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By J. Aaron Sanders -
1843: Walt Whitman, reporter and sometime poet, has failed to keep his friend, Lena Stowe, from hanging. Whitman knows Lena would never murder her ...Read Review
By Natasha Solomons -
In 1946, Harry Fox-Talbot, called Fox, and his older brothers Jack and George are reclaiming their estate, Hartgrove Hall, after its requisition in the ...Read Review
By Heather Webb -
Auguste Rodin is a household name in the art world. His stunning, full-scale sculptures can be seen at Musée Rodin in Paris. ...Read Review
By Hazel Woods -
This is an absolutely gorgeous book, although I know gorgeous seems like the wrong word for a book set in wartime. But, to ...Read Review
By Maggie Anton -
Published 2014Published 2014-09-02
This is a book filled with magic; sorcery, necromancy, incantations and conjurations abound. But it is also a story of enduring love. In ...Read Review
By J.P. Francis -
Francis brings to light a little-known part of World War II history – a prisoner-of-war camp in the small town of Stark, New Hampshire. ...Read Review
By Jennifer Niven -
Disclaimer: I am a huge Jennifer Niven fan. I loved Velva Jean Learns to Drive, Velva Jean Learns to Fly, and Becoming Clementine. ...Read Review
By Cari Lynn - By Kellie Martin -
Madam: A Novel of New Orleans follows the true story of Mary Deubler, a back- alley whore born into the licentious world of ...Read Review
By Sarah Jio -
June Andersen is a career-driven New York banker teetering on the edge. After an alarming health episode, doctors warn her to change her ...Read Review
By Heather Webb -
Before she was Napoleon Bonaparte’s empress, Rose de Beauharnais was a young bride desperately trying to exchange her Creole upbringing for the ...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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