HNR Issue 47 (February 2009)

Union Pacific

By Zane Grey - Published 2008

Genres:

Western

The early American West was a rough terrain to conquer. For Union Pacific railroad workers, it meant impossible logistics through mountains and deserts ...Read Review

The Long Knives Are Crying

By Joseph M. Marshall - Published 2008

Genres:

Western

This second book in Joseph Marshall’s Lakota Westerns series tells the story of Custer’s Last Stand from the Lakota viewpoint. Opening ...Read Review

The Long Walk Home

By Valerie Wood - Published 2008

Genres:

Saga

Not being a fan of Catherine Cookson, I was a little dismayed when the publisher’s details proclaimed this book to have been ...Read Review

The Tsarina’s Daughter

By Carolly Erickson - Published 2008

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Erickson calls this retelling of the fall of the Romanov family an “historical entertainment”—more like alternative history in many respects, while remaining ...Read Review

A Passion Redeemed

By Julie Lessman - Published 2008

Genres:

Romance

In 1919, this second Daughters of Boston novel focuses on Charity O’Connor, who sets her sights on the crabby Mitch Dennehy, editor at ...Read Review

The Lie

By Linda Sole - Published 2008

Genres:

RomanceSaga

Neither the nondescript title, nor the bleak cover, does justice to this outstanding wartime saga, a charming family story with excellently-drawn young characters. ...Read Review

Heir to Sevenwaters

By Juliet Marillier - Published 2008

Genres:

Fantasy

Marillier returns to the world of her bestselling Sevenwaters trilogy in this historical fantasy. The house at Sevenwaters exists during a historically fascinating ...Read Review

Jack’s Island

By Norman Jorgensen - Published 2008

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Jack’s Island is a book about war: about rationing and blackouts, enemy alerts and, above all, a fear of the Japanese. The ...Read Review

Florence Nightingale: The Making of an Icon

By Mark Bostridge - Published 2008

Genres:

Nonfiction

What could a brilliant, wealthy young woman do in Victorian England if marriage did not entice her, and domestic spinsterhood could not contain ...Read Review

God’s Executioner: Oliver Cromwell and the Conquest of Ireland

By Micheál Ó Siochrú - Published 2008

Genres:

Nonfiction

God’s Executioner opens in October 1649 with the seizing of the Charlemont fort in County Armagh and continues through to a conclusion in 1689 ...Read Review