Sin Eater

By Megan Campisi - Published 2020


Historical Fantasy

An act of petty thievery changes the course of May Owens’ life in this richly imagined tale set in the late 16th century. ...Read Review

The Forgotten Sister

By Nicola Cornick - Published 2020



The Forgotten Sister is a timeslip novel, based in Tudor England and the present day. In the 16th century Amy Robsart is married ...Read Review

Fiona of Kinsale: A Tale of Irish Love, Battles and Secrets

By Antoinette Berthelotte - Published 2019


Fiona Gearaghty is growing up in Kinsale as Spain’s last Armada comes into port. Though she weds Thomas Lydon to conceal a ...Read Review

Katheryn Howard, The Tainted Queen (UK) / Katheryn Howard, The Scandalous Queen (US)

By Alison Weir - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

This is a superb novel about a young queen who was the victim of powerful and ambitious persons around her. Neglected by her ...Read Review

Shadows of Hemlock (Apricots and Wolfsbane)

By K.M. Pohlkamp - Published 2019



Having betrayed those she holds dear, assassin Aselin Gavrell is faced not with the prestige and independence she imagined, but with a life ...Read Review

The Saracen’s Mark (The Jackdaw Mysteries)

By S. W. Perry - Published 2020



Despite its length (I don’t like books over 400 pages) I enjoyed this book, the third in Perry’s Mark series and to ...Read Review

On Wilder Seas: The Woman on the Golden Hind

By Nikki Marmery - Published 2020


Biographical FictionNautical

Most people have heard of Francis Drake’s circumnavigation of the globe aboard the Golden Hind. It is less well-known that for nine ...Read Review

The Mirror & the Light (Wolf Hall Trilogy 3)

By Hilary Mantel - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

Following Anne Boleyn’s beheading in May 1536, chief councillor Thomas Cromwell’s star has never shone brighter in Henry VIII’s eyes. But ...Read Review

The Lost Boys of London (Bianca Goddard Mysteries)

By Mary Lawrence - Published 2020



First one small boy then another has been found hanging from the wall of a church in London. Bianca Goddard is very afraid ...Read Review

Scent of Danger (An Ursula Blanchard Mystery)

By Fiona Buckley - Published 2020



In February 1586, fifty-something Ursula Stannard is Queen Elizabeth I’s illegitimate half-sister, as well as a sometime agent run by spymaster Sir Francis ...Read Review

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