HNR Issue 40 (May 2007)

Broken Journey

By Janet Woods - Published 2007



The story begins in 1944, when Jilly makes friends with evacuee Alec who lives on a farm in their Dorset village. When his father ...Read Review

William Henry is a Fine Name

By Cathy Gohlke - Published 2006


Children/Young AdultInspirational

This young adult novel follows the coming-of-age story of Robert in the summer of 1859. His best friend, William Henry, a freed black boy, ...Read Review


By Craig Simpson - Published 2007


Children/Young AdultThriller

Set in Nazi-occupied Norway during the Second World War, this novel tells the story of two brothers, Marek and Olaf, who join forces ...Read Review

Women in Late Medieval and Reformation Europe 1200-1550

By Helen M. Jewell - Published 2006



This concise and comprehensive study of women’s lives and society’s expectation of them covers every aspect of women’s life in ...Read Review

Empires, Battles and Wars: The Middle East from Antiquity to the Rise of the New World

By T.C.F. Hopkins - Published 2007



T.C.F. Hopkins offers a fast-paced view of a frequently misunderstood period of Middle Eastern history—the ancient world to the beginnings ...Read Review

Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead

By Nick Drake - Published 2006Published 2007


Biographical FictionMystery/Crime

Queen Nefertiti, wife of the heretic pharaoh Akhenaten, has disappeared right before the all-important Jubilee celebration. Theban detective Rai Rahotep must travel to ...Read Review

The Mercy Seller

By Brenda Rickman Vantrease - Published 2007


Anna Bookman and her grandfather, Finn, make their living illuminating precious books in early 15th-century Prague, a hotbed of religious change. Jan Hus, ...Read Review

Bluebird, or the Invention of Happiness

By Sheila Kohler - Published 2007


Biographical Fiction

Upon occasion a reviewer is familiar with the source material for a fictional biographical novel, and therefore dreads the transformation from actual to ...Read Review

The Devil’s Dance

By Joanna Erle - Published 2006



Timothy Ryland stands accused by his father, Josh, and his father’s best friend, Nick Marriott, of a terrible deed. Nick’s teenage ...Read Review

His Boots Under Her Bed

By Ana Leigh - Published 2006



1867 California: Rory O’Grady tartly informs Garth Fraser that, unlike the other saloon girls, she doesn’t take men upstairs to her room. ...Read Review