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By Rosalind Brackenbury -
Henri Fournier is pondering his life with a woman named Pauline as he travels by train to begin his military role in WWI ...Read Review
By Meg Waite Clayton -
Although other stories of Ernest Hemingway abound, this tale told in first-person narrative by wife number three, Martha Gellhorn, explores her life as ...Read Review
By Sejal Badani -
In 2000, Jaya, a thirty-something New York journalist, boards a plane for India. She has recently miscarried for the third time, and her husband ...Read Review
By Camille Di Maio -
The Way of Beauty is a charming multi-generational love story, but it is more than that: it is a story of family, love ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Blackwell -
This story is told from three different viewpoints as three very different women wind up in Lifeboat 21 as the Titanic sinks. Charlotte Digby, ...Read Review
By Soraya M. Lane -
During WWII, three women fight against the Nazi occupation of France and their numerous personal conflicts. Hazel, a Special Operations Executive (SOE) spy, ...Read Review
By Rebecca Rosenberg -
The Secret Life of Mrs. London, Rebecca Rosenberg’s debut novel, is set in San Francisco in 1915 on the brink of World War ...Read Review
By Laila Ibrahim -
The US Civil War is over, but in 1868 its aftereffects are still keenly felt. When Lisbeth Johnson is called back from Ohio to ...Read Review
By Lindsay Jayne Ashford -
Whisper of the Moon Moth is an enchanting tale of a starlet’s rise to fame in Hollywood from humble and obscure beginnings, ...Read Review
By Ann Howard Creel -
The Uncertain Season tackles themes of societal norms and expectations, of race and privilege, and of finding one’s own way in life. ...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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