20th Century

What the Wind Knows

By Amy Harmon - Published 2019



In 2001 New York, thirty-something orphan Anne Gallagher’s grandfather, Eoin, who had cared for her since childhood, dies. Anne flies to Dublin, Ireland, ...Read Review

Forgotten Murder (A Jack Haldean Murder Mystery)

By Dolores Gordon-Smith - Published 2019



Jenny Langton is thrilled to be on her first assignment to view a property for the real estate firm Wilson and Lee: the ...Read Review

A Christmas Wish for Land Girls

By Jenny Holmes - Published 2018


In a well-written and gripping story, Jenny Holmes sets her tale of land girls in the winter of 1943 in a stunning Yorkshire landscape. ...Read Review

The Last Pier

By Roma Tearne - Published 2019


Cecily Maudsley is a young teenager living in her family’s farmhouse in southeastern England in the summer of 1939. The youngest of the ...Read Review

Mistress of the Ritz: A Novel

By Melanie Benjamin - Published 2019


Melanie Benjamin has a wonderful track record of finding lesser known characters and stories from history and bringing them to life in fiction. ...Read Review


By Rory Clements - Published 2019



This novel is the third in a series featuring the Cambridge history professor Tom Wilde, the first two being Corpus (reviewed in HNR 80) ...Read Review

Murder Served Cold (A Langham & Dupré Mystery)

By Eric Brown - Published 2019



A Gainsborough painting gone missing from Lord Elsmere’s manor house sends private detectives Ralph Ryland and his associate, crime fiction writer Donald ...Read Review

Philipovna: Daughter of Sorrow (MiroLand)

By Valentina Gal - Published 2019



Valentina Gal tells the story of her mother, Vera Philipovna, living through a cruel time in Ukraine’s history. We follow Philipovna from ...Read Review

The Last Thing You Surrender

By Jr. - By Leonard Pitts. - Published 2019



Private George Simon of Mobile, Alabama, is introduced to war in 1942 when his ship is attacked at Pearl Harbor. Badly injured and trapped ...Read Review

Spy Runner

By Eugene Yelchin - Published 2019


Children/Young AdultThriller

Twelve-year-old Jake McCauley is convinced the boarder his mother has taken in is a Russian spy. Mr. Shubin is Russian, after all, and ...Read Review