17th Century

By Love Divided

By Elizabeth St. John - Published 2017



This is the second book in the Lydiard Chronicles, covering the years 1630-1646 and the English Civil War. It immediately follows the first ...Read Review

The Queen’s Promise

By Brenda Rickman Vantrease - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

Vantrease’s long-awaited return to the historical fiction scene showcases her painstaking attention to characterization and period atmosphere. Opening with a prologue depicting ...Read Review

Minding the Light

By Suzanne Woods Fisher - Published 2018



In this novel of Nantucket life in the 17th century, author Suzanne Woods Fisher fashions a realistic and quiet tale of Daphne Coffin, ...Read Review

The Shakespeare Conspiracy

By Sandra Hochman - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

Imagine that William Shakespeare had a wife who was beside him every day from the time he arrived in London until his death. ...Read Review

The Changeling Murders

By C.S. Quinn - Published 2018



Thief taker Charlie Tuesday returns to 1667 London in the fourth Thief Taker series by C. S. Quinn. This time, Tuesday must find the ...Read Review

All the Ever Afters

By Danielle Teller - Published 2018


“The stories we tell ourselves have great power.” This sentence from Teller’s Cinderella reimagining succinctly sums up the theme of this book. ...Read Review

To Catch a King: Charles II’s Great Escape

By Charles Spencer - Published 2017



In 1649 King Charles I was beheaded in a sad climax to his struggle with Oliver Cromwell’s Puritan government. His eldest son, Charles, ...Read Review

The King’s Assassin: The Secret Plot to Murder King James I

By Benjamin Woolley - Published 2018



In 1603, when James VI of Scotland was crowned James I of England, it was customary for kings to have a “favorite” – a trusted ...Read Review

Against the Inquisition

By Carolina De Robertis (trans.) - By Marcos Aguinis - Published 2018


Biographical FictionLiterary

Against the Inquisition is the 2018 English translation of the 1991 Argentine novel La Geste del Marrano. Widely praised by Argentine readers and reviewers, the ...Read Review

The King’s Witch

By Tracy Borman - Published 2018


Once an attendant and healer to Queen Elizabeth I, Frances Gorges has no interest in joining the court of James I. Anti-papist to ...Read Review

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