Margaret Barr

The Concubine

By Norah Lofts - Published 2007

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

The popularity of historical fiction about historical women in general and Boleyn women in particular has resulted in the republication of this masterful ...Read Review

Royal Harlot: A Novel of the Countess of Castlemaine and King Charles II

By Susan Holloway Scott - Published 2007

Genres:

Romance

Having previously provided a fictional memoir of Sarah, first Duchess of Marlborough (Duchess, an Editors’ Choice), Scott brings to vivid life another of ...Read Review

Bluebird, or the Invention of Happiness

By Sheila Kohler - Published 2007

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Upon occasion a reviewer is familiar with the source material for a fictional biographical novel, and therefore dreads the transformation from actual to ...Read Review

Voices of the Night

By Lydia Joyce - Published 2007

Genres:

Romance

Former pickpocket and secret murderess Maggie King has run afoul of London’s most notorious criminal. She and her “chavies,” the motley group ...Read Review

The Deception of the Emerald Ring

By Lauren Willig - Published 2006

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeRomance

Letty Alsworthy, the responsible member of an eccentric family in early 19th century England, is seriously concerned about her beautiful sister’s plan ...Read Review

The Rose of York: Fall from Grace

By Sandra Worth - Published 2007

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

While Worth’s ambitious novel offers a sympathetic representation of King Richard the Third, she also depicts him as humanly flawed and, at ...Read Review

Love in a Bottle

By Zoe Archer - Published 2006

Genres:

Romance

Sophie Andrews is more interested in botany than in her parents’ plan to marry her off advantageously, as befitting a wellborn young lady ...Read Review

Lady Katherne’s Wild Ride

By Jeane Westin - Published 2006

Genres:

Romance

At the start of Westin’s lively Restoration romp, Lady Katherne Lindsay suffers the indignities common to a poor and dependent relation. One ...Read Review

The Code of Love

By Cheryl Sawyer - Published 2006

Genres:

Romance

  In her latest work, Sawyer (The Chase) charts the conflicted relationship between an aristocratic British intelligence officer and a beauty loyal to ...Read Review

Brookland

By Emily Barton - Published 2006

Genres:

Saga

  The novel opens with a confessional letter from an unusual woman to her grown daughter, Recompense, living far from home and expecting ...Read Review