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By Julia Kelly -
Three women; three time periods. All connected by one garden. The storyline takes the reader to 1907, 1944, and the present, during which the women ...Read Review
By Alexandra Lapierre - By Jeffrey Zuckerman (trans.) -
This is the story of Maria “Moura” Ignatyevna Zakrevskaya, an aristocrat who—along with the rest of her social class—suffered at the ...Read Review
By Jean Thompson -
A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl is a multigenerational story set in a small Midwestern town where three women try to ...Read Review
By Kitty Zeldis -
A fun, absorbing read, Kitty Zeldis’ Not Our Kind takes place in post-WWII New York City. Two women of opposite social and religious ...Read Review
By Katherine Gregor (trans.) - By Roberto Tiraboschi -
In 1118 AD in Venice, amidst famine and fear, an innocent young woman from a noble family disappears. The household scribe, a tortured ex-monk, ...Read Review
By Jerome Charyn -
By peeling off layers of fiction to expose the facts of Jerzy Kosinski’s life, author Jerome Charyn chops through the façade ...Read Review
By D.E. Stevenson -
Published 2015Published c1943
A heartwarming family saga set in Scotland in the early-to-mid 20th century, Celia’s House has been referred to as a take on ...Read Review
By Belinda Alexandra -
Published 2015Published c2007
Belinda Alexandra’s Wild Lavender was one of my favorite sweeping epic novels, and the highlight of the year in which I read ...Read Review
By Stephanie Thornton -
At almost 500 pages, a book of this size could either offer a gripping tale that consumes or become a devastating disappointment to trudge ...Read Review
By Alison Anderson (trans.) - By Joanna Gruda -
Julek is literally a child of the Revolution. After the Polish Communist Party decides in 1929 that Comrade Helena Rappaport may indeed carry her ...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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