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By Lisa Y. Potocar -
This award-winning young adult novel, set during the American Civil War, tells of Jana Brady, a tomboy whose parents decide the time has ...Read Review
By John B. Campbell -
While serving as a stretcher bearer in World War I France, humanitarian John Armitage meets and falls in love with nurse Evelyne (Evie) ...Read Review
By Judith Austin Mills -
It’s 1835, and looking for help in defeating Mexico’s Santa Anna, Texas leaders turn to the South to find volunteers to join ...Read Review
By Alethea Williams -
Coerced into marrying an unloving, abusive man, Francesca Sittoni must leave her home in northern Italy and relocate with her new husband to ...Read Review
By Alberto Rios Arias -
Loosely based on Fanny Kelly’s Narrative of My Captivity and set during the American Civil War, A Death for Beauty tells the ...Read Review
By Corinne Hoebers -
Due to increasing unrest and violence in his birthplace of Hochdorf, Germany, in the 1750s, Michael Heber impulsively decides to join his newly ...Read Review
By Clive Algar -
Set during the Boer War, Flowers in the Sand follows the lives of Boer Commandant Manie Smit and South African civilian Emma Richardson. ...Read Review
By Carolyn Poling Schriber -
To escape a life of poverty, 23-year-old Nellie Chase volunteers as a nurse with the 100th Pennsylvania Roundhead Regiment during the American Civil ...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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