HNR Issue 90 (November 2019)


By Alex Landragin - Published 2019



Spanning one hundred and fifty years (from the Pacific in the 18th century to Paris in World War Two), seven lifetimes, and read ...Read Review

The Devil in Paradise: Captain Putnam in Hawaii (A Bliven Putnam Naval Adventure)

By James L. Haley - Published 2019



In 1817, American naval officer Bliven Putnam is now captain of his own ship of war, the sloop Rappahannock, on duty hunting slavers in ...Read Review

Eleanor’s Daughter: A Novel of Marie de Champagne

By June Hall McCash - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

McCash brings her scholarship to life with this vivid reimagining of the life of Marie, Countess of Champagne, a patroness of the arts ...Read Review

A Matter of Interpretation

By Elizabeth Mac Donald - Published 2019



Translation is always a “matter of interpretation”, and it can (still) be a matter of life or death for the translator. Elizabeth Mac ...Read Review

The Unseen Hand (Home Front Detective)

By Edward Marston - Published 2019



London 1917. In this, the eighth in Marston’s Home Front Detective series, Inspector Marmion and Sergeant Keedy find themselves saddled with an unusual ...Read Review

The Irish Princess

By Elizabeth Chadwick - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

The author brings medieval Ireland alive with her trademark mix of engaging characters, high politics, and romance. As the daughter of an Irish ...Read Review

Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind

By Tom Holland - Published 2019



Dominion is a big book. Not only in length – although topping 500 pages, this shouldn’t be discounted – but in the sheer amount of ...Read Review

Between Darkness and Light

By Roy Peachey - Published 2019



A tragic accident that costs young Wang his right eye is the opening scene. To the dismay and anger of his father, he ...Read Review

Water Lily Dance

By Michelle Muriel - Published 2019


Missouri, 2014: “I have to find what’s missing so I can move beyond those memories, find what they stole from me, what I ...Read Review

Sigga of Reykjavik

By Solveig Eggerz - Published 2019


Sigga’s story starts when she is a young teenager living on a farm in Iceland after the end of World War 1. It ...Read Review

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