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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Helen Dale -
Helen Dale’s first novel, The Hand that Signed the Paper, won Australia’s Miles Franklin Award; she was the youngest recipient ever. ...Read Review
By Rahna Reiko Rizzuto -
Lillie and her daughters Hana and Kei have spent their entire lives trying to rise above disaster. Their story begins in the early 1970...Read Review
By Gill Paul -
The idea that at least one of the children of Tsar Nicholas II might have survived the murder of the Romanov royal family ...Read Review
By Kayte Nunn -
This is Australian author Kayte Nunn’s first historical novel. A love of botany inspired Nunn to write this multi-period novel set in ...Read Review
By Andrew Martin -
Jean Beckett is researching the life of the late 19th-century London musical hall artiste Kate French. She plans to put on a stage ...Read Review
By Kirsty Manning -
The Jade Lily is a multi-period, inter-generational novel set in the World War Two era and the present day. In her second novel, ...Read Review
By Sarah Maine -
In three interwoven storylines, the legend of a Viking woman and a solitary monk on a remote Scottish island comes to life. Archaeologist ...Read Review
By Susanna Kearsley -
Charlotte (“Charley”) Van Hoek takes up residence in her late brother’s home on Long Island and begins a position as curator of ...Read Review
By Kathleen Kaufman -
In the years after WWII, a little girl grows up in Glasgow and later moves with her mother to Colorado. Alice Grace is ...Read Review
By Meredith Jaeger -
Violet yearns to be a Hollywood actress in 1940. Even though she is married, she enters and wins the Miss California pageant in Santa ...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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