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By Courtney Collins -
Published 2013Published 2014
This is a strange book, not least because the narrator is a newborn baby who dies in the first chapter. This is Magical ...Read Review
By Lyndsay Faye -
Set in New York just before the Civil War, Seven for a Secret depicts a mystery involving the kidnapping of free Blacks for ...Read Review
By Stephen Wetta -
The Witchers are the quintessential family from the wrong side of the tracks. Reviled by their wealthier neighbors for their rough-and-tumble ways, they ...Read Review
By Paul Elwork -
Emily and Michael, the thirteen-year-old Stewart twins, are wealthy and bored. Their widowed mother is distant and emotionally fragile, and the summer seems ...Read Review
By Kelly O'Connor McNees -
Louisa May Alcott was a champion of the independently spirited woman at a time when marriage was considered by much of society as ...Read Review
By Sarah Blake -
This atmospheric novel follows the intersecting lives of three American women during 1940 and 1941. Iris James is the postmaster (she doesn’t believe in ...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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