HNR Issue 64 (May 2013)

The Boleyn King

By Laura Andersen - Published 2013


Alternate History

What if Anne Boleyn had not miscarried of her son and savior in the winter of 1536 and instead had given Henry VIII the ...Read Review

Mission Libertad

By Lizette M. Lantigua - Published 2012


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Young teen Luisito Ramirez and his parents flee Cuba in 1979, on a rickety raft with a failing motor. They lose their food and ...Read Review

The Quietness

By Alison Rattle - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

Queenie is desperate to escape the harsh reality of daily survival in her poverty-stricken home. Love exists there but is dulled by the ...Read Review

The Dreyfus Affair: The Story of the Most Infamous Miscarriage of Justice in French History

By Piers Paul Read - Published 2012



This notorious case has undergone numerous academic and popular study, following the centenary of Alfred Dreyfus’ rehabilitation in 1906. The subtitle of Read’s ...Read Review

Recipe for Treason: A Lady Arianna Regency Mystery

By Andrea Penrose - Published 2012



What a wonderful combination of a Regency-era cloak-and-dagger mystery and chocolate cookbook! Each chapter features a mouthwatering recipe of Lady Arianna’s as ...Read Review

Miss Whittier Makes a List

By Carla Kelly - Published 1994Published 2013



In 1801, young American Quaker Hannah Whittier is an innocent victim of the Napoleonic wars when she is shipwrecked after a French attack. She ...Read Review

Music of a Life

By Andrei Makine - By Geoffrey Strachan (trans.) - Published 2002Published 2013



In this densely written novella, Russian author Andrei Makine evokes the grim, gray, repressive atmosphere of Soviet Russia from the early 1940s to ...Read Review

The King Arthur Conspiracy: How a Scottish Prince Became a Mythical Hero

By Simon Andrew Stirling - Published 2013



In The King Arthur Conspiracy, Simon Stirling traces the legend of the British king back to Scottish and Welsh early literature to uncover ...Read Review

The Liars’ Gospel

By Naomi Alderman - Published 2012Published 2013


The life of Yehoshuah (Jesus) is related from the perspective of four people who appear in the gospels, but each story departs radically ...Read Review

The Queen’s Promise

By Lyn Andrews - Published 2013


This is yet another book on the life of Anne Boleyn and her part in the reign of Henry VIII, but I was ...Read Review