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

Botticelli’s Muse

By Dorah Blume - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

Botticelli’s Muse, the first in Dorah Blume’s trilogy set in Renaissance Florence, begins in 1477, when the artist Sandro Botticelli is dismissed ...Read Review

The Painter’s Apprentice

By Laura Morelli - Published 2017


Maria Bartolini, the daughter of a master gilder in Venice in 1510, wants to follow in her father’s footsteps. But when he finds ...Read Review

The Burning Chambers

By Kate Mosse - Published 2018Published 2019


In Carcassonne in 1562, bookseller’s daughter Minou Joubert is baffled and unnerved when she finds an anonymous note addressed to her pushed under ...Read Review

The Medici

By Mary Hollingsworth - Published 2017



The notorious Medici were a Florentine family that rose to prominence through a highly profitable banking business.  They then dabbled in politics, art ...Read Review

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