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By Sofia Lundberg -
Doris, now 96 years old and living alone in her Stockholm apartment, treasures the red address book given to her by her father in 1928. ...Read Review
By Lindsay Harrel -
American Sophia Barrett, a domestic violence counselor, discovers returning to work is too painful even after a year has passed since her fiancé’...Read Review
By Lyndsay Faye -
It’s 1921 during Prohibition, and “Nobody” Alice James is trying to get as far as possible from her previous life as a gun ...Read Review
By Camille Di Maio -
A woman’s quest to fulfill her grandfather’s wishes leads her on the adventure of a lifetime. The year is 1958, and Kate ...Read Review
By Guy Bolton -
Published 2018Published 2019
This is a sequel to the author’s 2017 novel The Pictures, reviewed in HNR issue 80. It is the United States in the summer ...Read Review
By Sylvia Broady -
Published 2018Published 2019
Set in Hull, East Yorkshire, in 1930, Broady tells the story of Alice Goddard, a woman fleeing domestic violence at the hands of her ...Read Review
By Julian Stockwin -
Set in 1809, this is the latest in the Thomas Kydd series, with Thomas as the captain of the frigate, HMS Tyger. Wellesley, the ...Read Review
By Laura Joh Rowland -
Sara Bain returns in Rowland’s third installment of her Victorian Mystery series (after A Mortal Likeness), and this time Sara and her ...Read Review
By Victoria Hamilton -
Miss Emmeline St. Germaine, known to her friends as ‘The Avengeress,’ has been rescuing small girls, servants in homes of the wealthy, who ...Read Review
By Marcus Galloway -
Not much goes unnoticed in the 1878 Dakota Territories mining camp, especially not the arrival of that brightly-painted wagon of itinerant “snake oil” salesman ...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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