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By Lona Manning -
Mary Bertram is young, ambitious, and bored in her loveless marriage when she checks herself into a hotel in Tuscany in 1818. Separated from ...Read Review
By Ann Swinfen -
In this 9th volume in the Chronicles of Christoval Alvarez, set in the late 1500s, Queen Elizabeth I reigns successfully in England. Many ...Read Review
By Ben Kane -
On the cusp of destroying its bitter foe, Carthage, the Roman Empire is already looking for its next target. In Clash of Empires, ...Read Review
By Richard Buxton -
The American Civil War seems an unlikely place for a young Englishman to wind up in the name of love, but that is ...Read Review
By Linnea Hartsuyker -
Hartsuyker’s re-imagining of the founding of Norway in the 9th century captures all the glory of its source material, the 13th-century saga, ...Read Review
By Elizabeth St. John -
This is the second book in the Lydiard Chronicles, covering the years 1630-1646 and the English Civil War. It immediately follows the first ...Read Review
By Anne O’Brien -
Queen of the North tells the story of Elizabeth Mortimer, wife of Henry Percy (known to history – and Shakespeare fans – as Hotspur). Set ...Read Review
By Wayne Ng -
Written mostly in flashback, Ng’s lyrical debut is the story of Lao Tzu’s vibrant and turbulent life during the 6th century ...Read Review
By Fiona Buckley -
It’s 1581, and Ursula Stannard, the half-sister of Queen Elizabeth, finds herself in a predicament that calls on more than her special skills ...Read Review
By Bruce Olds -
It’s no spoiler to say that if you live in America, you have heard of the Alamo, that weathered stone chapel in ...Read Review
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