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Servants’ Hall: A Real-Life Upstairs, Downstairs Romance

By Margaret Powell - Published 2014



Servants’ Hall brings domestic service in 1920s England to life through the memoirs of Margaret Powell (1907-1984), author-narrator, and ‘below stairs’, kitchen maid ...Read Review

The Secret Daughter of the Tsar

By Jennifer Laam - Published 2013


Alternate History

Laam’s book is a compelling speculative novel revolving around the doomed Romanov family. One of the more popular “wishful thinking” subjects of ...Read Review

Once We Were Brothers

By Ronald H. Balson - Published 2010Published 2013


Elliot Rosenzweig is supposedly a survivor of Nazi persecution in Poland. He made it big after coming to America and, now elderly, is ...Read Review

The Inquisitor’s Wife

By Jeanne Kalogridis - Published 2013


In 1481, Queen Isabella, Dominican friar Torquemada, and the Spanish Inquisition arrive in Seville. Many Jewish families, as well as conversos—the “New Christians”—...Read Review

The Children of Wrath

By Paul Grossman - Published 2013



This thriller, set in Depression-era Berlin, is the prequel to the action in The Sleepwalkers and features a younger Willi Kraus, married and ...Read Review

The Gilded Lily

By Deborah Swift - Published 2012


Two teenage sisters, Ella and Sadie, escape from rural poverty to seek a living in Restoration London. We think we know what follows: ...Read Review

At the Mercy of the Queen

By Anne Clinard Barnhill - Published 2012


Biographical Fiction

Margaret “Madge” Shelton of Norfolk, Anne Boleyn’s pretty 14-year-old cousin, becomes lady-in-waiting to the new queen, accompanied to court by her nurse ...Read Review

The Raven’s Bride

By Lenore Hart - Published 2011


Biographical Fiction

We all know how sad and dreary Edgar Allan Poe’s life was, in real life and in his stories and poems. Charming ...Read Review

The Daughter of Siena

By Marina Fiorato - Published 2011


According to legend, Sienese noblewoman Pia Tolomei is a descendant of Egypt’s Ptolemy line, her beauty inviting comparisons to Queen Cleopatra. As ...Read Review

The Tudor Secret

By C.W. Gortner - Published 2011



During the last days of King Edward VI, in the year 1553, Squire Brendan Prescott finds himself immersed in the complicated lives of the ...Read Review