HNR Issue 92 (May 2020)

Historical Novels Review | Issue 92, May 2020

If I Were You

By Lynn Austin - Published 2020


Inspirational Romance

If I Were You is a story of friendship, betrayal, class, and the desperate measures people take to survive in wartime. The story ...Read Review

On Wings of Devotion (The Codebreakers)

By Roseanna M. White - Published 2020


Inspirational Romance

In 1918 London, nurse Arabelle Denler tries to ignore her loneliness by immersing herself into her war work. Her father, an intrepid explorer, is ...Read Review

Ungentlemanly Warfare

By Howard Linskey - Published 2020



Harry Walsh is a brash, take-no-orders survivor of Dunkirk who works for the British SOE. A master saboteur and spy, Walsh is given ...Read Review

The Spice King (Hope and Glory)

By Elizabeth Camden - Published 2019


Inspirational Romance

Annabelle Larkin, recent graduate of Kansas State Agricultural College, is trying to turn her temporary position as botanical specialist at the Smithsonian Institution ...Read Review

The Girl with the Golden Scissors

By Julia Drosten - Published 2020


This novel is a mesmerizing story of an orphaned little girl growing up in Vienna in the years before World War I. It ...Read Review

The Literary Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Volumes 1 and 2

By Daniel D. Victor - Published 2019



A very entertaining and often enlightening read. Holmes and Watson, in their traditional Conan Doyle personas, encounter several real-life literary greats who were ...Read Review

Only Gossip Prospers: A Novel of Louisa May Alcott in New York

By Lorraine Tosiello - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

Following the success of her novel Little Women, Louisa May Alcott took an extended trip to New York City. Only Gossip Prospers presents ...Read Review

Hot Lead, Cold Justice (A Caleb York Western)

By Max Allan Collins - Published 2020



Several years after the Civil War, Trinidad, New Mexico is being hit by a major blizzard. Deputy Jonathan P. Tulley is walking the ...Read Review

Courting Anna: Women of Destiny

By Cate Simon - Published 2019



Anna Harrison is a lawyer in late 19th-century Montana and somewhat of a celebrity due to her sex and her refusal to marry ...Read Review

The Shattered Portrait (Belle Epoque Mystery)

By Alexandra Maldwyn-Davies (trans.) - By Alice Quinn - Published 2020



Quinn’s second mystery in the Belle Époque series is set in Cannes, using the 1883 real estate scandal of the ‘Boulevard de la ...Read Review

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