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By Alexandra Lapierre - By Jeffrey Zuckerman (trans.) -
This is the story of Maria “Moura” Ignatyevna Zakrevskaya, an aristocrat who—along with the rest of her social class—suffered at the ...Read Review
By Lucinda Riley -
Lucinda Riley returns with the sixth installment of her Seven Sisters series. In The Sun Sister, the reader finally learns about the enigmatic ...Read Review
By Finola Austin -
Critics have long argued that the iconic novels of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë are best understood against the descent into alcoholism and ...Read Review
By Christina Schwarz -
As the country sinks deeper into the Great Depression, mama’s girl Bonnie Parker feels her own prospects dimming with it. Her husband ...Read Review
By Martha Waters -
Lady James Audley (Violet) and her husband, younger son of the Duke of Dovington, have been at odds for four years, barely tolerating ...Read Review
By Megan Campisi -
An act of petty thievery changes the course of May Owens’ life in this richly imagined tale set in the late 16th century. ...Read Review
By Thomas Keneally -
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Shelby Apple is approaching the end of his days after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2015. As he contemplates his ...Read Review
By Janet Skeslien Charles -
Charles frames her dual narrative with the voices of Odile, a young woman working at the American Library in Paris (ALP) from the ...Read Review
By Anita Abriel -
Inspired by her mother’s story of survival during the Holocaust, Anita Abriel relates the tale of two young women trying to carve ...Read Review
By Susan Rebecca White -
In 1962 in Roanoke, Virginia, two freshman students, Eve and Daniella, meet at Belmont College. Although they are from differing backgrounds – Eve from an ...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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