The Confessions of Young Nero

By Margaret George - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

The awesome power, political maneuverings, decadence, and general nastiness of ancient Rome are brought vividly to life in this hefty, lavishly written novel ...Read Review

The Years That Followed

By Catherine Dunne - Published 2016


In 1966 Dublin, Calista is seventeen and fettered by her strict parents’ standards – standards about social class, the right cutlery to use, the people ...Read Review

The Storm Sister

By Lucinda Riley - Published 2015Published 2016


Ally D’Aplièse is a multifaceted young woman – musician and skilled sailor – who signs on as crewmember for the difficult Cyclades Regatta. ...Read Review

Meet Me at the Pier Head

By Ruth Hamilton - Published 2015



Scarred by his traumatic past, hitherto half-American, half-Irish headmaster Theo Quinn has steered clear of love. But when exuberant teacher Tia Bellamy bursts ...Read Review

Saxon: The Pope’s Assassin

By Tim Severin - Published 2015



In this third instalment of Tim Severin’s Saxon series set at the end of the 8th century, The Pope’s Assassin brings ...Read Review

The Angel and the Cad

By Geraldine Roberts - Published 2015



In 1805, aged 16, Catherine Tylney Long became England’s richest heiress. She could have had her pick of the suitors that clustered around her, ...Read Review

The Chosen Queen

By Joanna Courtney - Published 2015


Biographical Fiction

In 1055, Edyth Alfgarsdottir is the young daughter of a Saxon Earl at the court of King Edward, where she is befriended by Harold ...Read Review

War Babies

By Annie Murray - Published 2015


Set in Birmingham between 1930 and 1946, War Babies is the story of a young woman’s unhappy and difficult childhood during the depths of ...Read Review

The Nightingale

By Kristin Hannah - Published 2015


This is the story of the Rossignol family during WWII in Nazi-occupied France. It focuses mainly on the two Rossignol sisters. Isabelle is ...Read Review

Mightier Than the Sword

By Jeffrey Archer - Published 2015



On the maiden voyage of a transatlantic liner, Emma, the chairman of the board of Barrington’s, the owner, and her husband Harry ...Read Review