Renaissance

Marvelous

By Molly Greeley - Published 2023

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Before the much-loved tale of Beauty and the Beast came the actual life of Petrus Gonsalvus, who was brought from the Canary Islands ...Read Review

From the Drop of Heaven: Legends, Prejudice, and Revenge

By Juliette Godot - Published 2022

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Based on historical figures and events in northeastern France, this novel takes place from 1572 to 1622. Catherine Cathillon is a peasant girl whose family ...Read Review

The Virgins of Venice

By Gina Buonaguro - Published 2022

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Venice in 1509 is an opulent dream of a city in many ways, but a nightmare for daughters of the patrician class. Justina Soranzo ...Read Review

The Marriage Portrait

By Maggie O'Farrell - Published 2022

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Maggie O’Farrell follows her award-winning Hamnet with another touching tragedy of a young life cut short. Lucrezia de’ Medici is 15 when, upon ...Read Review

The Heretic’s Daughter (Isaac Alvarez Mysteries Book 2)

By M Lynes - Published 2022

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In the years following the Reconquista, Andalusía is a difficult place to live for conversos like Isaac Alvarez and his blended family, ...Read Review

The Importance of Sons: Chronicles of the House of Valois

By Keira Morgan - Published 2022

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The Importance of Sons focuses on Duchess Anne of Brittany and Countess Louise d’Angoulême, and their open rivalry over who would ...Read Review

The Gallery of Beauties: A Venice Beauties Mystery

By Nina Wachsman - Published 2022

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This debut mystery set in Renaissance Venice is a delight to read, especially for those who have visited the city. The Rialto, the ...Read Review

The Hearts of All on Fire

By Alana White - Published 2022

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Florence, 1473. Guid’Antonio Vespucci, Doctor of Law, is already preparing for a case when a guest at his home for a festival dies ...Read Review

The Colour Storm (UK) / The Color Storm (US/Can)

By Damian Dibben - Published 2022

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It is 1510, the height of the Venetian Renaissance. Giorgione Barbarelli—known as Zorzo—is a young painter, fired by ambition but on the ...Read Review

Carnival of Ash

By Tom Beckerlegge - Published 2022

Genres:

Alternate History

Sometime in the Renaissance era, Cadenza is a fictional city located in Italy, near enough to Venice for the inhabitants to be under ...Read Review

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