HNR Issue 106 (November 2023)

Scarlet Town (Laurence Jago)

By Leonora Nattrass - Published 2023

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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

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Nautical

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

Genres:

Saga

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Genres:

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

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AdventureMilitary

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