The Intoxicating Mr Lavelle

By Neil Blackmore - Published 2020


London 1763, and brothers Edgar and Benjamin Bowen are to embark upon The Grand Tour to mainland Europe. They are close in age, around ...Read Review

The Silver Collar

By Antonia Hodgson - Published 2020



The Silver Collar is the fourth in Antonia Hodgson’s series about Thomas Hawkins and Kitty Sparks. I had read the first – The ...Read Review

Sophia – Mother of Kings: The Finest Queen Britain Never Had

By Catherine Curzon - Published 2020



Catherine Curzon is a royal historian who has written several books on Georgian royalty and its often-scandalous courts. Her latest foray into this ...Read Review

The Paris Affair (A Theresa Schurman Mystery)

By Susanne Dunlap - Published 2020



The year is 1783, and Viennese violinist Theresa Schurman has been asked to go to Paris to help discover who is writing and printing ...Read Review

A Revolution of Hearts

By Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen - Published 2020


Inspirational Romance

Aristocrat Mademoiselle Dacia de Prideaux faces the challenge of her life when in April 1789, her political activist brother is murdered. She is accused ...Read Review

The Golden Maid (The Smuggler’s Daughters)

By Evie Grace - Published 2020



This book takes us back to the Napoleonic Wars of the 18th century together with the coastal trades of smuggling, particularly in Kent ...Read Review

Breaking Barriers: A Novel Based on the Life of Laura Bassi

By Jule Selbo - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

Laura Bassi (1711-1778) broke new ground in many ways. She was the second woman in Europe to earn a doctorate in philosophy, the ...Read Review

The Candlelit Menagerie

By Caraline Brown - Published 2020


London, late 18th century. The roar of a lion calls to her, so Lillian follows the sound to a menagerie full of exquisite ...Read Review

Magic Lessons

By Alice Hoffman - Published 2020


Hoffman previously revisited the beloved world and characters she created for the blockbuster hit Practical Magic when she gave readers the life stories ...Read Review

Maria II

By Isabel Stilwell - By Martha Stilwell D’Andrade (trans.) - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

Not many English-speaking readers will have heard of Dona Maria II, Queen of Portugal – and to add her full title “Portugal and the ...Read Review

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