Renaissance

The India Road

By Peter Wibaux - Published 2009

Genres:

AdventureEpic

As a small country with a population of less than one million in the 1490s, Portugal seems to be an unlikely candidate to ...Read Review

The Devil & Maria d’Avalos

By Victoria Hammond - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

The year is 1590; the setting rich with art, magnificent architecture, lavish costumes. Yet all is not right in Denmark… or, as it so ...Read Review

A Woman of Seville

By Sallie Muirden - Published 2009

Genres:

Literary

At noon each day, Paula Sanchez, a courtesan in the city of Seville, enters the Mercedarian convent along with the handsome Father Rastro, ...Read Review

Twilight of a Queen

By Susan Carroll - Published 2009

Genres:

FantasyRomance

The titular queen in the fifth novel in Carroll’s 16th-century saga is Catherine de Medici, dowager queen of France, whose influence and ...Read Review

Hue and Cry

By Shirley McKay - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

St. Andrews, Scotland, 1579. A young lawyer, Hew Cullen, returns home from France. His welcome home is lukewarm even from his family. He finds ...Read Review

Tomato Rhapsody

By Adam Schell - Published 2009

Genres:

Literary

Set in 16th-century Italy, this first novel by Adam Schell is advertised as “a fable of love, lust and forbidden fruit.” In it, ...Read Review

The Sting of Justice

By Cora Harrison - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Mara, the Brehon judge, attends the funeral of a local priest little expecting that his will not be the only dead body in ...Read Review

The Devil’s Queen: A Novel of Catherine de Medici

By Jeanne Kalogridis - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Catherine de Medici is perhaps one of the most maligned women in history. It appears, however, in Kalogridis’s deft interpretation of Catherine’...Read Review

The Promise

By T.J. Bennett - Published 2009

Genres:

Romance

As a teen, Alonsa falls in love with Miguel, a Gypsy living on her merchant father’s land. When she realizes that she ...Read Review

Sacred Hearts

By Sarah Dunant - Published 2009

Genres:

Literary

In Renaissance Italy the Council of Trent moves to purge convent life of the contamination of the outside world, the Counter-Reformation imposing further ...Read Review