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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
By Linda Grant -
I was absolutely bowled over by this book, which won the British Orange Prize for Fiction. It is the story of Evelyn Sert, ...Read Review
By David Clement-Davies -
Richard Adams did animal fantasy so well that there has yet to be anything written to match it (Redwall aside), so it was ...Read Review
By Agnes Rossi -
It’s a good feeling to open up a new book and know after reading the first words that I’ve “discovered” a ...Read Review
By John Jakes -
On Secret Service is an informative read that will entertain both men and women. My husband took possession of the book the minute ...Read Review
By Darin Strauss -
In this enthralling first novel, Darin Strauss has combined meticulous historical research with imaginative storytelling to create a richly detailed, multi-layered account of ...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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