18th Century

The Distant Ocean

By Philip K. Allan - Published 2019



After the Battle of the Nile in 1798, Captain Alexander Clay of the frigate Titan was ordered to join a small fleet and sail ...Read Review

The Highland Earl (Lords of the Highlands)

By Amy Jarecki - Published 2019



This Scottish romance takes place during the reign of Queen Anne, in 1713. The Highland Earl is John Erskine, Earl of Mar, a real ...Read Review

The Love for Three Oranges: A John Singer Sargent/Violet Paget Mystery

By Mary F. Burns - Published 2019



Italy, 1879. John Singer Sargent mysteriously summons his good friend Violet Paget from Florence to Venice. Sargent’s note gives scant detail, but when ...Read Review

Between Two Shores

By Jocelyn Green - Published 2019



Catherine Stands-Apart, the half-Mohawk daughter of a selfish, drunken French trapper, must navigate between empires vying for control of North America in the ...Read Review

The Cornish Lady (Cornish Saga)

By Nicola Pryce - Published 2019



This novel is well-written in the first person, with interesting characters and an intricate plot which is resolved happily – the villains are caught ...Read Review

The Crossing at Cypress Creek (A Natchez Trace Novel)

By Pam Hillman - Published 2019



In 1790, living along the Mississippi River near the tiny but dangerous settlement of Cypress Creek, Alanah Adams is neither a bedraggled and crazy ...Read Review

The Dressmaker of Draper’s Lane

By Liz Trenow - Published 2019


Spitalfields, 1768: costumière Miss Charlotte buys a sample of chinoiserie silk at an auction job lot, and disturbs a long-buried memory. Taking a ...Read Review

The First Mrs. Rothschild

By Sara Aharoni - By Yardenne Greenspan (trans.) - Published 2019



With her third novel, a prizewinner in Israel, Sara Aharoni illuminates the matriarch of an international banking dynasty, perhaps the most famous in ...Read Review

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