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By Andy Marino -
This is the tale of two families from Berlin, Germany. In August of 1961, the East German Army laid down 30 miles of barbed wire ...Read Review
By Roland Merullo -
It is Italy, 1943, and Vittoria San Antonio is missing Carlo, a worker on her father’s vineyard estate and the young man to ...Read Review
By Joy Callaway -
Dorothy Draper, the first woman in America to open her own interior design company in 1925, has been granted the most lucrative contract of ...Read Review
By Kimberly Brock -
In this novel, author Kimberly Brock weaves a multigenerational story based on the supposed descendants of the real-life Eleanor Dare. Dare was the ...Read Review
By Margot McMahon -
If Trees Could Talk is a historical novel/memoir of noted artist Margot McMahon recounting colorful decades in her life set against the ...Read Review
By Jerry Mikorenda -
At the turn of the 20th century in Australia, twelve-year-old Savannah Dawson dreams of the day her father will invite her to participate ...Read Review
By Dinah Jefferies -
It is France, 1944, and three sisters are living together in a small provincial village, trying to survive the war. Their father has died, ...Read Review
By Lesley Krueger -
Krueger has crafted a complex love story that follows the characters throughout a time-warp history but not in chronological order. The novel begins ...Read Review
By Louise Fein -
In Fein’s second novel, set in the rural English countryside in 1928, Eleanor Hamilton is happily married to her celebrated war hero husband, ...Read Review
By Claire J. Griffin -
In this novel, author Claire J. Griffin weaves a thought-provoking story based on the life of the real Belle Boyd, a young woman ...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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