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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Jacqueline Wilson -
It is 1888, and London’s Foundling Hospital, run by Matron Bottomly, is a grim place, even on Christmas Day. Twelve-year-old Hetty Feather has ...Read Review
By Lauren Tarshis -
This book is a part of the popular “I Survived” series, written for upper elementary readers to bring them a first-person narrative of ...Read Review
By Lucy Strange -
A debut novel, this is a delightful tale of love and loss, family and friends, and mystery and magic. The story begins when ...Read Review
By John Smelcer -
In June 1942, 14-year-old Kiska Baranoff leads a peaceful life with her family on one of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. They live a ...Read Review
By Megan Rix -
1962. Seven-year-old Harry loves helping out Mr Jenner at his local RSPCA centre. He longs for a pet of his own but his father, ...Read Review
By Susanna Lancaster -
Life is difficult during the Great Depression, and when 14-year-old Caroline’s father leaves to find work and promises everything will be all ...Read Review
By Gwen C. Katz -
The author takes on a tremendous task in this book, depicting the struggle between Russians and Germans during WWII. Several million combatants were ...Read Review
By Faith L. Justice - By Kayla Gilliam (illus.) -
Tokoyo is not your average 14th-century Japanese girl. She rejects learning sewing, embroidering, painting and cooking to prepare for a married life. Instead ...Read Review
By Brian Gallagher -
Balbriggan, Ireland, 1919. The First World War is over, but the increasingly violent demands for Irish independence are threatening to precipitate war with the ...Read Review
By SHERRY D. FICKLIN -
Massie Schultz is the daughter of Dutch Schultz, a notorious crime boss in 1920s New York City. Her beautiful voice and stunning good ...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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