Early Medieval (to 1337)

The Stolen Crown

By Carol McGrath - Published 2023


Biographical Fiction

In 12th-century England, King Henry I has a problem. He has no male heir, just a daughter, Maud, and no one believes a ...Read Review

Too Good to Hang (Bradecote & Catchpoll)

By Sarah Hawkswood - Published 2023



This is the 11th in Hawkswood’s Bradecote & Catchpoll series, and there is something new in the mix. I have read several ...Read Review

Medieval Horizons: Why the Middle Ages Matter

By Ian Mortimer - Published 2023



To those who might imagine the medieval period to be defined as ‘before the Tudors and after the Romans’ and also as a ‘...Read Review

The Night of the Wolf (A Brother Chandler Mystery, 3)

By Cassandra Clark - Published 2023



The times are out of joint. Political and religious turmoil drive families and friends apart. Lies and rumors displace truth. Violence is common. ...Read Review

Shadows in the Mist

By Virginie Marconato - Published 2023



Lady Rose Maltravers, the widow of a rebel against the new King Edward I, has seized a chance to reclaim her infant son ...Read Review

Cities of Women

By Kathleen B. Jones - Published 2023


University professor Verity, unable to finish the book she needs for tenure, is captivated by an exhibit on the works of Christine de ...Read Review

Every Rising Sun

By Jamila Ahmed - Published 2023


As a young teenager in 12th-century Persia, Shaherazade, daughter of Vizier Muhammad, witnesses the infidelity of the king’s wife. When she notifies ...Read Review

The Fire and the Rose

By Robyn Cadwallader - Published 2023


Eleanor is a young servant born with a disfiguring birthmark who has an unusual skill for a woman living in the City of ...Read Review

The Mirror of Simple Souls

By Aline Kiner - By Susan Emanuel (trans.) - Published 2023


1310 Paris. Ysabel runs the infirmary in the Royal Beguinage where she was raised, the religious women shut away from the fumes of burning ...Read Review

Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Weird Sisters (The Prefect’s Adventures, 3)

By Olga Wojtas - Published 2023



At fifty-something, Shona has had a top-notch education and is an accomplished martial artist, linguist, and musician.  Most women would be proud of ...Read Review

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