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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Jennifer Gilmore -
Gilmore’s second novel brings us a Beltway family in 1979-80 as they grapple with their collective and individual identities against the backdrop ...Read Review
By Dorothy Garlock -
Rachel Watkins seems to be the only sane person in her family. Her duties include caring for her agoraphobic mother, her alcoholic uncle, ...Read Review
By Amanda C. Gable -
Eleven-year-old Katherine McConnell is obsessed with the Civil War, particularly the Confederate side. She frequently daydreams about being a Confederate general. When her ...Read Review
By June Francis -
In Liverpool in 1926, a young girl, Patsy Doyle, is adapting to her new life as a live-in maid to Mr and Mrs Tanner. ...Read Review
By Mackenzie Ford -
Natalie Nelson is haunted by tragedy – her mother’s death, estrangement from her father, and rejection by her lover. In 1963, she arrives in ...Read Review
By Irene Fleming -
In the early days of film production, competition between movie companies often resembled gang warfare; with every new start-up ruthlessly harassed by Thomas ...Read Review
By Bill Flanagan -
With a title nod to Dylan’s Mr. Tambourine Man, Flanagan’s 645-page epic about rock music spans more than four decades in ...Read Review
By Patricia Falvey -
Family legend says that Eileen O’Neill’s childhood home, the titular yellow house, was won back in a game of cards from ...Read Review
By Pai Kit Fai -
The wealth of detail about Chinese history and culture gives this book an edge over other stories that tell a similar tale. The ...Read Review
By Matt Bondurant -
Published 2009Published 2012
During the Prohibition era, moonshine flowed freely through the mountains of Franklin County, Virginia, and few bootleggers were more productive, violent, and notable ...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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