HNR Issue 35 (February 2006)

The Thrall’s Tale

By Judith Lindbergh - Published 2006

Genres:

Saga

The Thrall’s Tale is Lindbergh’s first novel. It is the story of three women—Thorbjorg the seeress, Katla, a thrall or ...Read Review

No Choice but Freedom

By Pat Mattaini Mestern - Published 2006

Genres:

Saga

In the 1750s, an English heiress, Joanna, marries an American planter. She has remained in England while her husband occasionally visits in the ...Read Review

Shark Island

By Joan Druett - Published 2005

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeNautical

In this second novel of her Wiki Coffin series, Joan Druett returns to the successful recipe she used in Watery Grave: one part ...Read Review

Fields of Gold

By Bridget Kraft - Published 2005

Genres:

Romance

Since losing her parents, Guinevere Talbot must run her family’s hop farm alone, a difficult task for a woman in 1882 California. Kellen ...Read Review

New Beginnings

By Sharon Lee Thomas - Published 2005

Genres:

RomanceWestern

The book starts mid-journey on the Oregon Trail in 1847. An accident kills Marjory Turner’s father, leaving her to care for her sickly ...Read Review

The Madonnas of Leningrad

By Debra Dean - Published 2006

Genres:

Epic

This superb first novel by author Debra Dean tells the story of Marina, a young tour guide at the Hermitage Museum during the ...Read Review

All the Stars Came Out that Night

By Kevin King - Published 2005

Genres:

Epic

It’s Depression-era America, and baseball is the all-American sport. Walter Winchell narrates, from the grave, about the greatest baseball game that never ...Read Review

The Last Bride

By Sandra Landry - Published 2005

Genres:

RomanceTime-slip

Time travel books are a wonderful subgenre; they allow the pleasure of experiencing another time, even if it is vicariously. If the reader ...Read Review

Pocahontas

By Joseph Bruchac - Published 2005

Genres:

Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

This is a historically accurate account of the period leading up to the meeting between Captain John Smith and Pocahontas. Naturally, it is ...Read Review

Dancing with Elvis

By Lynda Stephenson - Published 2005

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

  One word: fantastic! How could one not love a book set in a 1950s Texas town peopled with characters such as Miss ...Read Review