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By Rahna Reiko Rizzuto -
Lillie and her daughters Hana and Kei have spent their entire lives trying to rise above disaster. Their story begins in the early 1970...Read Review
By Dorothy Garlock -
Set in 1952 in the fictional town of Hooper’s Crossing, New York, the story centers upon a young, sheltered librarian, Lily Denton, who ...Read Review
By Betsy Carter -
This is a gorgeous, heartbreaking book. In the current political climate, I’ve had a difficult time reading WWII-era fiction, as there are ...Read Review
By Sarah Shoemaker -
In the early 1800s, young Edward Rochester roams the estate of Thornfield Hall, his beloved home. His father is aloof, his mother dead, ...Read Review
By Min Jin Lee -
An ambitious multigenerational family saga evocative of Pearl S. Buck’s The Good Earth, Lee’s second novel, Pachinko, is engaging, complex, and ...Read Review
By Robert Hicks -
Author Hicks has returned to his The Widow of the South (2005) territory in this story of Carrie McGavock’s former slave, Mariah Reddick. ...Read Review
By Jacquelyn Benson -
In 1898, archivist Ellie Mallory defies convention by holding a college degree, a job, and a fierce independence. One day at work, she stumbles ...Read Review
By Dorothy Garlock -
The empress of small-town Americana novels is back with Sunday Kind of Love. Gwen Foster is living in 1950s Chicago with her lawyer ...Read Review
By Julian Fellowes -
When Anne Trenchard, wife of a successful businessman, reveals a long-guarded secret to haughty and scornful Lady Brockenhurst, a chain of events ensues ...Read Review
By Patrick Gale -
Published 2015Published 2016
Loosely based on the experiences of the author’s great-grandfather, A Place Called Winter is an evocative tale of a timid man grappling ...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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