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The King's Daughter

Thornleigh #2

by Barbara Kyle

Upon the death of her father, Henry VIII, Queen Mary assumes the throne after a long exile. Her first order of business is to wed the devout Prince Philip of Spain, creating a powerful alliance that will transform...


The Confession of Katherine Howard

by Suzannah Dunn

From Suzannah Dunn, the critically acclaimed author of The Queen of Subtleties, The Sixth Wife and The Queen’s Sorrow, comes the tragic, gripping, and intensely moving story of Katherine Howard—the fifth...


The Miniaturist

by Jessie Burton

Now a television miniseries, as seen on Masterpiece on PBS

Set in seventeenth century Amsterdam—a city ruled by glittering wealth and oppressive religion—a masterful debut steeped in atmosphere and shimmering...


The Boleyn Wife

by Brandy Purdy

Shy, plain Lady Jane Parker feels out of place in Henry VIII's courtly world of glamour and intrigue--until she meets the handsome George Boleyn. Overjoyed when their fathers arrange a match, her dreams of a...


The Story of Land and Sea

by Katy Simpson Smith

Set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, this incandescent debut novel follows three generations of family—fathers and daughters, mother and son, master...


Victus

by Albert Sánchez Piñol, Daniel Hahn & Thomas Bunstead

A #1 international bestseller reminiscent of the works of Roberto Bolaño, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, and Edward Rutherford—a page-turning historical epic, set in early eighteenth-century Spain, about a military mastermind...


The Queen's Dollmaker

by Christine Trent

On the brink of revolution, with a tide of hate turned against the decadent royal court, France is in turmoil--as is the life of one young woman forced to leave her beloved Paris. After a fire destroys her home...


The Fort

by Bernard Cornwell

From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell—one of the greatest yet little-known skirmishes of the Revolution: the Penobscot Expedition, a battle that would reveal the true character of a legendary...


The Guardship

by James L. Nelson

Shortly after Thomas Marlowe's arrival in Williamsburg, Virginia, all in that newfound capital city are speaking his name. With the bounty from his years as a pirate--a life he intends to renounce and keep forever...


To Serve A King

by Donna Russo Morin

From her earliest days, Genevieve Gravois has known one fact above all: Francis I, king of France, is her enemy. Raised by her embittered aunt after her parents' deaths, Genevieve has been schooled in things...


The Queen's Gamble

Thornleigh #4

by Barbara Kyle

Young Queen Elizabeth I's path to the throne has been a perilous one, and already she faces a dangerous crisis. French troops have landed in Scotland to quell a rebel Protestant army, and Elizabeth fears once...


The Glass Woman

by Caroline Lea

Shortlisted for the Historical Writers Association Debut Crown Award

In the tradition of Jane Eyre and RebeccaThe Glass Woman by Caroline Lea in which a young woman follows her new husband to his remote...


The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock

by Imogen Hermes Gowar

Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for FictionA Refinery 29 Favorite Book of the Year • A Booklist Top 10 First Novels of the Year • A People Best Book of the Fall

“Wonderful… completely...


The Chocolate Maker's Wife

by Karen Brooks

Australian bestselling novelist Karen Brooks rewrites women back into history with this breathtaking novel set in 17th century London—a lush, fascinating story of the beautiful woman who is drawn into a world...


The Queen's Prophet

by Dawn Patitucci

Inspired by Velázquez’s baroque masterpiece, Las Meninas, The Queen’s Prophet is an imagined account of the dwarfess Maribarbola of Spain (featured prominently in Velázquez’s painting) and her struggle...


I, Iago

by Nicole Galland

“Nicole Galland is exceptionally well versed in the fine nuances of storytelling.”

St. Petersburg Times

“Galland has an exceptional gift.”

—Neal Stephenson

The critically acclaimed author of The Fool's...


A Ship for the King

by Richard Woodman

A thrilling maritime adventure, the first in a new series set against the backdrop of the English Civil War - Bristol, England, 1618. Kit Faulkner is a young vagrant orphan, but his life changes forever when...


The King's Agent

by Donna Russo Morin

To the casual observer, Battista della Paglia is an avid art collector, or perhaps a nimble thief. In reality, the cunning Italian is an agent for François, the King of France, for whom he procures the greatest...


By the King's Design

by Christine Trent

Strong-willed Annabelle Stirling is more than capable of running the family draper shop after the untimely death of her parents. Under her father's tutelage, she became a talented cloth merchant, while her brother...


Secrets of the Tudor Court

by D.L. Bogdan

When young Mary Howard receives the news that she will be leaving her home for the grand court of King Henry VIII, to attend his mistress Anne Boleyn, she is ecstatic. Everything Anne touches seems to turn to...