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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
By Virginia Hume -
This novel is a multigenerational story of the Demarest family, who spend their summers at Haven Point, Maine, the backdrop for heartbreaks 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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