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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
By Emuna Elon -
An Israeli author, whose mother escaped from Nazi-occupied Amsterdam with him and his sister, travels to the land of his birth to promote ...Read Review
By M.J. Rose -
New York, 1910. Pierre Cartier has acquired the Hope Diamond, along with its infamous bad luck, and Vera Garland is intrigued by its myths. ...Read Review
By Mary Doria Russell -
In 1913, the seeds for the copper mine union are sown by the death of a Finnish drill operator. Led by the intrepid Anna ...Read Review
By Jon Clinch -
Marley was not dead, to begin with. This novel undoes the famous first line of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, presenting the story of ...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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