HNR Issue 74 (November 2015)

The Sea Keeper’s Daughters (The Carolina Heirlooms Novels)

By Lisa Wingate - Published 2015



The inheritance of a dilapidated historic hotel on Roanoke Island comes at a fortuitous moment for Whitney Munroe. A restaurant entrepreneur working on ...Read Review

Crow Mountain

By Lucy Inglis - Published 2015


Children/Young AdultWestern

This is two stories, one set in the pioneering days of the Wild West in the 1880s concerning Emily, a cosseted 15-year-old sent ...Read Review

Isabella’s Libretto

By Kimberly Cross Teter - Published 2014


Children/Young Adult

Isabella’s Libretto is a gem of a book about a teenager who, in the early 1700s, was abandoned at birth at a ...Read Review

Highlander Undone

By Connie Brockway - Published 2015



In late Victorian England, Captain Jack Cameron seeks the traitor responsible for the deaths of so many of his men, but first he ...Read Review

Hold on to Your Dreams

By Beryl Matthews - Published 2015Published c2009


In turn-of-the-century London, young Gertie Melrose’s sheltered and comfortable world is shattered when her wayward brother’s gaming debts bring ruin on ...Read Review

The History of Modern France: From the Revolution to the Present Day

By Jonathan Fenby - Published 2015



Fenby argues that France is a prisoner of her own history; she sees her casting off the shackles of tyranny in the French ...Read Review

Game of Queens: A Novel of Vashti and Esther

By India Edghill - Published 2015


This is a sprawling tale that, despite the title, is as much about two men, Daniel and Hegai, as it is about queens. ...Read Review

Hereward: The Immortals: (Hereward 5)

By James Wilde - Published 2015Published 2015-08-13



Hereward the Wake is one of a plethora of lesser-known British folk heroes, an adventurer who carried on a guerrilla war against the ...Read Review


By Eugene Vodolazkin - By Lisa Hayden (trans.) - Published 2015



Eugene Vodolazkin’s second novel, Laurus, is the winner of two major Russian literary awards. His first novel, Solovyov and Larionov, also garnered ...Read Review

The Stockholm Castle Mystery

By Joyce Elson Moore - Published 2015



In 1649 Sweden, a Polish soldier and lute player, Johan Sokolewski, is seeking refuge from the horrors of the Thirty Years War. He is ...Read Review