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By Susan Hill Long -
Set in the mining town of Leadanna, Missouri in the 1920s, Whistle in the Dark follows the coming of age of Clemson, who, ...Read Review
By Janet Nichols Lynch -
Joanne is a sixteen-year-old girl living in San Francisco during the 1967 “Summer of Love.” Amid preparations for her sister’s wedding, worries about ...Read Review
By Kate Maddison -
In this fun, quirky Victorian steampunk novel, Charlotte Sycamore’s father is the private physician to Queen Victoria – which means Charlotte is expected ...Read Review
By Bobbi Miller -
River Fillian is the daughter of the unofficial Pirate King of the Mississippi River in 1811. River and her father are river rats and ...Read Review
By Madelyn Rosenberg -
Working in a Virginia coal mine is a tough job at any time. But when it’s the Depression era and you’re ...Read Review
By Don Lemna -
Poor Donald. After catching a pop-fly with his forehead in the annual summer game against Melody School, he’s lost more than the ...Read Review
By Amy Gordon -
This middle-grade novel is set in early 1960s small town America. Twelve-year-old Cully Pennyacre lives with his Aunt Incandescence, who studies moths, and ...Read Review
By Julie Lawson -
Kevin Messenger is a disappointment. He knows this because his father reminds him of it every day. Kevin is not interested in soccer ...Read Review
By Patricia Elliott -
Published 2010Published 2011
The Traitor’s Smile is Patricia Elliott’s sequel to The Pale Assassin, featuring the wily and adventurous Eugenie de Boncoeur, who battles ...Read Review
By Amy Axelrod -
Abby’s mother tells her that she needs to use her own money to buy a Barbie doll, so Abby decides to ...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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