15th Century

Queen By Right

By Anne Easter Smith - Published 2011


Biographical Fiction

Anne Easter Smith has written three well-researched and entertaining books featuring the children and grandchildren of Richard, Duke of York and his duchess, ...Read Review

Fire the Sky

By Kathleen O'Neal Gear - By W. Michael Gear - Published 2011


In 1540, Hernando De Soto led hundreds of Spanish soldiers into the interior of southern North America. Searching for gold and valuable treasure held ...Read Review

A Play of Piety

By Margaret Frazer - Published 2010



I have been a fan of Margaret Frazer’s medieval mysteries about Dame Frevisse. This novel is the sixth of another series she ...Read Review

The Queen of Last Hopes: The Story of Margaret of Anjou

By Susan Higginbotham - Published 2011


Biographical Fiction

In her latest novel, Susan Higginbotham takes on the task of redeeming yet another maligned historical figure: Margaret of Anjou, wife of the ...Read Review

Queen of Cities

By Andrew Nova - Published 2010



The year is 1453, and the army of Turkish Sultan Mehmed is camped outside the walls of Constantinople while the Emperor Constantine and his ...Read Review

Pale Rose of England

By Sandra Worth - Published 2011


Biographical FictionRomance

Sandra Worth’s Pale Rose of England focuses on one of British history’s more obscure heroines: Lady Catherine Gordon, the highborn Scottish ...Read Review

The Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

By Mark Twain - By Rajesh Nagulakonda (illustrator) - By Tony DiGerolamo (adapter) - Published 2010


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Lest there be confusion, this is not Mark Twain’s Joan of Arc—it’s a graphic novel adaptation. Twain spent 12 years researching ...Read Review

The Virgin Widow

By Anne O’Brien - Published 2010


Biographical Fiction

During the War of the Roses, Anne Neville, daughter of Warwick the Kingmaker, is a young woman from one of the most powerful ...Read Review

Kabbalah of Stone

By Irene Reti - Published 2010


Kabbalah of Stone primarily takes place in 1491 in Girona, Spain, and follows the story of Domingo Fontclara, a scribe with a secret Jewish ...Read Review

People of the Longhouse

By Kathleen O'Neal Gear - By W. Michael Gear - Published 2010



This 17th installment of the Gears’ North America’s Forgotten Past series chronicles hostilities between several Iroquois tribes. In the story, eleven-year-old Odion ...Read Review