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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
By Marie Benedict -
Spanning the years from 1908 to 1945, this novel describes the demanding role of Lady Clementine Churchill, the wife of Winston Churchill. Not only does ...Read Review
By Susan Higginbotham -
This novel, running from 1839-1876, lightly fictionalizes the relationship between Mary Todd Lincoln and one of her half-sisters, Emily Todd Helm. It is ...Read Review
By Kelli Estes -
Two survivors of American wars, one in present-day Seattle and one from Indiana of 1861, meet through a diary. The two women live parallel ...Read Review
By Andrea Bobotis -
Initially, Judith Kratt is not the most likable character, and from the first page, the readers know that she is hiding something. This ...Read Review
By Kim Michele Richardson -
“‘Right there’ll do it.’ Pa fussed one last time with the slide on the courting candle, then finally placed the timekeeper on ...Read Review
By Greer Macallister -
When Charlotte Smith’s bipolar sister Phoebe is committed by their parents to the Goldengrove Home for the Curable Insane because of something ...Read Review
By Marie Benedict -
Vienna, 1933. Hedy Kiesler stands on stage embracing the accolades she receives for her performance as Bavarian Empress Elizabeth. During her performance, a man ...Read Review
By Charles Belfoure -
England, c. 1900. When a section of the Britannia Empire Theater’s balcony collapses, killing fourteen theatergoers, architect Douglas Layton is convicted of murder. ...Read Review
By Stuart Turton -
Set in a 1920s country house, this unique coupling of a classic house party murder mystery with a supernatural/speculative foundation is a ...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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