2014

The Lily and the Rose

By David More - Published 2014

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MilitaryNautical

In 1761 the North American colonies are a bone of contention. Timber and fur provide wealth for their British and French overlords, but the ...Read Review

Albemarle

By Jim Stempel - Published 2014

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MilitaryNautical

Albemarle is the story of a ship—and a battle for the control of a river—which had strategic consequences in the final ...Read Review

Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII’s Most Faithful Servant

By Tracy Borman - Published 2014Published 2015

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Nonfiction

Hilary Mantel’s award-winning novels have sparked a renewed interest in Thomas Cromwell, a man best known for engineering Anne Boleyn’s fall.  ...Read Review

The Ugly Renaissance: Sex, Greed, Violence and Depravity in an Age of Beauty

By Alexander Lee - Published 2014Published 2015

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Nonfiction

In his well-detailed and thoroughly researched book, The Ugly Renaissance, Alexander Lee turns our attention to the unattractive underside of what we think ...Read Review

Beyond the Horizons

By Douglas Boren - Published 2014

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The Civil War is raging in the West. Mace Alexander of Tennessee, along with his three friends, is faced with fighting the Union ...Read Review

American Baroque

By Adam Littleton - Published 2014

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In the summer of 1835, three strangers saunter into Mohawk, Indiana: an urchin, a scruffy schoolteacher and a scruffier, cheerfully inebriated preacher dressed in ...Read Review

The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish

By Tim Flannery - Published 2014Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This novel is a silly romp through the Australian Museum collection in 1932. Archie Meeks returns home to his fiancée, Beatrice, after five ...Read Review

Kingdom of Rebels

By Derek Birks - Published 2014

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The Wars of the Roses has been well represented in Historical Fiction, so it is pleasant to find a story in which the ...Read Review

The Night Julius Caesar Invented Champagne

By Madeleine de Jean - Published 2014

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Time-slip

“Each time you enjoy a glass of wine made of grapes from any of the now hundreds of thousands of vineyards, you participate ...Read Review

A Singular Captain

By John Regan - Published 2014

Genres:

Nautical

In 1518, the young king of Castile, Carlos V, decided to finance a five-ship expedition led by famous Portuguese navigator and sea-captain, Ferdinand Magellan. ...Read Review