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Queen of Bedlam

By Laura Purcell - Published 2014


Biographical Fiction

I cannot applaud Laura Purcell enough for her depiction of the far-reaching, destructive effects of mental illness. I also appreciated her depiction of ...Read Review

The True and Splendid History of the Harristown Sisters

By Michelle Lovric - Published 2014


This novel follows seven sisters brought up in poverty, in Harristown, County Kildare, during the Great Famine. The seven sisters are usually at ...Read Review

Night of a Thousand Stars

By Deanna Raybourn - Published 2014



In Night of a Thousand Stars we meet Penelope “Poppy” Hammond March as she narrowly escapes her wedding ceremony to the heir of ...Read Review

Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart

By John Guy - Published 2014Published c2005



This is without a doubt the definitive biography of Mary Stuart of all time. John Guy, truly one of the most distinguished scholars ...Read Review

The Wandering Harlot: The Marie Series

By Iny Lorentz - By Lee Chadeayne (trans.) - Published 2014


This novel’s title provides no clue to the craftsmanship within its pages. In 1410 in Constance, Germany, Marie Schärer lives a seemingly ...Read Review


By Katherine Longshore - Published 2014


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Brazen is a historical novel aimed at the YA set. Told through the voice of young Tudor noblewoman Mary Howard, the story chronicles ...Read Review

Traitor’s Storm: A Tudor mystery featuring Christopher Marlowe (A Christopher Marlowe Mystery Book 6)

By M.J. Trow - Published 2014Published 2014-08-01



Traitor’s Storm is the fifth installment of a historical mystery series featuring none other than Kit Marlowe as the heroic inspector. Marlowe ...Read Review

The Boleyn Reckoning

By Laura Andersen - Published 2014


Alternate History

The Boleyn Reckoning is the third and concluding installment in Laura Andersen’s alternative history series that traces the life of a king ...Read Review

The Pearl that Broke Its Shell

By Nadia Hashimi - Published 2014


The Pearl That Broke Its Shell is a truly riveting account that highlights the struggles and oppression that Afghani women have suffered for ...Read Review

The Three Emperors: An Ethan Gage Adventure

By William Dietrich - Published 2014



The Three Emperors is the 7th installment of the Ethan Gage series, and while this was my first encounter with Ethan, it didn’...Read Review