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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Mary Miley -
Eva Johnson, the main character in Mary Miley’s gripping new 1920s-set book Stolen Memories, begins the novel’s events at rock-bottom: she ...Read Review
By Deanna Madden -
Charles Dickens’s last and famously unfinished novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood receives a very smart and entertaining pastiche treatment in Deanna ...Read Review
By Alan S. Kessler -
Alan Kessler’s Clarence Olgibee splits its narrative between 1974 and 1954: in 1974, teenager Jimmy Tate Sullivan is sentenced to life in prison as an ...Read Review
By Jessica Cale -
Virtue’s Lady, the second volume in Jessica Cale’s Southwark Saga, resumes the story of beautiful young Lady Jane Ramsey. She has ...Read Review
By Kim Balette -
The complicated world of the Seychelles in 1878 comes vividly to life in Kim Balette’s Treading Softly, Breaking Shells when Peter, a plantation ...Read Review
By D. C. Reep - By E. A. Allen -
Sixteen-year-old Jenny Tyler, living in the modern era of cell phones and the Internet, has recently suffered a concussion that is making her ...Read Review
By Valerie Fletcher Adolph -
Three very different women encounter the roughest aspects of the New World when their ‘bride ship’ arrives at the gold rush town of ...Read Review
By Edwin Page -
This moving book about slavery is set in 1863 on a farmstead in Missouri. It focuses on six-year-old Clara and her mother, Lizbet, who, ...Read Review
By Nicky Hansell -
This novel uses a quirky and original idea: a dead Nietzsche, discussing great philosophers with a travel companion. The book is written in ...Read Review
By Lisa M. Wayman -
Published 2016Published 2016-05-15
Irena, the main character in Lisa Wayman’s debut work of fiction, Longing for Home, is living a variation of the same experience ...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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