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Roses Have Thorns: A Novel of Elizabeth I

Ladies in Waiting #3

by Sandra Byrd

In 1565, seventeen-year-old Elin von Snakenborg leaves Sweden on a treacherous journey to England. Her fiancé has fallen in love with her sister and her dowry money has been gambled away, but ahead of her lies...


Blood Between Queens

Thornleigh #5

by Barbara Kyle

"Riveting, adventurous. . .superb!" --Historical Novel Society

Following her perilous fall from a throne she'd scarcely owned to begin with, Mary, Queen of Scots, has fled to England, hoping her cousin, Queen...


Restoration

by Rose Tremain

The Booker shortlisted novel that “restored the historical novel to its rightful place of honor” (New York Times). Robert Merivel, son of a glove maker and an aspiring physician, finds his fortunes transformed...


Queen Jezebel

The Catherine De Medici Trilogy #3

by Jean Plaidy

The final novel in the classic Catherine de’ Medici trilogy from Jean Plaidy, the grande dame of historical fiction.

The aging Catherine de’ Medici and her sickly son King Charles are hoping to end the violence...


The Turncoat: Renegades of the Revolution

by Donna Thorland

They are lovers on opposite sides of a brutal war, with everything at stake and no possibility of retreat. They can trust no one—especially not each other.

Major Lord Peter Tremayne is the last man rebel...


The Queen's Secret

by Victoria Lamb

In the court of Queen Elizabeth I, romance and intrigue could cost you more than your heart… It could cost you your head.

July, 1575: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, arrives at Kenilworth Castle—home of...


Mistress of My Fate

by Hallie Rubenhold

Set during a period of revolution and turmoil, Mistress of My Fate is the first book in a trilogy about Henrietta Lightfoot, a young woman who was abandoned as a baby and raised alongside her cousins, noble...


The Italian Woman

The Catherine De Medici Trilogy #2

by Jean Plaidy

The second book in the classic Catherine de’ Medici trilogy from Jean Plaidy, the grande dame of historical fiction

When Catherine de’ Medici was forced to marry Henry, Duke of Orleans, her heart was not...


The Three Crowns: The Story of William and Mary

The Stuart Saga #7

by Jean Plaidy

When an empire is at stake, one woman stands between the past and the future

 

In post-Restoration England, King Charles II has fathered numerous bastards, but not a single legitimate heir. Because of this, his...


The King's Spy

Thomas Hill Trilogy #1

by Andrew Swanston

Summer, 1643

England is at war with itself. King Charles I has fled London, his negotiations with Parliament in tatters. The country is consumed by bloodshed.

For Thomas Hill, a man of letters quietly running...


Blood Royal

by Harold Robbins & Junius Podrug

Her Royal Highness, the Princess of Wales, was an ordinary young woman who was picked to be the future queen. Her wedding was a worldwide sensation. But she was deceived and betrayed before the honeymoon was...


The King's Exile

Thomas Hill Trilogy #2

by Andrew Swanston

Spring, 1648.

When Thomas Hill, a bookseller living in rural Hampshire, publishes a political pamphlet he has little idea of the trouble that will follow. He is quickly arrested, forced on a boat to Barbados...


Twilight of a Queen

The Dark Queen Saga #5

by Susan Carroll

As war and treachery loom, an ambitious man’s mission threatens to topple two dazzling realms and their formidable rulers: Catherine de Medici, the Dark Queen, and Ariane, the Lady of Faire Isle.

It is 1588,...


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 Gilded Lily

by Deborah Swift

A spellbinding historical novel of beauty and greed and surprising redemption

 

England, 1660. Ella Appleby believes she is destined for better things than slaving as a housemaid and dodging the blows of her...


The Chronicles of Downton Abbey

by Matthew Sturgis, Jessica Fellowes & Julian Fellowes

The Great War has ended, but Downton Abbey is far from peaceful... "Americans can't get enough of 'Downton Abbey,'" said The Boston Globe. As Season 3 of the award-winning TV series opens, it is 1920 and...


The Unfaithful Queen

by Carolly Erickson

From New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII, a novel about Catherine Howard, wife of Henry's later years Amid the turbulent, faction-ridden late reign of the fearsome Henry, eager...


Shadow Patriots

by Lucia St. Clair Robson

In July of 1776, the American colonies are ablaze with passion. In the streets, those who would be free boldly read aloud the newly written Declaration of Independence. It is a cry of freedom, but it is also...


A Place of Greater Safety

by Hilary Mantel

The story of three young provincials of no great heritage who together helped to destroy a way of life and, in the process, destroyed themselves: Camille Desmoulins, bisexual and beautiful, charming, erratic,...


The Giant, O'Brien

by Hilary Mantel

New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year

 

London, 1782: center of science and commerce, home to the newly rich and the desperately poor. In the midst of it all...