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By Kirby Larson -
Audacity Jones is an 11-year-old orphan living at Miss Maisie’s School for Wayward Girls in Swayzee, Indiana. She’s not really wayward, ...Read Review
By Karen Harper -
Charlotte Bill begins her journey as an undernurse to the Duke and Duchess of York’s growing brood in the spring of 1897. Installed ...Read Review
By Allison Pataki -
The Accidental Empress, Allison Pataki’s introductory novel on Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary, is continued in this portrayal of her later years as ...Read Review
By Susan Meissner -
Following the paths of two women, this story takes readers to 1930s Hollywood and the glamorous film set of Gone with the Wind. ...Read Review
By Gregory Maguire -
A whimsical sequel to Lewis Carroll’s classic novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this story’s focus is on Ada—Alice’s ...Read Review
By Jennifer Robson -
After narrowly escaping a serious illness, Lady Helena Montagu-Douglas-Parr sets off to Paris, determined to live a fuller, more meaningful life. For the ...Read Review
By Sophie Perinot -
Marguerite de Valois, daughter of France’s King Henri II and Catherine de Médicis, grows up within the pages of this panoramic ...Read Review
By Lynn Cullen -
The thin line between the persona of Mark Twain and the author, Samuel Clemens, is explored in this emotional and revealing fictionalization of ...Read Review
By Christopher Edge -
An action-packed and engaging read from start to finish, this is the third of an early Edwardian era trilogy featuring a young girl ...Read Review
By Audrey Taylor Gonzalez -
In this whimsical tale, readers are transported to a horse farm in post-WWII Tennessee where two privileged children are being raised 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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