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By Suzanne L. Hillier -
In this novel, at times emotionally charged and physically graphic, the reader is drawn into the lives of two female friends as they ...Read Review
By Caro Soles -
Ten-year-old Vanessa, the narrator of this novel, is moving to the Music House with her family, as they have been evicted from their ...Read Review
By Heather Babcock -
It is the 1930s, and Wanda Whittle’s father has passed away. She lives behind the marketplace with her mother and sister and ...Read Review
By Paul Butler -
In 1920, young Abree Harker, a student at King’s College, tries to find her way as a new woman in a new era. ...Read Review
By Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli -
In the aftermath of the Unification of Italy, two narrative streams intersect in the rugged beauty of the Calabrian mountains. Gabriella, a poor ...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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