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By Jonathan Hull -
For a first novel, Losing Julia is an amazingly well crafted story. The tale opens as World War I veteran Patrick Delaney, in ...Read Review
By Julia Oliver -
Like the soft lap of waves on a shore, this tale of a family in early 20th century Alabama gives the reader a ...Read Review
By Emily Brightwell -
It doesn’t pay to be a hypochondriac, as Oscar Daggett learns the hard way when he overhears his long-suffering doctor telling his ...Read Review
By Carola Dunn -
Cheshire, England circa 1923 finds Daisy Dalrymple, flapper-turned-reporter, on assignment to Occles Hall. She uncovers more than information when the dead body of a ...Read Review
By Helen Dunmore -
This novel of early 20th century English pastoral life is a compelling story of a brother and sister whose lives evolve from innocent ...Read Review
By Mercedes Lackey -
This first fantasy novel of a Victorian trilogy features 25-year-old Maya Witherspoon, qualified doctor in her mother’s native India, but regarded with ...Read Review
By Alice Munro -
Canadian writer Munro is known for her excellent short stories. However, in this, her only novel, she proves that her ability to tell ...Read Review
By N.M. Kelby - By Nicole Kelby -
Published 2001Published 2001-04-01
Germans were bombing Belgium in 1940, and the small border town of Tournai was no exception. This novel takes the reader through the sordid ...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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