HNR Issue 81 (August 2017)

The Body in the Clouds

By Ashley Hay - Published 2017



In Ashley Hay’s debut novel, The Body in the Clouds (published in the US following The Railwayman’s Wife), she attempts to ...Read Review

Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West

By William Hogeland - Published 2017



Hogeland’s book is a finely researched entry about a war about which few Americans are aware—the war to eradicate the Native ...Read Review

Raven’s Feast: Hakon’s Saga, Book 2

By Eric Schumacher - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

Very rarely does one come across a book written about the man remembered as Hakon the Good or Hakon Adalsteinsfostre. As Mr Schumacher ...Read Review

The Drowning King

By Emily Holleman - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

Book two of Holleman’s Fall of Egypt series (after Cleopatra’s Shadows) is told from the points of view of Cleopatra’s ...Read Review

The Shadow Queen

By Anne O’Brien - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

The Shadow Queen tells the story of Joan, Fair Maid of Kent, a Plantagenet princess who shocked medieval Europe with her marital exploits ...Read Review

The Irish Civil War 1922-23: Ava’s Diary

By Patricia Murphy - Published 2017


Children/Young Adult

The latest in the “Hands On History” series, published by the excellent Poolbeg Press, Ava’s Diary moves between the present day, with ...Read Review

Merely a Marriage

By Jo Beverley - Published 2017



1817: Lady Ariana Boxstall fears for her brother Norris’s legacy and her own future. If he dies unmarried and without heirs, she will ...Read Review

Roosevelt’s Boys

By John C. Horst - Published 2017



Stepbrothers Jonathan Whelihan and Rocky Killebrew are jostling for new identities as they reach manhood on their father’s ranch. Then Theodore Roosevelt ...Read Review

Murder on Black Swan Lane

By Andrea Penrose - Published 2017



In Regency London, the bored Earl of Wrexford conducts scientific experiments and behaves as a debauched rake with beautiful women. The arrogant Reverend ...Read Review

Woman Enters Left

By Jessica Brockmole - Published 2017


Fans of “on the road” stories will love this dual-period novel, which follows two friends, aspiring writer Florrie Daniels and abandoned housewife Ethel ...Read Review

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