Falcon’s Shadow: A Novel of the Knights of Malta (the Siege of Malta)

By Marthese Fenech - Published 2020


1551. The characters from the first book in the series, The Eight-Pointed Cross, are in turmoil: Domenicus Montesa wants to redeem his father, Augustine, ...Read Review

Forest of Secrets (An Ursula Blanchard mystery, 19)

By Fiona Buckley - Published 2021



Set in 1586, Forest of Secrets is book 19 in the Ursula Blanchard mystery series. After returning home from a journey, Ursula is approached by ...Read Review

Acts of Dreams: Part 3 of The Inquisition Trilogy

By Martin Elsant - Published 2021


Maria and Will Ames return to England after abandoning their dreams of building a Jewish refuge for victims of the Inquisition in 1572. They ...Read Review

My Contrary Mary (The Lady Janies)

By Jodi Meadows - Published 2021


Children/Young Adult

Betrothed to Prince Francis, the Dauphin of France, as a child, Mary Queen of Scots has spent more time in France than she ...Read Review


By Hugh Fitzgerald - By Ryan - Published 2021


The Elizabethans who colonised Ireland described their work as a pacification, but in reality, they came to lay waste. Ryan writes with the ...Read Review

The Play’s the Thing

By Jesscia Barksdale Inclán - Published 2021


Historical Fantasy

In this historical fantasy, suspend disbelief and take a comedic romp through Elizabethan England, circa 1598. Travel to Will Shakespeare’s time with the ...Read Review

The Castilians

By V E H Masters - Published 2020


Scotland, 1546, and religious tensions are rife, further fomented by the political divisions related to Scotland’s relationship with England. In St Andrews, Cardinal ...Read Review

Katharine Parr, The Sixth Wife (Six Tudor Queens 6)

By Alison Weir - Published 2021


Biographical Fiction

Chronicling Katharine Parr’s life from her first marriage through to the end of her fourth is a huge accomplishment. Through Katharine’s ...Read Review

A Fine Madness

By Alan Judd - Published 2021



At the beginning of the reign of King James I, the ageing Thomas Phelippes, a talented decipherer once employed by Sir Francis Walsingham, ...Read Review

All Manner of Things

By Wendy J. Dunn - Published 2021


Biographical Fiction

All Manner of Things is based on the life of Katherine of Aragon. Narrated by Maria de Salinas, a friend and confidante of ...Read Review

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