HNR Issue 25 (August 2003)

A Summer to Remember

By Mary Balogh - Published 2003



This Regency-era romance is fast paced and solidly written. The main characters are Kit Butler, a confirmed bachelor with a dangerous reputation who ...Read Review

Point of Honor

By Robert N. Macomber - Published 2003



Peter Wake’s saga continues in this second novel of the American Civil War set primarily off the west coast of Florida and ...Read Review

The Madam

By Julianna Baggott - Published 2003


Biographical FictionInspirational

Yes, The Madam does refer to the world’s oldest profession, and yes, Alma, the titular madam, does arrive at it in one ...Read Review

Hot Chocolate at Hanselmann’s

By Rosetta Loy (trans. Gregory Conti) - Published 2003Published 2003 (c1995)


Alternate HistoryInspirationalMilitary

Although the “hot chocolate” arrives only in the final chapters, what come before are emotional and sometimes shocking events in an Italian family ...Read Review

No Graves As Yet

By Anne Perry - Published 2003Published 2003 (UK)



The prolific Perry does it again – here, with the first instalment of an anticipated five book series focusing on a British family in 1914 ...Read Review

Sappho’s Leap

By Erica Jong - Published 2003


What a historical novel this could have been, a retelling of the life of the iconic poet Sappho! A brilliantly written prologue fires ...Read Review

An Echo of Hope

By Dianna Crawford - Published 2003



The romance of recently widowed Hope Underwood with her childhood friend Michael Flanagan offers suspense and fears of war. This recommended book is ...Read Review

Freedom Land

By Martin L. Marcus - Published 2003


AdventureBiographical FictionMilitary

This “Eastern” is a fictionalized account of the Native American leader Osceola and the Second Seminole War of 1835-42 in Florida. The Seminoles ...Read Review

Once Two Heros

By Calvin Baker - Published 2003



It would be too easy to say Once Two Heroes is a novel about bigotry. Calvin Baker wrestles with many themes: the nature ...Read Review