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By Tracey Enerson Wood -
Julie Stimson is Superintendent of Nurses at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis in April 1917 when she is asked on short notice to develop ...Read Review
By Leah Weiss -
Thirteen-year-old Allie Bert Tucker is sent by her father from her home in the Appalachians to live with her pregnant aunt Violet in ...Read Review
By Jonathan Santlofer -
Jonathan Santlofer’s new book is sheer delight. It’s filled with depictions of art, murder, art, romance, and art. Did I mention ...Read Review
By Amelia Blake -
Orphaned Nora Beady grew up in the cluttered, unconventional home of London surgeon Dr. Horace Croft. Dr. Croft believes in science, not rules, ...Read Review
By Kelly Mustian -
Ada Morgan begrudgingly returns home to her stilt house deep in the swamps of the Mississippi Natchez Trace, and to a father, Virgil, ...Read Review
By Greer Macallister -
Lady Jane Franklin says she does not believe her husband, the explorer John Franklin, is dead. Multiple expeditions to the Arctic have failed ...Read Review
By Marie Benedict -
In December 1926, famed author Agatha Christie went missing. For eleven days, police, the public, and two of the UK’s most famous mystery ...Read Review
By Sarah Anne Johnson -
Johnson returns once again to the setting of a Cape Cod village and a family whose identity is shaped by the tides. The ...Read Review
By Gloria Goldreich -
Madeleine Levy, the granddaughter of Alfred Dreyfus, is the plucky heroine of the fast-paced The Paris Children by Gloria Goldreich. When the Nazis ...Read Review
By Tracey Enerson Wood -
In the tradition of many recent novels bringing to light the stories of forgotten women from America’s past, meet Emily Warren Roebling, ...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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