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The Spinoza Problem: A Novel

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 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

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 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...


The Winter Palace

Catherine #1

by Eva Stachniak

From award-winning author Eva Stachniak comes this passionate novel that tells the epic story of Catherine the Great’s improbable rise to power—as seen through the ever-watchful eyes of an all-but-invisible...


Legacy: The Acclaimed Novel of Elizabeth, England's Most Passionate Queen -- and the Three Men Who Loved Her

by Susan Kay

A Spellbinding Tale of England's Most Passionate Queen-and the Three Men Whose Destinies Belonged to Her Alone.

"Fast-paced...one of the most fascinating monarchs in history."

-New York Times Book Review

"A...


Peregrine

The Fighting Anthonys #5

by Michael Aye

July 1778. A French fleet of mighty warships under Comte d'Estaing arrives off Sandy Hook to aid the colonies. The British Navy finds itself hard pressed to fulfill the duties cast upon it.

Vice Admiral Lord...


History's Great Queens 2-Book Bundle: The Last Queen and The Confessions of Catherine de Medici

by C.W. Gortner

In two stunning novels, C. W. Gortner brings to life two of history’s most intriguing and courageous women: Catherine de Medici, the last legitimate descendant of the illustrious Medici family of Italy, and...


The Flower Reader

by Elizabeth Loupas

Rinette Leslie of Granmuir has the ancient gift of divining the future in flowers, but her gift cannot prepare her for the turmoil that comes when the dying queen regent entrusts her with a casket full of Scotland's...


Dangerous Sanctuary

by Michelle Diener

Available as an eBook, Dangerous Sanctuary is a short story set between In a Treacherous Court, the first novel featuring Susanna Horenbout and John Parker, the “King’s Blade,” and Keeper of the King’s...


The Turning of Anne Merrick

Anne Merrick #2

by Christine Blevins

A tale of love and espionage from the author of Midwife of the Blue Ridge...

She spies for General Washington, betrays the Redcoats and battles for America's independence...

It's 1777, and a fledgling country...


The Beloved Land:  

Song of Acadia #5

by T. Bunn & Janette Oke

The start of the American Revolution puts both Nicole and Anne in danger. A bestselling and award-winning historical series!


A Favorite of the Queen: The Story of Lord Robert Dudley and Elizabeth I

The Tudor Saga #11

by Jean Plaidy

Torn between her heart’s passion and duty to her kingdom, a young queen makes a dark choice…

 

Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester was the most powerful man in England during the reign of Elizabeth I. Handsome...


HMS SeaWolf

The Fighting Anthonys #2

by Michael Aye

In this second exciting adventure of the British Navy in the American Revolution by Michael Aye, the Fighting Anthonys return to wage war against the colonials. This time Gabe is at the center of the action...


The Quality of Mercy: A Novel

by Barry Unsworth

Barry Unsworth returns to the terrain of his Booker Prize-winning novel Sacred Hunger, this time following Sullivan, the Irish fiddler, and Erasmus Kemp, son of a Liverpool slave ship owner who hanged himself....


Sacred Hunger

Man Booker Prize 1992

by Barry Unsworth

Winner of the Booker Prize

A historical novel set in the eighteenth century, Sacred Hunger is a stunning, engrossing exploration of power, domination, and greed in the British Empire as it entered fully into...