18th Century

Angelica, Paintress of Minds

By Miranda Miller - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

This fictionalised account of the life of Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807), Swiss-born portraitist, history painter and one of the two female founders of the ...Read Review

Mari’s Way

By Gilbert and Valerie Lewthwaite - Published 2020


England, 1768. Mari Westin is the eldest daughter of a rich widower. He spends most of his time in his London mansion with his ...Read Review

The Rakess: Society of Sirens, Volume I

By Scarlett Peckham - Published 2020



For those who don’t read Regency, The Rakess is a gender-flipped invention, a feminine form of rakehell, a person who drinks hard, ...Read Review

Becoming Lady Washington

By Betty Bolte - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

Despite its title, Becoming Lady Washington focuses on nearly the entirety of Martha Washington’s life, from her courtship by her first husband ...Read Review

A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians (The Shadow Histories 1)

By H. G. Parry - Published 2020


Historical Fantasy

The concept of this ambitious fantasy historical works neatly: substitute “magic” for “freedom,” and the French Revolution and the Abolition movement in England ...Read Review

For to See The Elephant: A Novel in Verse

By Tammi J. Truax - Published 2019


Children/Young Adult

Elephants bury and mourn their dead. Their bones are sacred, and their bonds are strong. This novel-in-verse relates how capitalism and the worst ...Read Review

The Unreliable Death of Lady Grange

By Sue Lawrence - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

The life of Lady Grange (born Rachel Chiesley in 1679), whose husband was James Erskine, Lord Grange and Lord Justice Clerk of Scotland, was ...Read Review

The Fall of the House of Byron: Scandal and Seduction in Georgian England

By EMILY. BRAND - Published 2020



The luscious cover and tag-line give the impression that this is going to be an exciting popular-history read that will reveal to us ...Read Review

The Noble Smuggler

By Sian Ann Bessey - Published 2020


Inspirational Romance

1784. Believing the Lamhurst Gang to be responsible for lawless smuggling in Kent and his father’s death, Jonas Ainsworth, Viscount Langton, decides to ...Read Review

Song of the Nightingale

By Marilyn - By Pemberton - Published 2019


Marilyn Pemberton’s unconvincing novel takes on the fascinating and complex subject of the practice of the castration of young boys in order ...Read Review