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By William Stadiem -
To a contemporary traveler squeezed into the center seat of an Airbus A380, air travel in the 1960s was all about glamor: men ...Read Review
By Douglas Reeman -
Destroyer HMS Gladiator patrols the Western Sea in 1942–43, protecting convoys from packs of German U-boats. She is not entirely successful. The torpedoes always ...Read Review
By Francine Prose -
Even the best photograph is no more than an instant in time. For Louisianne “Lou” Villars, the photograph that gives the novel its ...Read Review
By Nicole Mones -
Shanghai in 1936 is an open city, strictly controlled yet in its own way lawless. Several foreign powers rule their own quarters; only Chinese ...Read Review
By Lisa Burkitt -
Published 2013Published c2012
Fleur and Babette, two women in 1883 Paris, move in the same circles of the Impressionist movement but with very different results. Their lives ...Read Review
By F. R. Tallis -
Published 2012Published 2014
In 1873, on a French island colony, Paul Clément witnesses the ritual murder of a young man who has apparently risen from the ...Read Review
By Vivien Shotwell -
Anna Storace comes to the opera stage in Naples as “L’inglesina,” a 15-year-old prodigy overshadowed by the native Italian singers. Six years ...Read Review
By Diana Davidson -
Set in 1891 in Lac St. Anne, Alberta, Canada, Pilgrimage is the story of four people trying to find love and happiness in a ...Read Review
By Kate Quinn -
In this sequel to The Serpent and the Pearl, Kate Quinn dives back into the dangerous world of 15th-century Rome and the scheming ...Read Review
By Laurie R. King -
Published 2013Published 2014
Oh, to have been a private dick in 1929 Paris! American expatriate and ex-Federal investigator Harris Stuyvesant is on the rapidly cooling trail of ...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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