The Virgin’s Daughter: A Tudor Legacy Novel

By Laura Andersen - Published 2015


Alternate History

England, 1580: William Tudor (Henry IX) is dead, his sister Elizabeth I is on the throne, her marriage to Philip of Spain nears divorce, ...Read Review

The Fateful Lightning: A Novel of the Civil War

By Jeff Shaara - Published 2015



Union victories at Vicksburg and Gettysburg have proven to be the turning point in the Civil War. Victory now seems within the North’...Read Review

Circling the Sun

By Paula McLain - Published 2015


Paula McLain, author of the highly successful novel The Paris Wife, returns in Circling the Sun with another fictional biography. This is story ...Read Review

A War of Flowers (Clara Vine 3)

By Jane Thynne - Published 2014Published 2014-11-20Published 2015



A War of Flowers is the next in the series of the Clara Vine espionage thrillers. In my previous review of The Winter ...Read Review

Vanessa and Her Sister

By Priya Parmar - Published 2014


Biographical Fiction

There is great fascination with what came to be called The Bloomsbury Group – not merely the Stephen siblings (including artist Vanessa and writer ...Read Review

Woman in the Shadows (Clara Vine)

By Jane Thynne - Published 2014Published 2016Published 2016-09-06



Clara Vine is an actress, working in Germany, but she hides a deep secret. She is an undercover British Intelligence agent in a ...Read Review

Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte

By Kate Williams - Published 2013 (UK)Published 2014 (US & CAN)



Kate Williams, royal correspondent for CNN, has followed up her 2008 biography of Queen Victoria with a well-researched, heavily detailed biography of Josephine Bonaparte, ...Read Review

The Marriage Game

By Alison Weir - Published 2014Published 2015


Biographical Fiction

In this new novel, Alison Weir shows why she is the best-selling female historian in the UK, charting Elizabeth’s perilous, intricate passage ...Read Review

Blood on the Water

By Anne Perry - Published 2014



Detective William Monk, now of the Thames River Police, witnesses the blowing up of a pleasure boat where 200 people lose their lives. As ...Read Review

The Smoke At Dawn (Civil War in the West)

By Jeff Shaara - Published 2014Published 2014-06-19



Jeff Shaara wrote his first two Civil War books as a continuation of his late father Michael’s inspired Gettysburg novel, The Killer ...Read Review

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