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By Katherine Spada Basto -
Set in Hartford, Connecticut, this book is a well-researched retelling of the Hartford Witch Panic in 1662, a tragic event when the unsubstantiated accusations ...Read Review
By Caroline Miley -
True artists are compelled to create! Caroline Miley, an art historian, has depicted the life of an artist, Edward Armiger, who doesn’t ...Read Review
By Allyson Stack -
It’s 1884, and Vera Palmer, widowed at twenty-three, has left middle-class Connecticut for a bookkeeping job at a frontier Arizona boardinghouse. But the ...Read Review
By Bethany Swafford -
Since Miss Diana Forester is as modest as her dowry, she is taken aback when the handsome and wealthy Mr. John Richfield not ...Read Review
By Kate Murdoch -
In 16th-century Pesaro on the Adriatic coast, Antonius, a young man of common background, is born with an ability to read minds. This ...Read Review
By WAI CHIM -
1968. Guangdong Province, China. Somehow, the 17-year-old Ming has survived a three-year famine, though he lost his family. He now lives in the village’...Read Review
By Danny Orbach -
Published 2016Published 2017
Hitler led a charmed life. From the moment he took office as Chancellor in 1933 until the failure of the July 1944 Bomb Plot, there ...Read Review
By Amalie Howard - By Angie Morgan -
When Lady Briannon (Brinn) Findlay’s family is robbed by the “Masked Marauder,” Brinn doesn’t want to give up her grandmother’s ...Read Review
By Jason Hewitt -
Published 2016Published 2017
As the title suggests, Devastation Road is an intense, often surreal account of a man’s wartime journey and its aftereffects. Owen is ...Read Review
By David Long -
The author has written fifty short vignettes of Londoners or those who lived and made their mark on the United Kingdom’s capital ...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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