HNR Issue 47 (February 2009)

The Queen’s Lady

By Barbara Kyle - Published 2008



The Queen’s Lady—a reprint of Barbara Kyle’s 1994 novel, A Dangerous Temptation—strides boldly into Philippa Gregory territory, as it chronicles ...Read Review

The High City

By Cecelia Holland - Published 2009



This novel continues Holland’s Viking series. Raef Corbansson is grieving the loss of his cousin Conn, who lies dead back in Kiev. ...Read Review

Crown in Candlelight

By Rosemary Hawley Jarman - Published 2008


Biographical FictionRomance

Originally published in 1978, Crown in Candlelight covers a tumultuous period of English and French history between 1405 and 1461. This is the story of Katherine ...Read Review

The Courtier’s Secret

By Donna Russo Morin - Published 2009



In 1682, the Court of Versailles is in its heyday. The reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV, is at its zenith. Secrecy, intrigue ...Read Review

The Scandalous Life Of The Lawless Sisters: Criminally Illustrated With What Was To Hand

By Philip Ardagh - Published 2008



Using cartoon illustrations from Punch, January-December 1880, Philip Ardagh has concocted a rollicking tale involving a group of Victorian ladies he calls, the Lawless ...Read Review

River’s Reach

By Christina Green - Published 2009



In 1887 Rose Adams, a schoolmistress in a village school, longs for a better life. She has exciting ideas for reform but the new ...Read Review

Wobble to Death

By Peter Lovesey - Published 2008



It is a cold November morning in 1879 and a dozen ‘pedestrians’ in silk drawers and white tights gather at the Agricultural Hall in ...Read Review

Unbridled Dreams

By Stephanie Grace Whitson - Published 2008



In 1886, thanks to a successful banking business, the Friedrichs are social leaders in South Platte, Nebraska. Eighteen-year-old Irma is determined to ride in ...Read Review

In Zodiac Light

By Robert Edric - Published 2008


Biographical Fiction

This novel is bound to invite comparison with Pat Barker’s Regeneration: set in an asylum for shell-shocked soldiers, its ostensible raison d’...Read Review

The Given Day

By Dennis Lehane - Published 2008



Set against the waning years of World War I, the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic and the increasingly turbulent social changes sweeping through Boston, The ...Read Review

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