19th Century

The Little Match Girl Strikes Back

By Emma Carroll - Published 2023


Children/Young Adult

New Year’s Eve in London of 1887 is delightful only for the wealthy. Nasty weather, miserable air, street thugs, and poor housing make ...Read Review

The Romanov Brides: A Novel of the Last Tsarina and Her Sisters

By Clare McHugh - Published 2024


Biographical Fiction

Decades before the Bolshevik Revolution and the Romanov dynasty’s terrible end, the future Tsarina Alexandra and her older sister, Grand Duchess Elizabeth, ...Read Review

Star of the Sea: The Cresswell Chronicles

By Katharine Tiernan - Published 2023



Katharine Tiernan tells the story of her ancestors, the Cresswells of Cresswell Hall in the north-east of England, from 1745 to 1807. The family saga ...Read Review

Mary and the Birth of Frankenstein (US) / Mary: Or, the Birth of Frankenstein (UK)

By Anne Eekhout - By Laura Watkinson (trans.) - Published 2023


Biographical FictionLiterary

This impressionistic novel tracks the influences that led Mary Shelley to write Frankenstein. It takes place in two timelines: Cologny, Switzerland, in 1816, where ...Read Review

Fanatic Heart

By Thomas Keneally - Published 2023



Thomas Keneally is one of Australia’s most revered writers, and he has tackled many weighty subjects in his work, from Joan of ...Read Review

Reclaiming Mni Sota: An Alternate History of the U.S. – Dakota War of 1862

By Colin Mustful - Published 2023


Alternate History

In 1862, the Ojibwe and Dakota tribes of what is now Minnesota were being forced off their land despite solemn treaties with the U....Read Review

A Winter by the Sea (On Devonshire Shores)

By Julie Klassen - Published 2023


Inspirational Romance

This second book of On Devonshire Shores continues to follow the Summers sisters, whose family circumstances have compelled them to open a guest ...Read Review

Murder by Lamplight (A Dr. Julia Lewis Mystery)

By Patrice McDonough - Published 2024



In November 1866, Dr. Julia Lewis is called to examine a corpse in the last unfinished section of London’s new sewer project. The ...Read Review

To Woo and to Wed (The Regency Vows)

By Martha Waters - Published 2024



Sophie and her sister Alexandra are both young widows, but when the latter seems hesitant to remarry, Sophie suspects it is because she ...Read Review

The Diamond of London

By Andrea Penrose - Published 2024


Biographical Fiction

Though Lady Hester Stanhope led a uniquely adventurous life, Penrose focuses this fictional biography on the years 1799-1810, when Hester makes a splash ...Read Review