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By Melanie Dobson -
1942, Amsterdam. Josie is a young student working with her brother to move money in support of the Dutch underground. Their childhood friend Eliese ...Read Review
By Amanda Hale -
Hale’s novel is a fictionalized version of her own family’s history. Christopher Brooke is jailed in Britain in 1940 under Regulation 18B ...Read Review
By Ann Goldstein (trans.) - By Helena Janeczek -
This fictionalized true-life story of Gerda Taro (born Gerta Pohorylle), the first woman photojournalist killed in war, is told by three of her ...Read Review
By Kate Hannigan -
Josie O’Malley loves puzzles and superhero comics. She wonders where all the superheroes went—Fantomah, Black Cat, and others used to protect ...Read Review
By Monique Polak -
Rosetta Wolfson, second oldest in a family of three girls, loves to listen in on other people’s conversations. She is under the ...Read Review
By Rosa Liksom -
Rosa Liksom’s novel is amazing, powerful, and remarkable, and everyone should read it, including, again, me. The Finnish author delves deeply into ...Read Review
By Lucy Adlington -
Young Brigitta, an Austrian Jewish girl who suffered hardship and cruelty when the German Nazis invaded Austria, including the death of her mother, ...Read Review
By Kevin Major -
In late 1942 German submarines prowl the North Atlantic, all the way to the channels around Newfoundland. There, U-boat 69 has a deadly encounter with ...Read Review
By Kate Thompson -
Secrets of the Homefront Girls is a vivid, sprawling family saga set in the East End of London during the Blitz, a setting ...Read Review
By Alan Gratz -
Sixteen-year-old Dee Carpenter lands on Omaha Beach in the chaos of the first landings in Normandy and is immediately confronted with the violence ...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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