HNR Issue 74 (November 2015)

The Lost Garden (Tales from Goswell)

By Katharine Swartz - Published 2013Published 2015


Alternating from past to present, this novel is set in the quaint village of Goswell on the Cumbrian Coast of North West England. ...Read Review

The Black Crow Conspiracy

By Christopher Edge - Published 2015


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

An action-packed and engaging read from start to finish, this is the third of an early Edwardian era trilogy featuring a young girl ...Read Review

The Girl in the Torch

By Robert Sharenow - Published 2015


Children/Young Adult

The Girl in the Torch tells the story of Sarah, a twelve-year-old girl who, along with her mother, has escaped the pogroms of ...Read Review

Betsy and the Emperor

By Anne Whitehead - Published 2015



The tagline on the Australian edition, “The true story of Napoleon, a pretty girl, a Regency rake and an Australian colonial misadventure”, puts ...Read Review

A Pattern of Lies

By Charles Todd - Published 2015



Canterbury, Kent, autumn 1918. In this seventh book in the Bess Crawford mystery series, Bess (a nursing sister in the last days of World ...Read Review

Independence: The Tangled Roots of the American Revolution

By Thomas P. Slaughter - Published 2014



John Adams wrote to Thomas Jefferson that America’s Revolution “was in the minds of the people, and this was effected between 1760 to 1775, ...Read Review


By Marissa Campbell - Published 2015


Historical FantasyRomance

England, 868-70, at the start of the Viking invasion of Wessex. This is not a good time for the daughter of the Saxon ...Read Review

The Painter of Souls

By Philip Kazan - Published 2015


Biographical Fiction

This novel follows the early life and career of one of the Renaissance’s most gifted artists, Fra Filippo Lippi. The author admits ...Read Review

The Last Roundhead

By Jemahl Evans - Published 2015



These are the fictional memoirs of one Sir Blandford Candy, writing at the grand old age of 95 in 1719 – indeed probably the final Roundhead ...Read Review

The Suspicion at Sanditon (Or, the Disappearance of Lady Denham)

By Carrie Bebris - Published 2015



This seventh volume in Bebris’ mystery series featuring Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy finds the couple visiting the seaside village of Sanditon, the setting ...Read Review

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