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By Johnnie Alexander -
On the eve of WWII, a chance encounter brings artist and art enthusiast Alison Schuyler and British solider Ian Devlin together in a ...Read Review
By David W. Frank -
Amsterdam, 1822. After performing a commissioned piece for some of Amsterdam’s wealthiest, singer Johann Michael Vogl and composer Franz Schubert become the lead ...Read Review
By H.S. Cross -
Wilberforce chronicles life for Morgan Wilberforce at St. Stephen’s boys’ academy in 1926, where boredom and hormones are often released with spats on ...Read Review
By Gerard Woodward -
When artist and Lieutenant Kenneth Brill is arrested for painting the countryside, authorities suspect it could be a coded message meant for the ...Read Review
By Susan Spann -
Japan, 1565. The third Shinobi mystery from Spann opens with the murder of a sake brewer and the imprisonment of an obvious suspect, but ...Read Review
By Susan Crandall -
The ´20s are in full swing as three strangers’ lives collide in a burst of dazzling stunts and graceful planes, but each one ...Read Review
By Joel Fishbane -
The year is 1937 when Andorra Kelsey, measuring nearly eight feet tall, agrees to travel to California for the part of a lifetime: playing ...Read Review
By Dorothy Cannell -
The English town of Dovecote Hatch is still recovering from one troubling murder when another resident, the affluent Kenneth Tennyson, takes a violent ...Read Review
By Kate Hannigan -
The recently orphaned Nell Warne arrives on her Aunt Kate’s doorstep hoping they can put the past behind them. But Kate is ...Read Review
By Pamela Schoenewaldt -
As WWI storms across Europe, Hazel Renner’s Pennsylvania family becomes a dreaded “hyphen” – shunned in the place they’ve called home simply ...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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