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By Trilby Kent -
What if you wrote a letter that went to the wrong address, and it was answered in the guise of the person for ...Read Review
By Jennifer Niven -
For those who loved Niven’s previous books, Velva Jean Learns to Drive and Velva Jean Learns to Fly, and wonder what happened ...Read Review
By Vicki Delany -
Delany’s Gold Mountain is an excellent reminder that gold rush fever wasn’t confined to California. Savvy bar owner Fiona MacGillivray takes ...Read Review
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
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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