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By Connie Hampton Connally -
Budapest, 1951. Katalin Varga is an unwed mother with a beautiful singing voice, but she hasn’t sung publicly since Róbert, the father ...Read Review
By Stan Freeman -
Sarah Dutton is no beauty, even by 1915 standards, but she’s worth a fortune in jewels. When someone abducts Sarah and the jewels, ...Read Review
By Bill Rapp -
This is set in the 1950s, the Cold War era, in Vienna. The Hapsburg Variation is the second book in a series about ...Read Review
By Leta Serafim -
Although many historical novels have been written about the Second World War, this is the first I’ve read that’s set in ...Read Review
By T.W. Emory -
Gunnar Nilson, erstwhile PI in Seattle in the 1950s, finds himself recounting one of his cases to a sympathetic caregiver in 2003, when he’...Read Review
By Claire Gebben -
When 16-year-old Michael Harm leaves his home in the Palatinate in 1857 for America to take an apprenticeship under his uncle in Cleveland, he ...Read Review
By Andrew Nova -
The year is 1453, and the army of Turkish Sultan Mehmed is camped outside the walls of Constantinople while the Emperor Constantine and his ...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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