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By Camille Aubray -
The Godmothers are four women in an Italian immigrant family living in Greenwich Village – Lucy, Amie, and Filomena have each married a son, ...Read Review
By Cecily Blench -
Rangoon, Burma, in 1941, and Kate Girton works as a school inspector for the British colonial government. Kate has fled grief in England, and ...Read Review
By Michelle Wright -
Based in Nazi-occupied Paris, Small Acts of Defiance is award-winning Australian short-story writer Michelle Wright’s debut novel. Wright lived in Paris for ...Read Review
By Dara Kavanagh -
“1938 is a catastrophic date in the history of the Czech people, a people who have never lacked for catastrophic dates”. This novel is ...Read Review
By Naomi Hirahara -
Aki Ito and her parents come to Chicago in 1944, after being uprooted from their home in Tropico, California, incarcerated with thousands of other ...Read Review
By Alli Sinclair -
In 1943, Ellie Sullivan is already doing her bit for the war effort servicing aircraft for Qantas when she is approached to work for ...Read Review
By Molly Green -
This final volume in the Sisters at War trilogy brings the epic adventures of the Linfoot sisters to an unsettling conclusion. The youngest, ...Read Review
By Chris Karlsen -
Ava Armstrong is staying with friends in London in October 1940 when the house is destroyed in the Blitz. She normally works in a ...Read Review
By Siobhan Curham -
This is a dual-timeline novel set in London in 1940 and 2019. In 1940, rich and carefree Ruby has surprisingly volunteered for the ambulance service during ...Read Review
By Angela Petch -
In 1947, war hero Richard Moorhead receives an invitation to attend a community celebration in Corbello, Tuscany. Although a pacifist, he had worked with ...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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