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Form Line of Battle!

Richard Bolitho #11

by Alexander Kent

The year is 1793, and England is once again at war. For Richard Bolitho, the renewal of hostilities with France means a fresh command and the chance for action after months of inactivity.


Enemy in Sight!

Richard Bolitho #12

by Alexander Kent

Aboard the Hyperion, Richard Bolitho sets sail with an untrained crew for blockade duty off France. Unfortunately, his superior, Commodore Mathias Pelham-Martin, is an incompetent egotist whose petty hostilities...


Command

Thomas Kydd #7

by Julian Stockwin

In this seventh book of the series, Thomas Kydd is master of his own brig-sloop Teazer and he must race the clock to make her battle-ready to defend Malta against Barbary pirates and the French, who are frantically...


Command a King's Ship

Richard Bolitho #8

by Alexander Kent

Spithead, 1784. His Majesty's Frigate, Undine, sets sail for India and the seas beyond. Europe may be at peace—but in colonial waters the promises of statesmen count for little and the bloody struggle for supremacy...


When Fortune Frowns

by William H. H. White

The engrossing story of HMS Pandora, never before told in a historical novel, comes to life in this portrait of the crew that embarked in 1790 on an epic voyage to Tahiti to find and arrest the men who revolted...


The Huntress: A Novel

The Dark Queen Saga #4

by Susan Carroll

In a time of intrigue and betrayal, the huntress is on a quest that could jeopardize two empires and two great queens: Catherine de Medici and Elizabeth I.

The year is 1585–and prophecy has foretold the coming...


Gommera Woman

by Grant Rodwell

'Gommera Woman' is the exhilarating story of a colonial family pastoral empire and two brothers who seek to control it. Richard and Robert Barsden coolly and shockingly murder Aborigines in an attempt to drive...


Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow

Marie Antoinette #2

by Juliet Grey

A captivating novel of rich spectacle and royal scandal, Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow spans fifteen years in the fateful reign of Marie Antoinette, France’s most legendary and notorious queen.

Paris, 1774....


Rebecca Wentworth's Distraction

by Robert J. J. Begiebing

Daniel Sanborn, trained in the academies of London, arrives in colonial Portsmouth, New Hampshire to establish himself as a portraitist. His very first commission, however--to paint the adopted daughter of a...


The Orphanmaster: A Novel of Early Manhattan

by Jean Zimmerman

A love story wrapped around a murder mystery, set in seventeenth-century Manhattan

 

In 1663 in the hardscrabble colony of New Amsterdam—today’s lower Manhattan—orphan children are going missing and...


The Spinoza Problem

by Irvin Yalom

A novel by the masterful storyteller and psychotherapist Irvin Yalom interweaves the philosophical life of Benedict Spinoza with the story of the obsessive Nazi “philosopher” Alfred Rosenberg


The Italian Potion

by Edward Bewley

Alchemists and courtiers seek to confound Francis Wyld as he investigates the death of a Frenchman in London in 1663. Wyld, a gentleman adventurer and sometime philosopher, is asked by close friend Robert Delaney...


The Captive Queen of Scots: Mary, Queen of Scots

The Stuart Saga #2

by Jean Plaidy

“Burn the murderess!”

So begins Jean Plaidy’s The Captive Queen of Scots, the epic tale of the Scottish Queen Mary Stuart, cousin to Queen Elizabeth of England. After her husband, Lord Darnley, is murdered,...


I, Iago

by Nicole Galland

From Nicole Galland, acclaimed author of The Fool's Tale, comes a marvelous evocation of a distant time and place . . . and a breathtaking reexamination of one of literature's classic villains

From earliest childhood,...


The Birth of Venus (Random House Reader's Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition): A Novel

by Sarah Dunant

This new deluxe eBook edition features more than eighty additional pages of exclusive, author-approved annotations throughout the text, which contain new illustrations and photographs, to enrich your reading...


The Virgin in the Garden: A Novel

by A.S. Byatt

The Virgin in the Garden is a wonderfully erudite entertainment in which enlightenment and sexuality, Elizabethan drama and contemporary comedy, intersect richly and unpredictably.


A Searing Wind: Book Three of Contact: The Battle for America

Contact: the Battle for America #3

by W. Michael and Kathleen O'Neal Gear

Set against the tragic war sparked by Hernando de Soto’s brutal invasion of the American South, A Searing Wind brings to an electrifying climax all the intense historical action and authenticity of W. Michael...


The Midwife of Venice

by Roberta Rich

Not since Anna Diamant’s The Red Tent or Geraldine Brooks’s People of the Book has a novel transported readers so intimately into the complex lives of women centuries ago or so richly into a story of intrigue...


The Book of Madness and Cures: A Novel

by Regina O'Melveny

Dr. Gabriella Mondini, a strong-willed, young Venetian woman, has followed her father in the path of medicine. She possesses a singleminded passion for the art of physick, even though, in 1590, the male-dominated...


To Hold the Crown: The Story of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

The Tudor Saga #1

by Jean Plaidy

From exile and war to love and loss—every dynasty has a beginning.

Henry Tudor was not born to the throne of England. Having come of age in a time of political turmoil and danger, the man who would become Henry...