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By Jonathan Reeder (trans.) - By Martin Michael Driessen -
Dutch writer Martin Michael Driessen’s novel, Rivers, was published originally in 2016 to critical acclaim, and it won the prestigious ECI Literature Prize. ...Read Review
By Rebecca Rosenberg -
The Secret Life of Mrs. London, Rebecca Rosenberg’s debut novel, is set in San Francisco in 1915 on the brink of World War ...Read Review
By Amanda Quick -
The Other Lady Vanishes by Amanda Quick (aka Jayne Anne Krentz) takes the reader to glamorous Burning Cove, California, playground of the rich ...Read Review
By Melissa Ostrom -
In her YA debut, Melissa Ostrom creates a charming tale set in the early 1800s in New Hampshire. Harriet Winter, a feisty young ...Read Review
By Amanda Skenandore -
Amanda Skenandore has hit pay dirt with her debut novel, Between Earth and Sky. At its heart, this luminous book tells a Romeo ...Read Review
By John Edgar Wideman -
In his new short story collection, American Histories, John Edgar Wideman explores current situations by delving into the past, a sort of marriage ...Read Review
By Minrose Gwin -
Promise is set in 1936 in Tupelo, Mississippi on the day of, and the days following, a devastating tornado. Following the parallel stories of ...Read Review
By Cindy K. Sproles -
Sproles’s newest inspirational novel is set in 19th-century Appalachia. Nestled among the hills and valleys, a story of good versus evil takes ...Read Review
By Jennifer Laam -
Jennifer Laam’s third novel tells the ill-starred love story between Russia’s great poet, Alexander Pushkin, and his wife, Natalya. Told from ...Read Review
By Shane Peacock -
Monster, second in Shane Peacock’s The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim trilogy set in Victorian times, brings us to a world where ...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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