HNR Issue 60 (May 2012)

Trouble at the Wedding

By Laura Lee Guhrke - Published 2012



In April, 1904, Annabel Wheaton, American heiress, is about to marry Bernard, Lord Rumsford, English Earl. Theirs is not a love match. It is ...Read Review

The Last Romanov

By Dora Levy Mossanen - Published 2012


Biographical Fiction

We know Tsarina Alexandra’s lady-in-waiting was with the Romanov family at the time of their assassination in 1918. Mossanen has used this historical ...Read Review

The War of the Dragon Lady

By John Wilcox - Published 2012



China in 1900 is a dangerous place for westerners as the peasant youth rise up forming the cult of The Boxers, who blame the ...Read Review

Wicked City

By Alaya Johnson - Published 2012


Alternate HistoryFantasyMystery/Crime

Alaya Johnson (Moonshine) spins another tale set in an alternate universe 1920s New York City, one that shares its streets with the Others – ...Read Review

Ghosts of the Titanic

By Julie Lawson - Published 2012


Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

Kevin Messenger is a disappointment. He knows this because his father reminds him of it every day. Kevin is not interested in soccer ...Read Review

Queen of the Conqueror: The Life of Matilda, Wife of William I

By Tracy Borman - Published 2011Published 2012



This historical biography of Matilda begins with a rather outrageous claim, indicating that at first Matilda rejected the marriage offer of William I. ...Read Review


By José Saramago - By Margaret Jull Costa (trans.) - Published 2011



This is the English edition of the last novel by Portuguese Nobel laureate Jose Saramago, who died in 2010. So while the author was ...Read Review

Unhallowed Ground

By Mel Starr - Published 2012



Mel Starr has now written a fourth installment of his chronicles of Hugh de Singleton, a surgeon in the town of Brampton, England, ...Read Review

The Apothecary’s Daughter

By Charlotte Betts - Published 2012



January 1665, and the ills in the City of London are mostly treatable fevers and accidents. Susannah Leyton is happy as trusted assistant to ...Read Review

A Ranger’s Trail

By Darlene Franklin - Published 2012



This Christian novel is set during the 1870s Mason County “Hoodoo” War in Texas, between German and Anglo settlers. Leta Denning’s husband ...Read Review