18th Century

The Forbidden Rose

By Joanna Bourne - Published 2010

Genres:

RomanceThriller

Joanna Bourne’s knowledge of the characters and events of the French Revolution are well-grounded, making The Forbidden Rose nicely authentic. The story ...Read Review

Legacy

By Danielle Steel - Published 2010

Genres:

Saga

A spark has the power to transform darkness and dullness to brilliant light and dynamic purpose; and security isn’t always the warm, ...Read Review

The Orchid Affair

By Lauren Willig - Published 2011

Genres:

RomanceThriller

I am a huge fan of Willig’s Pink Carnation series. Alternating between the past and present, the series’ conceit is present-day academic ...Read Review

The Exile

By Diana Gabaldon - Published 2010

Genres:

RomanceTime-slip

To say I approached The Exile with trepidation is an understatement, since Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is one of my favorite novels. I ...Read Review

The Secret of the Sealed Room: A Mystery of Young Benjamin Franklin

By Bailey MacDonald - Published 2010

Genres:

Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

Fourteen-year-old Patience Martin is unhappily indentured to the sick and demanding widow Abedela Worth. But when Mrs. Worth dies unexpectedly, instead of freeing ...Read Review

Jane and the Damned

By Janet Mullany - Published 2010

Genres:

Alternate HistoryFantasy

At age 21, Jane Austen suspects that a local party will not alleviate the disappointment of her rejected manuscript, but her family insists that ...Read Review

The Wake of the Lorelei Lee

By L. A. Meyer - Published 2010

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

L. A. Meyer has penned another winner in The Wake of the Lorelei Lee, the eighth installment in the brilliantly entertaining, often madcap 19...Read Review

Storyteller

By Patricia Reilly Giff - Published 2010

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young AdultTime-slip

Elizabeth’s father has left for Australia, leaving her with an aunt she barely knows. But her aunt’s home feels oddly welcoming, ...Read Review

Neither Rebel Nor Tory: Hanyost Schuyler & The Siege of Fort Stanwix

By Michael Cooney - Published 2009

Genres:

Military

Readers glancing at a summary of Michael Cooney’s novel Neither Rebel Nor Tory—the story of Hanyost Schuyler, a young man in ...Read Review

Trenton

By David A. Hart - By John P. Calu - Published 2010

Genres:

Adventure

1770s Trenton, New Jersey: Penny Scott has been raised by future Declaration-signer John Hart’s family since she was orphaned as a child ...Read Review