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By Janice Daugharty -
Daugharty’s Heir to the Everlasting celebrates strong Southern women and their bonds. A multigenerational tale, it begins at the start of the 20...Read Review
By Pam Jenoff -
The Things We Cherished is a mesmerizing read in the vein of Geraldine Brooks’ People of the Book. Instead of an iconic haggadah, ...Read Review
By Jessica McCann -
“Bad things happen on Wednesdays” is what Margaret Morgan’s mother always said. Margaret, a free woman of color living in York, Pennsylvania, ...Read Review
By Jon Lellenberg -
Published Arkham House
Woody Hazelbaker, a transplanted Kansan, is a lawyer in Depression-era New York City. He combines a love of the works of Arthur Conan ...Read Review
By Robb Forman Dew -
Agnes Scofield, a widowed teacher, lives a comfortable, albeit frugal life in Washburn, Ohio in 1953. She reevaluates her life after a health scare ...Read Review
By Toby Ball -
If The Vaults were a movie, it would be a film noir in black-and-white, with all the men wearing fedoras and the women ...Read Review
By Lauren Willig -
I am a huge fan of Willig’s Pink Carnation series. Alternating between the past and present, the series’ conceit is present-day academic ...Read Review
By Charles Todd -
Todd’s first Inspector Ian Rutledge book was published in 1996 and set in 1919, following the Great War. The latest, A Lonely Death, is ...Read Review
By Ann Birch -
Settlement tells the story of Anne Jameson, an English writer who comes to Toronto in 1836 to reunite with her estranged husband, the Attorney ...Read Review
By Hilary McKay -
Published 2009Published 2010
This sequel to Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess tells readers what happened to Sara Crewe’s friends at Miss Minchin’s ...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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