HNR Issue 69 (August 2014)

The Two Hotel Francforts

By David Leavitt - Published 2014

Genres:

Literary

Leavitt’s most recent success (after The Lost Language of Cranes, 2011) takes readers to Lisbon early in World War II. In a way, ...Read Review

Kingdom Lock

By I.D. Roberts - Published 2014

Genres:

MilitaryThriller

In 1914 it is recognised that future wars will be won or lost by black gold; keeping the oil pipelines free of sabotage is ...Read Review

Darkling

By Laura Beatty - Published 2014

Genres:

Mia Morgan is researching the life of Lady Brilliana Harley, 17th-century Puritan and now known mostly for the letters she wrote to her ...Read Review

Immortal Muse

By Stephen Leigh - Published 2014

Genres:

Time-slip

This is an ambitious book with a fascinating theme and a wide-ranging cast of characters. It starts in the present, with every other ...Read Review

Brave

By Wendy Constance - Published 2014

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Wendy Constance’s Brave was the winner of The Times/Chicken House prize, 2013, for an unpublished new children’s author. It is the ...Read Review

War Song

By James Riorden - Published 2014

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

War Song pictures working-class life in Portsmouth and nursing in France during WW1. Twin sisters, Dorothy and Florence, together with Mum and eight ...Read Review

Lincoln’s Bishop: A President, a Priest, and the Fate of 300 Dakota Sioux Warriors

By Gustav Niebuhr - Published 2014

Genres:

Nonfiction

As the Civil War raged in the United States in 1862, another war raged in Minnesota – an uprising by the Dakota Sioux that killed ...Read Review

To Charm a Naughty Countess

By Theresa Romain - Published 2014

Genres:

Romance

In 1819, Michael Laywood, the Duke of Wyverne, realizes he has to throw in the towel and leave his beloved Lancashire for the teeming ...Read Review

Field of Shadows: The Remarkable True Story of the English Cricket Tour of Nazi Germany 1937

By Dan Waddell - Published 2014

Genres:

Nonfiction

In 1937 an amateur cricket club from Worcestershire undertook a tour of Berlin to play three matches against German cricket clubs. With Germany at ...Read Review

The Last Queen of Sheba

By Jill Francis Hudson - Published 2014Published 2014-03-21

Genres:

InspirationalRomance

When the ruling council controlling Sheba can’t decide who to appoint as the new queen, Tamrin, a wealthy and itinerant merchant, is ...Read Review