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By Diane Shute -
The plot of this book will mystify anyone unfamiliar with the earlier After Midnight, as readers are expected to know the background and ...Read Review
By Christie Nelson -
San Francisco, 1939. Young reporter Lily Norby jumps at an opportunity to cover Treasure Island, the upcoming site of the Golden Gate International Exposition. ...Read Review
By Ida Curtis -
Lady Isabel, daughter of Lord Theodoric of Narbonne, is twelve years old when she is attacked by soldiers and rescued by a stranger ...Read Review
By Michelle Cox -
A Promise Given is an entertaining romp through the social mores of 1930s Chicago and England, with the American upper crust proving themselves ...Read Review
By Ellen Notbohm -
In the early 20th century, Annie Rushton is shamed in her small Iowa town as a divorced woman and a failed mother. She ...Read Review
By B.E. Beck -
Trudy Herman’s parents had emigrated as children to the U.S. from Germany in 1909. In 1943, Trudy is a typical American teenager, riding ...Read Review
By Barbara Ridley -
In pre-WWII Prague, Lena Kulkova, who is Jewish, becomes involved with the underground resistance movement, as well as with Otto, a German-Jewish refugee. ...Read Review
By Danielle M. Wong -
As we know, the world of the 1920s through 1950s and beyond was anything but kind and understanding to lesbian and gay people. ...Read Review
By Charlene Ball -
It is the height of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, a celebrated golden age. The seven-year-old Emilia Bassano is sent away from her mother ...Read Review
By Laurel Davis Huber -
This carefully woven story is the fictionalised biography of Pamela Bianco, the daughter of Margery Williams Bianco, author of the children’s classic ...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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