18th Century

The Garden of Perfect Brightness (The Forbidden City)

By Melissa Addey - Published 2019


China, 1720s. Niuhuru never expected to be chosen. Thus, when her name is called to become a minor prince’s concubine, Niuhuru has ...Read Review

The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr

By Susan Holloway Scott - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

Scott (I, Eliza Hamilton), has taken on a difficult task here in imaginatively illuminating the life of a woman hidden in history: Mary ...Read Review

The King’s Mercy

By Lori Benton - Published 2019



Alex MacKinnon, a Scottish fighter in the Jacobite Rebellion of 1740s Britain, finds himself paroled and exiled to colonial North Carolina, and then ...Read Review

True Freedom

By Michael Dean - Published 2019


The novel focuses on the build up towards the American War of Independence when the decision was taken by most colonists to break ...Read Review

The Impostress: The Dishonest Adventures of Sarah Wilson

By R.J. Clarke - Published 2019



“The greatest impostress of the present age” was the mysterious Sarah Wilson who, from her late teens, wandered alone across 18th-century England duping ...Read Review

Say No to the Duke: The Wildes of Lindow Castle

By Eloisa James - Published 2019



Lady Boadicea Wilde (Betsy to her friends) sets out to receive more proposals than any other debutante, not too difficult really since she ...Read Review

The Orphan’s Song

By Lauren Kate - Published 2019


Venice in 1734 is a skilled singer’s wonderland. Operas, theaters, parties large and small; all cry out for musicians, and the best are ...Read Review

The Amazing Mr. Franklin: Or the Boy Who Read Everything

By Ruth Ashby - Published 2019


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Frustrated with life as his brother’s apprentice, seventeen-year-old Ben Franklin makes plans to flee Boston. First, he has to obtain the funds, ...Read Review

The Blue Rose

By Kate Forsyth - Published 2019


Kate Forsyth is an internationally acclaimed Australian author. Her novels include Bitter Greens, a retelling of the fairy tale of Rapunzel set in ...Read Review

The Dark Side of Isaac Newton: Science’s Greatest Fraud?

By Nick Kollerstrom - Published 2018



This book is not about Newton’s alchemy or his religious beliefs but about his science.  Nick Kollestrom is a maths teacher, so, ...Read Review