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By Edie Cay -
To all appearances, Lady Lydia Somerset is one of the many young women at Regency balls and soirees looking for a husband. However, ...Read Review
By Charlotte Whitney -
This story is about three sisters who live with their parents on a farm in Michigan. It is 1934, the heart of the Great ...Read Review
By Bun Hashizume -
On August 6, 1945, fourteen-year-old Bun Hashizume started her day in Hiroshima under a serene, blue sky. She walked along the road on her way ...Read Review
By Harald Johnson -
Tom Cook, a journalist for Science Alive, is on assignment in Gibraltar photographing an excavation and writing about the discovery of a Neanderthal ...Read Review
By S. R. Strickland -
Six-year-old Muse, a house slave on a plantation owned by the Hallisburgs in Virginia, innocently observes life around her, not questioning her world. ...Read Review
In Dickens’ Oliver Twist, Jack Dawkins, a wily young pickpocket known as the Artful Dodger, ends up “doing full justice to his bringing-up, ...Read Review
By Trevor D'Silva -
Fateful Decisions starts with the WWI sinking of the Lusitania. On board are two young women: Rachel Williams and her best friend, Martha ...Read Review
By Lona Manning -
A Contrary Wind: A Variation on Mansfield Park continues the story of the delicate and over-emotional Fanny Price, my least favorite of all ...Read Review
By Susan Gandar -
This debut takes us into the lives of two 15-year-old girls: Sam Foster, who lives in modern-day England, and Jess Brown, who lived ...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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