18th Century

The Electrical Venus

By Julie Mayhew - Published 2018


At some time in the 18th century (annoyingly, the book gives no more specific clue), Mim is a mixed-race teenage girl in a ...Read Review

The Game of Hope

By Sandra Gulland - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

At the close of the French Revolution, fifteen-year-old Hortense de Beauharnais—step-daughter of Napoleon Bonaparte—is attending Madame Campan’s Institute for Girls, ...Read Review

Laird of the Black Isle

By Paula Quinn - Published 2018



Quinn returns to the world of the MacGregors of Skye with the story of Mailie MacGregor, who longs for a knight from Sir ...Read Review

Where the World Ends

By Geraldine McCaughrean - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

Based on a real event, this is a story that sings to the soul. It belongs—in shoals—in every school and library. ...Read Review

An Onshore Storm

By Dewey Lambdin - Published 2018



This is the 24th installment in the Alan Lewrie naval adventures, this one set in 1796. Napoleon has invaded Italy, and England is out ...Read Review

Love & War

By Melissa de la Cruz - Published 2018


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

In this sequel to Alex & Eliza, Alexander Hamilton has married Elizabeth Schuyler. It’s 1781 and Alex, anxious to be part of the ...Read Review

The Queen’s Embroiderer: A True Story of Paris, Lovers, Swindlers, and the First Stock Market Crisis

By Joan DeJean - Published 2018



What kind of man secures a royal decree to lock up his pregnant daughter and ship her to the colonies? Beauty and cruelty ...Read Review

Apostles of Revolution: Jefferson, Paine, Monroe, and the Struggle Against the Old Order in America And Europe

By John Ferling - Published 2018



Ferling’s new entry explores the vision of Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and James Monroe of an independent America and a democratic Europe. ...Read Review

Slave Old Man

By Linda Coverdale (trans.) - By Patrick Chamoiseau - Published 2018



This novel begins: “In slavery times in the sugar isles,” which we later deduce to be Martinique. It’s an arresting story of ...Read Review

Mary B

By Katherine J. Chen - Published 2018


The Austen continuation genre has gained another literary take with this debut novel focused on the character of Mary Bennet. The story begins ...Read Review