HNR Issue 91 (February 2020)

The Silk Merchant of Sychar

By Cindy Williams - Published 2019



This is Australian writer Cindy Williams’ second novel. Her first, The Pounamu Prophecy, was set in her birth country of New Zealand and ...Read Review

Moonlight Over Mayfair

By Anton Du Beke - Published 2019


The sequel to One Enchanted Evening (HNR 89), Moonlight Over Mayfair explores the complicated lives of the staff and patrons of London’s luxurious ...Read Review

Book of the Just (The Bohemian Trilogy)

By Dana Chamblee Carpenter - Published 2018


Historical FantasyThriller

In this conclusion to her absorbing gothic fantasy, The Bohemian Trilogy, Carpenter has sent her uncanny heroine, Mouse, fleeing across the globe with ...Read Review

The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics: Feminine Pursuits

By Olivia Waite - Published 2019



This superb novel, set during Regency times, unveils the love story between two intelligent women who, in different ways, struggle to be taken ...Read Review

The Shadow King: A Novel

By Maaza Mengiste - Published 2019



Maaza Mengiste’s The Shadow King begins after Benito Mussolini’s second invasion of Ethiopia in 1935, when a Fascist army armed with tanks ...Read Review

The German House

By Annette Hess - Published 2019


World War II is no more than a hazy memory for 24-year-old Eva Bruhns, who in 1963 Frankfurt is more concerned with her demanding ...Read Review


By Dejan Tiago-Stankovic - Published 2019



In June 1940, a ten-year-old Jewish boy from Antwerp arrives alone at the Hotel Palácio Estoril outside Lisbon. Gaby, short for Gavrihel, brings ...Read Review

Somewhere Besides Denver

By Jo Schaffel - By Sara Webley - Published 2019


Children/Young Adult

Violet, Marion, and Helen, a trio of young women from Denver, are doing the Grand Tour of Europe in 1907, accompanied by their chaperone, ...Read Review

Quest for Gold

By Ryan Fleming - Published 2019



Pirate life sounded like paradise to eighteen-year-old Daniel Wincott, compared to the abuse he received from his drunken father. Opportunity for riches and ...Read Review

Capturing the Devil (Stalking Jack the Ripper)

By Kerri Maniscalco - Published 2019


Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

In this fourth and final installment of Maniscalco’s sassy and salacious Stalking Jack the Ripper series, the darkly brilliant power-couple Audrey Rose ...Read Review

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