18th Century

A Sea of Troubles

By David Donachie - Published 2012



It is 1794, and Britannia is doing its best to rule the waves to the detriment of Revolutionary France. John Pearce, son of a ...Read Review

The Royal Physician’s Visit

By Per Olov Enquist - By Tiina Nunnally (trans.) - Published 2001Published 2013



In 1768 a magnetic, handsome German physician named Struensee became royal physician to King Christian VII of Denmark. Struensee was a man of the ...Read Review

Pirate’s Revenge

By Douglas Boren - Published 2012



I enjoy pirate-based  stories so much I even write my own series, so I am somewhat hesitant to meet characters created by other ...Read Review

The Manzoni Family

By Natalia Ginzburg - Published 2013


Biographical FictionLiterary

Alessandro Manzoni, the eminent author of I Promisse Sposi (The Betrothed) was a famous poet and novelist whose family is depicted herein in ...Read Review

The Wells

By Patrick Gooch - Published 2013



The first of a series to be called the Hope Trilogy, The Wells is a long, well-written read, a lovely blend of fact ...Read Review

The Great Meadow

By Elizabeth Madox Roberts - Published 2013


This is a reprint of a book originally published in 1930 and shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. The story is set in 18...Read Review

The Passions of Dr. Darcy

By Sharon Lathan - Published 2013



Dr. George Darcy, uncle to the famous Fitzwilliam Darcy of Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice, embarks on his career with the ...Read Review

The Turncoat

By Donna Thorland - Published 2013


The Turncoat is a strong debut set mostly in British-occupied Philadelphia during the Revolutionary years 1777 to 1780. Kate Grey, the Quaker daughter of a ...Read Review

The Emperor of All Things

By Paul Witcover - Published 2013



1758, London. Daniel Quare, bastard, and Journeyman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, is on a mission. His instructions are to get hold of ...Read Review

The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones

By Jack Wolf - Published 2013



Tristan Hart is a product of his time (the mid-18th century): conversant in Enlightenment philosophy but puzzled by the mechanics of the ...Read Review