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By Amelia Blake -
Orphaned Nora Beady grew up in the cluttered, unconventional home of London surgeon Dr. Horace Croft. Dr. Croft believes in science, not rules, ...Read Review
By Kelly Rimmer -
Beth Walsh never expected to feel so overwhelmed after the birth of her long-awaited son. With her beloved father’s health in rapid ...Read Review
By Lee Martin -
The first day of school in 1952 seems full of promise for new school librarian Jean De Belle. Not only does the day mark ...Read Review
By Stephen P. Kiernan -
When the U.S. enters WWII, nineteen-year-old Brenda Dubie puts her dreams of studying the organ at a conservatory on hold. She spends ...Read Review
By Edward A. Farmer -
It’s 1966 and Bernice, adrift since her husband disappeared six months ago, joins her brother Floyd in Mississippi to work on a cotton ...Read Review
By Lisa Grunwald -
Every year on December fifth, the sun aligns with Manhattan’s street grid and the light of the rising and setting sun is ...Read Review
By Adrian Nathan West (trans.) - By Marti Gironell -
In 1949, twenty-one-year-old Ceferino Carrión flees Barcelona to escape Franco’s violent regime and evade mandatory military service. He stows away on a ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Cobbs -
In the spring of 1863, the Union army is reeling from defeats. One of their spies, working along South Carolina’s Combahee River under ...Read Review
By Mamta Chaudhry -
In the summer of 1989, all of Paris is celebrating the bicentennial. Sylvie, still mourning the recent death of her partner, Julian, feels set ...Read Review
By Laura McBride -
In the Midnight Room is a complex and layered story about four women’s lives—sometimes passing, sometimes intersecting—throughout the second half ...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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