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By Crystal Hana Kim -
Five narrators tell the story of Korea in the 1950s and 1960s in a quiet but dramatic tone. Everyone has been affected by ...Read Review
By Sofia Grant -
Cousins Katie Garrett and Scarlett Ragsdale cannot be more different even though they were born just miles apart in East Texas. Katie is ...Read Review
By Janet Beard -
Between 1942 and 1945, nearly 100,000 people worked at a secret site in East Tennessee, making enriched uranium for the atomic bombs which destroyed Hiroshima and ...Read Review
By Kristopher Dukes -
Eleanora is a precocious 18-year-old woman who lives with her father and stepmother in Albania in 1910. Her dream, to study art in Italy, ...Read Review
By Santa Montefiore -
First in an anticipated trilogy, this is actually the story of many women in a castle, all coming to terms with changing times ...Read Review
By Heather Young -
As I said, I am the last. Since Lilith’s passing three years ago, the story of that summer has been mine alone ...Read Review
By C.W. Gortner -
Marlene is a fictional autobiography of Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992). In seven “scenes” the legendary femme fatale recounts events from her earlier years through ...Read Review
By Duncan Barrett - By Nuala Calvi -
Tens of thousands of British women married American GIs during World War II; this book traces the lives and loves of four of ...Read Review
By Charles Todd -
It’s 1918 and Bess Crawford, of Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service, has just returned to London from France with a convoy ...Read Review
By Charles Todd -
The fifteenth Inspector Rutledge mystery will not disappoint Todd fans and should encourage new readers. The plot, set between 1916 and 1920, takes us to ...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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