Renaissance

The Creation of Eve

By Lynn Cullen - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The Creation of Eve is Cullen’s first foray into adult fiction, and it is quite a promising beginning. The story starts in ...Read Review

The Confessions of Catherine de Medici

By C.W. Gortner - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Catherine de Medici came to the French court as a reluctant princess: young and naive, and yet somehow she knew her destiny was ...Read Review

Daughters of the Witching Hill

By Mary Sharratt - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Inspired by the 1612 Pendle witch trials in Lancashire, England, Sharratt tells a dramatic story of love and treachery. Told from the viewpoint of ...Read Review

Baroque

By Richard Vetere - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Inspired by real events and people in early 17th-century Rome, this novel follows the exploits of young painter Mario Minitti, temptress Fillide Meladrone, ...Read Review

By Fire, By Water

By Mitchell James Kaplan - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

In 1492, three events would change Iberia and change the world: Isabella and Ferdinand’s reconquest of Muslim Granada, the expulsion of the Jews ...Read Review

The Secret of the Glass

By Donna Russo Morin - Published 2010

Genres:

Romance

In the early 17th century, the art of glassblowing is highly respected by the Venetian government, and some of its practitioners are extremely ...Read Review

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