HNR Issue 68 (May 2014)

Autumn Softly Fell

By Dominic Luke - Published 2013

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Although very different, this book is obviously inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, with an abandoned heroine of eight becoming ...Read Review

The Peerless Four

By Victoria Patterson - Published 2013

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In 1928 women competed in the Olympics for the first time, and Canada sent a track team to Amsterdam. In this fictionalized version, the ...Read Review

Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Albert Einstein’s Daughter

By Tim Symonds - Published 2013

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Mystery/Crime

Yet another tale of the famous detective from 221B Baker Street to entertain and dazzle his legion of fans, this is quite a ...Read Review

The Secret Kiss of Darkness

By Christina Courtenay - Published 2014

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Time-slip

I found the illustration on the front of the book very intriguing, and once opened, the cover is lifted on a world of ...Read Review

Son of Fortune

By Victoria McKernan - Published 2013

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Children/Young Adult

In the 1860s, a lumberman from the great Pacific Northwest, Aiden Lynch, flees Seattle after causing the death of one man. Desperate to ...Read Review

The Hotel on the Place Vendome

By Tilar J. Mazzeo - Published 2014

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Nonfiction

Since the Paris Ritz was first established in 1898, hundreds of world-famous writers, actors, princes and tycoons have stayed in its suites and dined ...Read Review

Murder in Murray Hill

By Victoria Thompson - Published 2014

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Mystery/Crime

The obstacles keeping midwife Sarah Brandt and policeman Frank Malloy from teaming up romantically fell away by the end of the last installment ...Read Review

The Mangle Street Murders

By M.R.C. Kasasian - Published 2014

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Mystery/Crime

The first in the Victorian-era Gower St. Detective series, The Mangle Street Murders brings to life a crime-solving team reminiscent of Holmes and ...Read Review

The Book of Nights

By Sylvie Germain - Published 2013

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Literary

Originally published in France in 1985, this novel maps the lives of the “freshwater” Peniel family over a hundred years and appears to focus ...Read Review

Churchill’s First War

By Con Coughlin - Published 2014

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Nonfiction

What many people know about Winston Churchill centers on his stirring leadership during WWII as Britain’s Prime Minister. Here Con Coughlin gives ...Read Review