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By Elizabeth Blackwell -
Kate Moore had a rough, violent, and deprived childhood. Now, as an adult, she desperately wants to find a way out of her ...Read Review
By Rhys Bowen -
When a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death at Farleigh Place, the estate of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, ...Read Review
By Catherine Ryan Hyde -
Texas during the Civil Rights era, 1959 to 1967, is the setting for this heartwarming tale of a blended family in the making. Doctor Lucy ...Read Review
By Liz Rosenberg -
In 1954 Rochester, New York, Libby Archer, whose parents have both died, is sorting through items in her home with her friend Henrietta. Most ...Read Review
By Chad Thumann -
This WWII novel takes place in the winter of 1941-42 around the Nazi siege of Leningrad. It is a story of love, endurance ...Read Review
By Lindsay Jane Ashford -
In October 1928, noted mystery novelist Agatha Christie boarded the Orient Express, bound for Mesopotamia. Still smarting from her divorce and wanting to be ...Read Review
By Linda Lafferty -
In 1803, Nadezhda Durova seeks to escape the tedium of a woman’s life. She disguises herself as a boy and escapes home on ...Read Review
By Libbie Hawker -
Drawing from a little-known time in American history, Mercer Girls is the riveting story of three women looking to escape their pasts and ...Read Review
By M.K. Tod -
It’s 1991, and Grace Hansen, the mother of two teenage boys, is trying to get her life back together after a divorce she ...Read Review
By Ann Howard Creel -
After they’re orphaned in 1908, life appears stacked against Frieda and Bea, daughters of a New Jersey fishing town’s whore. Luckily for ...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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