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By Joan Schweighardt -
“Two threads are flawlessly woven together in this sweeping historical novel. In one, Gudrun, a Burgundian noblewoman, dares to enter the City of ...Read Review
By Scott Wyatt -
When fourteen-year-old Raleigh Starr rescues kittens from a burning barn on Thompson Road in 1937, he crosses paths with Mona Garrison, a feebleminded twelve-year-old. ...Read Review
By Greg Michaels -
In 1755 Jacques Casanova, exiled from Venice, visits his brother in Paris and comes into possession of a mysterious scroll. Hoping it will provide ...Read Review
By Eleanor Parker Sapia -
Because it provides a credible career option for independent women of the past, midwifery is a natural subject for female-centered historical novels. Ami ...Read Review
By Tess Thompson -
Duet for Three Hands is a new novel that explores the nature of love and race in the early 20th-century South. The story ...Read Review
By Andrew Eddy -
Set in war-torn Europe between 1940 and 1944, this story tells how the Germans occupied and then destroyed the Sami people’s lands in the ...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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