17th Century

My Just Desire

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

Genres:

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

An Experiment in Treason

By Bruce Alexander - Published 2002

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This ninth novel in Bruce Alexander’s critically acclaimed series featuring Sir John Fielding, a blind-eighteenth-century London judge, and his young assistant deserves ...Read Review

Fallam’s Secret

By Denise Giardina - Published 2003

Genres:

Time-slip

In the year 2001, Lydde Falcone is a 55-year-old single woman living abroad when she’s notified of the death of her dearly loved ...Read Review

In the Devil’s Snare

By Mary Beth Norton - Published 2002

Genres:

Nonfiction

The Salem witch trials of 1692 have perplexed Americans for over three centuries, so it is odd to think that the historical record could ...Read Review

An Unclean Act

By Dean Burgess - Published 2002

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

A meticulously researched first novel, Burgess’ story concerns what was likely the first recorded divorce in seventeenth century New England. Thomas Burge and ...Read Review

Dark Matter

By Philip Kerr - Published 2002

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Subtitled The Private Life of Sir Isaac Newton, this is Kerr’s first historical mystery, and a fine one it is too. Told ...Read Review