HNR Issue 47 (February 2009)

Black Orchids

By Gillian Slovo - Published 2008

Genres:

Literary

The first ninety pages and the last thirty of this profound novel are arresting, sensual, initially in 1946 Ceylon, later 1972 Sri Lanka. The book ...Read Review

The Temptation of the Night Jasmine

By Lauren Willig -

Genres:

Romance

Fifth in Willig’s “Pink Carnation” series, this latest outing finds historian Eloise Kelly sidetracked in her search for the floral spy of ...Read Review

Babylonne

By Catherine Jinks - Published 2008

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Sixteen-year-old Babylonne, an orphan reared to the Cathar faith in the Languedoc region of 13th-century France, suffers abuse and humiliation in the home ...Read Review

Kentucky Clay

By Katherine Bateman - Published 2008

Genres:

Nonfiction

When I received this book to review, I expected it to be largely centered on two of Kentucky’s most famous Clays, statesman ...Read Review

From Guns to Gavels: How Justice Grew Up in the Outlaw West

By Bill Neal - Published 2008

Genres:

Nonfiction

Lost in the Western frontier tales of steely-eyed gunfighters, crafty cattle thieves, and daring bank robbers is the slow but steady evolution of ...Read Review

City of the Dead: A Seven Wonders Novel

By T.L. Higley - Published 2008

Genres:

InspirationalMystery/Crime

When Pharaoh’s chief wife is found dead, Hemiunu, the Grand Vizier who oversees the building of the Great Pyramid, is suspected of ...Read Review

Scarlet

By Stephen Lawhead - Published 2008

Genres:

AdventureFantasy

In the second book of his King Raven trilogy Stephen Lawhead continues his re-imagination of the Robin Hood legend as mythic Welsh adventure, ...Read Review

The King’s Grey Mare

By Rosemary Hawley Jarman - Published 2008

Genres:

Biographical FictionRomance

Elizabeth Woodville, young and unbelievably beautiful, finds favor at the court of her mother’s cousin, Marguerite of Anjou. Catching the eye of ...Read Review

In The Shadow of the Sun King

By Golden Keyes Parsons - Published 2008

Genres:

Inspirational

Madeleine Clavell is devastated when her estate is overtaken by the king’s dragoons. As a Huguenot in Catholic France, she hides her ...Read Review

Mr Darcy’s Dream

By Elizabeth Aston - Published 2009

Genres:

Romance

Phoebe Hawkins, niece to Mr. Darcy, is twenty years old, handsome, and well-born, and she possesses a fortune of fifty thousand pounds. Unfortunately, ...Read Review