HNR Issue 98 (November 2021)

The Twin

By Kevin St. Jarre - Published 2021


“Sui generis” best describes Kevin St. Jarre’s one-of-a-kind new novel, which retells the story of Jesus from the point of view of ...Read Review


By Alison MacLeod - Published 2021


Biographical FictionLiterary

D.H. Lawrence, Jackie Kennedy and J. Edgar Hoover might seem unlikely bedfellows, but in this wonderfully compelling novel, their stories are interwoven ...Read Review

Down a Dark River (An Inspector Corravan Mystery)

By Karen Odden - Published 2021



Set in London in 1878, this mystery novel introduces a new Scotland Yard detective—Inspector Michael Corravan. Much of this novel serves as an ...Read Review

The House of Ashes

By Stuart Neville - Published 2021



Some secrets refuse to stay buried for a couple in Northern Ireland when a mysterious old woman shatters the fragility of their new ...Read Review

SISILIAN PRINSESSA (“The Sicilian Princess”)

By Jukka M. Heikkilä - Published 2021


This novel, written in Finnish, is set in the period 310-240 BC, when great political powers contended for dominance in the Mediterranean and ...Read Review

High Country Justice (Caleb Marlowe Series, 1)

By Nik James - Published 2021



Caleb Marlowe lives alone on a ranch near Elkton, Colorado in 1878. In chapter one, he kills several men trying to rustle his cattle, ...Read Review

Her Heart for a Compass: A Novel

By Marguerite Kaye - By Sarah Ferguson - Published 2021


It is all arranged. Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas Scott, second daughter of the Duke of Buccleuch, is expected to make a most propitious ...Read Review

The Wildcats of Exeter (Domesday, 8)

By Edward Marston - Published 2021



William the Conqueror’s Commissioners, on their nationwide progress to investigate irregularities in the property census, arrive in Exeter just as there’s ...Read Review

Anne and Louis Forever Bound

By Rozsa Gaston - Published 2021


Biographical Fiction

The conflicts and values of medieval France are background for a royal love story in Anne and Louis Forever Bound. The fourth volume ...Read Review

Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna

By Alda P. Dobbs - Published 2021


Children/Young Adult

1913 Mexico. Petra Luna’s mother died in childbirth. Her father was forced to either join the Federales, the government army of tyrant Victoriano ...Read Review