HNR Issue 72 (May 2015)

The Chateau on the Lake

By Charlotte Betts - Published 2014


The date is 1792, and the French Revolution is at its height. Madeleine Moreau has lived a sheltered life teaching at her parents’ Academy ...Read Review

Beyond All Dreams

By Elizabeth Camden - Published 2015



An inaccuracy in the historical record compels librarian Anna O’Brien to question the navy’s investigation into the loss of her father’...Read Review

The Winter Family

By Clifford Jackman - Published 2015



August Winter is the leader of a hardened band of killers, men he picked up during his service in the Union army and ...Read Review

Cut from Strong Cloth

By Linda Harris Sittig - Published 2015


Nineteen-year-old Ellen Canavan and her first-generation Irish-American family arrived in Philadelphia, trying to make a successful business in the textile industry. She is ...Read Review

Dunaway’s Crossing

By Nancy Brandon - Published 2015


In 1918, Savannah, Georgia is emerging from shock as the Great War grinds to a close. Bea Dot has just married Ben Ferguson and ...Read Review

A Common Virtue

By James Hawkins - Published 2015



Paul Jackson is an eighteen-year-old Marine who finds himself at the wrong end of a firefight at the Duc Lo Firebase in Vietnam. ...Read Review

Tangled Roots

By Marianne K. Martin - Published 2014


Georgia in 1906 is not a good place for Anna Benson and Nessie Jameson to be best friends, for Nessie is black, and Anna ...Read Review

The Hourglass Factory

By Lucy Ribchester - Published 2015



My mother always told me that it was my duty to vote, and not just a civic duty: “Women suffered so you could ...Read Review

The Bookseller

By Cynthia Swanson - Published 2015


The Bookseller is advertised as reminiscent of the movie Sliding Doors, and the comparison is apt. Both explore how one brief moment can ...Read Review

The Mapmaker’s Children

By Sarah McCoy - Published 2015


This story takes place (most of the time) in New Charlestown, West Virginia during two different centuries tied together by a vintage doll’...Read Review