Two Women in Rome

By Elizabeth Buchan - Published 2022


The two women of the title are British expatriates living in Rome; Lottie lives there in the near-present, and Nina lives there in ...Read Review

The Rebel’s Mark (The Jackdaw Mysteries, 5)

By S. W. Perry - Published 2022



Set in 1598 in Elizabethan London and Ireland, The Rebel’s Mark opens on a ship carrying a Spanish grandee, his soon-to-be-married daughter, and ...Read Review

An Empty Throne (Alexander’s Legacy, 3)

By Robert Fabbri - Published 2022



On the death of Alexander the Great, his ramshackle empire, built entirely on his personal charisma and extraordinary military talent, rapidly unravels. His ...Read Review

A Woman Made of Snow

By Elisabeth Gifford - Published 2021


This engaging novel begins with a plea from a person unknown and long dead. The speaker urgently begs to be named and acknowledged. ...Read Review

Christmas with the Surplus Girls

By Polly Heron - Published 2021



The Surplus Girls were the young women of the 1920s who were destined to remain unmarried because of the million young men lost ...Read Review

The Heretic’s Mark (The Jackdaw Mysteries 4)

By S. W. Perry - Published 2021



This is the third Jackdaw novel which I have reviewed for the HNS, and which I enjoyed as much as ever. S. W. ...Read Review

The Titanic Sisters

By Patricia Falvey - Published 2021


1912. Sisters Nora and Delia board the Titanic to start their new lives, one as a governess and one as a maid. But when ...Read Review

The Lost Lights of St Kilda

By Elisabeth Gifford - Published 2020


St Kilda is a tiny archipelago, the remnants of an ancient volcano, in the North Atlantic 40 miles west of the westernmost of the ...Read Review

The Bastille Spy (A Revolution Spy Series)

By C.S. Quinn - Published 2020



1789. Attica Morgan, illegitimate daughter of an English lord and an African princess, erstwhile slave, and now British spy, killer, and a woman with ...Read Review

The Saracen’s Mark (The Jackdaw Mysteries)

By S. W. Perry - Published 2020



Despite its length (I don’t like books over 400 pages) I enjoyed this book, the third in Perry’s Mark series and to ...Read Review

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