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By Fiona Valpy -
In 1941, thirteen-year-old Josie, her sister, and parents, fearing Nazi atrocities on Jewish families, flee Paris for the relative safety of Vichy France in ...Read Review
By Marius Gabriel -
Max Wolff, a staunch Nazi officer, has arrived home on medical leave from the Russian front to discover that his mother, Magda, is ...Read Review
By Soraya M. Lane -
World War II did not start out well for the Allied forces. In Europe the Germans were on the attack. As Soraya M. ...Read Review
By Emily Bleeker -
Just in time for the beach, this book has it all: a troubled heroine, a mystery based on a true story, romantic entanglements, ...Read Review
By Trisha R. Thomas -
Life on the Holt plantation, in 1860, is easier for Dahlia Holt than most. The enslaved daughter of owner Lewis Holt, she passes for ...Read Review
By Mark Sullivan -
It’s a question of survival in 1944 as Emil and Adeline Martel forge west with their two young sons, fleeing Stalin under the ...Read Review
By Jane Healey -
Recently widowed Anna Cavanaugh takes a job with the OSS in Washington, DC, becoming assistant to General William Donovan, Roosevelt’s right-hand man. ...Read Review
By Megan Chance -
Set shortly before the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, this highly recommended and immersive novel reminds us to be careful what we wish for. Arriving ...Read Review
By Eliza Graham -
The title of this combination of historical fiction and modern mystery reflects the confusion of Morie, the protagonist, who is angry because her ...Read Review
By Rhys Bowen -
Bowen’s vivid storytelling style holds readers enrapt. Caroline inherits her beloved great-aunt Juliet’s sketchbook, three keys, and hears her final whisper, “...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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