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By Suzanne Rindell -
A complicated love triangle set against the backdrop of World War II, Japanese internment camps, and a flying traveling circus show is the ...Read Review
By Natasha Solomons -
The Goldbaums are a wealthy Jewish family with considerable political and economic influence throughout Europe. It is 1911, and the world has little inkling ...Read Review
By Melissa de la Cruz -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
In this sequel to Alex & Eliza, Alexander Hamilton has married Elizabeth Schuyler. It’s 1781 and Alex, anxious to be part of the ...Read Review
By Nuala O’Connor -
O’Connor is a celebrated Irish author who lives near the Clancarty estate that was occupied by the “Peasant Countess,” Belle Bilton, in 1891. ...Read Review
By Delia Owens -
In 1952, 10-year-old Kya Clark is growing up in the coastal marshes of North Carolina, alone and abandoned. Her Ma walked out of her ...Read Review
By Philip Kerr -
Bernie Gunther returns for #13 in Philip Kerr’s crime fiction series. The former Berlin police detective has survived the Nazi years, but at ...Read Review
By Alma Katsu -
Most are familiar with the tragedy of the Donner-Reed Party, a group of pioneers who set out on the trail to the West ...Read Review
By Mary Lynn Bracht -
“Comfort women” is a euphemism for the girls and women forced to serve as prostitutes by Imperial Japanese forces during WWII—perhaps 200,000 in ...Read Review
By W.E.B. Griffin - By William E. Butterworth IV -
“Diplomatic” is not the best word to describe Captain James Cronley, Jr., leader of a team of agents for the Directorate of Central ...Read Review
By Philip Kerr -
Published 2017Published 2018
This is the twelfth in Philip Kerr’s popular Bernie Gunther series. It is 1956, and Bernie is still in France working as a ...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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