HNR Issue 95 (February 2021)

A Widow’s Guide to Scandal (The Sons of Neptune Book 1)

By Hallie Alexander - Published 2020



Henrietta Caldwell, née Smith, is the widow of an unmourned, abusive husband. Her concern, even as revolution swirls near New York City ...Read Review

Christmas with the Spitfire Girls

By Jenny Holmes -


The presence of female pilots was unthinkable in World War One, but by the time the Second World War began, women were frequently ...Read Review

The Lions of the North

By Edward Marston - Published 2021



This is the fourth in the author’s Domesday series. Marston is a highly prolific author with dozens of books under his belt ...Read Review

Notes of Love and War

By Betty Bolte - Published 2020



In Baltimore, 1942, Audrey and her sister Rae are both helping at the USO, dancing with the departing troops, when Audrey meets Charlie, who ...Read Review

The Rebel Nun

By Marj Charlier - Published 2021


Biographical Fiction

Poitiers, 588. For many noblewomen seeking an alternative to marriage and the perils of childbirth, royal monasteries provided a quiet solution. For Clotild, granddaughter ...Read Review

The Lockhart Plot: Love, Betrayal, Assassination and Counter-Revolution in Lenin’s Russia

By Jonathan Schneer - Published 2020



Bruce Lockhart, a British diplomat and secret agent, is at the center of a conspiracy involving American, British, and French operatives to murder ...Read Review

The Four Winds

By Kristin Hannah - Published 2021


During the 1920s, Elsa’s Texas Panhandle family smothers her as a fragile outcast until she rebels to experience life with Rafe, a ...Read Review

The Fatal Flying Affair (A Lady Hardcastle Mystery)

By T. E. Kinsey - Published 2020



In the cozy mystery category, the Lady Hardcastle series is one of the best. Erudite, funny, and so very British, the series follows ...Read Review

The River (The Valley Trilogy)

By Helen Bryan - Published 2021



The River is the third book in The Valley Trilogy, a generational saga which began in 1751 with The Valley. The second book, The ...Read Review

Murder is in the Air: A Kate Shackleton Mystery

By Frances Brody - Published 2020



Business mishaps, muddled business accounts, a gallivanting heir apparent and right-hand man send Barleycorn Brewery owner William Lofthouse to private investigator Kate Shackleton ...Read Review