Independently published

Songbird

By Gail Meath - Published 2021

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Private detective Jax Diamond has been trailing composer and playwright Sam Sanders to provide evidence for Sam’s wife that he’s been ...Read Review

Hearts at Dawn

By Alysa Salzberg - Published 2021

Genres:

Children/Young AdultHistorical FantasyRomance

Every night since his twelfth birthday, aristocrat Orin Rush transforms into a beast. He doesn’t know why he’s cursed, but nightly ...Read Review

Norman Lord, Saxon Lady

By Lynna Banning - Published 2021

Genres:

Romance

In late summer 1067, Saxon earl’s daughter Edra meets the forbidding Norman knight Alain de Chalus, who has been granted her father’s ...Read Review

Ernestine

By Kate Reynolds - Published 2020

Genres:

Thriller

The world of 16th-century Spain is a place where the Inquisition holds sway and autos-da-fé (the public burning of heretics) happen rather often. ...Read Review

The Dead Are Resting

By Julie Tulba - Published 2021

Genres:

Saga

In The Dead Are Resting, the secrets that Becky Weiss’s parents keep from her are both revelational and disturbing. Becky grows up ...Read Review

The King’s Captain

By Mark Turnbull - Published 2021

Genres:

Military

This is a very slim novella (barely 40,000 words), the second (after The King’s Spy, reviewed in HNR 96) in the “rebellion” series of ...Read Review

Beneath the Bonnie Blue Flag: A Novel from the de Melilla Chronicles

By Stephen Estopinal - Published 2021

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There are instances when an author’s impressive knowledge about a period is more of a hindrance than a help. Instead of concentrating ...Read Review

Redemption

By Philip Yorke - Published 2021

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Guilt and vengeance prevent Captain Francis Hacker from finding solace from God after his daughters’ murders. As the second year of civil war ...Read Review

Starlight in the Dawn

By Naveen Sridhar - Published 2021

Genres:

The city of Ur, about 2300 BCE: Sargon the Great rules the Akkadian Empire, and his daughter Enheduanna is the high priestess of Ur. ...Read Review

Absaroka War Chief

By Bryan Ney - Published 2021

Genres:

Western

James Beckwourth’s name was in the news in 2021, when a wildfire sprang up near the California town named for him. I hadn’...Read Review