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By Natasha Lester -
Romance and mystery intertwine in this multi-period novel that begins in Paris during 1940. As Nazi forces prepare to occupy the city, a chance ...Read Review
By Kate Kerrigan -
In this captivating story three young Irish women seek to reinvent themselves in swinging 1960s London. After being abruptly jilted, Lara sets out ...Read Review
By Karen Charlton -
Detective Stephen Lavender and Constable Ned Woods of Bow Street are struggling with the extra workload assigned to them. In an effort to ...Read Review
By Tim Pears -
Expelled from the Prideau estate where his brother works, a boy named Leo Sercombe begins an odyssey in 1912 across the moors and small ...Read Review
By Kevin Powers -
This dual-period story alternates between the 1860s and 1950s, beginning in Chesterfield, Virginia. Rawls, an enslaved young man, runs away one night to ...Read Review
By Adrienne Celt -
Opening with a hint of mystery, this literary novel unfolds through letters, detailed diary entries, and other documents that provide the backstory and ...Read Review
By Linda Collison -
This third book in the Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series takes place during the years leading up to the American Revolution. Patricia has ...Read Review
By Victoria Thompson -
Elizabeth Miles must flee for her life in Washington City when Oscar Thornton realizes that she and her brother have conned him out ...Read Review
By Nadine Dorries -
Set in County Mayo, Ireland, the action begins with the rescue of twelve-year-old Ruby, who has become orphaned during the worst winter on ...Read Review
By Karen Harper -
Lucy and Elinor Sutherland have big dreams that seem far-fetched for girls growing up on the Isle of Jersey in the late 1800s, ...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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