2013

Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker

By Jennifer Chiaverini - Published 2013

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Keckley rose out of slavery to become the dressmaker for both Mrs. Jefferson Davis and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln. Her life gets ...Read Review

The Reichsbank Robbery

By Colin Roderick Fulton - Published 2013

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeThriller

This visually evocative novel, set towards the end of the Second World War, tells of Sturmbannführer (Major) Friedrich Schonewille, an accountant working ...Read Review

Where Tigers Are at Home

By Jean-Marie Blas de Robles - By Mike Mitchell (trans.) - Published 2013

Genres:

Literary

Each chapter of this novel begins with a selection from a biography of the 17th-century Jesuit polymath Athanasius Kircher, purportedly by his closest ...Read Review

Semper Fidelis: A Novel of the Roman Empire

By Ruth Downie - Published 2013

Genres:

MilitaryMystery/Crime

Set in 2nd-century Roman Britain during Hadrian’s rule, this interesting read started out slow for a mystery but picked up speed about ...Read Review

Serving Victoria: Life in the Royal Household

By Kate Hubbard - Published 2012Published 2013

Genres:

Nonfiction

Queen Victoria presided over a vast household of servants, but this is not a book about the drudgery of scullery maids and stable ...Read Review

The Last Runaway

By Tracy Chevalier - Published 2013

Genres:

Literary

A young Quaker woman, Honor Bright, has left her civilized home of Bridport in England for the wild, untamed wilderness of Ohio. The ...Read Review

Frankie’s Letter

By Dolores Gordon-Smith - Published 2013

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

With his dying breath, an American journalist whispers to Anthony Brooke that there is a gentleman traitor in England feeding vital war information ...Read Review

The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl

By Gina Lamm - Published 2013

Genres:

RomanceTime-slip

When 21st-century gamer-girl Jamie Marten is sucked through an antique mirror into the 19th century and the Earl of Dunnington’s bedchamber, she ...Read Review

After Rome

By Morgan Llywelyn - Published 2013

Genres:

The Romans have left Britannia. What remains on the island are disparate fragments of Roman British settlements and cities, roaming hordes of barbarians ...Read Review

Marbeck and the Double-Dealer

By John Pilkington - Published 2013

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Martin Marbeck is a spy for Queen Elizabeth in the year 1600. He travels under various pseudonyms with one mission that very quickly changes ...Read Review