Index of Book Reviews
Titles - H
This is an alphabetical list of all the book
reviews, with titles starting with the letter
H, located on LPR.
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- Hadassah - One Night With the King, by Tommy Tenney and Mark Andrew Olsen.
A fictional retelling of the story of the Bible heroine, Esther, Queen of Persia, told from a Christian perspective.
- Hadji Murad, by Leo Tolstoy.
A simmering feud between Russians and residents of Chechnya boils over into a bitter, bloody war. Tolstoy's little known but critically acclaimed novella draws upon the legends surrounding the Avar warrior chieftain known as Hadji Murád.
- Hal Spacejock: Just Desserts, by Simon Haynes.
Space pilot for hire! Hal Spacejock Guaranteed Cheap. A mysterious sealed crate, a pair of shady mercenaries with more guns than brain cells and an amnesiac robot which may or may not be on a secret mission. Only interstellar ignoramus Hal Spacejock and the unflappable Clunk could turn a straightforward cargo delivery into a space opera with clowns.
- Half a Life, by V. S. Naipaul.
This is a pragmatic coming-of-age tale that follows the life of Willie Somerset Chandran, who grows up in India. Through Chandran's life, Naipaul explores the numerous aspects of injustice that exist in the world.
- Hallelujah! The Welcome Table, by Maya Angelou.
A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes. More than 70 recipes accompanied by brief essays about Angelou's life and the events and memories associated with the various dishes that are mentioned.
- Hamburgers & Fries, by John T. Edge.
A culinary, cultural, and a historical overview of Hamburgers and Fries in American society. Includes fifteen recipes.
- The Hammer of God, by Arthur C. Clarke.
In this book, Clarke ponders what might happen if humans learned that a death dealing asteroid was on a collision course with the Earth. He looks at both the scientific problems it would create, as well as the moral and social issues that would develop on a world staring doom straight in the eye.
- Hamsters Don't Glow in the Dark, by Trina Wiebe.
Spring break is just around the corner and Abby's teacher has asked her to petsit Mr. Nibbles, the class hamster. But there's one problem. The apartment building Abby lives in has a dumb rule: No Pets Allowed. What is she to do?
- Handbook of Ophthalmology, edited by Amar Agarwal.
An essential reference book that covers more than 275 eye disorders, their diagnosis, and management.
- The Hand of Oberon, by Roger Zelazny.
In this, the fourth book in the Chronicles of Amber series, we follow the adventures of Prince Corwin as he tries to stop his brother Brand from reshaping the universe, a task that he can accomplish using the Jewel of Judgement that Brand just happens to have in possession.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2), by J. K. Rowling
Someone has opened the Chamber of Secrets and students at the Hogwarts school are being turned into stone. Can Harry get to the bottom of this mystery before he too, turns to stone?
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7), by J. K. Rowling.
This is the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter saga. Full of adventure, magic, danger, and battles, this book soundly and satisfactorily concludes the series.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4), by J. K. Rowling
This is the fourth book in Rowling's seven part Harry Potter series. In this installment, the Hogwarts school is hosting the Triwizard Tournament, a tournament in which past contestants have died!
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6), by J. K. Rowling.
The battle against Lord Voldemort continues. To prepare him for the coming battles, Dumbledore begins to give Harry advance magical training. At the same time, Harry struggles to discover the identity of the mysterious half-blood prince.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5), by J. K. Rowling.
Follow Harry Potter through his fifth year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as he must once again do battle with the dark Lord Voldemort - with tragic consequences!
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3), by J. K. Rowling
Sirius Black has escaped from the unescapable wizard prison, Azkaban. Is he out to kill Harry? And if so, why?
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1), by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter, a poor orphan, has been leading a less than idyllic life, living in a cupboard under this Aunt and Uncle's steps, but all this changes when he is accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry...
- Have a Little Faith, by Mitch Albom.
This book explores life through a unique journey: the search for the right words to eulogize a Man of God. Along the way, Albom — who walked away from a deeply religious background as a young man — rekindles his faith by sitting with and caring for the wise, funny, but slowly decaying man of the cloth.
- Have His Carcase, by Dorothy L. Sayers.
In this, the second book in the Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane series, Harriet stumbles upon a corpse while taking a walk on a deserted beach. It will take all of Peter and Harriet's detecting skills to solve the crime.
- Hawke, by Ted Bell.
When a Soviet stealth sub, fully loaded with nuclear weapons is taken over by terrorist, it falls to Alex Hawke, secret agent, to stop the terrorist before they can carry out their plan to attack the United States.
- The Healthy Kitchen, by Andrew Weil and Rosie Daley.
This is a useful cookbook, full of mouth-watering recipes, and insightful advice on how to eat, and live, healthy.
- Heart & Craft, by Valerie Parv.
Turn your writing dreams into reality as bestselling romance writers share their secrets with you.
- Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad.
Based upon Conrad's own forays into Africa, this haunting novel presents some compelling insights in the psychological nature of those who ventured into darkest Africa.
- A Heartbeat Away, by Michael Palmer.
On the night of the State of the Union address, President James Allaire expects to give the speech of his career. But no one foresees the horrific turn of events that leads him to quarantine everyone in the Capitol building.
- Hedda Gabler, by Henrik Ibsen.
This is the story of its title character, Hedda, a self-centered manipulative woman who has grown tired of her marriage. To escape her boredom she begins to meddle in the lives of others with truly tragic results. Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" is a monumental achievement in dramatic tragedy.
- The Help, by Kathryn Stockett.
It is 1962‚ and these three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step that forever changes a town and the way women — mothers‚ daughters‚ caregivers‚ friends — view one another.
- Help, Lord! I'm Having a Senior Moment, by Karen O'Connor.
90 short pieces, each concerning a special challenge of growing older.
- Here Comes A Hero, by Lawrence Block.
In this nonstop adventure story, Evan Tanner, the man who never sleeps, travels to Afghanistan in an attempt to rescue one of his ex-girlfriends from white slavers.
- The Heroes: or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children, by Charles Kingsley.
Written in 1855, these tales are designed to introduce children to the Greek myths.
- Hetty, by Hetty Verolme.
Rounded up by the Nazis and then separated from their parents, Hetty and her brothers were sent to the Children's House, within Belsen concentration camp. Hetty became the 'Little Mother' of the camp, helping to care for the other children.
- Hickory Dickory Dock, by Agatha Christie.
When Miss Lemon, Poirot's indomitable secretary, begins to make some typing mistakes, he knows that something is wrong and he makes it his business to fix the problem. What starts out as a case of kleptomania soon burgeons into one of murder, so it is fortunate that Poirot is there to solve the crime.
- Hidden in the Heart, by Beth Andrews.
When Lydia Bramwell is sent to Sussex to stay for her aunt, little does she know the adventure, and the romance, that is waiting for her when she becomes involved in helping solve a mysterious murder.
- His Excellency: George Washington, by Joseph J. Ellis.
Joseph Ellis based his biography of George Washington on Washington's personal letters and papers and follows his life from a young soldier to the first president of the United States.
- Historical Novels, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
This collection contains more than 340 historical novels from Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe and Charles Kingsley's Westward Ho to Vicente Blasco Ibanez's The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.
- The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova.
When a teenage girl finds a book containing her widowed fathers old letters outlining his research of Dracula, she takes up his quest to find the evil fiend.
- The Hobbit - Or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
This is a mythical quest story that follows the Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins and his dwarvish companions as they set out to recover the dwarves treasure, which was stolen by the dragon, Smaug.
- A Hole in Texas, by Herman Wouk.
In this charming story we are introduced to Dr. Guy Carpenter, a man whose well-ordered life is thrown into chaos when the Chinese announce that they have discovered the Higgs boson. Before he knows what has hit, he finds himself acting as an adviser to a Congresswoman, as the scientific consultant on Hollywood thriller based upon the Higgs boson, the object of a CIA investigation, and he's on the outs with his wife...
- Holly Bloom's Garden, by Sarah Ashman & Nancy Parent.
Holly Bloom has a problem. She's the only one in her family without a green thumb, and no matter how hard she tries, she just can't make her flowers grow. Holly, however, perseveres and finds a unique way to make her flowers bloom in this charming children's picture story book.
- The Holy Bible
A review of the New Revised Standard Version of the Holy Bible that is used within the Presbyterian Church.
- Hometown Legend, by Jerry B. Jenkins.
Soon, the Athens City Crusaders will cease to exist. But they still have once last chance at glory before their highschool is closed. To help the football team to win their final championship match, the school enlists the help of Buster Schuler. But can he do it? Not only does Schuler have to overcome his own demons, but the team is also far from being championship material.
- Honeymoon, by James Patterson & Howard Roughan.
When a young investment banker is killed, his fiancé becomes the prime suspect.
- Honeymoon in Purdah, by Alison Wearing.
This enlightening travelogue follows Wearing as she, and her gay roommate travel across Iran posing as a married couple on their honeymoon.
- Hong Kong, by Stephen Coonts.
Admiral Jake Grafton is tasked with investigating his old friend, Virgil 'Tiger' Cole. The U.S. Consul-General to Hong Kong, Cole may be part of a revolutionary movement to overthrow the Chinese government. And when someone in the movement kidnaps Callie, Grafton's wife, he must race against the clock to save her...
- The Hope Within, by Tracie Peterson.
Book 4 of the bestselling Heirs of Montana series. Dianne Selby and her children must survive a devistating winter alone in Montana.
- Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan, by Doug Stanton.
Doug Stanton, New York Times bestselling author of In Harm's Way wrote this spellbinding history of the early American war efforts in Afghanistan. The book reads like a well-written novel.
- The Hostage, by W. E. B. Griffin.
The second book in Griffin's Presidential Agent series. When a diplomat's wife is kidnapped in Argentina, the President sends Charley Castillo down to get her back. What he discovers is that kidnapping is tied to the UN / Iraqi Oil for Food scandal, and that finding the culprits will be harder than he ever imagined.
- Hothouse Orchid, by Stuart Woods.
After Special Agent Holly Barker lets international terrorist Teddy Fay slip through her fingers for a second time, she returns to her hometown of Orchid Beach, Florida, where she had been police chief for many years. But a very unpleasant surprise awaits her...
- The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
A chilling story in which Sherlock Holmes finds out the truth about the ancient curse of the Baskerville Family.
- Hour Game, by David Baldacci.
Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are inlisted to help find a serial killer who is replicating notorious murders of the past. To complicate things, a second killer appears, this one imitating the murders of the first.
- The House, by Danielle Steel.
Estate lawyer, Sarah Anderson decides to use a generous inheritance to restore an old mansion that has fallen in disrepair and enlists the help of architect Jeff Parker with her quest.
- House of Earth, by Woody Guthrie.
Although completed in 1947, Woody Guthrie's only novel was not published until 2013. It is a story about one family's struggle to survive the dust bowl, and to build an adobe home that would stand up to the wind and other elements.
- The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton.
A dark romantic comedy of manners that follows the descent of Lily Bart from an accepted member of high society to that of a lonely, penniless, out-of-work shop assistant.
- How to Manage Your Child's Life-Threatening Food Allergies: Practical Tips for Everyday Life, by Linda Marienhoff Coss.
A detailed, step-by-step, primer offering advice and information on managing your child's food allergies, ranging from how to shop and cook for your child to what to do when traveling or when your child grows up and heads off to college.
- How to Succeed in Murder, by Margaret Dumas.
In this, the second mystery to feature Charley and Jack Fairfax, the couple becomes embroiled in a deadly mystery. To solve this case, Charley will have to go undercover, working in a software company. Unfortunately, Charley doesn't know anything about software and she'll have to use all her acting skills to solve the case and to keep from getting murdered in the process.
- How to Survive Your Hospital Stay, by Gail Van Kanegan and Michael Boyette.
The Complete Guide to Getting the Care You Need - And Avoiding Problems You Don't.
- The Humbling, by Philip Roth.
Everything is over for Simon Axler. One of the leading American stage actors of his generation, now in his sixties, he has lost his magic, his talent, and his assurance. When he goes onstage he feels like a lunatic and looks like an idiot. His confidence in his powers has drained away...
- Humor and Comedy, Compiled by Richard Seltzer.
The complete text of 198 humorous books on one CD, with titles ranging from Balzac's Droll Stories to The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare. (Compact Disc)
- The Hunters, by W. E. B. Griffin.
This is the third book in the Presidential Agent series, and it wraps up the storyline begun in The Hostage, following Charley Castillo as he sets out to 'render harmless' those involved in the Masterson's kidnapping and murder.
- Hunters in the Sea, by Robin White.
When a weaponized form of smallpox is stolen from an isolated Russian lab, its falls upon the men, and one woman, of the USS Portland, an American Sub, to hunt the weapon and its thieves down, before this deadly bioweapon can be released on an unsuspecting world.
- The Hypnotist, by Lars Kepler.
In the frigid clime of Tumba, Sweden, a gruesome triple homicide attracts the interest of Detective Inspector Joona Linna, who demands to investigate the murders. The killer is still at large, and there’s only one surviving witness — the boy whose family was killed before his eyes.
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