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By Piero Chiara -
Chiara’s suspenseful novel opens with a wealthy and unnamed narrator stepping of his sailboat in 1946 Italy and meeting Temistocle Mario Orimbelli. From ...Read Review
By Clive Cussler - By Jack Du Brul -
Though this Cussler story begins with Dirk Pitt—of the National Underwater and Marine Agency—in the present, this is really an Isaac ...Read Review
By Melanie Dobson -
1942, Amsterdam. Josie is a young student working with her brother to move money in support of the Dutch underground. Their childhood friend Eliese ...Read Review
By David Baldacci -
Aloysius Archer walks out of prison and takes the first bus to Poca City. A former World War II soldier, Archer is determined ...Read Review
By Noelle Salazar -
Audrey Coltrane has always wanted to fly. When an opportunity comes to train pilots in Hawaii, Audrey can’t pass it up. There ...Read Review
By Lindsey Drager -
Drager (The Lost Daughter Collective) returns with another look at how stories are told and how they shape people’s lives in this ...Read Review
By Jonathan Carr -
In Carr’s sweeping epic, the city of Chicago, from its humble and swampy beginnings in 1800 to the day the swamp is finally ...Read Review
By Michael Parker -
Set between the wars, Elise Stewart is a fifteen-year-old dreamer living on the rough Oklahoma prairie with her down-to-earth sister Lorena, 17, who is ...Read Review
By Laura Joh Rowland -
Sara Bain returns in Rowland’s third installment of her Victorian Mystery series (after A Mortal Likeness), and this time Sara and her ...Read Review
By Donna Everhart -
Sonny Creech can divine water, but more than that, she can divine the storm that’s coming in Everhart’s coming-of-age story set ...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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