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By Lynn Cullen -
Sibling rivalry and its consequences are at the heart of this gripping character-driven novel set in the Midwest during the Depression era. Even ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Byler Younts -
Brighton Turner was born into the worst possible circumstances: her mother delivered her while “imprisoned” in a mental institution in rural Pennsylvania. With ...Read Review
By Kristin Harmel -
Straddling two time periods, The Winemaker’s Wife chronicles the little-known story of the French resistance in the Champagne region of France during ...Read Review
By Meg Waite Clayton -
There are many unsung heroes – known as Righteous Gentiles – who risked their own lives to save Jewish people from extermination under Nazi rule. ...Read Review
By Jing-Jing Lee -
Straddling two timelines and told from the perspective of two narrators, How We Disappeared is an evocative glimpse into Japanese-occupied Singapore during World ...Read Review
By Kirsty Manning -
Flipping back and forth between World War II times and present day, The Song of the Jade Lily is a moving story of ...Read Review
By Tim Murphy -
This is an absorbing and candid behind-the-scenes journey into the life of a foreign correspondent. Rita Khoury is an Irish-Lebanese-American woman who is ...Read Review
By Juliet Grames -
As the book title gives away, this one-of-a-kind, sweeping novel is the story of how an Italian immigrant, Mariastella Fortuna the Second, also ...Read Review
By Taylor Jenkins Reid -
A story about a rock band that climbs to the top of the charts in the Seventies, attaining iconic status, only to fall ...Read Review
By Stephanie Morrill -
Within These Lines is a captivating young adult novel set in San Francisco on the cusp of World War II. Not long after ...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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