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By Susan Crandall -
This is a coming-of-age novel about a troubled family that has been torn apart by secrets, betrayal, and mental illness, and a moving ...Read Review
By Kristin Harmel -
After American Ruby Henderson marries Frenchman Marcel Benoit, they settle in Paris in 1939. Instead of newlywed bliss, they face Nazi invasion and occupation. ...Read Review
By Laura Powell -
In 2006, Mary’s life is falling apart. She has been diagnosed with breast cancer, and mental instability asserts itself; she is increasingly estranged ...Read Review
By Nick Cutter -
Little Heaven is a horror novel that jumps between the years 1965-66 and 1980. Micah Shughrue is on a mission to rescue his daughter ...Read Review
By Laurie Notaro -
This intricate novel details the lives of three aviatrixes in 1927, all vying to be the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Charles ...Read Review
By Kristin Harmel -
I’ll admit it: I’m a sucker for stories in which a modern-day character finds a mysterious artifact of family history and ...Read Review
By Juliette Fay -
It’s 1919 in a small town in western New York State. The Turner family – the frustrated, dissatisfied mother, almost silent father and four ...Read Review
By Matthew Reilly -
Published 2015Published 2016
England, 1543. Elizabeth Tudor is 13 years old and, as third in the line of succession, vulnerable to the political intrigues that surround the throne. ...Read Review
By Lynn Cullen -
The thin line between the persona of Mark Twain and the author, Samuel Clemens, is explored in this emotional and revealing fictionalization of ...Read Review
By Dana Gynther -
Lee Miller arrives in Paris in 1929 just in time to meet her idol, Man Ray. She asks him to take her on as ...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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