HNR Issue 80 (May 2017)

Bachelor Girl

By Kim van Alkemade - Published 2018


The time frame of this novel spans 21 years from 1918 to 1939. The plot revolves around Jacob Ruppert, a real person, owner of the Ruppert ...Read Review

Matilda Empress

By Lise Arin - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

Life is anything but easy for Empress Matilda, daughter of Henry I of England. As a child she was married to Henry V, ...Read Review

Regicide: Peter Abelard and the Great Jewel

By David Boyle - Published 2016


After a clunky prologue, Regicide develops into a fast-paced and entertaining read, featuring the delightful Hilary the Englishman. Hilary is a clerk in ...Read Review

The House at Bishopsgate

By Katie Hickman - Published 2017



1611: Merchant Paul Pindar and his wife, Celia, return to London after years spent living abroad in Aleppo and Constantinople. But Celia’s past ...Read Review

Mission Song: Chenoa’s Story

By Karen Dean Benson - Published 2016



Set in the California Mission and hacienda seacoast of 1836, this romance concerns Chenoa, a mission-raised orphan who returns to her beloved homeland after ...Read Review

For the Record: Ozark Mountain Romance, Book 3

By Regina Jennings - Published 2016



Little Betsy Huckabee (A Most Inconvenient Marriage) is all grown up and working for her uncle’s newspaper and struggling to declare her ...Read Review

The Irish Milliner

By Cynthia G. Neale - Published 2017


The Irish Milliner is the author’s third novel about protagonist Norah McCabe. Set against the backdrop of the beginning of the Civil ...Read Review

Under a Sardinian Sky

By Sara Alexander - Published 2017


On the beautiful Italian island of Sardinia in 2007, Mina has just buried her beloved aunt Piera. Now her mother is dying. The family ...Read Review

The Spy

By Paulo Coelho - Published 2016


Biographical Fiction

Why was an adventuress, who rose to notoriety as an exotic dancer in pre-World War I Paris, executed by firing squad in 1917? Was ...Read Review


By Amelia Gray - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

In her fifth book, Amelia Gray crafts a historical novel based on the life of the mother of modern dance, Isadora Duncan. The ...Read Review

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