HNR Issue 40 (May 2007)

For Freedom

By Joy Chambers - Published 2006



It is 1941 in Hong Kong, and the Japanese are gearing up for invasion. Four people, whose lives are intertwined, are caught up in ...Read Review

Footsteps in the Dark

By Georgette Heyer - Published 2006



Brother and sisters, Peter, Margaret and Celia, inherit The Priory, a rambling ancient house, from their uncle. Celia and her husband Charles, along ...Read Review


By Colum McCann - Published 2006Published 2007



“Things in life have no real beginning, though our stories about them always do. Seventy-three years have passed now across my brow. I ...Read Review

April in Paris

By Michael Wallner - Published 2007



Don’t be fooled by this book’s unfortunate UK cover. This is not another romantic wartime saga, but a powerful study of ...Read Review

Prison Ship

By Paul Dowswell - Published 2006


Children/Young AdultNautical

1803. In this second Sam Witchell adventure, 15-year-old Sam is an experienced ‘powder monkey’ aboard HMS Elephant. The battle of Copenhagen is imminent and ...Read Review

The Wednesday Wars

By Gary D. Schmidt - Published 2007


Children/Young Adult

As the only Presbyterian in his seventh-grade class in Long Island in 1967-68, Holling Hoodhood has to spend Wednesday afternoons with his teacher, ...Read Review

Stanley, The Impossible Life of Africa’s Greatest Explorer

By Tim Jeal - Published 2007



There are many false beliefs about the man known as Henry Morton Stanley. Born in 1840 in Denbigh, his real name was John Rowlands, ...Read Review

Savage Kingdom: Virginia and the Founding of English America

By Benjamin Woolley - Published 2007



A brilliant book, researched in great detail. It paints a picture of the life of the early settlers who arrived in Virginia in 1607, ...Read Review

People of the Nightland

By Kathleen O'Neal Gear - By W. Michael Gear - Published 2007


This is the 14th in this series of novels about American prehistory. Written by a husband-and-wife team of archaeologists who specialize in the ...Read Review

The Traitor’s Tale

By Margaret Frazer - Published 2007



In 1450, England had been warring with France for almost a century. But the English were now on the losing side. There is evidence ...Read Review