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By Ann Griffin -
This is the remarkable story of Renata, a Jewish woman who manages to escape Germany in 1938. It follows her journey via Italy and ...Read Review
By Robert Gammon -
Titans of the Pacific tells of the political and economic tribulations in Peru during the early 1930s. It is a novel of the ...Read Review
By Christoph Fischer -
Ludwika tells the story of a real Polish woman, Ludwika, who was taken to Germany in the Second World War in order to ...Read Review
I was drawn to this book by the setting – I have read some Finnish folklore, and a little about contemporary Finland, but there ...Read Review
By John C Ryan -
Gorry Rua Morning reads like a powerful childhood memoir. Set in Ireland during World War II, it adds a fresh perspective to the ...Read Review
By Philippa Annett -
The Diamond Fund by Philippa Annett is an extraordinary piece of historical fiction. Starting in Russian occupied Poland it describes the story of ...Read Review
By Haidee Belshaw -
Mother Lake (Saba’s Choices Book 1) by Haidee Belshaw is a well-written novel set in the north of Ireland during the Bronze Age. ...Read Review
By Kathleen Jones -
The Sun’s Companion by Kathleen Jones is the story of a friendship during turbulent political times. In short alternating segments, we are ...Read Review
By J.D. Smith -
Tristan and Iseult by J D Smith is a passionate retelling of the famous legend. I must admit that I am not overly ...Read Review
By Jane Steen -
The House of Closed Doors is a gripping story set in a small Midwestern town in the 1870s. The main character, Eleanor (Nell), ...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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