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By Julie Otsuka -
This slim, elegant novel is written from an unusual group perspective. We follow the thoughts and life events of the Japanese women who ...Read Review
By Steven F. Havill -
This second book about Dr. Thomas Parks, who practices medicine in 1892 in the Pacific Northwest, is just as enjoyable as the first, Race ...Read Review
By Rosie Alison -
This engaging novel was shortlisted for the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction, and it is not difficult to understand why. The author writes with ...Read Review
By Sarita Mandanna -
This story follows the life of Devi, who was born in Coorg in southern India in 1878, the first girl to be born into ...Read Review
By Barbara Reichmuth Geisler -
In 2004, Geisler published the first book in this series, Other Gods, followed shortly by Graven Images. I devoured both, and highly recommend them. ...Read Review
By The Medieval Murderers -
Six authors compose the Medieval Murderers: Susanna Gregory, Simon Beaufort, Bernard Knight, Karen Maitland, Ian Morson, and Philip Gooden. I’ve read books ...Read Review
By Eileen Dreyer -
Readers first met Grace Fairchild, worthy friend and daughter of a general in the Napoleonic Wars, who stalwartly accompanied her father on campaign ...Read Review
By Rhys Bowen -
Private investigator Molly Murphy and NYPD Captain Daniel Sullivan are finally planning their wedding! Daniel is in New York City, refurbishing Molly’s ...Read Review
By Kate Taylor -
Published 2010Published 2011
Maître Dubon, a civil lawyer in Paris, is visited by the mysterious Madame Duhamel, who says she is looking out for the ...Read Review
By Kate Pullinger -
Published 2010Published 2011
Sally Naldrett is lady’s maid to Lady Duff Gordon, who suffers from terrible fits of coughing. Sally and her mistress spend the ...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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