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By Marius Gabriel -
In Paris on the eve of the Nazi invasion, the Ritz Hotel is the center of life for the rich and famous and ...Read Review
By Shelley Wood -
In 1934 Ontario, the world’s first identical quintuplets were born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne, a poor French-Canadian farming family. These five tiny ...Read Review
By Lana Kortchik -
This novel was previously published as Savaged Lands and has been re-issued under a new title. In 1941, Natasha Smirnov and her family are ...Read Review
By Heidi Daniele -
In early 1940s Ireland, six-year-old Mary Margaret Joyce is sentenced by a judge to nine years in The Certified Industrial School in Ballinasloe. ...Read Review
By John Burnham Schwartz -
In 1967, Svetlana Alliluyeva defected from the Soviet Union to the United States. This created a diplomatic storm because of who she was: the ...Read Review
By Valentina Gal -
Valentina Gal tells the story of her mother, Vera Philipovna, living through a cruel time in Ukraine’s history. We follow Philipovna from ...Read Review
By Rebecca Burns -
Isobel and her husband Brendan left England to make a new life in New Zealand, but after ten years of struggling they have ...Read Review
By Seamus Beirne -
It is 1941 in Ireland; Peter Coltrane and his young daughter, Brigid, are fishing in Loch Gorm when they witness the executions of two ...Read Review
By V. S. Alexander -
Closest to Briana’s heart is the wild sea and land of County Mayo, Ireland. Her father, Brian Walsh, is the land agent ...Read Review
By Jess Montgomery -
It is 1925 when we meet Lily Ross as she is cleaning out a jail cell in preparation for the new prisoner her husband ...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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