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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Ethel Barker -
Ben Andersen of Eden, Iowa is a young teenager when Pearl Harbor is bombed in 1941. He watches in dismay as his three older ...Read Review
By Collins Hemingway -
At the age of 26, Jane meets Ashton Dennis at a ball in Bath. The following day Jane walks with her sister, Cassandra, through ...Read Review
By Tom Miller -
If you can get past the absurd source of the “magic” that powers this world (sigils drawn in various powders act like electricity, ...Read Review
By Gregory Maguire -
Maguire is one of the first and finest modern fantasists to translate fairy tale characters into realistic historical settings, and his latest novel ...Read Review
By Matt Haig -
Published 2017Published 2018
This is a book about time travel, but not travel back in time. The hero, known in the present as Tom Hazard, travels ...Read Review
By Luz Gabás - By Noel Hughes (trans.) -
In the 21st century, Brianda is a working professional in Madrid whose hectic life is unraveling with panic attacks and strange dreams. She ...Read Review
By Gregory Blake Smith -
Five stories ebb and flow, anchored by their location: Newport, Rhode Island. In the present day, a washed-up tennis player’s drunken wager ...Read Review
By Lucinda Riley -
Published 2017Published 2018
In 2007, CeCe (Celaeno) D’Aplièse is on an airplane. She sees the intermittent groups of twinkling lights below, one resembling the Pleiades ...Read Review
By Molly Patterson -
In 1999, 84-year-old Hazel must leave her rural Illinois farm to reside in a nursing home. After her children and grandchildren arrive to close ...Read Review
By Kirsten Imani Kasai -
Architectural historian Lydia Mueller secures a juicy assignment: evaluating historical objects found during the renovation of a sugar plantation near New Orleans. Letters ...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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