17th Century

Tales of Ming Courtesans

By Alice Poon - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

In this extremely well-researched novel of three courtesans of 17th-century Nanjing, China, Poon tells the life stories and friendships of three real-life women ...Read Review

The Last Protector (James Marwood & Cat Lovett, Book 4)

By Andrew Taylor - Published 2020


The Last Protector is the fourth book in a series featuring James Marwood, a clerk at the centre of government, and Cat Hakesby, ...Read Review

The Indigo Ghosts (A Gabriel Tavener Mystery)

By Alys Clare - Published 2020



Rural Devon physician Gabriel Taverner is summoned by his former ship’s captain Zeke Colt to board the recently docked Falco, search the ...Read Review

The Witch of Delft

By C. - By De Melo - Published 2020


Holland, 1670: seventeen-year-old Mila Vos tramps across a wintry landscape that could have been painted by Ruisdael. Mila, who has inherited a gift for ...Read Review

The Jewel Thief

By Jeannie Mobley - Published 2020


Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

For those who love romance novels mixed with a little mystery, The Jewel Thief is an enticing, well researched novel based on the ...Read Review

The Age of Witches

By Louisa Morgan - Published 2020


Historical Fantasy

In 1692 Massachusetts, Bridget Byshop is hanged as a witch and leaves two daughters who pass very different magical traditions to their descendants in ...Read Review

A Woman of the Road (The Honest Thieves Trilogy)

By Amy Wolf - Published 2019



Imagine if Roaring Girl Moll Cutpurse joined Dumas’ Three Musketeers and you have the story of Margaret Tanner, who escapes her cruel father ...Read Review

Written in Their Stars: The Lydiard Chronicles 1649-1664

By Elizabeth St. John - Published 2019



1649: The beheading of King Charles I tears the Apsley family apart. Luce Apsley Hutchinson, who encouraged her husband John to sign the order ...Read Review

A Roll of the Bones

By Trudy J. Morgan-Cole - Published 2019


Orphaned as a child, Nancy spent most of her life as a servant in the Gale household. Close in age to the family’...Read Review

Fierce Dreamer

By Linda Lafferty - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1656) was raised in the almost exclusively male art world of 17th-century Italy. She had a natural eye for colour, texture, ...Read Review