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By Robin Farmer -
In 1974 Philadelphia, thirteen-year-old Roberta Forest calls Thomas Jefferson a hypocrite for being a slaveowner, and her eighth-grade teacher, Sister Elizabeth, retaliates by telling ...Read Review
By Jennifer Smith Turner -
Turner, a poet, has written a lovely coming-of-age novel centered on Nell Jones, 16, the youngest child of twelve in an impoverished African American ...Read Review
By Meryl Ain -
The Takeaway Men begins with Edyta, a Catholic teenager, busy smuggling Jewish toddlers out of the Kielce (Poland) ghetto to the safety of ...Read Review
By Sid Balman Jr. -
Four generations of two families from a small Texas town interact across time, beginning in 1948 and continuing to the 2000s, as well as ...Read Review
By Eugenia Lovett West -
In 1777 an embryonic America is fighting a seemingly doomed battle for its existence. Seventeen-year-old fervent patriot Sarah Champion is sent from her Connecticut ...Read Review
By Kari Bovée -
Second in a promising new amateur sleuth series, Peccadillo at the Palace gets off to a racing start aboard ship with a series ...Read Review
By Heidi Daniele -
In early 1940s Ireland, six-year-old Mary Margaret Joyce is sentenced by a judge to nine years in The Certified Industrial School in Ballinasloe. ...Read Review
By Kari Bovée -
The first of Bovée’s new mystery series features 15-year-old Annie Oakley as its sleuth. We find Annie at the beginning of ...Read Review
By Jacqueline Friedland -
Charleston, South Carolina, is a colorful place in 1845: a bustling harbor, beautiful flowers and orchards, young women in bright dresses. What strikes teenager ...Read Review
By Kris Radish -
Briar Logan has survived trauma upon trauma in her past. But now the pioneer woman has a good life in the Old West, ...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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