17th Century

A Well-Earned Death (A John Grey Historical Mystery)

By L.C. Tyler - Published 2023

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Mystery/CrimeThriller

The ninth book in Tyler’s crime series featuring former spy, now magistrate, John Grey. This novel opens with a suspenseful description of ...Read Review

Rain Dodging: A Scholar’s Romp through Britain in Search of a Stuart Queen

By Susan J. Godwin - Published 2023

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Nonfiction

This is a wonderfully absorbing and surprisingly entertaining account of Susan Godwin’s sojourn in Oxford and England to study the coterie of ...Read Review

The Phoenix Bride

By Natasha Siegel - Published 2024

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Cecilia Thorowgood and her adored husband travel to London in 1665 to visit her sister Margaret and husband Lord Eden. But their London merriment ...Read Review

When Light Breaks Through: A Salem Witch Trials Story

By Brenda Murphy - Published 2023

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

This is the story of Ann Putnam, one of a group of girls who claimed to be bewitched in or around Salem, Massachusetts, ...Read Review

The Map Colorist

By Rebecca D'Harlingue - Published 2023

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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

Trust: The Anatomy of a Marriage

By Rita Dallas - Published 2022

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

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

The Vaster Wilds

By Lauren Groff - Published 2023

Genres:

Literary

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

A Season of Monstrous Conceptions

By Lina Rather - Published 2023

Genres:

Historical Fantasy

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

The Courtesan’s Secret: A Venice Beauties Mystery

By Nina Wachsman - Published 2023

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

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

The Witches at the End of the World

By Chelsea Iversen - Published 2023

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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

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