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Three Sisters, Three Queens

By Philippa Gregory - Published 2016

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Biographical Fiction

One of the less documented Tudor women is explored in Gregory’s latest 16th-century read. Margaret, elder sister of Henry VIII, was a ...Read Review

The Years That Followed

By Catherine Dunne - Published 2016

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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

Monsoon Summer

By Julia Gregson - Published 2016

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Kit Smallwood has just arrived at Wickham Farm in Oxfordshire, where a friend is founding a charity to send midwives to the Moonstone ...Read Review

Please Enjoy Your Happiness

By Paul Brinkley-Rogers - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Brinkley-Rogers began writing his tender memoir after finding old love letters in a long-forgotten book of poems. His love ...Read Review

Mata Hari’s Last Dance

By Michelle Moran - Published 2016

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Biographical Fiction

In this latest novel by one of my favorite authors, Michelle Moran shakes off her familiar plot design (humble main character, ruthless antagonist, ...Read Review

The Incarnations

By Susan Barker - Published 2015

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Literary

The Incarnations is unlike any book you are likely to read this year. And that is a good thing, because you will not ...Read Review

The Taming of the Queen

By Philippa Gregory - Published 2015

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Biographical Fiction

The post-Pilgrimage of Grace religious upheaval late in Henry VIII’s reign finds credence in another of Philippa Gregory’s prolific Tudor series. ...Read Review

Rebel Queen

By Michelle Moran - By Moran Michelle - Published 2015Published 2015-03-03

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Biographical Fiction

Although a heroine in India, Queen Lakshmi of Jhansi is little-known to the rest of the world. Her story of resistance to the ...Read Review

The Tapestry

By Nancy Bilyeau - Published 2015

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Mystery/Crime

Once Sister Joanna of a Dominican priory, civilian Joanna spends her time weaving tapestries, a skill she learned as a novice. In quiet ...Read Review

The King’s Curse

By Philippa Gregory - Published 2014

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Biographical Fiction

Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, is an often mentioned background character in Tudor fiction. Though her name is well known, her life as ...Read Review