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By Bernard Cornwell -
In the early 920s, Edward, King of Mercia, wishes to fulfill the dream of his father, King Alfred, and unite all the kingdoms ...Read Review
By Carlos Ruiz Zafón -
The Labyrinth of the Spirits spans the years from 1938―when the Nacionales bombed Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War―to 1992. The driving force ...Read Review
By Abigail DeWitt -
Geneviève Delasalle, then 19, was in Paris in 1944, away from her family in Normandy when her home was the stage for the Allied ...Read Review
By Barbara Kingsolver -
“‘Without shelter, we stand in daylight.’ ‘Without shelter, we feel ourselves likely to die.” Two brilliant narrators, separated by more than a century ...Read Review
By Linnea Hartsuyker -
Hartsuyker’s re-imagining of the founding of Norway in the 9th century captures all the glory of its source material, the 13th-century saga, ...Read Review
By Jenna Blum -
Peter Rashkin is the handsome owner and chef of Masha’s, the place to eat, and be seen eating, in 1965 New York City. ...Read Review
By Robert Goolrick -
The only way to save Saratoga, the grand Virginia estate that has been in the Cooke family for five generations, is for Diana ...Read Review
By Kitty Zeldis -
A fun, absorbing read, Kitty Zeldis’ Not Our Kind takes place in post-WWII New York City. Two women of opposite social and religious ...Read Review
By Julia Fine -
What Should Be Wild intertwines stories of several women, spanning millennia, all part of the Blakeley family—women connected by tragic lives in ...Read Review
By Joanna Goodman -
It’s post-WWII, and in Québec there are two opposing factions: French Canadians and British Canadians. Rarely do the communities mix; however, ...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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