17th Century

The Map Colorist

By Rebecca D'Harlingue - Published 2023


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


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



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


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



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


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

North Woods

By Daniel Mason - Published 2023



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

The Village Healer’s Book of Cures

By Jennifer Sherman Roberts - Published 2023



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

Trading Thomas: Jamestown’s Boy Interpreter

By Ora Smith - Published 2023


Children/Young Adult

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

The Winter List

By S.G. MacLean - Published 2023



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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