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By Ed Ruggero -
When the army assigns military police Lieutenant Eddie Harkins to investigate a surgeon’s murder at a field hospital outside Palermo, Sicily, in ...Read Review
By L. Annette Binder -
In 1945, Germany has almost fallen, yet the government promises victory, demanding further sacrifices. Etta Huber thanks God that her elder son, Max, is ...Read Review
By Paulette Jiles -
Simon Boudin, a Southerner by birth, doesn’t care about the Civil War, nearing its bloody end in March 1865. An itinerant fiddler who ...Read Review
By Hilary Mantel -
Following Anne Boleyn’s beheading in May 1536, chief councillor Thomas Cromwell’s star has never shone brighter in Henry VIII’s eyes. But ...Read Review
By Dejan Tiago-Stankovic -
In June 1940, a ten-year-old Jewish boy from Antwerp arrives alone at the Hotel Palácio Estoril outside Lisbon. Gaby, short for Gavrihel, brings ...Read Review
By Christine Leunens -
Like many Viennese boys of the late 1930s, Johannes Betzler joins the Hitler Youth, in which he takes great pride, and swallows the ...Read Review
By Chip Cheek -
In 1957, Henry and Effie marry straight from their rural Georgia high school and honeymoon in Cape May, New Jersey. Arriving in late September ...Read Review
By Adam Ehrlich Sachs -
In 1666, 19-year-old Gottfried Leibniz, not yet famous for inventing calculus, visits an unnamed astronomer who, alone in the scientific universe, has predicted a ...Read Review
By Christopher Tilghman -
In the early 1890s, childhood friends, now newlyweds Beal Terrell and Thomas Bayly, leave their native Maryland. Their departure would be unremarkable, except ...Read Review
By Paul Binding -
In 1885, Martin Bridges, a London journalist of little accomplishment and less confidence, takes a job at the newspaper in Dengate, a fictional English ...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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