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By Elizabeth Kern -
On December 1, 1958, a fire devastated Our Lady of Angels elementary school on Chicago’s northwest side. Kern’s novel covers the event from ...Read Review
By Harlan Hague -
Caleb Willis is a loner. A Virginian, he moved to Idaho after losing his family to illness. He takes up gold dredging in ...Read Review
By T. E. Kinsey -
“Tiny servant” and “ageing employer” are how Lady Emily Hardcastle and her maid Florence Armstrong address each other in the first few pages ...Read Review
By Julie Weston -
Nellie Burns has relocated from Chicago to Idaho in the 1920s, trading a staid life as an old maid (at 26) portrait photographer for ...Read Review
By Gina L. Mulligan -
I love the epistolary novel. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s mine. Mulligan has does the form ...Read Review
By Frances McNamara -
In McNamara’s first mystery featuring Emily Cabot, Emily investigated a death at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. In Emily’...Read Review
By Maia Chance -
Lola Woodby would be a merry widow if her cheating husband had left her any money. Instead, he left her broke and forced ...Read Review
By Holly Müller -
If you have a personal security blanket, I recommend you have it close by when reading this book. Any book about World War ...Read Review
By Armando Lucas Correa - By Nick Caistor (trans.) -
Published 2016Published 2017
Berlin in 1939 is seen through the eyes of Hannah Rosenthal, who starts her tale with “I was almost twelve years old when I ...Read Review
By Ann Parker -
This is the fifth in Parker’s Silver Rush mystery series, set in Leadville, Colorado in the 1880s. I haven’t read the ...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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