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By Andrea Penrose -
This is a thoroughly enjoyable Regency thriller/mystery novel in the same vein and era as The Alienist. The story centers around the ...Read Review
By Valerie Fraser Luesse -
This novel takes place in the 1960s in racially charged small-town Alabama. It follows the coming of age of Pete McClean, the son ...Read Review
By Sheena MacLeod -
This historically charged novel takes place during the late 17thcentury counter-reformation under Charles II. The Duke of York, his heir, has converted to ...Read Review
By Timothy Allsop -
Harry, a WWII English combat veteran, looks for his mysteriously missing wife, Phyllis, in post-war London. His sister Jean takes a break from ...Read Review
By Cara Luecht -
This approachable Dust Bowl-era coming of age story evokes elements of The Grapes of Wrath and Tobacco Road. Fifteen-year-old Jessie watches the life ...Read Review
By Natasha Pulley -
This immensely readable novel set in Victorian England provides a frolicsome yet compelling examination of history, determinism, and the borders of reality. The ...Read Review
By Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi -
The highly celebrated debut novel from an award-winning Ugandan author, Kintu presents a sweeping portrait with perspectives on Ugandan culture, history and psychology. ...Read Review
By Ken Czech -
Closely based on the true history of S.W. Baker, the famous British explorer who was credited for mapping the Blue Nile and ...Read Review
By Emily Colin -
A relaxed pace and descriptive indulgence characterize this tantalizing tale of supernatural time travel. The story opens in Barbados, where archaeologist Isabel Griffin ...Read Review
By Jim Shepard -
When it comes to literary style, Jim Shepard breaks all the rules, yet this collection of short stories leaves the reader breathless and ...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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