HNR Issue 79 (February 2017)

The Scarlet Widow

By Graham Masterton - Published 2016



After being orphaned at 16, in the year 1750, Beatrice is sent to live with her aunt. She then marries a preacher named Francis Scarlet, ...Read Review

Collision of the Heart

By Laurie Alice Eakes - Published 2016



This title was formerly published as The Professor’s Heart, with authorial and editorial changes made from the original (notification from the author’...Read Review

The Witches of New York

By Ami McKay - Published 2016Published 2017


The Witches of New York is the third novel from bestselling author Ami McKay. While the new novel sees the return of Moth ...Read Review

Stolen Beauty

By Laurie Lico Albanese - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

Vienna at the turn of the 20th century was a hotbed for modern thinkers, artists, and supporters of the arts. One of the ...Read Review

A Nightingale Christmas Carol

By Donna Douglas - Published 2016


Towards the end of 1944, the East End of London had suffered huge devastation from the blitz, leaving a landscape devoid of many landmarks ...Read Review

The Midwives of Ragland Road

By Jenny Holmes - Published 2016


Following the current media interest in midwifery in the post-war years, the author has chosen to focus on the impact of a newly ...Read Review


By Min Jin Lee - Published 2017



An ambitious multigenerational family saga evocative of Pearl S. Buck’s The Good Earth, Lee’s second novel, Pachinko, is engaging, complex, and ...Read Review

The Lonely Hearts Hotel

By Heather O’Neill - Published 2016


Spanning from WWI to the start of WWII, The Lonely Hearts Hotel is the story of Rose and Pierrot, two orphans who meet ...Read Review

The Pinch

By Steve Stern - Published 2016



If you look carefully at the cover, you will see that The Pinch is considered simultaneously “a history” and “a novel,” which definitely ...Read Review

The Last Night

By Cesca Major - Published 2016


In August 1952 a flash flood swept away the tourist village of Lynmouth in north Devon. All the bodies which were recovered after the ...Read Review