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By Ethan Chatagnier -
In response to a message carved into the Tunisian desert in 1894, Martians began communicating with Earth. At first, the questions were simple equations, ...Read Review
By Frank Wynne (trans.) - By Santiago H Amigorena -
In 1928, former soldier and law student Vicente Rosenberg left Poland to start a new life in Argentina. He marries the beautiful Rosita and ...Read Review
By Lorraine Heath -
Twenty-four-year-old Jessie is a talented pilot, but as a woman, she has little chance of pursuing a career in aviation. She had hoped ...Read Review
By Tony Birch -
As her granddaughter Sissy’s thirteenth birthday approaches, Odette develops a mysterious pain in her side and a deep sense of foreboding that ...Read Review
By Sheila Williams -
Momma Grace could be as old as 112; no one knows her real age for sure, but there is no question that she has ...Read Review
By Melody Groves -
In 1872, life is pretty calm in Dry Creek, California, until a series of fires mysteriously breaks out. Recently elected sheriff Maud Overstreet appoints ...Read Review
By Wendy Holden -
At first, relocating to London sounds like a fresh start for Wallis. Finally, she can leave behind her old life in the United ...Read Review
By Erica Abeel -
Leora is struggling to keep it all together. Recently divorced, as a cash-strapped single mother, she has little time or emotional energy to ...Read Review
By Margaret Porter -
Sixteen-year-old Helen Nichols is pretty and intelligent but has never seen herself as someone special. However, her cousin, rising star Ginger Rogers, sees ...Read Review
By Matthew Langdon Cost -
Young war veteran Emmett Collins is a special agent for the Freedman’s Bureau sent to New Orleans to help set up a ...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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