HNR Issue 56 (May 2011)

Armor of Light

By Ellen L. Ekstrom - Published 2010


England, 1204. George of Ascalon returns traumatized from the sack of Constantinople, only to find that his father has committed this stressed-out Crusader to ...Read Review

Treasure Me

By Robyn DeHart - Published 2011



This historical romance, set in the 1880s, features two amateur archaeologists as protagonists. Graeme Langford, Duke of Rothmore, believes the Stone of Destiny ...Read Review

Theodora in Love

By Ann Barker - Published 2011



After her father’s death, Theodora goes to live with her new adopted family, but she is dreading the London season. While she ...Read Review

Secret of the White Rose

By Stefanie Pintoff - Published 2011



There are far too few historical mysteries that succeed in balancing their fiction elements with accurate historical details. In actuality, it’s a ...Read Review

An Empty Death

By Laura Wilson - Published 2010Published 2011



Summer, 1944. After almost five years of conflict, London’s exhausted inhabitants live in a world of dereliction and fear. War-weary Detective Inspector Ted ...Read Review

Catherine of Aragon: Henry’s Spanish Queen

By Giles Tremlett - Published 2010



This major biography adds a refreshing new focus by using extensive material from Spanish sources. The picture that emerges of this extraordinary woman ...Read Review

The Land of Painted Caves

By Jean M. Auel - Published 2011



Having read the previous five books of this series, I looked forward to this sixth volume, expected to be the final one and ...Read Review

In the Shadow of the Lamp

By Susanne Dunlap - Published 2011


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

When Molly is framed for a crime she didn’t commit, she is forced to leave her housemaid position in London and part ...Read Review

The Seal King Murders

By Alanna Knight - Published 2011



In 1861 Detective Constable Faro returns to his native Orkney, ostensibly to visit his mother but actually tasked to investigate the drowning of Dave ...Read Review

In Zanesville

By Jo Ann Beard - Published 2011


Children/Young Adult

The unnamed narrator in Jo Ann Beard’s coming-of-age story is just trying to make it through ninth grade.  Mom says she and ...Read Review