17th Century

The Iron Rose

By Marsha Canham - Published 2003

Genres:

Adventure

When a rogue privateer captained by Juliet Dante discovers a Spanish galleon attacking and sinking an English ship, she and her crew intercede. ...Read Review

The Wampum Keeper

By Pat Montague - Published 2002

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This novel of the war-ravaged People of the Deer takes place in western New York State and Ontario, mid 17th century. While exploring ...Read Review

Consuming Fire

By Kathleen Morgan - Published 2003

Genres:

InspirationalRomance

Three years after the Massacre of Glencoe, Maggie Robertson enters a nunnery. While she wishes to serve God, she also flees the man ...Read Review

Quicksilver

By Neal Stephenson - Published 2003

Genres:

Epic

Quicksilver is the first novel in what the author describes as the Baroque Cycle. This lengthy narrative explores “the bold, curving forms, elaborate ...Read Review

The Feast of Roses

By Indu Sundaresan - Published 2003

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Biographical FictionSaga

“What is her attraction?” the courtiers wonder. Why has Emperor Jahangir married Mehrunnisa, the daughter of a treasurer? Granted, she is beautiful, but ...Read Review

My Just Desire

By Anna Beer - Published 2003 (US)Published 2004 (UK)

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Nonfiction

In comparison to her famous husband, very little is known about Bess Ralegh (1565-c.1635). But Anna Beer has pieced together the records she ...Read Review

The Jewess of Kaifeng

By Sophie Ferrer - Published 2003

Genres:

AdventureRomance

This well-written historical adventure/romance set in 17th century. Macao and Kaifeng probably won’t find a mainstream publisher due to its unique ...Read Review

The Witch of Cologne

By Tobsha Learner - Published 2003

Genres:

Romance

This first historical by Australian playwright and novelist Learner has a number of things in its favor: an original setting, an intriguing heroine, ...Read Review

The Voyage of The Destiny

By Robert Nye - Published 2003

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

  This fictional journal of Sir Walter Raleigh’s last year (1618) also serves as his attempt at self-justification while struggling against an inevitable ...Read Review

The Wished-For Country

By Wayne Karlin - Published 2002

Genres:

Saga

In the mid-17th century, the face of the American continent began to change. European settlements headed by men of varying convictions and ...Read Review