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The Scarlet Contessa

by Jeanne Kalogridis

What Philippa Gregory has done for Tudor England, Jeanne Kalogridis does for Renaissance Italy. Her latest irresistible historical novel is about a countess whose passion and willfulness knew no bounds—Caterina...


The Lady's Slipper

by Deborah Swift

1660. King Charles II has returned from exile, but memories of the English Civil War still rankle. There are old scores to settle, and religious differences threaten to overturn a fragile peace. When Alice Ibbetson...


The Devil's Queen

by Jeanne Kalogridis

From Jeanne Kalogridis, the bestselling author of I, Mona Lisa and The Borgia Bride, comes a new novel that tells the passionate story of a queen who loved not wisely . . . but all too well.

Confidante of Nostradamus,...


Rival to the Queen

by Carolly Erickson

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII comes a novel about the bitter rivalry between Queen Elizabeth I and her fascinating cousin, Lettice Knollys, for the love of one extraordinary...


Rebels and Traitors

by Lindsey Davis

An epic novel of the turbulent English Civil War seen through the lives of those that fought for peace and struggled for love

Set against the terrible struggle of the English Civil War, Rebels and Traitors is...


When Christ and His Saints Slept

Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine #1

by Sharon Kay Penman

In When Christ and His Saints Slept, the newest addition to her highly acclaimed novels of the middle ages, and the first of a trilogy that will tell the story of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, master storyteller...


The General's Mistress

by Jo Graham

A Dutch woman flees her marriage to become a courtesan against the backdrop of the French Revolution in this steamy historical novel described as Girl with a Pearl Earring meets Dangerous Liaisons.

Liberté,...


The Lady in the Tower: A Novel

Queens of England #4

by Jean Plaidy

One of history’s most complex and alluring women comes to life in this classic novel by the

legendary Jean Plaidy.

Young Anne Boleyn was not beautiful but she was irresistible, capturing the hearts of kings...


The Silver Rose: A Novel

The Dark Queen Saga #3

by Susan Carroll

From Brittany’s fog-shrouded forests to the elegant dark heart of Paris’s royal court, one woman must challenge a country’s destiny–and her own dangerous fate.

France, 1585. She is the youngest and most...


Murder Most Royal: The Story of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard

The Tudor Saga #5

by Jean Plaidy

One powerful king. Two tragic queens.

In the court of Henry VIII, it was dangerous for a woman to catch the king’s eye. Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard were cousins. Both were beautiful women, though very...


Madame Serpent: A Catherine de'

The Catherine De Medici Trilogy #1

by Jean Plaidy

Fourteen-year-old Catherine de’ Medici arrives in Marseilles to marry Henry, Duke of Orleans, second son of the King of France. The brokenhearted Catherine has left her true love in Italy, forced into trading...


The Twelfth Enchantment: A Novel

by David Liss

Lucy Derrick is a young woman of good breeding and poor finances. After the death of her beloved father, she becomes the unwanted boarder of her tyrannical uncle, fending off marriage to a local mill owner....


The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr

Ladies in Waiting #2

by Sandra Byrd

What she sees in secret, she may not tell.

Mistress Juliana St. John is the lovely, forthright daughter of a prosperous knight’s family. Though all expect her to marry the son of her late father’s business...


The Merry Monarch's Wife: The Story of Catherine of Braganza

Queens of England #9

by Jean Plaidy

Charles II is restored to the English throne, and his court is lively and even scandalous. The country is eager for succession to be clear and certain: The next king will be the son of Charles II and his queen,...


The Last Boleyn: A Novel

by Karen Harper

She Survived Her Own Innocence, and the Treachery of Europe’s Royal Courts

Greed, lust for power, sex, lies, secret marriages, religious posturing, adultery, beheadings, international intrigue, jealousy, treachery,...


The Price of Glory

Nathan Peake #3

by Seth Hunter

Captain Nathan Peake’s adventures continue as he charts a perilous course into the dangerous waters of post-Revolutionary Paris. There, he encounters two of the most beautiful and scandalous courtesans in...


Dead Reckoning

Richard Delancey #6

by C. Northcote Northcote Parkinson

Captain Richard Delancey heads for the East Indies on the 32-gun frigate Laura to take part in the capture of the Cape of Good Hope. His ingenious tactics gain the attention of his superiors, who recruit him...


So Near So Far

Richard Delancey #5

by C. Northcote Northcote Parkinson

Richard Delancey is soon called into action once more, as Britain prepares for the threat of a new French assault. Disturbing rumors are circulating about Napoleon's new weapons of war: vessels driven by steam-engines,...


Touch and Go

Richard Delancey #4

by C. Northcote Northcote Parkinson

With his Royal Navy commission in hand, Richard Delancey is posted to Gibraltar to command the sloop Merlin for convoy protection in the Mediterranean. Overcoming problems with his crew, Delancey quickly proves...


The Fireship

Richard Delancey #3

by C. Northcote Northcote Parkinson

Having obtained a position on the Glatton, Richard Delancey is soon to see action in the Battle of Camperdown. But the Nore and Spithead mutinies intervene to upset the course of his career.