By Stewart Binns - Published 2012



After the death of Harold in 1066, Edgar the Atheling is proclaimed king by his Saxon supporters. When the various rebellions are ruthlessly put ...Read Review

The Queen’s Lover

By Francine du Plessix Gray - Published 2012


Biographical FictionRomance

Count Axel von Fersen is nineteen when he meets an effervescent girl his own age at the Paris Opera in 1774. She is masked, ...Read Review

The House of Velvet and Glass

By Katherine Howe - Published 2012


When Sybil Allston lost her mother and sister when the Titanic sank, she assumed her mother’s habit of visiting a medium in ...Read Review

Midnight in Peking

By Paul French - Published 2012



In 1937, as the Japanese mustered to invade China, the body of an English girl, Pamela Werner, was found in the badlands of Peking (...Read Review

Elizabeth I

By Margaret George - Published 2012


Biographical Fiction

From the threat of the First Armada to the queen’s deathbed, this novel sweeps through the reign of Elizabeth and in particular ...Read Review

Island of Wings

By Karin Altenberg - Published 2011



In 1830, the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge sends the Reverend Neil MacKenzie to St. Kilda, the remotest of the Scottish islands, ...Read Review

The Orchid House

By Lucinda Riley - Published 2011Published 2012


Julia Forrester, a renowned concert pianist, returns from the south of France to a coastal village in Norfolk, and her ancestral home in ...Read Review

The Bungalow

By Sarah Jio - Published 2011


The Bungalow by Sarah Jio is another wonderful tale from the South Pacific. In 1942, 21-year-old Anne, born into an affluent Seattle family and ...Read Review

Herald of Death

By Kate Kingsbury - Published 2011



Someone is murdering the villagers of Badger’s End. The killer has taken a lock of hair from each victim and left a ...Read Review

The White Woman on the Green Bicycle

By Monique Roffey - Published 2010Published 2011



George and Sabine Harwood came from England to Trinidad in 1956. Young, passionately in love, they embraced the land, the people, and the political ...Read Review