HNR Issue 64 (May 2013)

The Sisterhood

By Helen Bryan - Published 2012


There is much to admire in Helen Bryan’s second novel, The Sisterhood. It consists of dual timelines: one contemporary, one set in ...Read Review

The Golem and the Jinni

By Helene Wecker - Published 2013



All the world is coming to New York City in 1899, and they are bringing a part of the Old Country with them—some ...Read Review

Dark Triumph

By Robin LaFevers - Published 2013


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Sybella is a handmaiden to Saint Mortain, and she’s a skilled assassin who deals in death. Raised by the vile d’Albret, ...Read Review

Secrets and Sapphires

By Leila Rasheed - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

Overall, this is an enjoyable story with an engaging and likeable heroine and lots of intrigue. Set in 1912, it follows Lady Ada Averley ...Read Review

Aprons and Silver Spoons

By Mollie Moran - Published 2013



At fourteen years old Mollie is told that she must find a job. Without any skills, she takes a job as a scullery ...Read Review

The Great Meadow

By Elizabeth Madox Roberts - Published 2013


This is a reprint of a book originally published in 1930 and shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. The story is set in 18...Read Review

The India Fan

By Victoria Holt - Published 2013



Drusilla Delany has always lived in the shadow of the Framling family; as daughter to the local rector, she is deemed suitable enough ...Read Review

City of Spades

By Colin MacInnes - Published 2012



City of Spades is one of the publisher’s reissues in their Classics of the 20th Century series and called by them a ‘...Read Review


By Christopher S. Stewart - Published 2013



This book is really two stories in one—both of which were structured like “shaggy dog” stories. The author recounts the efforts of ...Read Review

Sinners and the Sea: The Untold Story of Noah’s Wife

By Rebecca Kanner - Published 2013



In the vein of The Red Tent, which memorialized the little-known life of Jacob’s only daughter, Dinah, Sinners and the Sea purports ...Read Review