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By Wayne D. Overholser -
During the late 1800s, the Kelton family decides to sell its property and move to eastern Oregon. Eighteen-year-old Mark Kelton survives an attack ...Read Review
By Ayana Mathis -
Surely the whole world knows by now that this novel is an Oprah pick. I have never used television to choose my novels, ...Read Review
By Sarah Moore Fitzgerald -
This beautifully-written time-slip novel explores memory loss, grief and family relationships. It’s narrated in a lively 21st-century voice by Cosmo, who lives ...Read Review
By John Shors -
In 1177 in Angkor, Khmer (now Cambodia), Prince Jayavar and his chief wife, Ajadevi, stand on a causeway gazing at the colossal multiterraced sandstone ...Read Review
By Linda Spalding -
Published 2012Published 2013
In the winter of 1798, Daniel Dickinson and his young family are cast out by the elders of their tightknit Quaker community in Pennsylvania ...Read Review
By Barbara Corrado Pope -
Although the book is billed as third in the Bernard Martin mystery series, the lead character is Bernard’s wife, Clarie. In late 19...Read Review
By Stuart Nadler -
Writing fiction set in the near-history of the mid-20th century is a sticky task. Characters may seem too familiar or mundane to ...Read Review
By Carolyn Meyer -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
Princess Victoria will be Queen of England sometime in the future. Everything about her life is under constant examination and comment from those ...Read Review
By P. C. Doherty -
Set in 1381, Doherty’s twelfth in his Brother Athelstan series pits the insightful Dominican and Cranston, Lord Coroner, against both John of Gaunt’...Read Review
By Christine Wade -
In 1769, after an argument with his wife, an angry farmer stalks off into the Catskill Mountains with his dog, Wolf, to go hunting. ...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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