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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By WAI CHIM -
1968. Guangdong Province, China. Somehow, the 17-year-old Ming has survived a three-year famine, though he lost his family. He now lives in the village’...Read Review
By Tim Champlin -
Thirteen-year-old Zane Rasmussen falls into a coma and wakes up in 1849 in the Missouri of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Zane is quickly ...Read Review
By Amy Brashear -
In 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, brutal murders are discovered in a farmhouse by two teenagers. The respected Clutter family, husband, ...Read Review
By Erin Bowman -
Teenager Reece Murphy is compelled to join a ruthless outlaw gang, the Rose Riders, during a robbery, when the outlaws discover a mysterious ...Read Review
By Nicholas Bowling -
1577. Elizabeth I has returned England to a moderate Protestantism. However, some think that her cousin, the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots, should be ...Read Review
By Bibi Belford -
In this novel set during 1919 on the South Side of Chicago, times are hard when returning veterans vie for jobs and housing with ...Read Review
By Jodi Lynn Anderson -
Anderson, a celebrated YA author, has written a moving multi-period novel told from the points of view of three young women poised in ...Read Review
By K. J. Whittaker -
The strapline of this book is: ‘What if Napoleon, instead of Wellington, had won the Battle of Waterloo?’ Well, apparently Napoleon continues in ...Read Review
By Tony Schumacher -
It’s hard being a cop in dystopian universes! Police inspector John Rossett is just trying to serve and protect in the third ...Read Review
By Lindsay Townsend -
When we first meet the Black Maiden Yolande in 1350, she is crouching behind a tub armed with bow and arrow, pretending to bathe ...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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