HNR Issue 71 (February 2015)

Grace and the Guiltless

By Erin Johnson - Published 2014

Genres:

Children/Young AdultWestern

Opening abruptly with the death of Grace Milton’s entire family at the hands of the Guiltless Gang, Erin Johnson weaves a tale ...Read Review

Snow and Steel: Battle of the Bulge 1944-45

By Peter Caddick-Adams - Published 2014

Genres:

MilitaryNonfiction

This is an immensely detailed and researched account of the German offensive from December 1944 to January 1945 to retake the Ardennes in northern France ...Read Review

Wanted: Sam Bass

By Paul Colt - Published 2014

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeWestern

In August 1877, outlaws Sam Bass and Joel Collins rob the Cheyenne and Deadwood stage of gold bars. Colonel David Crook of the Great ...Read Review

The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt

By Kara Cooney - Published 2014

Genres:

Nonfiction

This biography of Hatshepsut, the female pharaoh whose successors attempted to erase her from the historical record, charts a rise from king’s ...Read Review

Enemy of Rome

By Douglas Jackson - Published 2014

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

Enemy of Rome is the latest instalment in a series following the exploits of a former gladiator, Gaius Valerius Verrens. The book itself ...Read Review

The Book of Fires

By Paul Doherty - Published 2015

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This 14th-century crime novel is the 14th book in the Brother Athelstan Medieval Mystery series. A beautiful widow is horrifically executed for the ...Read Review

The Devil to Pay

By David Donachie - Published 2014

Genres:

AdventureNautical

1794. There is no peace for John Pearce, the unorthodox Naval Lieutenant who, after crippling his armed cutter to save his lady-love from Barbary ...Read Review

Rogue Spy

By Joanna Bourne - Published 2014

Genres:

Romance

I feel I should lead with a disclaimer: This is the first ever romance novel – historical or otherwise – that I have read. However, ...Read Review

Love’s Fortune (The Ballantyne Legacy, Book 3)

By Laura Frantz - Published 2014

Genres:

InspirationalRomance

Rowena Ballantyne, nicknamed “Wren,” has been raised in Kentucky by her widowed father, far removed from his affluent family. When Wren’s father ...Read Review

Her Mother’s Secret

By Catherine King - Published 2014

Genres:

Saga

Catherine King is a superb historical novelist of family, female emotion, and secrets, and her ninth novel, Her Mother’s Secret, portrays her ...Read Review