HNR Issue 67 (February 2014)

The Invention of Wings

By Sue Monk Kidd - Published 2014


Sue Monk Kidd’s (The Secret Life of Bees) latest novel begins in early 19th- century Charleston, South Carolina, and follows the story ...Read Review


By Charles Palliser - Published 2013



Rustication (n): the state of having been sent down (i.e., suspended) from university; alternately, a sojourn in the country. Both are the ...Read Review

The Hull Home Fire

By Linda Abbott - Published 2013


The title of this book gave me the impression that the story would focus on the tragic fire that swept through Hull Home, ...Read Review

Operation Kingfisher

By Hilary Green - Published 2013


Operation Kingfisher was an escape line organised by the French Resistance in WW2 to smuggle downed Allied airmen to Spain via the French ...Read Review

The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress

By Ariel Lawhon - Published 2014



The Jazz Age. Bootleggers. Gangsters. Corruption. Crime. Tammany Hall. All these ingredients have been used in novels many times, but Ariel Lawhon takes ...Read Review

The Late Scholar

By Jill Paton Walsh - Published 2013Published 2014



Peter Wimsey, now Duke of Denver, learns that one of the responsibilities that goes with his title is to adjudicate, as Visitor, over ...Read Review

At Break of Day

By Elizabeth Speller - Published 2013



Ho-hum, thinks the reader – yet another novel about the Great War. Misgivings increase when the story, starting on the morning of 1st July 1916 ...Read Review


By Andrea Barrett - Published 2013


LiteraryShort Stories

The short stories in Archangel, set between the late 19th century and the start of World War II, illuminate human connections in scientific ...Read Review

Glamour in Glass

By Mary Robinette Kowal - Published 2013


Historical Fantasy

Newly married glamourists Jane and David Vincent have just completed their most prestigious commission yet for the Prince Regent. But Jane is hurt ...Read Review

Rachel’s Promise

By Shelly Sanders - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

This is a wrenching story of a Russian-Jewish family fleeing the pogroms of the early 20th century, the second novel in a planned ...Read Review