Renaissance

The Golden Thread

By Louis de Wohl - Published 2001 (c1952)

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

       Louis de Wohl produces another masterpiece by vividly bringing to life not only the life of Inigo de Loyola, a Spanish soldier injured ...Read Review

The Pirate Queen

By Alan Gold - Published 2003

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

          If not for Irish bards and poets and occasional legal documents, we might not know about the legendary pirate queen who threatened the ...Read Review

As Above, So Below

By Rudy Rucker - Published 2002

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

       Rucker has written an engrossing and affecting novel about the great painter Peter Bruegel. The book is divided into 16 vignettes, each of which ...Read Review

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

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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

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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

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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