Renaissance

Captain from Castile

By Samuel Shellabarger - Published 2002

Genres:

Adventure

The novel begins in 1518. At nineteen, Pedro de Vargas is about to enter Spanish society as a young caballero. Over the next few ...Read Review

Prince of Foxes

By Samuel Shellabarger - Published 2002

Genres:

RomanceSagaThriller

Renaissance Italy is a crazy-quilt of independent city-states; a hotbed of intrigue – and no family epitomizes the era more than the notorious Borgias. ...Read Review

Lucrezia Borgia

By John Faunce - Published 2002

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

For Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of a Roman Cardinal and his beloved mistress, life changes for the worse when her father is elevated to ...Read Review

Captured by Your Kiss

By Jen Holling - Published 2003

Genres:

Romance

Mona Graham is the keeper of the Clachan Fala, a magical bloodstone that grants powers, such as the ability to read minds, to ...Read Review

Out of the Flames

By Lawrence Goldstone - By Nancy Goldstone - Published 2002Published 2003

Genres:

Nonfiction

In mid-sixteenth century Europe, a scholarly genius named Michael Servetus published a book contesting the doctrine of the Trinity, proposed that blood circulated ...Read Review

Quattrocento

By James McKean - Published 2002

Genres:

Time-slip

Matt O’Brien works for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. When we meet him, he is restoring an old Italian painting that he ...Read Review

The Painter’s Daughter

By Carolyn Street LaFond - Published 2001

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Alessandra Lippi is the beautiful daughter of the infamous painter Fra Lippo Lippi. Her story begins in 1467, as she tells of her first ...Read Review

The Food Taster

By Peter Elbling (trans.) - Published 2002

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This work is purported to be the innovative, sassy memoir of Ugo Difonte, a food taster in 16th century Italy. Ugo, unwillingly pushed ...Read Review

Thief Of Souls

By Ann Benson - Published 2002

Genres:

Time-slip

Benson has made a name for herself juxtaposing the medieval and the modern (Plague Tales, for instance) and here, again, she proves that ...Read Review

Fire, Burn!

By Mallory Dorn Hart - Published 2002

Genres:

Time-slip

France in the sixteenth century represents a turbulent struggle for power between Charles de Bourbon and Francis I. Charles desperately needs funds to ...Read Review