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By Shirley Tallman -
In 1881, San Francisco is still a rough and rowdy city, with bordellos lining the streets near the busy wharves and ruthless tongs that ...Read Review
By Bill Flanagan -
With a title nod to Dylan’s Mr. Tambourine Man, Flanagan’s 645-page epic about rock music spans more than four decades in ...Read Review
By Marti Leimbach -
An absorbing, often gripping novel of a young woman reporter on tour in war-torn Vietnam in 1967, The Man from Saigon is gritty, realistic ...Read Review
By Pam Hobbs -
This is a charming and intelligent account of one woman’s memories of being “relocated” as a child in Great Britain during WWII. ...Read Review
By Emily Hendrickson -
The Roguish Miss Penn is a delightful Regency romp through the fields of Cambridge and along the banks of the River Cam. Despite ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Kostova -
An enchanting story and a deeply human experience. At the end of it, one feels compelled to paint, or write, sing or make ...Read Review
By Jill Eileen Smith -
As the second wife of the soon-to-be-king David of ancient biblical times, Abigail must contend with hardships and inner turmoil that she thinks ...Read Review
By Jane Odiwe -
Odiwe’s follow-up to Sense and Sensibility tries hard to invoke the Austen magic, but sadly isn’t quite up to the mark. ...Read Review
By Eucharista Ward -
Without recourse to murder mysteries or explicit un-Austenlike bedroom details (not that I don’t enjoy those too), Eucharista Ward has given us ...Read Review
By Melodie A. Cuate -
The fourth in an ongoing series for YA/middle readers, Journey to Goliad once again transports the trio of Jackie, Hannah and Nick ...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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