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By Timothee de Fombelle -
Five-year-old Rosalie lives in a French village with her mother, who has had to work in a nearby factory since her father went ...Read Review
By Tony Lee -
In 1546, young Grace O’Malley is the daughter of a powerful chieftain in Western Ireland. “Black Oak” O’Malley wants his daughter to ...Read Review
By Todd Strasser -
Lucas Baker is living a dream. Most of the time he’s either smoking pot, hash or whatever he can get—and popping ...Read Review
By Allison Rushby -
Early in WWII, facing increasingly devastating bombing, people in Britain were deeply concerned that Hitler was about to invade them and take over ...Read Review
By Anne Nesbet -
Gusta Neubronner, eleven and raised in New York City, is packed off to her grandmother, whom she’s never met, in Springdale, a ...Read Review
By Lila Quintero Weaver -
Lu Olivera was born in Argentina but has grown up in Alabama. In 1970, Lu is in the sixth grade at a newly integrated ...Read Review
By Lisa Jensen -
Before the Beast becomes the Beast, there was the beautiful Jean-Loup, Chevalier de Beaumont. He hunts women and mismanages his household, which bustles ...Read Review
By Shirley Hughes -
Set in 1945, this book reveals the devastation the Blitz has had on Ruby and her neighbours as the city around them is bombed ...Read Review
By P.J. Lynch (illus.) - By Ryan Tubridy -
In June 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited Ireland, where all eight of his great-grandparents had been born. During the four-day trip, JFK was ...Read Review
By Shirley Hughes -
In 1944, Florence, Italy, is under Nazi occupation, and 13-year-old Paolo is the man of the house since his father has disappeared into 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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