Kristen McDermott

We Shall See the Sky Sparkling

By Susana Aikin - Published 2019


Lily Throop is an unusual heroine: an accomplished young actress who finds very little time actually to perform her beloved Shakespearean roles, even ...Read Review

A Far Horizon (Broken Kingdom)

By Brenda Rickman Vantrease - Published 2019



This is the sequel to Vantrease’s The Queen’s Promise, a narrative of King Charles I, Queen Henrietta Maria, and the English ...Read Review

That Churchill Woman

By Stephanie Barron - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

Luminous, passionate, rebellious Jennie Churchill, Winston’s glamorous mother, has inspired many biographies and novels. The latest, by Stephanie Barron, author of the ...Read Review

The General’s Cook

By Ramin Ganeshram - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

It’s no mystery why so many historical novels have featured cooks as protagonists – food is one of the most vivid windows into ...Read Review

Bear No Malice

By Clarissa Harwood - Published 2019


Harwood has followed up her much-praised debut, Impossible Saints, with a companion novel in which the antagonist of the first book has become ...Read Review

I Was Cleopatra

By Dennis Abrams - Published 2018


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Abrams, author of numerous biographies and nonfiction books for young readers, has created a detailed guide to Shakespeare’s world and theater in ...Read Review


By Edward Carey - Published 2018


Biographical FictionLiterary

This dreamlike novel imagines the origins of Marie Tussaud, creator of the famous waxworks, and also captures the insanity and chaos of Revolutionary ...Read Review

Armistice (Amberlough Dossier)

By Lara Elena Donnelly - Published 2018


Alternate History

Cabaret meets The Alice Network in this espionage trilogy imagining an alternate pre-WWII Europe. The first novel, Amberlough (HNR 80), featured two charismatic protagonists: ...Read Review

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

By Mackenzi Lee - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

“You deserve to be here. You deserve to exist. You deserve to take up space in the world of men.” Felicity Montague is ...Read Review

The Lost Vintage: A Novel

By Ann Mah - Published 2018


This novel follows a familiar model—a young American woman travels to Europe and discovers truths about herself by exploring the life of ...Read Review

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