17th Century

Strange Saint

By Andrew Beahrs - Published 2005

Genres:

Literary

This is the author’s first novel. He effectively uses accounts of the old Plymouth Colony to portray life in a congregation of ...Read Review

Island Wilderness: Imagining the Early Years of Martha’s Vineyard

By Christopher Burns - Published 2005

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

In June of 1671, Governor Thomas Mayhew was sole proprietor of Martha’s Vineyard. When Island Wilderness begins, he has ruled for twenty-nine years. ...Read Review

Angel and Apostle

By Deborah Noyes - Published 2005

Genres:

Literary

At the close of The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne speaks of the angel and apostle as a woman of beauty and purity who ...Read Review

Emilie’s Voice

By Susanne Dunlap - Published 2005

Genres:

RomanceThriller

Émilie is content to sit in her father’s atelier, singing to him as he crafts his violins and cellos. When a composer ...Read Review

A Bride Most Begrudging

By Deeanne Gist - Published 2005

Genres:

Romance

In the 17th century, women were indentured as “tobacco brides” to Virginia farmers. Lady Constance Morrow boards a shallop to say goodbye to ...Read Review

Earthly Joys

By Philippa Gregory - Published 2005

Genres:

Adventure

John Tradescant designs gardens for Sir Robert Cecil as James I takes the throne of England. Through these lofty connections, Tradescant is able ...Read Review

Captain Alatriste

By Arturo Pérez-Reverte - Published 2005

Genres:

Adventure

The story (pub. 1996 in Spanish) is “the adventure of masked men and two Englishmen,” a superbly told tale set in 17th century Madrid. ...Read Review

The Cardinal’s Heir

By Jaki Demarest - Published 2005

Genres:

Fantasy

The infamous Cardinal Richelieu is dead, poisoned by one of his many enemies. But who? Long the defender of France and its monarchy, ...Read Review

Bound

By Donna Jo Napoli - Published 2005

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Don’t expect the typical Cinderella story, with a fairy godmother, two stepsisters, and a glorious ball in Donna Jo Napoli’s Bound. ...Read Review

Islands

By Dan Sleigh - Published 2005

Genres:

Saga

The first Dutch settlement of the area around the Cape makes up a large part of South Africa’s founding myth. This W. ...Read Review