HNR Issue 69 (August 2014)

Murder and Mendelssohn

By Kerry Greenwood - Published 2014



When a disliked chorus conductor turns up dead, sheet music from Mendelssohn’s Messiah crammed down his throat, it’s up to Detective ...Read Review


By Maria Hummel - Published 2014


Motherland is a disturbing novel. Set in Germany during the last months of the war, it’s the story of Frank Kappus, a ...Read Review

A Triple Knot

By Emma Campion - Published 2014


Biographical Fiction

A Triple Knot chronicles the life of Joan of Kent, a 14th-century English beauty famous for her three marriages, the last making her ...Read Review

Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America

By Amy Belding Brown - Published 2014Published 2014-07-01


In 1676, Mary Rowlandson finds herself face to face with the enemy. Her village is burnt to the ground in an Indian raid, and ...Read Review

The Story of Land and Sea

By Katy Simpson Smith - Published 2014Published 2014-08-26



This debut novel lays bare both the joy and the heart-wrenching ache of love gained, love lost, and love withheld. Set in a ...Read Review

How Dark the Night: A Novel

By William C. Hammond - Published 2014Published 2014-07-30



How Dark the Night is the fifth book in a series featuring the Cutler family, Boston merchant traders with their own shipping firm. ...Read Review

The Smoke At Dawn (Civil War in the West)

By Jeff Shaara - Published 2014Published 2014-06-19



Jeff Shaara wrote his first two Civil War books as a continuation of his late father Michael’s inspired Gettysburg novel, The Killer ...Read Review

Cavendon Hall

By Barbara Taylor Bradford - Published 2014



Cavendon Hall, a frothy historical drama set in the wilds of Yorkshire, focuses on two families: the aristocratic Inghams and their devoted servants, ...Read Review

When the World Was Young

By Elizabeth Gaffney - Published 2014


Wally Baker’s dad is serving in Japan during WWII, and her mother is a medical intern working numerous hours to further her ...Read Review

The Beautiful American

By Jeanne Mackin - Published 2014


Biographical Fiction

The Beautiful American is a work of fiction that follows an artists’ colony in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s. While one of ...Read Review

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