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By Penina Keen Spinka -
This is the second book in a series, the first entitled Picture Maker. It might help to have read the first one, which ...Read Review
By Ken Follett -
In the spring of 1941, England was almost singlehandedly taking on the German war machine as it devastated Europe. Daily bombing raids were the ...Read Review
By Darin Strauss -
Born in 1880s Indiana, Virgil Selby’s father tells him that falsity is in his blood and encourages the youth to seek “something ...Read Review
By John Jakes -
It’s early autumn in 1720, and Sydney Greech is walking down the streets of Charles Town with his fiancée as they discuss ...Read Review
By Augusta Trobaugh -
In 1939, Mr. Oto arrives in Salty Creek, Georgia, by accident. Taken off the bus because he is ill, he is nursed back to ...Read Review
By Lee Martin -
The growing metropolis of 1920s Denton, Texas and the evolution of race relations are examined in Lee Martin’s first full-length novel. Although ...Read Review
By Penina Keen Spinka -
The narrator of this novel of prehistoric Native American culture is Gahrahstah (Picture Maker), a young Ganeogaono woman known for her artistic talents. ...Read Review
By Douglas Kelley -
In the summer of 1856 Mary Patten and her husband, Captain Joshua Patten, begin what would become an incredible voyage aboard the clipper ship ...Read Review
By Jane Roberts Wood -
There have been many, many novels about World War II, and if the majority of them have focused on life in combat, on ...Read Review
By Sharyn McCrumb -
Accompanying one Appalachian family down through the years is a ballad first learned by Scotsman Malcolm McCourry aboard ship in 1751. Another inheritance brought ...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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