HNR Issue 91 (February 2020)

The Sweetness of Water

By Nathan Harris - Published 2021



Nathan Harris’s debut novel, The Sweetness of Water, reads as though the author has honed his craft for years. The story begins ...Read Review

Heart of the Frontier: A Western Romance Collection

By Brittany Larsen - By Carolyn Twede Frank - By Jen Geigle Johnson - By Jennie Hansen - Published 2021


Inspirational RomanceWestern

In “The Gamble” by Brittany Larsen, Thomas Clayborne, younger son of an English baron, travels West as part of a business venture investing ...Read Review

The Lost Diary of M

By Paul Wolfe - Published 2020



In 1964, Washington socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer was murdered during her daily walk in Georgetown. The murder remains unsolved to this day, and rumors ...Read Review

Isaiah’s Legacy: A Novel of Prophets and Kings

By Mesu Andrews - Published 2020



In a small village in Judah, a young girl, Shulle, lives a happy yet simple life with her gentle and sometimes strange father, ...Read Review

Blood’s Campaign

By Angus Donald - Published 2019



In this third volume of the series, Holcroft Blood, on the Williamite Campaign in Ireland in 1689-1690, is ready to unleash cannons on ...Read Review

Butterfly Yellow

By Thanhha Lai - Published 2019


Children/Young Adult

In Saigon, near the end of the Vietnam War, twelve-year-old Hằng went with her five-year-old brother, Linh, to missionaries who were taking ...Read Review

Things in Jars

By Jess Kidd - Published 2020



Red-haired, sharp-witted Bridie Devine is an interesting woman; she’s been a lot of things in her life, the latest of which is ...Read Review

The Wrong Girl (Bianca Dangereuse Hollywood Mysteries)

By Donis Casey - Published 2019



This is the first in an excellent new series by Donis Casey, author of the Alafair Tucker mysteries. In 1920, Blanche, one of Alafair’...Read Review

The Road to Lattimer

By Virginia Rafferty - Published 2019



In the late 1800s, four families from Austria-Hungary emigrate to America in search of a better life. Their homeland, caught up in political ...Read Review

Fear on the Phantom Special (Railway Detective)

By Edward Marston - Published 2019



Lake District, Halloween 1861. Passengers have boarded The Phantom Special expecting thrills on a railway journey that will take them through woodland notorious for ...Read Review

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