19th Century

The Spymistress

By Jennifer Chiaverini - Published 2013

Genres:

Biographical FictionThriller

Spinster Elizabeth “Lizzie” Van Lew is horrified when her beloved state of Virginia votes to secede from the United States in 1861. A woman ...Read Review

1812: The Land Between Flowing Waters

By Ken Leland - Published 2013

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Set in Upper Canada and the Great Lakes region, 1812 recounts the story of Loyalists and members of the First Nations as they struggle ...Read Review

Caribbee: A Kydd Sea Adventure

By Julian Stockwin - Published 2013

Genres:

AdventureNautical

During the Napoleonic Wars, Captain Thomas Kydd, aboard HMS L’Aurore, is assigned to the Caribbean and the Leeward Islands station. He is ...Read Review

Margaret Fuller: A New American Life

By Megan Marshall - Published 2013

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Nonfiction

Towering feminist, gifted writer, social crusader, and luminary of the Transcendentalists, Margaret Fuller was not the typical 19th-century woman. Rigorously schooled at home ...Read Review

Strangled in Paris

By Claude Izner - Published 2011(UK)Published 2013 (US)

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Courentin Jourdan rescues the young Sophie Clairsange from the tides along the Normandy Coast. He revives her and sends her to the nuns ...Read Review

The Ghosts of Mayfield Park

By Norman Russell - Published 2013

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The Ghosts of Mayfield Park is a Victorian murder/mystery narrated in part by one of the victims, who though poisoned escapes in ...Read Review

Daughter of the God-King

By Anne Cleeland - Published 2013

Genres:

AdventureRomance

Daughter of the God-King takes places in the early 19th century, at the time of the Congress of Vienna and Napoleon’s exile ...Read Review

Nostalgia

By Dennis McFarland - Published 2013

Genres:

LiteraryMilitary

Summerfield Hayes enlists in the Union army in the summer of 1864, despite his older sister’s objections. Prior to his enlistment, Hayes had ...Read Review

A Case of Doubtful Death

By Linda Stratmann - Published 2013

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The Life House, despite its name, is a waiting mortuary near Kensal Green Cemetery, in which corpses are left to putrefy to prevent ...Read Review

When Britain Burned the White House

By Peter Snow - Published 2013

Genres:

Nonfiction

There has been such a flurry of books, articles, radio and TV programmes and festival events about the War of 1812 that it surely ...Read Review