Dangerous Freedom

By Lawrence Scott - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

This isn’t a typical novel about slavery. It is a fictional portrayal of a real figure, Dido, the daughter of an African ...Read Review

The Foundling (UK) / The Lost Orphan (US)

By Stacey Halls - Published 2020


In 1748, Bessie Bright gives birth to an illegitimate daughter, Clara. Due to her poverty-stricken circumstances, she is forced to leave the newborn at ...Read Review

A Bottle of Rum (A Spider John Mystery)

By Steve Goble - Published 2019



In 1723, former pirates Spider John Rush and his comrade Odin are enjoying good tankards of ale at the Crosskeys Tavern in the port ...Read Review

Death and the Chevalier (A Cragg and Fidelis Mystery)

By Robin Blake - Published 2020



Prestonians in Lancashire, England, have bitter memories of the Scottish risings of 1715 and 1719 that left much of the town in ashes. In November 1745, ...Read Review

Death Makes No Distinction: A Dan Foster Mystery

By Lucienne Boyce - Published 2019



Lucienne Boyce’s late 18th-century Dan Foster mysteries move from strength to strength. In this third adventure, our hero – child street-thief turned pugilist ...Read Review

Quest for Gold

By Ryan Fleming - Published 2019



Pirate life sounded like paradise to eighteen-year-old Daniel Wincott, compared to the abuse he received from his drunken father. Opportunity for riches and ...Read Review

King Shaka: Zulu Legend (African Graphic Novel Series)

By Luke W. Molver - Published 2019


Children/Young Adult

This graphic novel continues the story begun in Shaka Rising of King Shaka of the Zulus, who reigned in the early 1800s in ...Read Review

The Mother of the Brontës: When Maria Met Patrick

By Sharon Wright - Published 2019



Journalist Sharon Wright brings her keen reporter’s eye to this vibrant biography of Maria Branwell, the mother of literary lionesses Charlotte, Anne, ...Read Review

Blood Will Out (Contraband Shore)

By David Donachie - Published 2019


1787. Deal, Kent coast. Wounded in a failed attempt to rescue his beloved Betsy from a forced marriage, Captain Edward Brazier then disappears. Not ...Read Review

The Ghost Tree

By Barbara Erskine - Published 2019



When Ruth Dunbar inherits her father’s Edinburgh house, she discovers the journals of an eighteenth-century ancestor, Thomas, among her deceased mother’s ...Read Review