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The King's Curse

The Cousins' War #6, The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #7

by Philippa Gregory Atria Books (September 09, 2014)

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the acclaimed Starz series The White Queen comes the story of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIII’s stratospheric rise...


The Confession of Katherine Howard

by Suzannah Dunn HarperCollins e-books (April 05, 2011)

From Suzannah Dunn, the critically acclaimed author of The Queen of Subtleties, The Sixth Wife and The Queen’s Sorrow, comes the tragic, gripping, and intensely moving story of Katherine Howard—the fifth...


The Miniaturist

by Jessie Burton Ecco (August 26, 2014)

Now a television miniseries, as seen on Masterpiece on PBS

Set in seventeenth century Amsterdam—a city ruled by glittering wealth and oppressive religion—a masterful debut steeped in atmosphere and shimmering...


Fire the Sky

Contact: the Battle for America #2

by W. Michael and Kathleen O'Neal Gear Pocket Books (February 15, 2011)

New York Times bestselling novelists W. Michael and Kathleen O’Neal Gear have long been considered the foremost chroniclers of early Native American life. Now, in a critically acclaimed, sweeping new series,...


Artemis

Thomas Kydd #2

by Julian Stockwin Scribner (June 15, 2010)

With Kydd, Julian Stockwin introduced us to a young wig-maker from Guildford who was kidnapped and pressed into duty with the tempestuous crew of the Duke William battle ship. Now, Thomas Paine Kydd is back...


Mutiny: A Kydd Novel

Thomas Kydd #4

by Julian Stockwin Scribner (November 01, 2007)

In the grand tradition of Patrick O'Brian, this new installment in Julian Stockwin's epic Napoleonic-era naval adventure series re-creates one of history's most notorious naval insurrections.

With all the wind-whipped...


The Story of Land and Sea

by Katy Simpson Smith Harper (August 26, 2014)

Set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, this incandescent debut novel follows three generations of family—fathers and daughters, mother and son, master...


Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe

by Sandra Gulland Atria Books (May 04, 2002)

Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe is the much-awaited sequel to Sandra Gulland's highly acclaimed first novel, The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B.

Beginning in Paris in 1796, the saga continues as Josephine...


All the Queen's Players

by Jane Feather Pocket Books (April 13, 2010)

At Queen Elizabeth’s palace, intrigue abounds. And when a naive girl with a gift for keen observation enters the court, she can hardly imagine the role she will play in bringing England—indeed, the whole...


Seaflower

Thomas Kydd #3

by Julian Stockwin Scribner (June 23, 2008)

Internationally bestselling author Julian Stockwin's seafaring hero, young Thomas Kydd, comes of age in this epic naval adventure set in the Great Age of Sail.

Writing in the sweeping tradition of Patrick O'Brian...


Victus

by Albert Sánchez Piñol, Daniel Hahn & Thomas Bunstead Harper (September 09, 2014)

A #1 international bestseller reminiscent of the works of Roberto Bolaño, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, and Edward Rutherford—a page-turning historical epic, set in early eighteenth-century Spain, about a military mastermind...


Kydd

Thomas Kydd #1

by Julian Stockwin Scribner (August 30, 2001)

It is 1793.

Europe is ablaze with war. The British prime minister is under pressure to intimidate the French, and dispatches a Navy squadron to appear off the French coast. To man the ships, ordinary citizens...


The King's Pleasure: A Novel of Katharine of Aragon

by Norah Lofts Touchstone (December 02, 2008)

Norah Lofts’s tales of royal Britain have stood the test of time.

This international bestseller powerfully tells of the life of Katharine of Aragon, from her childhood in Spain to her reign and downfall in...


The White Princess

The Cousins' War #5, The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #5

by Philippa Gregory Atria Books (July 23, 2013)

Adapted for the STARZ original series, The White Princess.

Love to the Death.

When Henry Tudor picks up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth field, he knows he must marry the princess of the enemy house—Elizabeth...


The Fort

by Bernard Cornwell HarperCollins (September 28, 2010)

From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell—one of the greatest yet little-known skirmishes of the Revolution: the Penobscot Expedition, a battle that would reveal the true character of a legendary...


The Guardship

by James L. Nelson HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Shortly after Thomas Marlowe's arrival in Williamsburg, Virginia, all in that newfound capital city are speaking his name. With the bounty from his years as a pirate--a life he intends to renounce and keep forever...


Roses Have Thorns: A Novel of Elizabeth I

Ladies in Waiting #3

by Sandra Byrd Howard Books (April 09, 2013)

From the acclaimed author of To Die For comes a stirring novel told that sheds new light on Elizabeth I and her court.

In 1565, seventeen-year-old Elin von Snakenborg leaves Sweden on a treacherous journey to...


Queen Jezebel

The Catherine De Medici Trilogy #3

by Jean Plaidy Atria Books (February 19, 2013)

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 Chalice: A Novel

The Crown #2

by Nancy Bilyeau Gallery Books (March 05, 2013)

In the midst of England’s Reformation, a young novice will risk everything to defy the most powerful men of her era.

In 1538, England’s bloody power struggle between crown and cross threatens to tear the...


The Italian Woman

The Catherine De Medici Trilogy #2

by Jean Plaidy Atria Books (January 01, 2013)

From the grande dame of historical fiction, the second novel in the classic trilogy—back in print after more than twenty years—brilliantly depicts the life of the powerful Queen who was loved by few and...


The General's Mistress

by Jo Graham Gallery Books (October 23, 2012)

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,...


Tidelands

by Philippa Gregory Atria Books (August 20, 2019)

The #1 New York Times bestselling author and “one of the great storytellers of our time” (San Francisco Book Review) turns from the glamour of the royal courts to tell the story of an ordinary woman, Alinor,...


The Glass Woman

by Caroline Lea Harper (September 03, 2019)

Shortlisted for the Historical Writers Association Debut Crown Award

In the tradition of Jane Eyre and RebeccaThe Glass Woman by Caroline Lea in which a young woman follows her new husband to his remote...


The Chef's Secret

by Crystal King Atria Books (February 12, 2019)

A captivating novel of Renaissance Italy detailing the mysterious life of Bartolomeo Scappi, the legendary chef to several popes and author of one of the bestselling cookbooks of all time, and the nephew who...


The Wolf and the Watchman

by Niklas Natt och Dag Atria Books (March 05, 2019)

“It’s early to be pegging the year’s best books, but The Wolf and the Watchman, Niklas Natt och Dag’s stunning debut, is sure to be one of them.” —The Washington Post

“What's better than an ornate...


The Tudor Crown

by Joanna Hickson HarperCollins (May 31, 2018)

‘An intriguing tale, told with confidence’ The Times ‘A great tale… the golden thread that led to the crown of England’ Conn Iggulden

She’ll betray her king to crown her son

When Edward of York takes...


The Kingmaker's Daughter

The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #4

by Philippa Gregory Atria Books (August 14, 2012)

In this New York Times bestseller that inspired the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, Philippa Gregory tells the tale of Anne Neville, a beautiful young woman who must navigate the treachery...


Blood's Game

by Angus Donald Zaffre (May 15, 2018)

The new historical series from the bestselling author of the Outlaw Chronicles.

THE THRILLING NEW SERIES FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE 'OUTLAW CHRONICLES'. PERFECT FOR FANS OF BERNARD CORNWELL AND CONN IGGULDEN....


The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock

by Imogen Hermes Gowar Harper (September 11, 2018)

Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for FictionA Refinery 29 Favorite Book of the Year • A Booklist Top 10 First Novels of the Year • A People Best Book of the Fall

“Wonderful… completely...


Madame Serpent: A Catherine de'

The Catherine De Medici Trilogy #1

by Jean Plaidy Atria Books (July 03, 2012)

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 Chocolate Maker's Wife

by Karen Brooks William Morrow Paperbacks (August 20, 2019)

Australian bestselling novelist Karen Brooks rewrites women back into history with this breathtaking novel set in 17th century London—a lush, fascinating story of the beautiful woman who is drawn into a world...


An Artist in Her Own Right

by Ann Marti Friedman Accent Press (September 27, 2018)

Set in France during the Napoleonic period, this is the story of Augustine Defresne (1789-1842), the wife and widow of the artist antione Gros, painter of Jaffa, and an artist herself. It takes her from her...


The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr

Ladies in Waiting #2

by Sandra Byrd Howard Books (June 05, 2012)

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...


Pleasing Mr. Pepys

by Deborah Swift Accent Press (September 28, 2017)

'Deb Willet, Elizabeth Pepys's maid and the object of Samuel Pepys's attentions, is finally given centre-stage after 350 years, and her tale was worth waiting for. This is exceptional story-telling.' L. C. Tyler ...


I, Iago

by Nicole Galland William Morrow Paperbacks (April 24, 2012)

“Nicole Galland is exceptionally well versed in the fine nuances of storytelling.”

St. Petersburg Times

“Galland has an exceptional gift.”

—Neal Stephenson

The critically acclaimed author of The Fool's...


A Searing Wind

Contact: the Battle for America #3

by W. Michael and Kathleen O'Neal Gear Pocket Books (March 06, 2012)

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 the intense historical action in the series hailed as “exciting,...


Dangerous Sanctuary

by Michelle Diener Pocket Star (March 06, 2012)

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 Last Tudor

The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #14

by Philippa Gregory Atria Books (August 08, 2017)

The latest novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory features one of the most famous women in history, Lady Jane Grey, and her two sisters, each of whom dared to defy her queen.

Jane Grey...


The Crown

The Crown #1

by Nancy Bilyeau Gallery Books (January 10, 2012)

An astonishing debut in historical fiction, hailed as “part The Da Vinci Code, part The Other Boleyn Girl,” (Woman’s Day), The Crown follows one nun’s dangerous quest to find an ancient relic during...


Kate Emerson's Secrets of the Tudor Court Boxed Set

by Kate Emerson Gallery Books (November 29, 2011)

The first three titles of Kate Emerson's captivating and well-reviewed historical fiction series, Secrets of the Tudor Court, now available in an eBook box set.

Whether reliving or experiencing for the first...


Three Sisters, Three Queens

The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #8

by Philippa Gregory Atria Books (August 09, 2016)

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory, the little-known story of three Tudor women who are united in sisterhood and yet compelled to be rivals when they fulfill their destinies as queens....


The Lady of the Rivers: A Novel

The Cousins' War #3, The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #1

by Philippa Gregory Atria Books (October 18, 2011)

#1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory brings to life the story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman of passion and of legend who navigated a...


The Lily and the Lion

The Accursed Kings #6

by Maurice Druon HarperCollins (November 10, 2015)

‘This was the original game of thrones’ George R.R. Martin

The royal house of France has fallen. Charles IV is dead, fulfilling the curse of the Templars once and for all. This leaves the path to the throne...


Vivaldi's Virgins

by Barbara Quick HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In this enthralling new novel, Barbara Quick re-creates eighteenth-century Venice at the height of its splendor and decadence. A story of longing and intrigue, half-told truths and toxic lies, Vivaldi's Virgins...


The Taming of the Queen

The Tudor Court #4, The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #11

by Philippa Gregory Atria Books (August 25, 2015)

By the #1 New York Times bestselling author, a novel of passion and power at the court of a medieval killer, a riveting new Tudor tale featuring King Henry VIII’s sixth wife Kateryn Parr.

Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old...


The Rosetta Key

Ethan Gage #2

by William Dietrich HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

“An utterly captivating romp from the treacherous tunnels beneath Jerusalem to the lost City of Ghosts (Petra, Jordan) to the tumult of revolutionary Paris….Dietrich spins a merry magical mystery tour, winningly...


Elizabeth: The Golden Age

by Tasha Alexander Dey Street Books (February 24, 2009)

The reign of Queen Elizabeth I was a time of war, passion, and spectacular achievement. Elizabeth: The Golden Age finds Elizabeth facing bloodlust for her throne and familial betrayal. Growing keenly aware of...


Josefina's Sin

by Claudia H. Long Atria Books (August 09, 2011)

A thrilling and passionate debut about a sheltered landowner’s wife whose life is turned upside down when she visits the royal court in seventeenth-century Mexico.

When Josefina accepts an invitation from the...


To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn

Ladies in Waiting #1

by Sandra Byrd Howard Books (August 09, 2011)

Sandra Byrd takes readers back to the court of Henry the Eighth in a novel that imagines the life of Anne Boleyn’s best friend, a young woman whose fortunes depend on the queen’s.

When Anne Boleyn’s star...


The She-Wolf

The Accursed Kings #5

by Maurice Druon HarperCollins (March 25, 2015)

“This is the original Game of Thrones.” George R.R. Martin.

Charles IV is now king of France and his sister is Edward II of England’s Queen. Having been imprisoned by Edward as leader of the rebellious...