HNR Issue 72 (May 2015)

House of Thieves

By Charles Belfoure - Published 2015



John Cross is a successful architect working in New York in 1886. He is married, although not happily, and has three children the eldest ...Read Review

Golden Earrings

By Belinda Alexandra - Published 2013 (UK)Published 2015 (US)



In 1970s Paris, a dejected ballet dancer, Paloma, is living with her grandmother, Mamie, in a townhouse-cum-ballet school. One morning she is confronted ...Read Review

Arctic Shadow

By Joanne Sundell - Published 2015


AdventureChildren/Young AdultFantasy

In 1909, the All Alaska Sweepstakes dog race has ended in defeat for 14-year- old Anya, a Siberian girl from Chukchi, who arrived in ...Read Review

Never Judge A Lady By Her Cover

By Sarah MacLean - Published 2014



1823. Ruined Lady Georgina, daughter and sister to dukes, has escaped her old life and transformed herself into Anna, a mysterious courtesan, who runs ...Read Review

Brock’s Assassin: Someone Had to Burn Washington

By Tom Taylor - Published 2014



In 1813, in war-ravaged Niagara, Upper Canada, Lieutenant Westlake of the 1st York Militia is trailing Willcocks, a notorious traitor. Willcocks has turned coat ...Read Review

The Good Italian

By Stephen Burke - Published 2015


Set in Eritrea in 1935, this novel is a riveting examination of colonialism, war, love, the power of conscience and race. It is hard ...Read Review

The Dynamite Room

By Jason Hewitt - Published 2015



July 1940. In the high heat of summer, eleven-year-old Lydia walks alone down a dusty road to her English village and finds the place ...Read Review

Secrets of a Charmed Life

By Susan Meissner - Published 2015


In 1940, sisters Emmaline and Julia Downtree are sent to a small Gloucester village during London’s evacuation of children. Emmy, eight years Julia’...Read Review

Mr. Campion’s Fox

By Mike Ripley - Published 2015



When the Danish ambassador asks Albert Campion to keep an eye on his daughter’s new boyfriend, Campion, now retired, enlists his son, ...Read Review

Secrets of the Singer Girls

By Kate Thompson - Published 2015


The story begins in the east end of London in the spring of 1942. The Singer girls get their name from the fact that ...Read Review

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