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By Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch -
1942 Ukraine and Austria. Eleven-year-old Maria Fediuk has a plan. What is now Ukraine and Poland are in the heart of the war zone ...Read Review
By Tamera Alexander -
Tennessee, 1866. With funds sent by her brother, Ryan, and her seven-year-old sister in tow, Catriona O’Toole journeys from Ireland to Franklin, Tennessee ...Read Review
By Sharon Cameron -
Przemysl, Poland, 1943. This incredible true story of survival centers on Stefania Podgórska, the teenage girl who hid thirteen Jews in the attic ...Read Review
By Rachel Barenbaum -
Russia, 1914. Against the backdrop of increasingly brutal attacks on the Jewish community, Miri Abramov and her brother, Vanya, fight formidable odds—Miri, to ...Read Review
By Carole Lawrence -
Edinburgh, 1880. In this, the second Ian Hamilton mystery, Detective Inspector Hamilton investigates the death of a married railroad lineman from the effects of ...Read Review
By Anne Perry -
Dark Tide Rising is Anne Perry’s 24th title in her William Monk series set in Victorian London. This time around, Commander Monk ...Read Review
By Heather Redmond -
This engaging cozy mystery—the first in a series—finds 23-year old Charles Dickens employed as a journalist for the Evening Chronicle in ...Read Review
By L.M. Elliott -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
Set in late-1700s New York during the American Revolution, this is an entertaining homage to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical, Hamilton. Peggy Schuyler, ...Read Review
By Carole Lawrence -
This smart mystery series set in Scotland in 1881 introduces Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton as he investigates a string of murders committed by 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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