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By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley -
The War I Finally Won reads like a childhood classic. I suspect it’s destined to become just that for today’s young ...Read Review
By Allison Pataki - By Owen Pataki -
Two idealistic young men’s fates entwine during the trial of General Christophe de Kellermann, a hero of the French Revolution. Jean-Luc St. ...Read Review
By Laura Marx Fitzgerald -
Martha O’Doyle may be 100 years old, but she can still vividly remember events from her childhood. Martha grew up in 1920s New ...Read Review
By Allison Pataki -
The Accidental Empress, Allison Pataki’s introductory novel on Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary, is continued in this portrayal of her later years as ...Read Review
By Caroline Heller -
Caroline Heller’s thoughtful and tender memoir raises the bar considerably for future non-fiction authors. In the first part of her memoir, she ...Read Review
By Annie Barrows -
Layla Beck, a beautiful, spoiled Senator’s daughter, lands in small-town West Virginia in the summer of 1938, after her father cuts her off ...Read Review
By Lynn Cullen - By Nancy Carpenter (illus.) -
Written and illustrated with a 5- to 8-year-old audience in mind, Dear Mr. Washington is rollicking fun for the grown-ups involved as well. ...Read Review
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley -
Ada has never left her London apartment. Her mother, Mam, a deeply troubled and abusive woman, is too ashamed of Ada’s clubfoot ...Read Review
By Mary Lawson -
Published 2013Published 2014
Megan Cartwright is the glue that holds her family together. At twenty-one, she’s never ventured outside the small isolated town of Struan, ...Read Review
By Jennifer Dubois -
In 1979 Leningrad, a stranger, Aleksandr Bezetov, arrives in town from the eastern USSR. He befriends three dissidents, and although Aleksandr is there to ...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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