18th Century

John Law: A Scottish Adventurer of the Eighteenth Century

By James Buchan - Published 2018



James Buchan has written an erudite and highly readable life of John Law, the son of a master goldsmith in Edinburgh. He moved ...Read Review

The Blue

By Nancy Bilyeau (author) - Published 2018


Genevieve Planché, granddaughter of French Huguenots, desperately wants to escape her stifling existence in Spitalfields to be a “history painter” in the fashion ...Read Review

Endeavour: The Ship and the Attitude that Changed the World

By Peter Moore (author) - Published 2018



Ranked among ships of historic note—Drake’s Golden Hind, Bligh’s Bounty, Franklin’s Erebus, Titanic—is the Endeavour, in which Lieutenant ...Read Review

The King and the Catholics: England, Ireland, and the Fight for Religious Freedom, 1780-1829

By Antonia Fraser - Published 2018



In her latest historical non-fiction work, Antonia Fraser brilliantly brings attention to the struggles for emancipation and full citizenship by English and Irish ...Read Review

Dark Entry

By John B. Kachuba - Published 2018


Dark Entry is told in both the present and the 18th century and based loosely on New England Native American folklore and the ...Read Review

Seduced by a Scot (The Highland Grooms Book 6)

By Julia London - Published 2018



In this sixth installment of the Highland Grooms series, the taciturn and usually tactful Nichol Bain meets his match in Maura Darby, an ...Read Review

The Wolf and the Watchman

By Niklas Natt och Dag - Published 2019



The year is 1793. In Stockholm, Sweden, a body is discovered in Larder Lake. Cecil Winge, a former prosecuting attorney suffering from consumption and ...Read Review

America’s Forgotten Founding Father: A Novel Based on the Life of Filippo Mazzei

By Rosanne Welch - Published 2018


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

“I have never wished anyone to ask, ‘Why is Mazzei here?’ but rather, ‘Why is Mazzei not here?’” The quote attributed to Filippo ...Read Review

The Song Peddler of the Pont Neuf

By Laura Lebow - Published 2018



Paul Gastebois, a “confidential inquirer” in Paris of 1788, usually avoids taking on missing person cases. “People in Paris are lost all the time, ...Read Review

A Lawless Place (Contraband Shore)

By David Donachie - Published 2018



The sequel to Donachie’s The Contraband Shore (2017), this novel is set in and around Deal (where the author lives) in 1787. Naval captain ...Read Review