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By Ursula Janssen -
After her uncle’s death, German historian Lia Winter decides to travel to Italy to spend some time with relatives there. Lia stays ...Read Review
By Jane Thynne -
In her latest venture into historical fiction, author Jane Thynne turns her attention to two socialite sisters on opposite sides in World War ...Read Review
By Dione Jones -
Dione Jones offers an intriguing glimpse into the lives of the British aristocracy in the early 1900s and the present-day in her debut ...Read Review
By William Andrews -
The Spirit of the Dragon is the third book in William Andrews’ series depicting Korean women and their fates during the war, but ...Read Review
By Paul Wolfe -
In 1964, Washington socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer was murdered during her daily walk in Georgetown. The murder remains unsolved to this day, and rumors ...Read Review
By Anita Abriel -
Inspired by her mother’s story of survival during the Holocaust, Anita Abriel relates the tale of two young women trying to carve ...Read Review
By Jean K Carney -
In her debut novel, Jean K. Carney chronicles the story of aspiring jazz singer Mary Kaye in Chicago during the 1960s. When Kaye’...Read Review
By Kerri Maher -
In her second venture into historical fiction, after documenting Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy and her debutante days in London, author Kerri Maher turns her ...Read Review
By Shelley Noble -
In the second book in Shelley Noble’s Lady Dunbridge Mystery series, set in Gilded Age New York, the indomitable heroine Lady Philomena ...Read Review
By Karen Odden -
A Trace of Deceit continues Karen Odden’s Victorian mystery series. The book follows Annabel Rowe, one of the few female students at ...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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