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By Mary Pat Kelly -
Published 2019Published 2019-02-05
The third in Kelly’s own family-based sagas (following Galway Bay and Of Irish Blood), Irish Above All lands 44-year-old photographer Nora Kelly ...Read Review
By Paddy Hirsch -
In 1799, infant America’s largest city, New York, already has the beginnings of a rip-roaring financial district, which will later become the trading ...Read Review
By Bill Pronzini -
Artemas Jones is a traveling typographer who works with local newspapers for a few weeks, then travels on to the next town. Around 1890 ...Read Review
By Jenni L. Walsh -
In the early 1930s, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow’s quest for their own Holy Grail is their need to find “the farm” – ...Read Review
By William Gear -
This is a saga of the Hancock family of Arkansas during and immediately after the Civil War. The father and Butler, one of ...Read Review
By Nicholas Guild -
In the north of Greece in the ancient kingdom of Macedon, a boy is born to a mother who despises him and a ...Read Review
By Loren D. Estleman -
Charles Boles, aka Black Bart, is a genuine and fascinating historical character from America’s Western history in the late 1880s. And “character” ...Read Review
By Elmer Kelton -
It’s not all guns, horses and cattle. This charming collection of 11 American classic short stories of the West by highly respected and ...Read Review
By Kathleen O'Neal Gear - By W. Michael Gear -
The story of the Cahokia Indians is based on actual archeology, and in this third of the Morning Star trilogy, the Gears combine ...Read Review
By Ralph Peters -
The fifth installment of Peters’ Battle Hymn Cycle series focuses on the last combat between regular forces of the United States and the ...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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