18th Century

A Woman of Gallantry

By Elisabeth McNeill - Published 2021



Edinburgh, 1788: McNeill’s novel (first published in 1989) begins with the hanging of Deacon William Brodie, apparently upstanding member of the community by day ...Read Review

Precursor: A Novel about Ukrainian Philosopher Hryhoriy Skovoroda

By Vasyl Shevchuk - By Yuri Tkacz (trans.) - Published 2021


Biographical FictionLiterary

Vasyl Shevchuk (1932-1999) is a Ukrainian writer, and his widely acclaimed 1969 novel Precursor has now been reissued in a new English translation. It ...Read Review

An Unfamiliar Duke (Georgian Gentleman, #4)

By Sian Ann Bessey - Published 2022


Inspirational Romance

Betrothed since childhood in an agreement between their fathers, Rosalind Ainsworth and Sebastien Lumley, Duke of Kelford, haven’t set eyes on each ...Read Review

Austens of Broadford (The Midwife Chronicles)

By Carole Penfield - Published 2021



To anyone else in early 18th-century England, Eliza Austen (Jane Austen’s great-grandmother) would appear to be the perfect daughter-in-law: she’s well-born, ...Read Review

Fortune’s Heir: 2 (The Ballantyne Chronicles)

By Alex Rutherford - Published 2022



Second in a series, this novel continues the career of Nicholas Ballantyne, exile from Scotland, following his life in India. Jaded from experience ...Read Review

The Colony of Good Hope

By Kim Leine - By Martin Aitken (trans.) - Published 2022



When the King of Denmark colonises Greenland in 1728, he forcibly marries military prisoners to street women, then sends them to service a settlement ...Read Review

The Heart of the Run (The Moorheads)

By Craig Pennington - Published 2021



This is the fictionalized history of the Muirhead family (later Moorhead), in Scotland and Ireland from 1648 to 1764. The novel begins with Alexander Moorhead, ...Read Review

Charlotte’s Story

By Carolyn Korsmeyer - Published 2021


Spin-offs from Pride and Prejudice generally focus on Elizabeth and Darcy and occasionally the other Bennet sisters. Instead, in Charlotte’s Story Carolyn ...Read Review

The School of Mirrors

By Eva Stachniak - Published 2022



Eva Stachniak focuses on an intense era: France from 1755 to 1793. The School of Mirrors is a three-generation epic, divided into five parts. As ...Read Review

HMS Hazard (John Pearce, 16)

By David Donachie - Published 2021



In the early summer of 1796, John Pearce commands the 14-gun Royal Navy sailing ship HMS Hazard. She is manned by inexperienced “quota men” ...Read Review