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By George Chittenden -
In the present day, a young and troubled boy, Stanley, finds a centuries-old message in a bottle washed ashore. In his quest to ...Read Review
By Rosemary Allen -
Listening to Brahms is a story of self-discovery and of one woman confronting the events of her past. It is Christmas 1989 when Margaret ...Read Review
By S.J.A. Turney -
The Thief’s Tale is a story of two young brothers, one serving as enslaved Janissary under Ottoman rule, the other escaped that ...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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