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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...


The Pirate Queen

by Terry Deary & Helen Flook

Grace O'Malley is the greatest pirate that ever lived, the terror of

the Irish Sea. Her gang of cut-throats rule the waves ... until Grace is

captured! But instead of being hanged, she is sent to London - by royal...


The Pirate Prisoner

by Terry Deary & Helen Flook

Red-legs Greaves has been a slave, a pirate, and a rich sugar planter. Now he's a prisoner. And next morning, he'll be dead - hanged by the neck for piracy! His only friend is a slave girl called Lou. Can Lou...


The Pirate Lord

by Terry Deary & Helen Flook

Tom is a cabin boy for Captain Francis Drake, on his mission to steal

South American gold from the Spanish fleet. Can Tom survive the trip

round the world, through waves three times the height of their tiny

ship,...


The Pirate Captain

by Terry Deary & Helen Flook

Captain Fly is the greatest pirate to sail the seven seas - or so he says. But can his captives Jed and Arthur stop the cruel captain?


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...


Becoming Marie Antoinette: A Novel

by Juliet Grey

This enthralling confection of a novel, the first in a new trilogy, follows the transformation of a coddled Austrian archduchess into the reckless, powerful, beautiful queen Marie Antoinette.

 

Why must it be...


Queen and the Courtesan

by Freda Lightfoot

A brand-new historical novel from a well-loved storyteller - Henriette d'Entragues isn't satisfied with simply being the mistress of Henry IV of France; she wants a crown too. Despite his promises to marry her,...


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 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! Book 5 of Song of Acadia.


The Murder in the Tower: The Story of Frances, Countess of Essex

The Stuart Saga #3

by Jean Plaidy

The dashing Robert Carr is a well-known favorite of King James I. After attracting his attention by falling from a horse in the tiltyard, Robert rises quickly through the ranks. But when the cunning and beautiful...