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By Adrienne Chinn -
It is 1913 in London, and the three Fry sisters—Cecelia, Jessie and Etta—are young women looking forward to their futures. The eldest, ...Read Review
By Malka Adler -
When the Russians enter Poland in 1939, eight-year-old Danusha and her seven-year-old brother Yashu are hustled from home to home, and hiding place to ...Read Review
By Danielle R. Graham -
Chidori and Hayden, friends since childhood, begin to develop deeper feelings for each other and hope to marry someday. Unfortunately, their peaceful and ...Read Review
By Malka Adler - By Noel Canin (trans.) -
The Brothers of Auschwitz recounts the story of two brothers from Hungary, Dov and Yitzhak, who survive the concentration camps and death marches ...Read Review
By Flora Harding -
It is 1943, and the future Queen Elizabeth II of England is cooped up in Windsor Castle. She is frustrated at her inability to ...Read Review
By Glynis Peters -
Elenor Cardew is no stranger to hardship. Forced to work the farm by her two drunken brothers, she escapes to Coventry before World ...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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