Renaissance

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

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