Andrea Connell

Forbidden Places

By Penny Vincenzi - Published 2010



Originally published in 1995 in the UK, Forbidden Places is another exhilarating, addictive read from England’s prolific doyenne of commercial women’s fiction. ...Read Review

Hawk of May

By Gillian Bradshaw - Published 2010



This tale of Gwalchmai’s (otherwise known as Sir Gawain) journey into the service of King Arthur left me breathless. Gwalchmai, younger son ...Read Review

The Sixth Surrender

By Hana Samek Norton - Published 2010


Young Sister Eustace (née Juliana de Charnais), learned but naïve, longs to experience the world outside the convent – the world of ...Read Review

Searching for Pemberley

By Mary Lydon Simonsen - Published 2009



Searching for Pemberley is a historical romance and mystery of a sort, set in the aftermath of World War II. While living in ...Read Review

Heart’s Blood

By Juliet Marillier - Published 2009



When a narrative is potent enough to absorb my thoughts long after I turn the final page, I know I’ve got a ...Read Review

The French Mistress: A Novel of the Duchess of Portsmouth and King Charles II

By Susan Holloway Scott - Published 2009


Biographical Fiction

Susan Holloway Scott’s latest novel revolves around the life of the controversial and much maligned Louise de Keroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth, lover ...Read Review

Cardigan Bay

By John Kerr - Published 2008



Cardigan Bay is both an old-fashioned romance and an espionage thriller. When I say “old fashioned,” I mean that the plot revolves around ...Read Review

Priestess of the Forest: A Druid Journey

By Ellen Evert Hopman - Published 2008



Priestess of the Forest is set in a fictional 3rd-century Ireland when Christianity is sweeping across the Celtic Isles. It is a tragic ...Read Review

The Red Scarf

By Kate Furnivall - Published 2008 (UK)Published 2008 (US)


The Red Scarf is an epic tale of survival and hope in Stalinist Russia. It is 1933, and Sofia and Anna have already been ...Read Review

The Merry Monarch’s Wife

By Jean Plaidy - Published (c1991)Published 2008


Biographical FictionRomance

The Merry Monarch’s Wife is the re-release of Jean Plaidy’s 1991 biographical novel (originally titled The Pleasures of Love) about Catherine of ...Read Review