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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Lori McMullen -
Like many Floridians, I have long been a fan of Marjory Stoneman Douglas. I was fortunate enough to review a collection of her ...Read Review
By Cecily Blench -
Rangoon, Burma, in 1941, and Kate Girton works as a school inspector for the British colonial government. Kate has fled grief in England, and ...Read Review
By Brittany Cavallaro -
Alternate HistoryChildren/Young AdultHistorical Fantasy
Seventeen-year-old Claire Emerson’s inventor father believes her touch is magic, that her skin-to-skin touch grants a person their deepest wish. Claire is ...Read Review
By Rachel Dacus -
After spontaneously appearing at a rock concert in 1970, George learns that he has a rare gene that allows him to time travel, known ...Read Review
By Michelle Wright -
Based in Nazi-occupied Paris, Small Acts of Defiance is award-winning Australian short-story writer Michelle Wright’s debut novel. Wright lived in Paris for ...Read Review
By Dara Kavanagh -
“1938 is a catastrophic date in the history of the Czech people, a people who have never lacked for catastrophic dates”. This novel is ...Read Review
By Bonnie Macbird -
Dr. John Watson receives an ornate silver box that was meant to be delivered to him on his 21st birthday but has been ...Read Review
By Candace Camp -
When Tom Quick catches a thief in the office of his detective agency, he does not expect to fall in love with her. ...Read Review
By Barly Baruti - By Christophe Cassiau-Haurie - By Ivanka Hahnenberger (trans.) -
Based in reality, this dark graphic novel, both linguistically and pictorially, details a portion of the oft-forgotten colonial wars in East Africa during ...Read Review
By Emma Brodie -
Amidst sex, drugs, and rock and roll, a star is born … In her accomplished debut novel, Emma Brodie whisks us to another world. ...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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