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By Cynthia Thomason -
Gwen Barrow, the heroine of this novel, is easy to like. Although only in her twenties, Gwen successfully takes on most of the ...Read Review
By Morag McKendrick Pippin -
Cicely Winterbourne is working at Bletchley Park in 1942 when two men she works with seem to commit suicide. She has her doubts that ...Read Review
By Carole Collier Frick -
If ever a book could be compared to a box of chocolates, this is it. Setting out to harness the specifics – How many ...Read Review
By Gabriella Anderson -
Lady Elfreda (Elf to her friends) is a tall, golden, spirited 14th century maiden determined to enter the convent rather than face the ...Read Review
By Sharon Gillenwater -
In 1884, Sheriff Ransom Starr is pushed off a balcony while on patrol. He lands, horribly injured, in the dusty street below. Lily and ...Read Review
By Leo Tolstoy (trans. Anthony Briggs) -
Arguably the greatest literary masterpiece, War and Peace is an amazing blend of philosophy, history, spirituality and love told through two families, the ...Read Review
By Joan Silber -
Rhoda Taber is a pregnant, suburban, Jewish housewife in New Jersey in 1940. She doesn’t always feel like she fits in, but her ...Read Review
By Jim Haynes -
Nationhood. Loyalty. Duty. These are not trivial things, even ninety years later. This book is a compendium of prose and verse on those ...Read Review
By Laurien Gardner -
In 1501, Catherine of Aragon journeys to England to marry Arthur, Prince of Wales. But when Arthur dies just a few months later, Catherine ...Read Review
By Livia Hallam with James Reasoner -
Call to Arms is the first volume in an old-fashioned Civil War saga, the Palmetto trilogy. Allard Tyler and his friend Robert Gilmore ...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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