The Phoenix of Florence

By Philip Kazan - Published 2019



The author returns to Renaissance Italy with The Phoenix of Florence. Onorio Celavini, a commander in the Medici’s feared policy force, investigates ...Read Review

Mira’s Way (The Miramonde Series)

By Amy Maroney - Published 2018


Mira’s Way, though one of a series, is a stand-alone story that grips from start to finish. It tells the dual tales ...Read Review

Love That Moves the Sun: Vittoria Colonna and Michelangelo Buonarroti

By Linda Cardillo - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

A Renaissance woman, wife, mother, poet, diplomat, spiritual reformist, and lover – all labels for Vittoria Colonna that omit the essence of this unique ...Read Review

A Brightness Long Ago

By Guy Gavriel Kay - Published 2019


Historical Fantasy

Guy Gavriel Kay is the master at writing fantasy that is richly based in a particular historical time and place, and, at the ...Read Review

The Inquisitor’s Niece

By Erika Rummel - Published 2018


Alonso Malki is a convert to Christianity whose father has been condemned by the Inquisition for relapsing into Judaism. Fearful that his father’...Read Review

Katharina: Deliverance

By Margaret Skea - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

This is an engrossing tale about the life of Katharina von Bora, the wife of Martin Luther, the controversial priest who defied the ...Read Review

The Chef’s Secret

By Crystal King - Published 2019


Renaissance Italy, 1577. Bartolomeo Scappi has died. The famed chef of several popes and orchestrator of the most lavish banquets known to Rome, Scappi ...Read Review

Lady in Ermine: The Story of a Woman Who Painted the Renaissance

By Donna DiGiuseppe - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

What reader could not fall in love with a heroine—a female Renaissance painter, no less—as she strives to preserve the artistic ...Read Review

The Flames of Florence

By Donna Russo Morin - Published 2018


As the 15th century draws to a close in Florence, danger lurks around every corner. Donna Russo Morin’s deft strokes illustrate the ...Read Review

Against the Inquisition

By Carolina De Robertis (trans.) - By Marcos Aguinis - Published 2018


Biographical FictionLiterary

Against the Inquisition is the 2018 English translation of the 1991 Argentine novel La Geste del Marrano. Widely praised by Argentine readers and reviewers, the ...Read Review

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