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By Judith Miller -
In 1862, the early days of the American Civil War, Clara McBride works at the Washington Arsenal. Lieutenant Joseph Brady, a Union officer wounded ...Read Review
By Laura Morelli -
Art historian Morelli immerses us in 15th-century Renaissance Italy and the mind of young Leonardo da Vinci as he paints Cecilia Gallerani, sixteen-year-old ...Read Review
By Natasha Lester -
Lester’s passion for fashion drew her to Catherine Dior, fashion icon Christian Dior’s sister, a little-known heroine of the French Resistance. ...Read Review
By Michael Brown -
Brown, a former film- and screenwriter, has created a vivid, electric, action-packed novel. He exposes a little-known period of 17th-century Irish history: when ...Read Review
By Gwen Tuinman -
Set in the pulp and papermill town of Narrows Falls, Gwen Tuinman’s debut novel encompasses environmental stewardship much like Erin Brockovich. Floyd ...Read Review
By Marty Ambrose -
This sequel to Claire’s Last Secret continues the life of Mary Shelley’s stepsister, Claire Clairmont. Both novels refer to the halcyon ...Read Review
By Karen Robards -
Robards’ gripping novel is a powerful tale set in 1944 Nazi-occupied France. Artists have leeway in this strict, brutal regime, which enables Genevieve Dumont, ...Read Review
By Julie Klassen -
Benjamin Booker, a handsome London attorney, is dispatched to the Wilder estate on fictional Belle Island, an idyllic island in the Thames, by ...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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