By Robyn Young - Published 2011


AdventureBiographical FictionMilitary

Insurrection is the first part in Robyn Young’s trilogy about Robert the Bruce. The death of Alexander III of Scotland sets the ...Read Review

The Queen’s Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile

By C.W. Gortner - Published 2012


Biographical Fiction

Bestselling author C.W. Gortner’s latest novel examines the life of Isabella of Castile, one of the most famous women in history. ...Read Review

The Secrets of Mary Bowser

By Lois Leveen - Published 2012


Mary Bowser is born into slavery, freed by her mistress and sent to be educated in Philadelphia. Ten years later, on the brink ...Read Review

Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder

By Catriona McPherson - Published 2011Published 2012



Dumfermline, Scotland, between the World Wars, boasted two competitive department stores: Aitkin Emporium and House of Hepburn. Dandy Gilver, aristocratic lady detective of ...Read Review

The Traitor’s Smile

By Patricia Elliott - Published 2010Published 2011


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

The Traitor’s Smile is Patricia Elliott’s sequel to The Pale Assassin, featuring the wily and adventurous Eugenie de Boncoeur, who battles ...Read Review

The Paradise Waltz

By Jessica Stirling - Published 2010



Set in rural Stirlingshire in a small gossip-ridden village between the two world wars, this book contains intriguing characters and centres around the ...Read Review

Pimpernelles: The Traitor’s Smile (Book 2)

By Patricia Elliott - Published 2010


Children/Young Adult

1793. The French king has been guillotined and the Reign of Terror is just beginning. Eugénie de Boncoeur and the wounded Julien de ...Read Review

Duchess by Night

By Eloisa James - Published 2009



Harriet, the Duchess of Berrow, has led a life of quiet rural seclusion since the suicide of her husband, Benjamin, and is ready ...Read Review

The Winter Ground

By Catriona McPherson - Published 2008



The latest Dandy Gilver mystery is set in Perthshire in 1925/26 on the estate of Albert Wilson, a wealthy brickmaker (“the name tells you ...Read Review

A Kingdom For The Brave

By Tamara McKinley - Published 2008



The story begins seven years after the first settlers arrived in New South Wales, following the fortunes of three interconnected families and Aborigines ...Read Review