HNR Issue 72 (May 2015)

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

Currawong Manor

By Josephine Pennicott - Published 2014



With her previous novel, Poet’s Cottage, Josephine Pennicott proved that edgy bohemian glamour and gothic creepiness made a great combination. Here she ...Read Review

Serafina and the Black Cloak

By Robert Beatty - Published 2015


AdventureChildren/Young AdultFantasy

Twelve-year-old Serafina isn’t quite like other girls. She has golden eyes, not a single friend, and lives secretly in the basement of ...Read Review

The Case of the Missing Moonstone

By Jordan Stratford - By Kelly Murphy (illus.) - Published 2015


Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

1826, London. Eleven-year-old Ada Byron is a mathematical wizard but hopeless with people. So when she meets Mary Godwin, who is good with people ...Read Review

Satan’s Lullaby

By Priscilla Royal - Published 2015



In the 11th installment in Priscilla Royal’s Medieval Mysteries series, Father Etienne Davoir, brother to the abbess in charge of Prioress Eleanor’...Read Review

What a Devilish Duke Desires

By Vicky Dreiling - Published 2015



In the third of her Sinful Scoundrel Regency series, poor but honest Lucy is struggling to support herself and her grandmother when she ...Read Review

The Evening Chorus

By Helen Humphreys - Published 2015


On his first bombing mission in 1940, James Hunter’s plane is shot down over the English Channel. Captured by Germans, James spends his ...Read Review