HNR Issue 52 (May 2010)

Baroque

By Richard Vetere - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Inspired by real events and people in early 17th-century Rome, this novel follows the exploits of young painter Mario Minitti, temptress Fillide Meladrone, ...Read Review

Calico Palace

By Gwen Bristow - Published 2010

Genres:

SagaWestern

Two women meet in a village of 900 people in 1848 California. Kendra reluctantly accompanies her stepfather, who is an army officer assigned to what ...Read Review

The Silent Governess

By Julie Klassen - Published 2010

Genres:

InspirationalRomance

In mid-19th century Britain, an imminent threat causes Olivia Keene to flee her home, separating her from the mother she loves and ...Read Review

The Promise of Morning

By Ann Shorey - Published 2010

Genres:

InspirationalRomanceWestern

The title has a double meaning. In frontier Illinois, Ellie Craig is having a difficult time mourning the deaths of no less than ...Read Review

Wildflowers of Terezin

By Robert Elmer - Published 2010

Genres:

InspirationalSaga

In Denmark in 1943, Pastor Steffen Peterson, riding his cherished bicycle to visit a parishioner, instead ends up in the middle of a street ...Read Review

The Hand That First Held Mine

By Maggie O'Farrell - Published 2010

Genres:

Saga

Lexie Sinclair’s passions run deep; we meet her at her parent’s home near Cornwall, England, just after the end of World ...Read Review

Homecomings

By Donald Paterson - Published 2010

Genres:

Saga

Rona McPherson, having failed with her bookshop and failed in her marriage, returns to her hometown and moves into the house which used ...Read Review

Greeks, Beasts and Heroes: The Magic Head

By Lucy Coats - Published 2010

Genres:

Children/Young AdultFantasyShort Stories

In this, the second of Lucy Coats’ re-telling of Greek myths and legends, she begins with stories of the gods and goddesses: how ...Read Review

The Bad Queen: Rules and Instructions for Marie-Antoinette

By Carolyn Meyer - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Despite its gimmicky-sounding subtitle, The Bad Queen is a straightforward tale of Marie Antoinette from the time shortly before her marriage to the ...Read Review

Choose Your Weapons

By Douglas Hurd - Published 2010

Genres:

Nonfiction

This book, which was co-written with historian Edward Young, though he is not credited on the cover, is, perhaps, a less daunting prospect ...Read Review