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By Wendy Voorsanger -
Elisabeth Parker and her husband Nate leave Concord, Massachusetts for Gold Rush-era California in search of her estranged father, who the newlyweds hope ...Read Review
By Jill G. Hall -
Told in parallel narratives, this is the story of two women, one an artist in modern-day San Francisco and the other a hostage ...Read Review
By Rebecca D'Harlingue -
The Lines Between Us is a multi-period debut, beginning in Madrid in 1660 and partly told in epistolary form through diaries and letters. The ...Read Review
By Marian O'Shea Wernicke -
In 1964 a surprising number of American Catholic girls decide to go into the convent to become missionary nuns. Mary Katherine “Kate” O’Neill ...Read Review
By Donna Murray -
In the Ozarks, around the turn of the 20th century, a young Cherokee woman, Sila, is fleeing her abusive husband, desperate enough to ...Read Review
By Maggie Humm -
This first novel by internationally known Virginia Woolf scholar Maggie Humm expands the vision of Woolf’s novel To the Lighthouse. Humm presents ...Read Review
By Lori Rohda -
The immigrants and disadvantaged who worked in the mills in 19th-century America faced long hours and difficult working conditions. Troy Mill in Fall ...Read Review
By Mary Helen Fein -
Stitching a Life begins in Lithuania, in 1900, where Max, the oldest son of a Jewish family is about to turn 12. When the Russian ...Read Review
By Linda Stewart Henley -
The art world is not notable for instant success – we’ve all praised debut novels, but have you ever heard of an amazing ...Read Review
By Linda Ulleseit -
Spanning almost thirty years in the 20th century, The Aloha Spirit follows the life of Dolores. She is left behind on the Big ...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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