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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Michelle Moran -
In this latest novel by one of my favorite authors, Michelle Moran shakes off her familiar plot design (humble main character, ruthless antagonist, ...Read Review
By Michele Moore -
I’ve never been to Charleston, South Carolina, but this book brought the place alive for me. It presents a rich atmosphere, allowing ...Read Review
By John Cullen (trans.) - By Patrick Modiano -
Triste. French for “sad.” And that’s the mood of this short novel from Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano. Villa Triste opens with ...Read Review
By Catriona McPherson -
I enjoy this historical crime series set in interwar Scotland. In the early books Dandy is bored with her life as the wife ...Read Review
By Bill McCulloch -
In 1944, Johnny Sharansky is a middle-aged gambler who’s never had a regular job. He’s known most of the age’s infamous ...Read Review
By Sharyn McCrumb -
Rules matter, especially in magic, so the Dumb Supper ritual practiced by a Southern mountain community’s maidens to lure their future husbands ...Read Review
By Ken McCoy -
In 1937 Helen Durkin abandons a baby boy in a Leeds bus station. She is little Billy’s mother, a 14-year-old victim of rape. ...Read Review
By Gemma Liviero -
In the Lodz ghetto in 1942, young Elsi is awakened by her mother, who is moaning and bleeding from a self-inflicted abortion. Elsi helps ...Read Review
By Natasha Lester -
Evelyn Lockhart lives a conservative life in Concord, Massachusetts with her parents and sister. She’s expected to marry her childhood friend Charlie ...Read Review
By Maggie Leffler -
Mary Browning has spent a lifetime keeping secrets. Living alone and widowed, her one enjoyment in life is her weekly senior citizens’ writers’ ...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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