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By Janet MacLeod Trotter -
In 1810, a North Sea storm affects two lives. Alice is born in a Northumberland lighthouse and abandoned by her mother. On the Isle ...Read Review
By Eliza Graham -
The Lines We Leave Behind tells a rare story, that of a female operative in Yugoslavia during World War II. She tells her ...Read Review
By Aimie K. Runyan -
Girls on the Line brings to light the World War I Hello Girls. These American women served in the U.S. army as ...Read Review
By Olivia Hawker -
In 1942 Germany, the Nazis force Anton Starzmann, a former Franciscan monk, to leave his monastery and return to the life of a layperson. ...Read Review
By Jane Healey -
Jane Healey’s latest book is about the World War II Red Cross Clubmobile Girls, who risked their lives to boost the morale ...Read Review
By Helen Bryan -
This second novel in Helen Bryan’s Valley Trilogy begins in 1783 with some time overlap with the first in the series, The Valley, ...Read Review
By Lydia Kang -
1850. Jacob has many secrets. For one, Jacob is really a girl named Cora. The other secret was discovered at birth when the doctor ...Read Review
By Ellen Lindseth -
In 1942, Eugenia Baker is a 22-year-old woman who lives with her missionary father in rural China. Genie has always lived in China, and ...Read Review
By Freda Lightfoot -
At the end of this book I was reminded of Thelma Ritter’s classic line in All About Eve: “What a story! Everything ...Read Review
By Marius Gabriel -
When American liner SS Manhattan sets sail for New York from war-torn Europe in 1939, it is crammed with refugees and returning Americans. Jewish ...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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