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By Beverly Swerling -
The American Civil War is ending, and Confederate prisoner Joshua Turner returns to New York, minus a leg but filled with ambition. Solving ...Read Review
By Pam Lewis -
Minke van Aisma was born and raised in a small Dutch town where the old ways of life have yet to give way ...Read Review
By Paul Malmont -
The author of The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril is off on another romp (the title refers to the three leading sci-fi pulp magazines ...Read Review
By Carolyn Meyer -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
Born in the 1st century B.C., Cleopatra was the favorite of her father, the pharaoh of Egypt, who bypassed his older daughters ...Read Review
By Christian Jacq -
1779-1785. Autocrat Empress Maria Theresa is succeeded by Joseph II, liberal and tolerant up to a point. Thamos, count of Thebes, keeper of ...Read Review
By Robert Harris -
Published 2010Published 2011
In Imperium, we saw Cicero rise from humble origins to achieve the highest office of Rome. Now, in the second book of the ...Read Review
By Gloria Whelan -
In 1918, India is under British rule, and 15-year-old Rosalind is the darling of a privileged class. Most British children are sent back to ...Read Review
By Margaret Peterson Haddix -
Sabotaged is the third book in The Missing series, about famous children from the past who were kidnapped to be adopted by paying ...Read Review
By David Rabe -
In Girl by the Road at Night, two unlikely souls come together for a short time, simply because they both need the connection ...Read Review
By Harry Mazer -
Despite the title, this novel for ages 8-12 concentrates on Lincoln’s sister Sally. Little is known of her historically, leaving the author ...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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