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By Sadeqa Johnson -
Virginia, 1850. Beautiful and educated, enslaved Pheby Delores Brown looks forward to the day she turns eighteen, when she has been promised her freedom. ...Read Review
By Maisy Card -
Two events frame this complex, multi-character narrative. Black Jamaican, Abel Paisley’s friend dies in a work accident, but, since ‘the captain has ...Read Review
By Alice Hoffman -
Hoffman previously revisited the beloved world and characters she created for the blockbuster hit Practical Magic when she gave readers the life stories ...Read Review
By Rachel Beanland -
Atlantic City, 1934. On a fine June day, Florence Adler, training to swim the English Channel, dives into the ocean and disappears beneath the ...Read Review
By Jane Johnson -
It is rare to find a dual-narrative novel in which both strands of the narrative are equally compelling. Often the present-day strand exists ...Read Review
By Genevieve Graham -
Winnifred Ellis has been hiding her past for all her ninety-seven years of life. Winnie was one of thousands of orphaned or abandoned ...Read Review
By Leslie Howard -
Charlotte is an unmarried woman with few options in 1862 England. Her brother-in-law supports her financially but wishes her to marry; her indifferent cousin ...Read Review
By Paul Yoon -
One terrible night in 1969, three young Laotian medical workers pilot motorbikes and passengers toward a helicopter that will take them away from the ...Read Review
By Liza Wieland -
Fiction steps in where a diary feared to tread. 1937, a year famously absent from the journals of Elizabeth Bishop—celebrated American poet and ...Read Review
By Cara Wall -
I’m rarely at a loss for words when writing reviews, but this time I’m certain that nothing I write can possibly ...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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