set in London. His family is extensive with several “adopted” siblings he has rescued ...Read Review
By M.J. Hollows -
It’s 1914, and Europe is being torn apart as World War One gains momentum. The novel is written from the perspectives of two ...Read Review
By Holly Webb -
In the ancient whaling port of Whitby in 1914, as World War One is about to begin, all has turned bleak as Evie’s ...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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