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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Marita Conlon-McKenna -
How awful would it be to be an unwed mother in Ireland in the 1950s? According to Marita Conlon-McKenna, it would be awful ...Read Review
By Raphaël Confiant -
Mamzelle Dragonfly describes the turmoil of Martinique in the 1950s when the island sought independence from France. The novel, written in Creole and ...Read Review
By Max Allan Collins -
Collins’ thrilling new mystery is spellbinding. World-famous author Edgar Rice Burroughs is too busy basking in the warm Hawaiian sun to pay much ...Read Review
By Veza Canetti -
The Tortoises (trans. from the German by Ian Mitchell) focuses on a tense waiting period endured by a Viennese Jewish couple. In late 1938, ...Read Review
By Geraldine Burrows -
In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, Lorna Davidson is a feisty, independent schoolteacher whose lifelong ambition is to go to China as a missionary. Since ...Read Review
By Rilla Askew -
Fire in Beulah examines events, including lynching, racial warfare and land grabbing, that occurred during Oklahoma’s oil boom of the 1920s. It ...Read Review
By M. M. B. Walsh -
The fate of the Mandan Amerindians (the ‘White Indians,’ also once thought to be migrant Welsh) of the upper Missouri River makes up ...Read Review
By John Vernon -
In the first of two parallel stories, John Vernon chronicles Major John Wesley Powell’s 1869 expedition through the Great Canyon. On May 23, Powell ...Read Review
By Sheri Cobb South -
Lisette Colling, escaping from a French convent to avoid a forced marriage, literally runs into an unexpected savior: the dissolute sixth earl of ...Read Review
By Lauraine Snelling -
Lauraine Snelling captures the hearts of two young adults as they work towards their life’s dreams in the late 19th century. She ...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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