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By Rebecca D'Harlingue -
Although young Anneke van Brug rarely ventures outside of her Amsterdam neighborhood, it is the age of Dutch exploration, and she grows up ...Read Review
By Rita Dallas -
Bedfordshire, 1649: This portrait of a marriage is based on the true story of Dorothy Osborne, wife of Sir William Temple, employer of a ...Read Review
By Lauren Groff -
This devastatingly beautiful meditation on nature, divinity, and survival is the second volume of a planned triptych begun last year with Groff’s ...Read Review
By Lina Rather -
Sarah Davis is a midwife’s apprentice in London, ten years after the Black Plague outbreak and Great Fire of 1666. Historians of the ...Read Review
By Nina Wachsman -
Set in 17th-century Venice, this novel focuses on the beautiful courtesan Belladonna, born a converso named Raquel Mendoza. Although her wealth and status ...Read Review
By Chelsea Iversen -
Norway, 1667. Women, sisters, witches, and curses. Thirteen years ago, Kaija and Minna were forced to flee their home when their mother was burned ...Read Review
By Daniel Mason -
From the moment two forbidden lovers – the prospective wife of an abusive minister and a reported troublemaker she ironically met at church – flee ...Read Review
By Jennifer Sherman Roberts -
England, 1646. Mary Fawcett, widow and caregiver for her eight-year-old brother, provides healing recipes for her village. Mysteriously, she is also able to feel ...Read Review
By Ora Smith -
In 1606, eleven-year-old Thomas Savage’s father announces he’s sailing from England to America to help establish a new colony named James Towne. ...Read Review
By S.G. MacLean -
This sixth in the popular Damian Seeker series will attract readers fond of the historical crime genre. We are in York in the ...Read Review
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