HNR Issue 56 (May 2011)

Cold April

By Phyllis A. Humphrey - Published 2010

Genres:

There’s enough foreshadowing in chapter one of this romance to sink the Titanic, which is what heroine Beth Smallcross is sailing on. ...Read Review

River of Darkness

By Buddy Levy - Published 2011

Genres:

Nonfiction

In River of Darkness, Levy masterfully retells the story of Francisco Orellana’s legendary voyage down the Amazon River in 1541.  Based on the ...Read Review

A Tapestry of Dreams

By Roberta Gellis - Published 2011

Genres:

Romance

Set during in the 12th century, A Tapestry of Dreams takes place in the northern marches where English landowners, caught up in the ...Read Review

Elizabeth I

By Margaret George - Published 2011

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

How can an historical novelist up the ante on the life of Elizabeth I when so much has been written about her and ...Read Review

Under Siege

By Edward Marston - Published 2010

Genres:

Adventure

Low Countries, summer 1708. Captain Daniel Rawson, who rose from the ranks to the Duke of Marlborough’s staff, is happy with his career, ...Read Review

Lumen

By Ben Pastor - Published 2011

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This intelligent crime novel begins a new series following the experiences of Martin Bora, a captain in the Wehrmacht. The novel begins in ...Read Review

The Blue Suitcase

By Marianne Wheelaghan - Published 2010

Genres:

Literary

In Silesia, Germany, in 1932, Antonia Nasiski is about to celebrate her 12th birthday. Hitler’s Brownshirts are fighting Red Front Marxists in the ...Read Review

King of Ithaka

By Tracy Barrett - Published 2010

Genres:

Children/Young AdultFantasy

This is a retelling of the homecoming of Odysseus in the Odyssey, recounted from the first-person viewpoint of his sixteen-year-old son, Telemachos. The ...Read Review