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By Ruta Sepetys -
Spain’s brutal Civil War between Republican democracy and Francisco Franco’s fascist dictatorship lasted from 1936-1939 and was a precursor to World ...Read Review
By Alan Gratz -
Sixteen-year-old Dee Carpenter lands on Omaha Beach in the chaos of the first landings in Normandy and is immediately confronted with the violence ...Read Review
By Charlotte Nicole Davis -
Children/Young AdultHistorical FantasyWestern
On her Lucky Night (induction into prostitution), sixteen-year-old Clementine accidentally kills the brutal “brag” she is forced to entertain. Her sister, Aster, knows ...Read Review
By Philippa Gregory -
Danger fills England in 1648. King Charles I has been dethroned and is held captive by followers of Oliver Cromwell. Puritan Christians scour the ...Read Review
By Ruth Ashby -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
In 1961, the Soviet Union was winning the Space Race; having sent a man into orbit before the US had even sent a man ...Read Review
By Karen Hesse -
Set in 1924 while the Klu Klux Klan insinuates itself into several Vermont communities, Witness tells the story of one small town’s internal ...Read Review
By Timothee de Fombelle -
Five-year-old Rosalie lives in a French village with her mother, who has had to work in a nearby factory since her father went ...Read Review
By Jennifer Chiaverini -
Beginning in 1929, Resistance Women follows the life of Mildred Fish Harnack, an American literary scholar married to the brilliant German economist Arvid Harnack, ...Read Review
By Eugene Yelchin -
Twelve-year-old Jake McCauley is convinced the boarder his mother has taken in is a Russian spy. Mr. Shubin is Russian, after all, and ...Read Review
By Katherine Locke -
Ilse and Wolf Klein have a secret: their blood is magical. They are accustomed to keeping secrets, which makes it slightly easier for ...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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