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By Bernadette Pajer -
I don’t mind starting a series late in the game. If I like the book, that means I’ve got earlier books ...Read Review
By Joanna Luloff -
Technically, The Beach at Galle Road is a collection of short stories, but they can’t be read independently of each other. Each ...Read Review
By Mark Mills -
Published 2011Published 2012
In 1919 Petrograd, Tom Nash is a young British agent with a plan to free his Russian girlfriend from prison. His efforts are in ...Read Review
By Charles Todd -
In 1918, nurse Bess Crawford sees a murdered soldier amid the piles of the dead who have succumbed to influenza at the front. Before ...Read Review
By Alan Bance (trans.) - By Marcel Beyer -
There are some people who dominate the lives of others. Ludwig Kaltenburg is such a person. His tale is narrated by his proté...Read Review
By Monte Schulz -
The “big town” is any big town, and the time is 1929, the summer before the crash. Harry Hennesey is a down-on-his-luck salesman who ...Read Review
By Frances McNamara -
Chicagoan and scholar Emily Cabot has escaped the heat of her hometown to spend the summer of 1894 on Cape Cod, at the Marine ...Read Review
By David Downing -
This is the fifth novel in Downing’s series that features World War II era journalist John Russell, and the first that I ...Read Review
By Max Adams -
Published 2010Published 2012
To Do or Die covers just thirteen days in September 1939, but oh, what harrowing days they are! Eddie Dawson, lance-corporal and explosives expert ...Read Review
By Jennifer Chiaverini -
Sonoma Rose is nineteenth in Chiaverini’s Elm Creek Quilts series but can be read and enjoyed (as I did) as a stand-alone. ...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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