15th Century

Lady Tan’s Circle of Women

By Lisa See - Published 2023


No mud, no lotus. This aphorism captures the essence of Lisa See’s latest novel: pithy, yet entertaining; thought-provoking, yet down-to-earth; dark, yet ...Read Review


By Ana Veciana-Suarez - Published 2023


15th-16th century Spain. Dolça Llull Prat, the young, artistic daughter of a Barcelona aristocrat, lives a carefree life of luxury until ...Read Review

He Who Drowned the World (The Radiant Emperor, 2)

By Shelley Parker-Chan - Published 2023


Historical Fantasy

Parker-Chan completes her award-winning historical fantasy epic begun in She Who Became the Sun, returning to its fascinating blend of medieval Chinese history, ...Read Review

Fair Rosaline

By Natasha Solomons - Published 2023


Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet hints at Romeo’s involvement with Rosaline before Juliet. But were there others? This is addressed in Solomons’ ...Read Review

The Queen’s Scribe (Sea and Stone Chronicles)

By Amy Maroney - Published 2023



When Estelle, daughter of the Grand Master Jacques de Milly’s falconer in Rhodes, arrives at the Cyprus royal court in summer 1457, she ...Read Review

Margaret of Austria

By Rozsa Gaston - Published 2023


Biographical Fiction

History, as most of us know it and are taught it, is filled with the names of kings and emperors. Few women make ...Read Review

Wheel of Fortune

By C F Dunn - Published 2023


Wheel of Fortune is the first in a series, The Tarnished Crown, set during the Wars of the Roses. If you are expecting ...Read Review

The Serpent of Division (Alyce Chaucer 1)

By Christina Hardyment - Published 2022


During the final years of the Wars of the Roses in 1466, Alyce Chaucer, granddaughter of Geoffrey, is relocating to her palace in Ewelme ...Read Review

Three Fires

By Denise Mina - Published 2023



This short, vibrant novella from acclaimed Scottish author Denise Mina immerses the reader in the life of Girolamo Savonarola, a Dominican priest. In ...Read Review

A Blackened Mirror (Memoirs of the Borgia Sibyl)

By Jo Graham - Published 2023


Biographical Fiction

1489, Italy. Giulia Farnese longs for a marriage that will take her away from her village, and though she is of good family, her ...Read Review

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