17th Century

Between Two Kings: A Sequel to The Three Musketeers

By Alexandre Dumas - By Lawrence Ellsworth (trans.) - Published 2021



Thirty years after he arrived in Paris, d’Artagnan is still a lieutenant in the Musketeers serving the 21-year-old son of the Spanish ...Read Review

Bitter Magic: Inspired by the True Story of a Confessed Witch

By Nancy Hayes Kilgore - Published 2021


Based on the 1662 trial of Isobel Gowdie, Bitter Magic introduces us to Mister Harry, a Covenanter priest seeking to expel witches from the ...Read Review

The Puritan Princess

By Miranda Malins - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

The period from 1649 to 1661 was the first and only time in English history, since Aethelstan ruled a united England in the 10th century, ...Read Review

The Royal Secret

By Andrew Taylor - Published 2021



Set in London in 1670, The Royal Secret is the fourth of Andrew Taylor’s novels featuring James Marwood and Cat Hakesby. Marwood is ...Read Review

The Orphan of Good Hope

By Roxane Dhand - Published 2020


In 1683, Johanna Timmerman is one of eight orphaned girls being sent from Amsterdam to the Cape of Good Hope to marry rich burghers ...Read Review

The Man in the Iron Mask: The True Story of Europe’s Most Famous Prisoner

By Josephine Wilkinson - Published 2021



In 1669, French soldiers arrested Eustache d’Auger. He was jailed without formal charges or trial, not uncommon for those who displeased the all-powerful ...Read Review

Tooth of the Covenant (The American Novels)

By Norman Lock - Published 2021



Nathaniel Hawthorne had some less than hidden skeletons in the family closet – he was the great-great-grandson of John Hathorne, one of the foremost ...Read Review

Poison Priestess (Lady Slayers)

By Lana Popovic - Published 2021


Children/Young Adult

Times are difficult for women of little means in 17th-century France, especially if they are young, poor orphans working in the candle-making sweatshop ...Read Review

The Pulse of His Soul

By Ora Smith - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

Genealogist Smith novelizes the life of John Lothropp, a Separatist minister who broke with the Anglican Church and became a forgotten Founding Father: ...Read Review

Hour of the Witch

By Chris Bohjalian - Published 2021



How far will a woman go to escape an abusive husband? In Puritan Boston in 1662, divorces are rarely granted, but Mary Deerfield, a ...Read Review

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