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By Amy Maroney -
Mira’s Way, though one of a series, is a stand-alone story that grips from start to finish. It tells the dual tales ...Read Review
By Mr. Collins Hemingway -
As a lifelong fan of Jane Austen’s books, I regretted missing out on reading volumes 1 and 2 of the trilogy before starting this, ...Read Review
By Eilidh McGinness (author) -
This book is on based on the life of Marian Rejewski, Polish patriot and mathematician, who is credited with heading up the team ...Read Review
By Ann Shortell -
Celtic Knot is a story of hope, heroes, loyalty and patriotism, as seen through the eyes of 15-year-old serving girl Clara Swift, a ...Read Review
By Cecilia Velastegui -
This is a gem of a book, exquisitely produced and poetically written. No surprise that the author is an award-winner. It tells the ...Read Review
By Constance Hood -
This novel, based on the historical contents of filing cabinets containing memoirs, letters, journals, and photos of declassified Counter Intelligence Corps documents, is ...Read Review
By Ann Swinfen -
The Troubadour’s Tale is the fifth book in Ann Swinfen’s 14th-century Oxford Medieval series. While this is a standalone story, it ...Read Review
By Jeffrey K. Walker -
None of Us the Same is a story of heart, hope and heroes, a World War I novel with the feel of authenticity, ...Read Review
By Denitta Ward -
This is an intriguing Cinderella-style story set in 1920s Kansas. The city is on the cusp of radical change, but it is divided ...Read Review
By Ken Methold -
Sarah Kedron is feisty and independent, a woman ahead of her time, a successful playwright who turns her talents to detective work. When ...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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