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By Cynthia Rylant -
Newbery medalist Cynthia Rylant has crafted a book that speaks as easily to this generation as any generation that experiences war. I Had ...Read Review
By Pamela-Suzette Deane -
The 1770s Rhode Island setting and community of free people of color is wonderfully evoked in this “writing book” of a woman whose ...Read Review
By Maura D. Shaw -
Part I of the novel opens in 1846. The protagonist and narrator, Margaret Meehan, begins her tale in Kilvarna, County Clare, Ireland. For sixteen-year-old ...Read Review
By Morag McKendrick Pippin -
The old fighter plane piloted by Elizabeth Mainwarring comes limping in to the parade ground in Calcutta, barely avoiding a crash landing. Elizabeth, ...Read Review
By J.M. Hochstetler -
Elizabeth Howard is the respectable daughter of a Tory-leaning family in 1775 Boston by day, but by night she transforms into the wily courier ...Read Review
By Ashley Gardner -
This is the third of Captain Lacey’s adventures in solving crime: this time, it is the murder of a young woman who ...Read Review
By Eric Swedin -
The Killing of Greybird contains Western, mystery, and Mormon inspirational elements. David Halliday, newly mustered out of the Union Army in 1865, returns to ...Read Review
By David Adams Richards -
Set in New Brunswick’s Miramichi River valley between the 1920s and the 1990s, River of the Brokenhearted follows three generations of the ...Read Review
By Lynn Austin -
This is the final story in Lynn Austin’s Christian series about the Civil War. She does a fine job with this latest ...Read Review
By Cindy Holby -
In 1864 West Virginia, Jacob Anderson, a Confederate soldier, wakes from a coma with amnesia. He quickly learns that a battered angel named Shannon ...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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