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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
By Sally Koslow -
The four-year romance between the married F. Scott Fitzgerald and divorced Hollywood gossip columnist Sheilah Graham has been chronicled in books and movies ...Read Review
By Heather Morris -
The Holocaust will surely be an endless source of inspiration for creative artists of all disciplines. We take for granted the poignancy of ...Read Review
By Adrienne Sharp -
In her novel told in alternating parts set in Los Angeles (1939-41) and Las Vegas (1945-53), Sharp portrays the dark underpinnings of Hollywood’...Read Review
By Jacqueline Winspear -
Although WW2 has broken out, in London it is the lull before the storm when everyone is prepared for attack but nothing much ...Read Review
By Aida Edemariam -
As Yetemegn lay dying, she was anxious to leave and yet worried that she had not fasted and prayed enough. Aida Edemariam tells ...Read Review
By Imogen Hermes Gowar -
Too many times I have read a book, very often by a first-time published writer, that has been stratospherically praised by the media, ...Read Review
By Paul Howarth -
Two Australian teenagers, Billy and Tommy McBride, return to their parents’ cattle ranch one afternoon in 1885 to find their mother and father murdered ...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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