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By Peter Behrens -
Before the First World War, young Billy Lange is captivated by a family friend, Karin Weinbrenner. In the novel’s opening lines, he ...Read Review
By Victoria Alexander -
Aunt Lucinda leaves Lucy Merryweather her fortune, along with a list of twenty-two adventures she wished she had accomplished. The impetuous Lucy travels ...Read Review
By Rhys Bowen -
New York City, 1905. Once again Molly Murphy finds herself in the thick of a mystery to solve. Returning to her restored New York ...Read Review
By Paul Butler -
A young medical student in London in 1880 observes another older medical student named Wilfred Grenfell at work. Such begins a rich characterization of ...Read Review
By Grace Burrowes -
What a Lady Needs for Christmas is set in late 19th-century Scotland. The Yuletide holidays provide a challenge for Lady Joan Flynn, who ...Read Review
By Karen Bass -
Wilm is a rebellious teenager growing up in Leipzig, southeast Germany, under Soviet occupation after WWII. Wilm’s father finds him a handful; ...Read Review
By Susan K. Marlow -
The year is 1864, and although California is aligned with the northern states in the Civil War, the Knights of the Golden Circle attempt ...Read Review
By Kelly O'Connor McNees -
1835. Young wife Susannah Brownell Fraser suffers physical and mental abuse at the hands of her wealthy husband, Edward. After he crushes her hand, ...Read Review
By Francine Rivers -
In the 1950s, teenage foster child Abra leaves her small-town California home, escaping the ordinariness of provincial life in the flashy company of ...Read Review
By Kathy Kacer -
In 1938 Lily Toufar and her family move into their new home in Shanghai, China, after having fled Vienna during Kristallnacht, the night of ...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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