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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
By Rhys Bowen -
Irish immigrant Molly Murphy (now Molly Sullivan) returns in her eleventh outing in Bowen’s series. In the fall of 1903, Molly and her ...Read Review
By Sandra Kring -
In friendships, there’s usually a leader and a follower. Such is the friendship of Winnalee Malone and Button Peters. Winnalee was the ...Read Review
By Alex George -
George, an Englishman now living in Columbia, Missouri, has written an absolutely beautiful book about one immigrant family’s experience in America. Spanning ...Read Review
By Lauren Willig -
Historian Eloise Kelly is back, still working with a treasure trove of primary sources for her dissertation on English spies immersed in the ...Read Review
By Scott Phillips -
The term “anti-hero” fits Wayne Ogden to a T, although it’s not a term you would think to apply to a World ...Read Review
By Erri De Luca - By Michael F. Moore (trans.) -
De Luca’s tale of an orphan boy in Naples after World War II is short but powerful. Our unnamed narrator tells of ...Read Review
By Michael Zimmer -
City of Rocks is built around a clever conceit: the interviews of Joseph Roper as part of the American Legends Collection, an offshoot ...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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