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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Danielle Steel -
On New Year’s Day in contemporary Paris, a Frenchwoman combs through pages of Le Figaro to find the name of her 95-year-old ...Read Review
By Burt Solomon -
The winter of 1862 in Washington, DC is no time or place for the weak, certainly not for young John Hay, personal secretary to ...Read Review
By Martin Cruz Smith -
Smith sets his latest novel in 1945, when the last European battles of WWII are being fought on Italian soil. While the Allies are ...Read Review
By Fiona Veitch Smith -
It’s October 1920 in London, and young reporter Poppy Denby finds herself in the midst of murder, Bolshevik intrigue, stolen Faberge eggs, and ...Read Review
By April Smith -
This page-turner about a liberal New York City family that leaves the rat race for a simple life in South Dakota in 1950 is ...Read Review
By Susan Sherman -
In 1901, Lucia Rutkowski is destined for poverty and millwork in a Warsaw ghetto when she flees that fate for domestic service in Paris. ...Read Review
By Meir Shalev - By Stuart Schoffman (trans.) -
In 1930, before the founding of the state of Israel, Ze’ev Tavori settles in a new cooperative agricultural moshav. His parents send him ...Read Review
By Robert Ryan -
It is 1917, and the ageing Sherlock Holmes has retired to the countryside, while Dr Watson, back from the war, is attending to the ...Read Review
By Jennifer Ryan -
“There’s something bolstering about singing together.” Jennifer Ryan’s charming debut interweaves many women’s voices to create a strong chorus that ...Read Review
By Liz Rosenberg -
In 1954 Rochester, New York, Libby Archer, whose parents have both died, is sorting through items in her home with her friend Henrietta. Most ...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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