HNR Issue 26 (November 2003)

The Seducer

By Madeline Hunter - Published 2003

Genres:

Romance

Daniel St. John is “the seducer,” a French shipping merchant doing business in England. Because of his wealth, Daniel is accepted on a ...Read Review

Still Life With Murder

By P.B. Ryan - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Nell Sweeney becomes governess to a Boston Brahmin family early in this mystery, which is set several years after the end of the ...Read Review

My Sister Jill

By Patricia Cornelius - Published 2003

Genres:

Saga

This short book is a memorable portrait of a dysfunctional family in post-WWII Australia. Flashbacks reveal Jack Wheatly’s traumatic childhood – his mother ...Read Review

Shutter Island

By Dennis Lehane - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This fast-paced and smartly plotted psychological thriller is set in 1954 on the grounds of the Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane. The book ...Read Review

Orchard

By Larry Watson - Published 2003

Genres:

LiterarySaga

Set in 1953, Larry Watson’s Orchard depicts the newly altered lives of Henry and Sonja House. The sudden death of their young son ...Read Review

The Death of Kings

By Michael Evans - Published 2003

Genres:

Nonfiction

In this fascinating study, Evans traces the dramatic stories of the royal deaths of kings from Harold at Hastings to Richard III at ...Read Review

Behold the Man: The Kingdom and the Crown vol.3

By Gerald Lund - Published 2002

Genres:

Biographical FictionInspirational

The final installment of Lund’s trilogy, Behold the Man returns to the tumultuous times of the final days of Jesus Christ. Again, ...Read Review

When Philosophers Were Kings

By Steven M. Best - Published 2003

Genres:

Biographical FictionMilitary

This U.S. Civil War novel is based on true stories of the author’s ancestors. Socrates Best, the black sheep of the ...Read Review

Winter Woman

By Jenna Kernan - Published 2003

Genres:

Romance

Kernan’s debut novel is hampered by an annoying heroine, a not-so-heroic hero, and poor writing. In 1835, after a winter in the Rocky ...Read Review

Ruslan

By Barbara Scrupski - Published 2003

Genres:

AdventureEpic

In 19th century Russia, Countess Alexandra Korvin has been left destitute after the death of her father. Believing she will not survive as ...Read Review