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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Iona Whishaw -
Independent and intelligent, Lane Winslow, although only in her twenties, has abandoned her wartime career as a secret agent, along with her native ...Read Review
By Larry D. Sweazy -
This is the third book in Larry Sweazy’s mystery series featuring Marjorie Trumaine, who works as a freelance book indexer while running ...Read Review
By Renee Ryan -
Orchard Street, on New York City’s Lower East Side, was the destination of many immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th ...Read Review
By Jay Prasad -
This well-researched novel covers in great detail life in Berlin from just before the Russian invasion until after the Nuremberg Trials. Our protagonist, ...Read Review
By Roseanna M. White -
As the Great War commences, Willa Forsyth, violin prodigy and accomplished thief, is recruited by the British government. Her assignment: to retrieve a ...Read Review
By Chris Offutt -
It’s been almost twenty years since Offutt’s last work of fiction, but the wait has been worth it. In Country Dark, ...Read Review
By Ellie Midwood -
Emilia is a Jewish teenager volunteering in a Polish hospital during WWII. When the Germans first take control of her city, life isn’...Read Review
By Jennifer Lamont Leo -
Dot Rodgers’ charlatan preacher father turned her off faith. Now she’s a vivacious singer struggling to get her career off the ground ...Read Review
By Jane Rosenberg LaForge -
Just after WWI in the fictional British village of Bridgetonne, American Eva Williams takes a position as teacher of mythology at the local ...Read Review
By Christian Kracht - By Daniel Bowles (trans.) -
This is a dark, atmospheric novel, set at the end of the Weimar Republic in both Europe and Japan. Emil Nägeli, a ...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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