HNR Issue 64 (May 2013)

Royal Mistress

By Anne Easter Smith - Published 2013

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Anne Easter Smith’s novel of the infamous Jane Shore, Royal Mistress, spans Jane’s life over the notorious 10-year period when she ...Read Review

The Devil’s Recruit

By S.G. MacLean - Published 2013

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Mystery/Crime

This is the fourth novel with Alexander Seaton as its hero, but it was my first introduction to him. The novel is set ...Read Review

Awakening

By Stevie Davies - Published 2013

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Literary

1860. A year after Charles Darwin published his groundbreaking Origin of Species, the evangelical community of Wiltshire has far more important matters on their ...Read Review

Red Sky in Morning

By Paul Lynch - Published 2011

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Literary

Coll Coyle makes a dreadful mistake that changes the course of his life and is set to lose everything as he stands up ...Read Review

Rio Tinto

By Michael Zimmer - Published 2013

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Western

Hired as a muleskinner for the Red Devil Salt Works, Wil Chama drives the salt wagons from Tinto Flats to the town of ...Read Review

Hammett Unwritten

By Owen Fitzstephen - Published 2013

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Biographical FictionMystery/Crime

The one word that comes to mind when reading Owen Fitzstephen’s Hammett Unwritten (as discovered and edited by Gordon McAlpine) is “atmosphere.” ...Read Review

Honey Brown is Married

By Sara Judge - Published 2012

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Dreadful title, very enjoyable book. The novel follows the fortunes of Honey Brown (previously, abandoned orphan Annie) after she has left her career ...Read Review

Chojun

By Goran Powell - Published 2012

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Before World War II, the island of Okinawa was a world of quiet fishing communities, modest homes, and Goju Ryu Karate. The hero ...Read Review

The Tin Horse

By Janice Steinberg - Published 2013

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Elaine Greenstein is downsizing to a retirement home, but her life as a fierce civil rights lawyer is important enough that the library ...Read Review

The House Girl

By Tara Conklin - Published 2013

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Art, slavery and the nature of freedom are the themes of Tara Conklin’s haunting and powerful novel. Lina Sparrow is a young ...Read Review