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By Annapurna Potluri -
This spellbinding novel is set in colonial India of 1911. It tells the story of Alexandre Lautens, a young French linguist from the Sorbonne, ...Read Review
By Rita Leganski -
Leganski has created a tale filled with the languid charm and mysticism of the Louisiana bayou. Her story of little Bonaventure, born posthumously ...Read Review
By Jean Zimmerman -
Jean Zimmerman has written a fascinating saga of early Manhattan Island – part mystery, part horror story, and part love story – in which every ...Read Review
By Adriana Trigiani -
This sprawling history begins in the Italian Alps in the early 20th century. It takes a while for teenaged Ciro and Enza to ...Read Review
By Olaf Olafsson -
Restoration looks compassionately at the life of a young English expatriate who, in the decade preceding World War II, impulsively marries a somewhat ...Read Review
By Stephen Harrigan -
What a thoughtful, psychologically penetrating novel this is. The action begins in a terrifying battle near the end of World War I in ...Read Review
By Ellen Baker -
This multigenerational saga takes us from the female shipbuilding welders of Rosie the Riveter fame during World War II to the great-granddaughter of ...Read Review
By Amor Towles -
As a debut novel, Rules of Civility is a tour de force. Breathtaking in its capture of 1938 New York City, both its ...Read Review
By Julie Klassen -
Basing her book on several elements and characters of Austen novels and on Jane’s life itself, Klassen combines numerous characters, situations, and ...Read Review
By Kate Mosse -
The Winter Ghosts is a thrilling mystery and fantasy. Ten years after the end of World War I, Freddie Watson is unable to ...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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