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By Diana Gabaldon -
Entry number eight in the popular Outlander series picks up almost squarely where its predecessor left off: Jamie is back from the supposed ...Read Review
By Alan Bradley -
In the sixth volume of Bradley’s mystery series featuring Flavia de Luce, an eleven-year-old chemistry genius in 1951 England, we learn the fate ...Read Review
By Lynn Shepherd -
1850/1816 London. One man, four women. The man is Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. The adolescent women who protect him at all costs are ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Ross -
Paris, 1888. Sixteen-year-old Maude is in search of a better life. But Paris can be a cruel city, and economic necessity drives her to ...Read Review
By Conn Iggulden -
The fifth novel in Conn Iggulden’s Emperor series opens with the bloody assassination of Julius Caesar by “the Liberatores, who murdered the ...Read Review
By Clare Vanderpool -
When his mother dies, Jack Baker, the son of a soldier in World War II, must go to live near his father’s ...Read Review
By Vince Vawter -
The hero in this delightful book stutters. He calls his best friend “Rat” because he can’t pronounce “Art” properly. When our hero – ...Read Review
By Marilyn Sue Shank -
Marilyn Shank’s debut novel, Child of the Mountains, tells the story of Lydia Hawkins, an eleven-year-old girl growing up in the West ...Read Review
By Robin Bridges -
Katerina Alexandrovna is the most powerful necromancer in Russia, but she’d rather be studying medicine. Unfortunately, the tsar has banned women from ...Read Review
By Laura Golden -
In Every Day After, sixth-grader Lizzie Hawkins is having a bad time of it. Growing up in Bittersweet, Alabama, during the Great Depression, ...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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