18th Century

Miss Austen Investigates

By Jessica Bull - Published 2024



Jane Austen’s world, with its intelligent heroines, romance and issues of propriety, is blended deliciously with murder mystery motifs, resulting in an ...Read Review

The Cook of Castamar

By Fernando J. Muñez - By Rahul Bery (trans.) - By Tim Gutteridge (trans.) - Published 2024



In this period drama, set in Madrid in 1720, Clara, high-born but without means, obtains a position as assistant cook in the palace of ...Read Review

The Book of Perilous Dishes

By Doina Ruști - By James Christian Brown (trans.) - Published 2024


First published in Romanian in 2017 and set in Bucharest under Turkish rule at the end of the 18th century, The Book of Perilous ...Read Review

Sparks of Bright Matter

By Leeanne O'Donnell - Published 2024


Historical FantasyLiterary

O’Donnell’s debut is a surreal meditation on medieval science in Georgian London, centering an illustrated and highly sought-after book, the Mutus ...Read Review

A Provincial Peer

By Sian Ann Bessey - Published 2024


Inspirational Romance

1796. To recuperate from the ravages of smallpox that took her naval husband’s life, Caroline Granger returns to the home of her widowed ...Read Review

Blood of the Knights (The Gracchus & Vanderville Mysteries, 3)

By B. M. Howard - Published 2024



It’s June 1798 when French Lieutenant Vanderville perilously and secretly enters Valletta, the fortified capital of the island of Malta. General Bonaparte, on ...Read Review

The Engraver’s Secret

By Lisa Medved - Published 2024


This dual-timeline novel has its roots in a feud between the Flemish artist, Peter Paul Rubens, and his principal engraver, Lucas Vorsterman. Canadian ...Read Review

Sheep Are Simply Less Trouble Than Scotsmen

By Lisa Brookhouse - Published 2023


Set in Scotland of the 1790s the curiously titled Sheep Are Simply Less Trouble Than Scotsmen tells the story of Kittie, a young ...Read Review

How Far We’ve Come

By Joyce Efia Harmer - Published 2023


Children/Young Adult

The seventeen-year-old protagonist of this novel has two names, two identities: she is Orrinda, her slave name for services to Miss Frida up ...Read Review

Queen Charlotte Sophia: A Royal Affair

By Tina Andrews - Published 2023


Biographical Fiction

1752, Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Germany. Princess Charlotte Sophia’s father reveals a secret about their family history before his sudden death. Their final conversation beings her ...Read Review

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