18th Century

Of Love & Duty: Nelson, the Hamiltons, the Prince & Miss Knight

By S. R. Whitehead - Published 2018


The Napoleonic period saw many European aristocrats, as expatriates, reduced to living off the hospitality of more prosperous members of their class, moving ...Read Review

The Other Miss Bridgerton: A Bridgertons Prequel

By Julia Quinn - Published 2018



Summer, 1786, and Poppy Bridgerton is feeling a little bored. Suitors have been disappointingly dull, and her visit with an old friend is a ...Read Review

The General’s Cook

By Ramin Ganeshram - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

It’s no mystery why so many historical novels have featured cooks as protagonists – food is one of the most vivid windows into ...Read Review

Saving Washington: The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400 and The Battle of Brooklyn

By Chris Formant - Published 2019


Children/Young AdultMilitary

At nineteen, Josh Bolton joins the Maryland militia in 1776. His best friend, Ben, a freed black man, joins with him. They soon discover ...Read Review

The Seamstress

By Allison Pittman - Published 2019


In 1788 in Mouton Blanc in France, 16-year-old Renée and her older cousin Laurette are helping at Émile’s sheep farm and sleeping ...Read Review

Lucky Button

By Michael Foreman (illus.) - By Sir Michael Morpurgo - Published 2017


Children/Young Adult

1970s London: Jonah has always struggled to fit in at school. He’s too busy to make friends, spending his time caring for ...Read Review

Castle on the Rise (A Lost Castle Novel)

By Kristy Cambron - Published 2019



Castle on the Rise follows three women in Ireland in different time periods. In 1797, Maeve, from English Protestant land-owning nobility, discovers an injured ...Read Review

Blackberry and Wild Rose

By Sonia Velton - Published 2019


This debut novel by Sonia Velton is set in Spitalfields, London, in the late 18th century when the Huguenots had brought the silk ...Read Review

The Woman in the Lake

By Nicola Cornick - Published 2019



Despite the title, the real subject of this engrossing novel is the spectacular golden gown that travels between two worlds: 1763 England, where Lady ...Read Review

A Bound Heart

By Laura Frantz - Published 2019



In 1752, on a small Scottish island, Lark MacLeish lives a stark and simple but comfortable life with her granny. She is a keeper ...Read Review