17th Century

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

The Road to Newgate

By Kate Braithwaite - Published 2018



Suspicion and religion are intertwined in London in 1678, a little over a decade after the Great Fire ravaged the city. Nathaniel Thompson, a ...Read Review

Catching a Witch

By Heidi Eljarbo - Published 2017


When Clara Dahl returns to the small Norwegian coastal town she grew up in, she takes great pleasure in being reunited with old ...Read Review

Longing to Be Free

By Judith T Guskin - Published 2018


The budding Plymouth colony wouldn’t have survived its first winter without the help of the Wampanoag tribe. Since then, the colonists have ...Read Review

The Welsh Linnet

By A.J. Lyndon - Published 2017



This is Book One of the War Without an Enemy series, set during the English Civil War. It opens in July 1642, as divisions ...Read Review

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