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By Frances Osborne -
This novel has its origins in Frances Osborne’s own family background, and an inevitable comparison to the TV series Downton Abbey will ...Read Review
By Christina E. Kramer (trans.) - By Goce Smilevski -
In 1938, Sigmund Freud is granted an exit visa from Vienna with certain individuals of his choice. His four elderly sisters are not included, ...Read Review
By Erika Robuck -
Ernest “Papa” Hemingway seems to hold perennial fascination for other writers, and this novel is woven around his time in Key West during ...Read Review
By Chris Bohjalian -
The title is deceptive, as this is no lightweight beach read but a serious novel set against the background of the “Slaughter You ...Read Review
By Patricia Harman -
Patience Murphy is a “thirty-six year old widow, wanted by the law in two states,” so when she takes up the duties of ...Read Review
By Michael McGarrity -
The Western often suffers from literary snobbishness, but good authors of the genre, like Michael McGarrity, know their era and don’t embellish ...Read Review
By Ann Whitehead -
On a ship to Australia in the 1880s, Marina is orphaned after a fever outbreak and is taken into the care of James ...Read Review
By Joe R. Lansdale -
May Lynn dreamed about being a movie star, and when she gets murdered, her three teenaged friends decide to take her ashes to ...Read Review
By Paul French -
In 1937, as the Japanese mustered to invade China, the body of an English girl, Pamela Werner, was found in the badlands of Peking (...Read Review
By Fiona McIntosh -
Luc, the adopted son of Jewish parents, runs a lavender farm in Provence. In 1942 his life is shattered when his beloved grandmother is ...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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