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By Elizabeth Gilbert -
Brimming with verve, wit, and intellectual curiosity, Gilbert’s absorbing epic embodies the spirit of the transformative 19th century: an age of exploration, ...Read Review
By Jojo Moyes -
France, 1916. The Kommandant of the German soldiers who occupy the village of St. Péronne is a cultured man, but he’s capable ...Read Review
By Lesley Adkins - By Roy Adkins -
With the exception of the character of Fanny Price from Mansfield Park, Jane Austen’s novels portray the gently bred class rather than ...Read Review
By Danielle Trussoni -
Ten years after the Times Square incident, Verlaine has become a lethal angelologist, a hunter, but is haunted by his lost love, Evangeline. ...Read Review
By Judy Juanita -
Geniece is a young African-American student at the city college of Oakley College when we first meet her. She is determined to get ...Read Review
By Katherine Longshore -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
Tarnish, the latest novel from Katherine Longshore, features a familiar historical figure as its central protagonist: Anne Boleyn. While Anne is often a ...Read Review
By Naomi Alderman -
Published 2012Published 2013
The life of Yehoshuah (Jesus) is related from the perspective of four people who appear in the gospels, but each story departs radically ...Read Review
By Charlie Lovett -
Lovett’s enjoyable homage to books and bookishness opens, fittingly, in that literary magnet known as Hay-on-Wye in Wales. In 1995, Peter Byerly, an ...Read Review
By Beverly Swerling -
Beverly Swerling’s latest work is a gripping dual-period novel that is partly a ghost story. Events in Tudor London affect the modern-day ...Read Review
By Patricia Bracewell -
In this, the first installment of a contemplated trilogy, debut author Bracewell deftly explores the formative years of Emma of Normandy’s life, ...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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