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By Grace Hitchcock -
Willow Dupré, a wealthy heiress from one of the foremost families on Fifth Avenue, is the most sought-after lady in New York society. ...Read Review
By Jocelyn Green -
This novel is set against the dazzling backdrop of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Sylvie Townsend’s life had taken an unexpected turn ...Read Review
By Kimberly Duffy -
Calcutta, 1885. The accidental death of twenty-year-old Ottilie’s half-Indian mother means she must support her Indian maternal grandmother and six-year-old brother, Thaddeus. Her ...Read Review
By Sarah Loudin Thomas -
Rural, mountainous West Virginia in the 1930s is the setting for this historical mystery centered around thirteen-year-old Loyal, who became deaf following a ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Camden -
This is Book Three in the Hope and Glory series, set in Washington, DC in 1902. It also works as a stand-alone. When Luke ...Read Review
By Connilyn Cossette -
Arisa and Lukio are fleeing from Ashdod and an uncle about to sell Arisa to the temple. Through the sacrifice of a Hebrew ...Read Review
By Jaime Jo Wright -
In 1928 in Bluff River, Wisconsin, Pippa is the adopted daughter of the stern, controlling, and disapproving Richard Ripley, owner of Bonaventure Circus. She ...Read Review
By ANGELA HUNT -
Sisters Pheodora and Damaris are different in almost every way but most especially in status. While Damaris’s wealthy husband is being given ...Read Review
By Susan Anne Mason -
In 1941 Toronto, Olivia Rosetti is released from a woman’s reformatory after having been banished by her family for conceiving a child out ...Read Review
By Jennifer Delamere -
In 1880s London, Alice McNeil has long ago chosen a career as a telegrapher instead of marriage and family, and has never regretted ...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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