HNR Issue 43 (February 2008)

The Secret Gospel of Mary Magdalene

By Michèle Roberts - Published 2007

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Originally published in England in 1984 under the title The Wild Girl, this is what has almost become a genre unto itself since—a ...Read Review

The Alehouse Murders

By Maureen Ash - Published 2007

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

AD 1200. In the bustling town of Lincoln, summer heat and drenching rain threaten to mar the festivities of the annual fair – only days ...Read Review

Calligraphy of the Witch

By Alicia Gaspar de Alba - Published 2007

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Calligraphy of the Witch explores the horrors of the Salem witch trials through the eyes of a Latina slave. Concepción Benavides spent ...Read Review

Fashion’s Lady

By Sandra Wilson - Published 2007

Genres:

Romance

On the death of her mother, Susannah Garland goes to live with her uncle, Lord Devereux, and cousin, Miles, at Sanderby, not far ...Read Review

Light

By Margaret Elphinstone - Published 2007

Genres:

Literary

Off the Isle of Man lies the tiny island of Ellan Bride, an outpost of fabulous isolation, often veiled from the outside world ...Read Review

Loving Liza Jane

By Sharlene MacLaren - Published 2007

Genres:

InspirationalRomanceWestern

Bostonian Liza Merriwether arrives in 1895 Little Hickman, Kentucky, to become the new schoolteacher. The school board’s rules forbid “inappropriate contact with anyone ...Read Review

Death at Dawn

By Caro Peacock - Published 2008

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Liberty Lane has been brought up to believe in liberty, fraternity and equality by her freethinking father, but it seems to have brought ...Read Review

Life Class

By Pat Barker - Published 2007Published 2008

Genres:

AdventureRomance

In early 1914, Paul Tarrant and Elinor Brooke are students at the Slade School of Art’s life-drawing class run by the formidable Professor ...Read Review

Forgotten Dreams

By Katie Flynn - Published 2007

Genres:

Saga

Even though Lottie is only six years old, she has no knowledge of her early life, her memory apparently erased by an accident. ...Read Review

Signed, Mata Hari

By Yannick Murphy - Published 2007

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

In October 1917, Margaretha Zelle, better known as Mata Hari, sits in a prison cell in Paris, accused of being a spy for Germany. ...Read Review

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