HNR Issue 106 (November 2023)

Scarlet Town (Laurence Jago)

By Leonora Nattrass - Published 2023


Research can be a tricky area for writers of historical fiction. Some authors use it to fill out their pages, thickening their text ...Read Review

The Ship’s Midwife

By Peta Miller - Published 2023



The “coffin ships” that crossed the Atlantic in the mid-1800s are well-known. Numerous impoverished Irish emigrants died before reaching their destination, the ...Read Review

The Baker’s Sister

By Gracie Hart - Published 2023



Leeds, 1898. After three years of hard work, Meg Fairfax has finally saved enough money to buy her beloved bakery. Her fiancé Frankie is ...Read Review

The Two-Tailed Snake (Fairlight Moderns, 17)

By Nod Ghosh - Published 2023


The effect of war and civil, political and religious unrest on the experiences of children and adolescents continues as a never-ending source of ...Read Review

Just Once

By Karen Kingsbury - Published 2023


In 1941, in Bloomington, Indiana, pretty Irvel Holland is busy with her studies at university and, while dating Sam, is secretly enamored with his ...Read Review

Where The River Takes Us

By David Dean (illus.) - By Lesley Parr - Published 2023


Children/Young Adult

Narrator thirteen-year-old Jason and his older brother Richie live alone since their parents died in a car crash. They struggle to make ends ...Read Review

Brothers by Honor

By Janet Yeager - Published 2023


This debut novel captures the tension and intrigue surrounding resistance activities during the German occupation of Norway in the early 1940s. Teenager Kory ...Read Review

Crow Mary

By Kathleen Grissom - Published 2023


Biographical Fiction

Crow Mary is based on the life of Goes First, a Crow chief’s daughter. Her story begins in 1863 as a young girl ...Read Review

The Secrets Beneath (Treasures of the Earth)

By Kimberley Woodhouse - Published 2023


Inspirational RomanceMystery/CrimeWestern

In 1879 Wyoming Territory, strange items are being discovered beneath the rugged terrain. Paleontology is a rather new scientific discipline, and Anna Lakeman is ...Read Review

Sharpe’s Command

By Bernard Cornwell - Published 2023Published 2024



The 23rd Sharpe novel takes us back to the Peninsular War and the eventful year of 1812. Although he is now ranking as a ...Read Review