17th Century

Court Lady and Country Wife

By Lita-Rose Betcherman - Published 2005

Genres:

Nonfiction

Two noble sisters, Lucy and Dorothy Percy, grow up in an aristocratic household odd in one respect – it lacks a father. Henry, Lord ...Read Review

Shadows on the Rock

By Willa Cather - Published 2006

Genres:

Literary

This gratifying novel sprang from Willa Cather’s enraptured discovery of Québec City in 1928 during an unexpected stopover with her companion, Edith ...Read Review

After Elizabeth: The Rise of James of Scotland and the Struggle for the Throne of England

By Leanda de Lisle - Published 2005

Genres:

Nonfiction

The title says it all here. As Elizabeth I’s health declines, the childless queen refuses to entertain any talk of her succession, ...Read Review

1610: A Sundial in a Grave

By Mary Gentle - Published 2004 (UK)Published 2005 (US)

Genres:

Adventure

“It’s about sex, cruelty, and forgiveness.” Thus does Mary Gentle commence her marvelously inventive novel of espionage, assassination, and precognitive mayhem in ...Read Review

Revolution, The Great Crisis of the British Monarchy, 1685-1720

By Tim Harris - Published 2006

Genres:

Nonfiction

When James II’s second wife gave birth to a son in 1688, he believed the succession was at last secure, but their joy ...Read Review

Virgin Earth

By Philippa Gregory - Published 2000 (UK)Published 2006 (US)

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Charles I is on the verge of plunging England into civil war, and John Tradescant, royal gardener, flees the grief of his wife’...Read Review

The Parliament House

By Edward Marston - Published 2006

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Christopher Redmayne is feeling pleased with himself; his latest architectural project is finished and its merchant owner, Francis Polegate, is thrilled with it. ...Read Review

Van Rijn

By Sarah Miano - Published 2006

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The subject of Sarah Miano’s second novel is Rembrandt van Rijn. This is by no means a conventional fictional biography of the ...Read Review

The Last Witchfinder

By James Morrow - Published 2006

Genres:

Adventure

Jennet Stearne’s childhood wasn’t typical, but it was happy, or at least it began that way. Her home life morally focused ...Read Review

Purity of Blood

By Arturo Pérez-Reverte - Published 2006

Genres:

Adventure

Diego Alatriste survives in the Spain of 1623 by taking commissions as a sword for hire while maintaining a firm sense of honor. This ...Read Review