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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Lucy Hughes-Hallett -
Published 2017Published 2018
Set in both the 1660s and the 1960s, this debut novel explores the workings of a fictional English manor house called Wychwood. In ...Read Review
By Kate Forsyth - By Kim Wilkins -
Many of the world’s mystical places have remained so for centuries, even millennia. In this absorbing collection, the authors present seven stories, ...Read Review
By Marisa de los Santos -
Clare Hobbes is about to marry the man of her dreams, or so she thinks. But just before the wedding, she has a ...Read Review
By Tea Cooper -
Tea Cooper’s seventh historical fiction novel set in colonial Australia, The Naturalist’s Daughter tells the stories of two young women one ...Read Review
By David Adams Cleveland -
This novel covers four generations of the Alden family from the Civil War through the 20th century. It opens in 1965, when Peter is ...Read Review
By James Carroll -
This dual-time period story alternates between the 12th century and the 1950s to tell two tales linked by a tolerance for Jews unusual ...Read Review
By Ella Carey -
Tess Miller, a book editor in 1987 New York, is shocked when her boss pulls her from working with her top client to editing ...Read Review
By Rhys Bowen -
Set against the backdrop of the Tuscan hills of Italy, this story is told through dual narrators. One is Hugo Langley, a British ...Read Review
By Alison Layland (trans.) - By Mina Baites -
This novel spans multiple generations, numerous geographic locations, and two world wars, all tied together by an exquisite silver music box. The early ...Read Review
By Julien Aranda - By Roland Glasser (trans.) -
In 1929, Paul Vertune is born into a poor farm family on France’s North Atlantic coast. Seasons of The Moon follows the seasons ...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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