HNR Issue 76 (May 2016)


By Mesu Andrews - Published 2016



Miriam is the sister of Moses. She watched her infant brother be rescued by Pharaoh’s daughter, and later wept when he escaped ...Read Review

The Medicus Codex

By Cy Stein - Published 2016



When Aaron, a Galilean Jew, leaves his homeland for Rome, he knows he aims high in seeking to become a student of Galen, ...Read Review

Blood and Roses

By Catherine Hokin - Published 2016


Biographical Fiction

Beginning at the start of the Wars of the Roses, Blood and Roses focuses on and is in part narrated by Margaret of ...Read Review

The Midwife and the Assassin: A Midwife Mystery

By Sam Thomas - Published 2016



Upon hearing of her nephew’s incarceration in the Tower, Lady Bridget Hodgson departs post-haste for London from her home in the English ...Read Review

I Thee Wed

By Celeste Bradley - Published 2016



The fourth in The Wicked Worthingtons Series, set in Regency London, describes how Orion sets out to establish his career as a successful ...Read Review

Death Descends on Saturn Villa: The Gower Street Detective, Book 3

By M.R.C. Kasasian - Published 2016



Another excellent installment in the Gower Street Detective mystery series! In this outing, the intrepid March Middleton receives a dinner invitation from the ...Read Review

On A Desert Shore

By S.K. Rizzolo - Published 2016



Marina Garrod, a mixed-race girl, is the daughter of Joanna, a slave woman who was the mistress of Hugo Garrod, a sugar planter ...Read Review

The Colours of Love

By Rita Bradshaw - Published 2015


The story begins in 1923. A ship has been driven onto rocks and the survivors taken to an inn. Two women are about to ...Read Review

A Cup of Dust: A Novel of the Dust Bowl

By Susie Finkbeiner - Published 2015



Precocious Pearl Spence is the narrator of this enjoyable novel set in the harsh Oklahoma prairies in 1934, an area that was susceptible to ...Read Review

The Translation of Love

By Lynne Kutsukake - Published 2016


This touching and thought-provoking debut novel follows the storylines of several Japanese, Japanese-American, and Japanese-Canadian characters living – and sometimes barely surviving – in Japan ...Read Review

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