2003 (US)

Master and Commander

By Patrick O'Brian - Published 2003 (US)Published 2007 (UK)



What can a reviewer say about Patrick O’Brian? He is a classic, or at least his Aubrey & Maturin series is, as ...Read Review

The Crystal Cave

By Mary Stewart - Published 2003 (US)Published 2006 (UK)


Merlin is one of the most enigmatic figures in British lore. Was he a god, a man, or was Merlin the title given ...Read Review

The House of Windjammer

By V.A. Richardson - Published 2003 (US)Published 2004 (UK)


Children/Young Adult

Amsterdam 1636, at the height of tulipmania. The merchant-shipping family of Windjammer is facing ruin. Four galleons have been ship-wrecked and there is no ...Read Review

Lord John and the Private Matter

By Diana Gabaldon - Published 2003 (UK)Published 2003 (US)



In 1757, Lord John Grey, a high-ranking member of the King’s army, is appointed to investigate a brutal murder. At the same time, ...Read Review

Farewell, My Queen

By Chantal Thomas - Published 2003 (US)Published 2004 (UK)


Biographical Fiction

This story of Marie-Antoinette takes place over three days at Versailles, starting with 14 July, 1789. The Hall of Mirrors and other well-known grandeurs are ...Read Review

Hell at the Breech

By Tom Franklin - Published 2003 (US)Published 2004 (UK)



Hell at the Breech depicts rural gang warfare in 1890s Alabama. A posse of country sharecroppers is bent on vengeance after one of ...Read Review

The Clearing

By Tim Gautreaux - Published 2003 (UK)Published 2003 (US)



This classic Southern gothic novel is set in the cypress forest of Louisiana in the 1920s. The rich plot of family, marriage, and ...Read Review

The Facts of Life

By Graham Joyce - Published 2002 (UK)Published 2003 (US)



Frank Vine enters the world at the end of World War II in the city of Coventry, which is a stark ruin. Born ...Read Review

The Maid of the White Hands

By Rosalind Miles - Published 2003 (US)Published 2004 (UK)



Ten years have passed since Isolde, daughter of the Queen of Ireland, fell in love with Tristan of Lyonesse, her husband’s nephew. ...Read Review

My Just Desire

By Anna Beer - Published 2003 (US)Published 2004 (UK)



In comparison to her famous husband, very little is known about Bess Ralegh (1565-c.1635). But Anna Beer has pieced together the records she ...Read Review