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Welcome to our list of Historical Fiction novels! Everyone enjoying the HistFic genre should find something wonderful to read here. We have books on royalty, historical military fiction, romance, Jane Austen sequels, and even some well researched nonfiction. If you have any questions, you can find us on our Facebook group, English Historical Fiction Authors. Please join us there!

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Ancient/Biblical pre-43 Roman Britain 43 - 500
Anglo-Saxon 500 - 1066 Medieval 1066 - 1485
Tudor 1485 - 1603 Stuart 1603 - 1714
Georgian 1714 - 1837 Regency 1811 - 1820
Victorian 1837 - 1901 20th Century 1901 - 1966

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Ancient/Biblical pre-43



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Roman Britain 43 - 500


THE PENDRAGON'S BANNER TRIOLOGY~ Helen Hollick

The boy...
Who became the man
Who became the King
Who became the legend

This is the tale of Arthur flesh and bone. Of the shaping of the man, both courageous and flawed, into the celebrated ruler who inspired armies, who captured Gwenhwyfar's heart, and who emerged as the hero of the Dark Ages and the most enduring hero of all time.

An unexpected story of the making of a king — the legend who united all of Britain.


It is not a fairy tale or fantasy. There is no Merlin, no sword in the stone, and no Lancelot, but it is the most plausible Arthurian legend, based on historical evidence and meticulous research.

Arthur is a warlord who fights hard to gain his kingdom - and even harder to keep it. In this trilogy of harsh battles, secret treasonous plots, and the life-threatening politics of early Britain's 'Dark Ages' author Helen Hollick boldly reintroduces King Arthur as you've never seen him before.

THE KINGMAKING  ... Book One

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PENDRAGON'S BANNER ... Book Two
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SHADOW OF THE KING ... Book Three
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Anglo-Saxon 500 - 1066


THE SONG OF HELEDD - Judith Arnopp

In seventh century Powys at the hall of King Cynddylan of Pengwern, the princesses, Heledd and Ffreur attend a celebratory feast where fifteen-year-old Heledd develops an infatuation for a travelling minstrel. The illicit liaison triggers a chain of events that will destroy two kingdoms and bring down a dynasty.

Set against the backdrop of the pagan-Christian conflict between kings Penda and Oswiu The Song of Heledd sweeps the reader from the ancient kingdom of Pengwern to the lofty summits of Gwynedd where Heledd battles to control  both her own destiny and that of those around her.

Judith Arnopp has carried out lengthy research into the fragmented ninth century poems, Canu Llywarch Hen and Canu Heledd, and the history surrounding them to produce a fiction of what might have been.

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PEACEWEAVER - Judith Arnopp

The story of Eadgyth, wife of Gruffydd ap Llewellyn of Wales and Harold II of England. Sold into a disastrous marriage with Gruffydd ap Llewellyn, King of the Welsh; a man old enough to be her grandfather, Eadgyth ultimately finds herself accused of fornication, incest and treason. Alone in a foreign land, her life is forfeit until a surprise night attack destroys Gruffydd's palace and Eadgyth is taken prisoner by Earl Harold of Wessex.
At the Saxon court she infiltrates the sticky intrigues of the Godwin family and, on the eve of his accession to the English throne, she agrees to marry Harold Godwinson. As William the Bastard assembles his fleet in the south and Harald Hardrada prepares to invade from the North their future is threatened and the portentous date of October 14th 1066 looms.
Eadgyth’s tale of betrayal, passion and war highlights the plight of women, tossed in the tumultuous sea of feuding Anglo Saxon Britain.

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THE FOREVER QUEEN (US edition) / A HOLLOW CROWN (UK edition) 
The Saxon Series~ Helen Hollick

What kind of woman becomes the wife of two kings, and the mother of two more?
Saxon England, 1002. Not only is Æthelred a failure as King, but his young bride, Emma of Normandy, soon discovers he is even worse as a husband. 

When the Danish Vikings, led by Swein Forkbeard and his son, Cnut, cause a maelstrom of chaos, Emma, as Queen, must take control if the Kingdom-and her crown-are to be salvaged. Smarter than history remembers, and stronger than the foreign invaders who threaten England's shores, Emma risks everything on a gamble that could either fulfill her ambitions and dreams or destroy her completely.

Emma, the Queen of Saxon England, comes to life through the exquisite writing of Helen Hollick, who shows in this epic tale how one of the most compelling and vivid heroines in English history stood tall through a turbulent fifty-year reign of proud determination, tragic despair, and triumph over treachery.

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I AM THE CHOSEN KING (US title) / HAROLD THE KING (UK title)
The Saxon Series~ Helen Hollick

England, 1044. Harold Godwineson, a young, respected Earl, falls in love with an ordinary but beautiful woman. He marries Edyth despite her lack of pedigree, pitting him against his turbulent family and his selfish King, Edward. In France, William, the bastard son of a duke, falls in love with power. Brutal and dangerously smart, William sets his sights on England, finding ambition a difficult lust to conquer.

In 1066, with old King Edward dying, England falls vulnerable to the winds of fate-and the stubborn will of these two powerful men. In this beautifully crafted tale, Helen Hollick sets aside the propaganda of the Norman Conquest and brings to life the English version of the story of the last Saxon King, revealing his tender love, determination, and proud loyalty, all shattered by the unforgiving needs of a Kingdom. Forced to give up his wife and risk his life for England, the chosen King led his army into the great Battle of Hastings in October 1066 with all the honor and dignity that history remembers of its fallen heroes.

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Medieval 1066 - 1485

A SONG OF SIXPENCE  - Judith Arnopp

In the years after Bosworth, a small boy is ripped from his rightful place as future king of England.
Years later when he reappears to take back his throne, his sister Elizabeth, now queen to the invading king, Henry Tudor, is torn between family loyalty and duty.

As the final struggle between the houses of York and Lancaster is played out, Elizabeth is torn by conflicting loyalty, terror and unexpected love.

Will Elizabeth support the man claiming to be her brother, or will she choose the king?
Set at the court of Henry VII A Song of Sixpence offers a new perspective on the early years of Tudor rule. Elizabeth of York, often viewed as a meek and uninspiring queen, emerges as a resilient woman whose strengths lie in endurance rather than resistance.

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THE BEAUFORT BRIDE - Judith Arnopp

As King Henry VI slips into insanity and the realm of England teeters on the brink of civil war, a
child is married to the mad king's brother.
Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond, takes his child bride into Wales where she discovers a land of strife and strangers.
At Caldicot Castle and Lamphey Palace Margaret must put aside childhood, acquire the dignity of a Countess and, despite her tender years, produce Richmond with a son and heir.
While Edmund battles to restore the king's peace, Margaret supports his quest which is fraught with danger.
As the friction between York and Lancaster intensifies 14 year old Margaret is widowed and turns for protection to her brother in law, Jasper Tudor. At his stronghold in Pembroke, two months after her husband's death, she gives birth to a son whom she names Henry, after his cousin the king.

Margaret is small of stature but her tiny frame conceals a fierce and loyal heart, and a determination that will not falter until her son's destiny as the king of England is realised.

The Beaufort Bride traces Margaret's early years from her nursery days at Bletsoe Castle to the birth of her only son in 1457 at Pembroke Castle. her story continues in Book Two: The Beaufort Woman.



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IN THE SHADOW OF THE STORM ~ Anna Belfrage

Adam de Guirande owes his lord, Roger Mortimer, much more than loyalty. He owes Lord Roger for his life and all his worldly goods, he owes him for his beautiful wife – even if Kit is not quite the woman Lord Roger thinks she is. So when Lord Roger rises in rebellion against the king, Edward II, Adam has no choice but to ride with him – no matter what the ultimate cost may be.
Adam fears his lord has over-reached, but at present Adam has other matters to concern him, first and foremost his new wife, Katherine de Monmouth. His bride comes surrounded by rumours concerning her and Lord Roger, and he hates it when his brother snickers and whispers of used goods.
Kit Courcy has the misfortune of being a perfect double of Katherine de Monmouth – which is why she finds herself coerced into wedding a man under a false name.
Domestic matters become irrelevant when the king sets out to punish his rebellious barons. The Welsh Marches explode into war, and soon Lord Roger and his men are fighting for their very lives. When hope splutters and dies, when death seems inevitable, it falls to Kit to save her man – if she can.

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BLESSOP'S WIFE~ Barbara Gaskell Denvil

It is 15th century England and King Edward IV wears the crown, but no king rules unchallenged. Often it is those closest to him who are the unexpected danger. When the king dies suddenly without clear cause, rumour replaces fact – and Andrew Cobham is working behind the scenes. 

Tyballis was forced into marriage with her abusive neighbour. When she escapes, she meets Andrew and an uneasy alliance forms with a motley gathering of thieves, informers, prostitutes and children eventually joining the game. 


As the country is brought to the brink of war, Andrew and Tyballis discover something neither thought was possible. Their friendship takes them in unusual directions as Tyballis  becomes embroiled in Andrew’s work and the danger which surrounds him. 

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THE FLAME-EATER ~ Barbara Gaskell Denvil

Nicholas has no desire to marry his dead brother’s cast-off mistress. Emeline has no desire to marry the brutal monster who murdered his brother, the man she loved and hoped to marry. This arranged marriage is a disaster and things get worse when fire ravages the castle on their wedding night - murder and arson are destructive ingredients in any relationship, and even more so in this fragile alliance. But there are other matters to consider: it is 1484 and Richard III is England’s monarch. To Nicholas he entrusts the undercover investigation into desperately important situations.

Emeline soon realises Nicholas is not quite the man she thought he was and is determined to discover who is responsible for the disasters which have disrupted their lives. Meanwhile, Nicholas learns that he has a wife to admire and to adore. But is he a murderer? And will England’s political turmoil threaten their peace and cause even greater uncertainty?

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SATIN CINNABAR ~ Barbara Gaskell Denvil

Bosworth was not the bloodiest battle in history, but it changed the future of England forever. Recovering consciousness on the battlefield, Alex, seeing the devastation around him, knows the immediate threat to his life is by no means over. He finds help in the shape of a young woman, even if Kate at present has her own fears to handle - which is why she disguises herself as a boy.

Henry Tudor claims victory and the throne. Alex fought on the wrong side and does not expect favour, but what he never expected was to discover the slaughtered corpse of his favourite cousin. Nor, once discovered, to become the principal suspect.


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THE VIRGIN WIDOW~ Anne O'Brien

Anne Neville is the heiress and daughter of the greatest powerbroker in the land, Warwick the Kingmaker. Trapped in a deadly tangle of political intrigue, she is a pawn in an uncertain game, used by the houses of Neville, York and Lancaster alike. In England's glittering, treacherous court, not all wish to see the Nevilles raised high. The Earl of Warwick's ambition and pride lead him into an attempt to depose the Yorkist King: his treason forces his family into exile. Humiliated and powerless in a foreign land, Anne must find the courage and the wit to survive in a man's world.



DEVIL'S CONSORT/QUEEN DEFIANT~ Anne O'Brien
(This book has separate titles and covers in the US and UK.)

July, 1137. In the baking sunshine of Bordeaux, Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, eagerly awaits her first meeting with the prince who will become her husband. But Louis Capet is no fit match for educated, independent Eleanor. When he inherits the throne of France it becomes clear that his monastic ways and indecisive rule could cost him his country - and his marriage. Determined to rule her own lands, Eleanor leads the men of Aquitaine on Crusade. The march to Outremer will make her the most scandalous woman in all of Christendom. And one chance meeting between Eleanor and Henry Plantagenet will change the fate of England - forever...

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I SERVE: A NOVEL OF THE BLACK PRINCE~ Rosanne E. Lortz

A tale of arms, of death, of love, and of honor. Set against the turbulent backdrop of the Hundred Years' War, I Serve chronicles the story of Sir John Potenhale. A young Englishman of lowly birth, Potenhale wins his way to knighthood on the fields of France. He enters the service of Edward, the Black Prince of Wales, and immerses himself in a stormy world of war, politics, and romantic intrigue.


ROAD FROM THE WEST: BOOK I OF THE CHRONICLES OF TANCRED (fiction)~ Rosanne E. Lortz
Haunted by guilt from the past and nightmares of the future, a young Norman named Tancred takes the cross and vows to be the first to free Jerusalem from the infidels. As he journeys to the Holy Land, he braves vast deserts, mortal famine, and the ever-present ambushes of the enemy Turks—but the greatest danger of all is deciding which of the Crusader lords to trust. A mysterious seer prophesies that Tancred will find great love and great sorrow on his journey, but the second seems intent on claiming him before he can find the first. Intrigues and passions grow as every battle brings the Crusaders one step closer to Jerusalem. Not all are destined to survive the perilous road from the West.

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THE FOREST DWELLERS -Judith Arnopp

1078 - The People of England are persecuted, evicted from their homes and forced to live in exile from the lands Saxons have inhabited for generations. Life is hard. The Norman interlopers are hated.
Twelve years after the Norman invasion, three soldiers are molesting a forest girl who is fairer than any they have ever seen. Leo stops the attack in the only  way he can ...violently. His actions that day trigger a chain of events that will end only with the death of a king.

The Forest Dwellers is a tale of oppression, sexual manipulation and vengeance.

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MONTFORT THE EARLY YEARS 1229 to 1243~ Katherine Ashe

In 1229 a penniless French youth, Simon de Montfort, arrives in England claiming the Earldom of Leicester and the title Steward of England. Becoming King Henry III's best friend, Simon falls in love with the king's sister, who is a nun, brought from her retreat as a companion for the new Queen. That Queen is the daughter of Simon's family's enemy. Montfort, in four volumes, is a speculative history in the form of a novel, based on original 13th century documents.



MONTFORT THE VICEROY 1243 to 1253~ Katherine Ashe

After Jerusalem is lost to the Khoresine invaders, Simon is desperate to return
to the Holy Land where, as acting Viceroy, he had held the divided Christian factions unified. But King Henry insists upon his help home, and entangles him in intrigues that nearly bring his death for treason.



MONTFORT THE REVOLUTIONARY 1253 to 1260~ Katherine Ashe
Returning from France where he is serving as King Henry's negotiator for peace, Simon saves Prince Edward from a well-deserved but deadly punishment, then finds himself entangled in the lords' rebellion against King Henry. Joining in the writing of the Provisions of Oxford, a constitution that calls for a Parliament partly elected by the common man with powers to control the monarchy, Simon is left 'the last man left standing' and must seize England to make this new democracy a reality. Each volume of Montfort includes an Historical Context section with references to13th century sources and an extensive bibliography.


MONTFORT THE ANGEL WITH THE SWORD 1260 to 1265~ Katherine Ashe

King Henry has succeeded in suppressing the Parliament. Believed by the commons to be the Angel of the Apocalypse heralding in the New Millennium of Democracy, Simon, in France recovering from torture, is lured back to England to lead an army of young lordlings, townspeople and outlaws of Sherwood and the Weald against the combined forces of the Crown and Papal interdict. Is Simon the longed-for king of the songs of Robin Hood? For 700 years it was a hanging crime to speak the name Simon de Montfort, but the memory of him never died.

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THE ADVENTURES OF ALIANORE AUDLEY~ Brian Wainwright

The light-hearted tale of a female intelligence agent in the Yorkist era. Not too be taken literally!

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WITHIN THE FETTERLOCK~ Brian Wainwright
The story of Constance of York, daughter of Edmund of Langley and first princess of the House of York. Chronologically the story starts more or less where Anya Seton’s Katherine ends, but the style and viewpoint are quite different.
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THE OPEN FETTERLOCK~ Brian Wainwright

A short collection of Brian’s more recently writings, only available in Kindle format. These are mostly short sections of abandoned or seriously postponed novel projects.

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LADY OF THE ENGLISH~ Elizabeth Chadwick

The story of 2 royal women. Matilda, strong-willed but vulnerable daughter of King Henry I strives to inherit the crown when her father dies and her male cousin seizes her throne. She is helped by Adeliza, her father’s young wife, who despite her loyalty to Matilda, is married to a baron of the opposition. What price a crown? What does it cost to be Lady of the English.


TO DEFY A KING~ Elizabeth Chadwick

To Defy A King: Mahelt Marshal is the privileged daughter of a great earl. Her life changes dramatically when her father is suspected of treachery by King John and for her own safety, she is married to Hugh Bigod, heir to the earldom of Norfolk. Adapting to her new life is hard and Mahelt makes mistakes that bring disgrace and heartbreak. When King John turns his attention to the Bigod family, Mahelt faces greater challenges than ever before, and must either rise to meet them, or fail on all counts.

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MEN OF THE CROSS (Battle Scars I)~ Charlene Newcomb
War, political intrigue and passion… heroes… friends and lovers… and the seeds for a new Robin Hood legend await you…

Two young knights’  journey to war at Richard the Lionheart’s side sweeps them from England to the Holy Land in this historical adventure set against the backdrop of the Third Crusade.

Henry de Grey leaves Southampton in high spirits, strong in his faith and passionate about the mission to take Jerusalem back from Saladin’s army. Stephan l’Aigle’s prowess on the battlefield is well known, as are his exploits in the arms of other men. He prizes duty, honour and loyalty to his king above all else. But God and the Church? Stephan has little use for either. Henry’s convictions are challenged by loss and the harsh realities of bloody battles, unforgiving marches, and the politics of the day.

Man against man. Man against the elements. Man against his own heart. Survival will depend on more than a strong sword arm.

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FOR A THOUSAND GENERATIONS~ Scott Higginbotham

Product DetailsMy name is Edward Leaver.  I'm an ordinary man who had an extraordinary journey.  Another time and place, dear friends whom I can call family and one who is unforgettable populated the world that I could still identify as home. The fact that I am seven centuries removed from the England and France of the fourteenth century has not dampened the faith that grew, flourished, and now informs my steps.
Was it a dream or was it real?

And what of Caitlyn?  Am I foolish for loving someone who no longer walks this earth?

And this is but the beginning.
~Edward Leaver

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A SOUL'S RANSOM~ Scott Higginbotham

Product DetailsOn August 26, 1346, a great battle was fought at Crecy between the outnumbered English forces and a superior French army. Sir William de Courtenay, an English knight, was primed to test his pluck, but capture would forever change the course of his life.
His mud-encrusted grin at a peasant girl and his kind words of intervention to a noblewoman would alter their lives, lives that would soon be intertwined into a drama more grand than they could ever imagine. For some, their escape would lead to the fulfillment of long-held dreams, but for another, dark despair.
A touching epic of faith, hope, and love, where mettle is tested, weighed, and refined. A story where sacrifice sows an enduring yield.

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A MATTER OF HONOR~ Scott Higginbotham

Product DetailsEdward Leaver slowly sheds his modern ways and begins to embrace his purpose in the England of the fourteenth century. He is newly married and must learn his roles as a dutiful husband, castellan, and steward. And somehow he must pass as someone having lived all of his years in the Middle Ages. His learning curve is steep; he survives by following his wife’s tutelage and also by his wit and wits.
He senses that he is a part of a larger plan, a plan God has ordained. At times, the scope and reasoning seems muddied. So why him? Why not someone else? Those answers are not always clear, but he presses forward, with Caitlyn as much entwined in this as he.
His honor will soon be called to muster and he will be faced with a choice, a choice that will shape and  forge him, and will dictate the future of many. The battle for their lives will affect Edward and Caitlyn both, drawing out facets of their characters that surprise even them.

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Tudor 1485 - 1603


SUMERFORD'S AUTUMN ~ Barbara Gaskell Denvil

The Sumerford home is one of brooding unease - four brothers, each with his own dark agenda and secrets to protect. As the youngest, Ludovic expects no inheritance, no sympathy and no surprises. Instead, he has taken to a life of secret smuggling as his only source of income, quite content with his lot until he finds love, unexpected and passionate. Alysson does not at first appear to be his match, but he is determined to find a way to keep her.

These are dark years in England’s history and with the first of the Tudor dynasty on the throne, the fledgling rule is under threat from other claimants to the crown. One of the Sumerford brothers supports the 'pretender' Perkin Warbeck and gradually draws Ludovic into the conspiracy. Treason, if discovered, means certain death but when escaping from one danger, the twists of mystery and subterfuge can lead to others.

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JANE THE QUENE - Janet Wertman

All Jane Seymour wants is a husband; but when she catches the eye of a volatile king, she is pulled deep into the Tudor court's realm of plot and intrigue.

England. 1535. Jane Seymour is 27 years old and  increasingly desperate for the marriage that will provide her a real place in the world. Meanwhile. King Henry VII is 45 and increasingly desperate for a son that will secure his legacy. He left his first wife, a princess of Spain, changing his country's religion in the process, to marry Anne Boleyn - but she too has failed to deliver the promised heir. As Henry begins to fear he is cursed, Jane's honesty and innocence conjure redemption.

Thomas Cromwell, an ambitious clerk with his own agenda, sees in Jane the perfect vehicle to calm the political unrest that threatens the country. He engineers the plot that ends with Jane becoming the King's third wife.

Jane believes herself virtuous and her actions justified, but early miscarriages shake her confidence and hopes. How can a woman who has done nothing wrong deal with the guilt of how she unseated her predecessor?

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THE WINCHESTER GOOSE: at the court of Henry VIII - Judith Arnopp  

Tudor London: 1540. Each night, after dark, men flock to Bankside seeking girls of easy virtue; prostitutes known as The Winchester Geese. Joanie Toogood has worked the streets of Southwark since childhood but her path is changed forever by an encounter with Francis Wareham, a spy for the King’s secretary, Thomas Cromwell.

Meanwhile, across the River, at the glittering court of Henry VIII, Wareham also sets his cap at Evelyn and Isabella Bourne, members of the Queen’s household and the girls, along with Joanie, are drawn into intrigue and the shadow of the executioner’s blade.

Set against the turmoil of Henry VIII’s middle years, The Winchester Goose provides a brand new perspective of the happenings at the royal court, offering a frank and often uncomfortable observation of life at both ends of the social spectrum.

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THE QUEEN’S LADY~ Barbara Kyle
Kensington Books, 2008


Set in the nerve-jangled court of King Henry VIII during his battle with the Catholic church for a divorce, The Queen’s Lady is the story of Honor Larke, a ward of King Henry’s chancellor, Sir Thomas More, and lady-in-waiting to Henry’s first wife, Queen Catherine of Aragon. Forced to take sides in the religious extremism of the day, Honor fights to save the church’s victims from death at the stake, enlisting Richard Thornleigh, a rogue sea captain, in her missions of mercy, and finally risking her life to try to save Sir Thomas from the wrath of the king.

THE KING’S DAUGHTER ~Barbara Kyle
Kensington Books, 2009

When Henry VIII’s bitter daughter, Queen Mary, launches her reign with a vow to annihilate heretics, young Isabel Thornleigh, must act quickly to save her family. Determined to rescue her father from prison, she entrusts her mission, and herself, to ruthless Spanish mercenary Carlos Valverde. But Isabel is also pledged to spy for the rebel leader whose men are bent on overthrowing the Queen. Caught up in a dangerous maelstrom of intrigue and shifting loyalties, unsure of who is friend and who is foe, Isabel knows only that she must unmask the mysterious traitor bent on destroying her family.

THE QUEEN’S CAPTIVE~ Barbara Kyle Kensington Books, 2010

When Queen Mary releases her twenty-year-old sister Elizabeth from the Tower, hoping she’ll make a false move and condemn herself, Honor Thornleigh returns from exile with her merchant husband Richard and their seafaring son Adam to help Elizabeth in the fight of her life. Playing a dangerous game as a double agent, aware that a false move of her own will uncover her past as a condemned heretic, Honor finds her task made harder when Adam and Elizabeth fall passionately in love. To save her family and Elizabeth, and herself, Honor must turn a headstrong princess into a queen before “Bloody Mary” destroys them all.

THE QUEEN’S GAMBLE~ Barbara Kyle
Kensington Books, 2011

Isabel, the Thornleighs’ daughter, returns to London from the New World with
her Spanish husband Carlos Valverde and their young son, and is swept up in the first international crisis of the young Queen’s Elizabeth reign: the French, who control Scotland, have landed troops along England’s border, threatening an invasion. The Queen recruits Isabel to take money secretly to aid the Scottish rebel faction trying to drive out the French. But when Carlos is sent to Scotland as a Spanish military advisor to the French troops, he and Isabel find they are on opposite sides in this deadly war – and the Queen has made their little boy her hostage.

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THE CROWN~ Nancy Bilyeau

"The Crown" is a historical thriller about a young Dominican nun's struggle to save her priory from Cromwell's advancing army of destruction by unearthing a mystical crown.

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THE PLAYERS: A NOVEL OF THE YOUNG SHAKESPEARE~ Stephanie Cowell

A love story based on Shakespeare’s sonnets. The young Shakespeare,
just come to London to try to make a living in the theater, becomes entangled between his rich aristocratic patron and the bewitching Italian musician
Emilia Bassano. When love and loyalty become too complicated, he finds
that he is losing both himself and his footing as a rising playwright.



NICHOLAS COOKE~ Stephanie Cowell

A boy runs away to join Shakespeare’s new theater company in London 1593 and becomes a leading actor. Pursued by the ghosts of his dead mother whom he could not save and a man he killed, he cannot find love or peace until he becomes a priest and physician. In a starred review, Library Journal said, “An exquisitely drawn portrait of a robust age and a complex man at war with himself.” W.W. Norton.



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Stuart  1603 - 1714

A RIP IN THE VEIL (The Graham Saga 1) ~ Anna Belfrage

On a muggy August day in 2002 Alexandra Lind is inexplicably thrown several centuries backwards in time to 1658. Alex lands at the feet of Matthew Graham – an escaped convict making his way home to Scotland. She gawks at this tall gaunt man with hazel eyes, dressed in what looks like rags. At first she thinks he might be some sort of hermit, an oddball, but she quickly realises that she is the odd one out, not him.

Catapulted from a life of modern comfort, Alex grapples with her frightening new existence. Potential compensation for this brutal shift in fate comes in the shape of Matthew – a man she should never have met, not when she was born three centuries after him. But Matthew comes with baggage of his own, and at times it seems his past will see them killed.

How will she ever get back? And more importantly, does she want to?

B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree

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LIKE CHAFF IN THE WIND (The Graham Saga 2) ~ Anna Belfrage

Matthew Graham committed the mistake of his life when he cut off his brother’s nose. In revenge, Luke Graham has Matthew abducted and transported to the Colony of Virginia, there to be sold as indentured labour – a death sentence more or less.

Matthew arrives in Virginia in May of 1661, and any hope he had of finding someone willing to listen to his tale of unlawful abduction is quickly extinguished. He also realises that no one has ever survived the seven years of service – not on the plantation Suffolk Rose.

Fortunately, Matthew has a remarkable wife who has no intention of letting her husband die, and so Alex Graham sets off on a perilous journey to bring him home.

Alex is plagued by nightmares in which Matthew is reduced to a wheezing wreck by his ordeals. She prays for a miracle to carry her swiftly to his side, but fate has other plans, and what should have been a two month crossing turns into a yearlong adventure from one side of the Atlantic to the other.

Will she find him in time? And if she does, will she be capable of paying the price required to buy him free?

B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree

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THE PRODIGAL SON (The Graham Saga 3)~ Anna Belfrage

Safely returned from an involuntary stay in Virginia, Matthew Graham finds the Scottish Lowlands torn asunder by religious strife. His Restored Majesty, Charles II, requires all his subjects to swear fealty to him and the Church of England, riding roughshod over any opposition.

In Ayrshire, people close ranks around their evicted Presbyterian ministers. But disobedience comes at a high price, and Alex becomes increasingly nervous as to what her Matthew is risking by his support of the clandestine ministers – foremost amongst them the charismatic Sandy Peden.

Privately, Alex considers Sandy an enervating fanatic and all this religious fervour is incomprehensible to her. So when Matthew repeatedly sets his faith and ministers before his own safety, he puts their marriage under severe strain.

Things are brought to a head when Matthew places all their lives in the balance to save his dear preacher from the dragoons.

B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree, HNS Editor's Choice, Shortlisted HNS Indie Award 2014


A NEWFOUND LAND (The Graham Saga 4) ~ Anna Belfrage
It’s 1672, and Matthew Graham and his family have left Scotland. Having taken the drastic decision to leave their homeland due to religious conflicts, Alexandra and Matthew hope for a simpler, if harsher, life in the wilds of the Colony of Maryland.

Unfortunately, things don’t always turn out as you want them to, and the past has a nasty tendency to resurface at the most inappropriate moments. Both Matthew and Alex are forced to cope with the unexpected reappearance of people they had never thought to meet again, and the screw is turned that much tighter when the four rogue Burley brothers enter their lives.
Matters are further complicated by the strained relations between colonists and the Susquehannock Indians. When Matthew intercedes to stop the Burleys from abducting Indian women into slavery he makes lifelong – and deadly – enemies of them all.

Once again Alex is plunged into an existence where death seems to threaten her man wherever he goes.

Will Matthew see himself – and his family – safe in these new circumstances? And will the past finally be laid to rest?

B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree, HNS Editor's Choice

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SERPENTS IN THE GARDEN (The Graham Saga 5) ~ Anna Belfrage

After years of hard work, Matthew and Alex Graham have created a thriving home in the Colony of Maryland. About time, in Alex’s opinion, after far too many adventures she is really looking forward to some well-deserved peace and quiet.

A futile hope, as it turns out. Things start to heat up when Jacob, the third Graham son, absconds from his apprenticeship to see the world – especially as Jacob leaves behind a girl whom he has wed in a most irregular fashion.
Then there’s the infected matter of the fellow time traveller Alex feels obliged to help – no matter the risk. Worst of all, one day Philip Burley and his brothers resurface after years of absence. As determined as ever to make Matthew pay for every perceived wrong – starting with the death of their youngest brother – the Burleys play out a complicated cat and mouse game, and Alex is thrown back into an existence where her heart is constantly in her mouth, convinced as she is that one day the Burleys will achieve their purpose.

Will the Burleys succeed? And if they do, will the Graham family survive the exacted price?

B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree, HNS Editor's Choice

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REVENGE AND RETRIBUTION (The Graham Saga 6) ~ Anna Belfrage

Life in the Colony of Maryland is no sinecure – as Alex and Matthew Graham well know. But nothing in their previous life has prepared them for the mayhem that is about to be unleashed upon them.

Being labelled a witch is not a good thing in 1684, so it is no wonder Alex Graham is aghast at having such insinuations thrown at her. Even worse, it’s Matthew’s brother-in-law, Simon Melville, who points finger at her.
Not that the ensuing hearing is her main concern, because nowadays Alex’s entire life is tainted by the fear of what Philip Burley will do to them once he gets hold of them. On a sunny May afternoon, Philip finally achieves his aim and over the course of the coming days Alex sees her whole life unravelling, leaving her family permanently maimed.
As if all this wasn’t enough, Alex also has to cope with the loss of one of her sons. Forcibly adopted by the former Susquehannock, Samuel is dragged from Alex’s arms to begin a new life in the wilderness.

How is Alex to survive all this? And will she be able to put her damaged family back together?


B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree, HNS Editor's Choice, WINNER HNS Indie Award 2015

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WHITHER THOU GOEST (The Graham Saga 7) ~ Anna Belfrage

In their rural home in the Colony of Maryland, Matthew and Alex Graham are still recovering from the awful events of the previous years when Luke Graham, Matthew’s estranged brother, asks them for a favour.

Alex has no problems whatsoever ignoring Luke’s sad plea for help. In her opinion Matthew’s brother is an evil excuse of a man who deserves whatever nasty stuff fate throws at him. Except, as Matthew points out, Luke is begging them to save his son – his misled Charlie, one of the Monmouth rebels – and can Charlie Graham be held responsible for his father’s ill deeds?
So off they go on yet another adventure, this time to the West Indies to find a young man neither of them knows but who faces imminent death on a sugar plantation, condemned to slavery for treason. The journey is hazardous and along the way Alex comes face to face with a most disturbing ghost from her previous life, a man she would much have preferred never to have met.
Time is running out for Charlie Graham, Matthew is haunted by reawakened memories of his days as an indentured servant, and then there’s the eerie Mr Brown, Charlie’s new owner, who will do anything to keep his secrets safe, anything at all.

Will Matthew deliver his nephew from imminent death? And will they ever make it back home?

B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree, HNS Editor's Choice

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TO CATCH A FALLING STAR (The Graham Saga 8) ~ Anna Belfrage

Some gifts are double-edged swords …

For Matthew Graham, being given the gift of his former Scottish manor is a dream come true. For his wife, Alex, this gift will force her to undertake a perilous sea journey, leaving most of their extensive family in the Colony of Maryland. Alex is torn apart by this, but staying behind while her husband travels to Scotland is no option.
Scotland in 1688 is a divided country, torn between the papist Stuart king and the foreign but Protestant William of Orange. In the Lowlands, popular opinion is with Dutch William, and Matthew’s reluctance to openly support him does not endear him to his former friends and neighbours.
While Matthew struggles to come to terms with the fact that Scotland of 1688 bears little resemblance to his lovingly conserved memories, Alex is forced to confront unresolved issues from her past, including her overly curious brother-in-law, Luke Graham.  And then there’s the further complication of the dashing, flamboyant Viscount Dundee, a man who knocks Alex completely off her feet.
All the turmoil that accompanies their return to Scotland pales into insignificance when a letter arrives, detailing the calamities threatening their youngest daughter in Maryland – at the hand of that most obnoxious minister, Richard Campbell. Matthew and Alex have no choice but to hasten back, no matter the heartache this causes.

Will they make it back in time? And what will Richard Campbell do?

B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree, HNS Editor's Choice

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THE LADY'S SLIPPER~ by Deborah Swift

England 1660. An artist, a Quaker, a medicine woman and a wealthy landowner come into conflict over the beauty and power of the rare and mysterious lady's slipper orchid. A Reading Group Gold edition from Macmillan/St Martin's Press. "Her characters are so real that they linger in the mind long after the book is back on the shelf. Highly recommended." Historical Novels Review
"Top Pick!" RT Book Reviews


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THE PHYSICIAN OF LONDON~ Stephanie Cowell


In the sequel to NICHOLAS COOKE, Nicholas is now a lonely priest and physician. He marries a brilliant woman but when he and his closest friend become deeply involved in the royalist cause in the fight between monarch and Parliament 1639, the friend falls in love with Nicholas’s wife. Publishers’ Weekly called it “An outstanding historical drama.” American Book Award 1997. W.W. Norton.



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TRENCARROW SECRETAnita Davison

Isabel Hart is afraid of two things, the maze at
Trencarrow where she got lost as a young child,
and the lake where her brother David saved
her from drowning in a boating accident.


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Georgian 1714 - 1837


MAY 1812~ M.M. Bennetts
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1812. Europe has been at war for twenty years, and in London, a handful of men struggle to protect their country and maintain the war effort. Among them, the Earl of Myddelton, code-breaker to the Foreign Office, strives to crack the most difficult French code yet. Then, on 11 May, the unthinkable happens--the Prime Minister is assassinated. From the ballrooms of London to the death-in-waiting coast of enemy France, Myddelton is drawn inexorably into the deepening crisis—his private life unravelling all the while, as misunderstandings, gossip and spite mar his recent marriage, and threaten to destroy his career.


OF HONEST FAME~ M.M. Bennetts
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Across a continent ravaged by Napoleon's armies, a boy is chased by a French  assassin, one who has penetrated the highest ranks of London's Foreign Office--a man who could topple England's spy network. The British Foreign Secretary's three top agents--a scarred Peninsular veteran, the boy he trusts and a disgraced gentleman--are charged with unmasking the traitors in their midst and bringing down the assassin. From Paris to London to Poland and beyond, they follow a trail of havoc, betrayal and murder, as the hunted become the hunters.

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THE SEA WITCH VOYAGES~ Helen Hollick
Time : The Golden Age of Piracy - 1716. 
The Place : The Pirate Round - from the South African Coast to the sun drenched Islands of the Caribbean. 

SEA WITCH - Voyage One~ Helen Hollick
Escaping the bullying of his elder half brother, from the age of fifteen Jesamiah Acorne has been a pirate with only two loves - his ship and his freedom. But his life is to change when he and his crewmates unsuccessfully attack a merchant ship off the coast of South Africa. 

He is to meet Tiola Oldstagh an insignificant girl, or so he assumes - until she rescues him from a vicious attack, and almost certain death, by pirate hunters. And then he discovers what she really is; a healer, a midwife - and a white witch. Her name, an anagram of "all that is good." Tiola and Jesamiah become lovers, but the wealthy Stefan van Overstratten, a Cape Town Dutchman, also wants Tiola as his wife and Jesamiah's jealous brother, Phillipe Mereno, is determined to seek revenge for resentments of the past, a stolen ship and the insult of being cuckolded in his own home.

When the call of the sea and an opportunity to commandeer a beautiful ship - the Sea Witch - is put in Jesamiah's path he must make a choice between his life as a pirate or his love for Tiola. He wants both, but Mereno and van Overstratten want him dead.

In trouble, imprisoned in the darkness and stench that is the lowest part of his brother's ship, can Tiola with her gift of Craft, and the aid of his loyal crew, save him?

Using all her skills Tiola must conjure up a wind to rescue her lover, but first she must brave the darkness of the ocean depths and confront the supernatural being, Tethys, the Spirit of the Sea, an elemental who will stop at nothing to claim Jesamiah Acorne's soul and bones as a trophy.

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PIRATE CODE -Voyage Two~ Helen Hollick


Ex pirate, Captain Jesamiah Acorne, is in trouble. Big Trouble. All he wants is to marry his girl, Tiola Oldstagh, and live contented aboard his ship, Sea Witch. But her husband refuses to grant a divorce unless Jesamiah agrees to retrieve some barrels of indigo and smuggle them out of the Spanish-held Caribbean island of Hispaniola.

The Governor of Nassau wants Jesamiah to go there too, to help incite a rebellion, and Captain Henry Jennings wants him to find a lost spy. To cap it all, Commodore Vernon of the Royal Navy wants to expand his fleet and craves the Sea Witch for himself.

As Jesamiah’s hopes for a quiet life tumble about him, the onset of war with Spain scuppers everyone’s plans. Hispaniola is governed by a tyrant who has promised to hang, draw and quarter Jesamiah if ever he sets foot there again, while the lovely widow, Senora Francesca Escudero would prefer to seduce him.

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BRING IT CLOSE - Voyage Three~ Helen Hollick

Jesamiah Acorne, Captain of the Sea Witch, has accepted a government-granted amnesty against his misdeeds of piracy, but old enemies do not forget the past. In particular Edward Teach - better known as Blackbeard - has a bone to pick with Acorne. Following an indiscretion with an old flame, Jesamiah finds his fiancée, the midwife and white witch Tiola Oldstagh, has gone to North Carolina to help with an imminent and difficult birth. The problem; that is where Blackbeard now resides.

He must not discover that Tiola is Jesamiah's woman, she will have to hide her identity and her gift of Craft from the black-hearted pirate who has sold his soul to the devil. With Sea Witch damaged and himself wounded by Blackbeard, Jesamiah has to take stock of his situation at his old home in Virginia - but trouble follows him like a ship's wake and he is arrested for acts of piracy on the High Seas.

Too much trouble has come too close! How is Jesamiah Acorne to clear his name, overturn a sentence of hanging, keep Tiola safe, put an end to Blackbeard and deal with being haunted by the ghost of his father? Bring It Close moves from the Bahamas to North Carolina and Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia at a swashbuckling pace. There is intrigue, misunderstanding, romance and adventure all wrapped up in a delightful blend of mystical fantasy.

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RIPPLES IN THE SAND - Voyage Four~ Helen Hollick

Approaching England's North Devon Coast Captain Jesamiah Acorne is worried. A Royal Navy frigate is trailing in his wake and Sea Witch has a hidden cache of brandy and indigo aboard. His instinct is to hoist full sail and flee, but he cannot attract attention, for his wife, Tiola, is ill and getting worse. She says the sea is affecting her, but Jesamiah has never seen seasickness like this before - is it something worse; something to do with her being a white witch perhaps?
Like an approaching storm, his worries get deeper, darker and more sinister.
Tiola's brother, Ben, is in gaol, arrested for smuggling. At a loss of how to help him, opportunity comes in the unexpected form of Sir Ailie Doone - the last of the notorious Doone family of Exmoor. He offers Jesamiah a highly secret but lucrative commission to go to Spain and bring back to England a man who will lead a Jacobite rebellion. It seems an ideal solution, but first Jesamiah must break young Ben out of gaol. Once escaped from the threat of the gallows, the boy can sail with Jesamiah on the Sea Witch leaving Tiola ashore to recover in peace.
Except, being captured and interrogated by the Spanish and meeting with an old friend, the beautiful English spy Francesca, is not part of Jesamiah's plan. Once again he is in danger of losing his fidelity, his freedom and maybe even his life.
Tiola meanwhile, has her own fears to face. Why is the ethereal spirit of the sea, Tethys, so determined to have Jesamiah for her own? To save him, Tiola must find a way to recall her previous lives and discover why events of the past have influenced the hatreds of the present.
Like ripples in the sand blending together when disturbed, she must influence the fragile ripples of time
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THE WIDOW'S REDEEMER ~ Philippa Jane Keyworth


A penniless young widow with an indomitable spirit. A wealthy viscount with an unsavory reputation.

London, 1815: After her husband's untimely death, Letty Burton comes up from the country with her domineering mother-in-law. Hiding a past she wishes to forget and facing an uncertain future, all she wants is to navigate London Society as a silent companion. A chance meeting with London's most eligible bachelor sets in motion a series of events that will bring her quiet life under the unfriendly scrutiny of the ton. With the net of scandal, debts, and rivals closing in, will she let her dark past dictate her life forever? Will she learn to trust again? And most importantly, will she allow herself to love?

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THE FALSE LIGHT~ Diane Scott Lewis
Adventure, romance and betrayal in eighteenth century Cornwall, England.

Forced from France by her devious guardian on the eve of the French Revolution, Countess Bettina Jonquiere must deliver an important package to further the royalist cause. In England, she discovers the package is full of blank papers, the address false and she’s penniless. Stranded in a Cornish village, Bettina toils in a bawdy tavern and falls in love with a man why many have murdered his unfaithful wife. Tracked by ruthless revolutionaries, she must uncover the truth about her father's murder-and her lover's guilt-while her life is threatened. 


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WITHOUT REFUGE: sequel to The False Light~ Diane Scott Lewis

In 1796, ruined countess Bettina Jonquiere leaves England after the reported drowning of her lover, Everett. In New Orleans she establishes a new life until a ruthless Frenchman demands the money stolen by her father at the beginning of the French Revolution. She is forced on a dangerous mission to France where she unravels dark family secrets, but will she find the man she lost as well?


ELYSIUM: Murder and desire on a remote island of exile~ Diane Scott Lewis
In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte is exiled to remote Saint Helena. The Chef’s daughter, Amélie, is determined to rise in importance and entice her emperor with her beautiful singing voice. She is soon drawn into his clash with their British jailers, court intrigues and a burgeoning sexual attraction. Amélie suspects someone in their entourage is poisoning him. Now she must earn his love, uncover the culprit and join in Napoleon’s last great battle plan, a dangerous escape. 

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THE JOURNAL OF A GEORGIAN GENTLEMAN~ Mike Rendell

The true story of an Eighteenth Century shopkeeper living at Number One London Bridge: he married a fortune, and then walked away from it all to become a farmer in the English Cotswolds.It is a fascinating picture of everyday life based on diaries and records which have been in the writers family for over 250 years.



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HOSTAGE TO FORTUNE~ Maggi Andersen

Viscount Beaumont has buried himself in the country since his wife died. As the French Revolution rages, French actress, Verity Garnier is ordered to England to seduce him back to France. She despises men, but she must not fail.

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GEORGE IN LONDON~ Tim Queeney

George in London, Young George Washington's wild adventure in 1751 London seeking his fortune.

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MARRYING MOZART~ Stephanie Cowell

The struggling young composer Mozart meets a family of four musical sisters in 1777 Vienna. He will remain close to all of them throughout his short life and eventually marry one of them…but not the first one he loved. The Seattle Times called it, “A grand little mini-opera, filled with twists of affection, musical politics, love, loss and chocolate.” Viking Penguin.

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SURGEON'S MATE; book two of the Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series~ Linda Collison

It's late October, 1762. After surviving the deadly siege of Havana, Patrick MacPherson and the rest of the ship's company are looking forward to a well deserved liberty in New York. But what happens in that colonial town will change surgeons mate's life in ways she could never have imagined. Using a dead man's identity, young Patricia Kelly MacPherson is making her way as Patrick MacPherson surgeon’s mate aboard His Majesty's frigate Richmond. She's become adept at bleeding, blistering, and amputating limbs; but if her cover is blown, she'll lose both her livelihood and her berth aboard the frigate. The ship's gunner alone knows her secret - or does someone else aboard suspect that Patrick MacPherson is not the man he claims to be?

STAR-CROSSED~ Linda Collison

Told in the first person, Star-Crossed is an 18th-century saga featuring a teenaged heroine who longs for both independence and love. Chosen by the New York Public Library to be among the Books for the Teen Age -- 2007, Star-Crossed was the inspiration for the Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series.

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NOBLE SATYR: A Georgian Historical Romance
(Roxton Series Book 1)~ Lucinda Brant

It's 1745, the age of hedonism and enlightenment. A young girl is abandoned at the court of Versailles. The predatory Comte de Salvan plots her seduction. An all-powerful adversary snatches her to safety. But is he noble savior or a satyr most despicable?
Noble Satyr won the $10,000 Woman’s Day/Random House Romantic fiction Prize and shortlisted for the Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year. A classic romance in the tradition of Georgette Heyer, it pays homage to Heyer's These Old Shades.

MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE: A Georgian Historical Romance
(Roxton Series Book 2)~ Lucinda Brant

Twelve-year-old Deborah is married off at midnight to sixteen-year-old Julian, the handsome but volatile heir to the Roxton Dukedom, who then disappears from her life. Nine years later, Julian returns incognito to consummate his marriage. Can the handsome stranger with whom Deb spent ten wonderful weeks truly be one and the same as the nobleman Polite Society has branded a rakehell? Will Deborah forgive Julian’s cruel deception? Can their marriage survive beyond seduction?

AUTUMN DUCHESS: A Georgian Historical Romance
(Roxton Series Book 3)~ Lucinda Brant

A beautiful duchess mourns for her beloved. A sun-bronzed merchant returns to claim a birthright. Disparate souls in need of love and renewal. Paths cross and the journey begins... Set in Hampshire England in 1777, it is the story of Antonia, the heroine of Noble Satyr, and how she emerges from utter despair after the death of her husband and soul mate the Duke of Roxton to unexpectedly find love again.

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SALT BRIDE: A Georgian Historical Romance~ Lucinda Brant

When the Earl of Salt Hendon marries squire’s daughter Jane Despard, Society is aghast, convinced the Earl has lost his head over a beautiful face. But Jane and Lord Salt share a brief secret past, one that caused mistrust, heartache and misery. Four years on, they are forced into a marriage neither wants; the Earl to honor a dying man’s wish; Jane to save her stepbrother from financial ruin. Beautiful inside and out, the patient and ever optimistic Jane believes love conquers all; the Earl will take some convincing.

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DEADLY ENGAGEMENT: A Georgian Historical Romance
(Alec Halsey Crimance*)~ Lucinda Brant

It's 1763. Career diplomat Alec Halsey returns to London and the shocking news his estranged elder brother, the Earl of Delvin, has not only killed his friend in a duel but become engaged to the woman he had hoped to marry. The dead man's mother is convinced her son was murdered and wants Alec to prove it. At a weekend house party Alec uncovers a connection between his brother's duel and the wrongful hanging of a master apothecary and also confront a cruel twist of fate that explains why his brother loathes him and will go to any lengths to discredit him in Polite Society. *Crime with lashings of romance

Finalist for Australian Romance Writers Romantic Book of the Year (mainstream)

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FORTUNE'S SON~ Emery Lee

A seasoned gambler who knows every trick and uses most of them, a woman with a past who refuses to belong to any man again join in an exhilarating high-stakes game with terrifying risk and unimaginable rewards. Immerse yourself in the risky side of Georgian England with a pair of lovers who aren’t afraid to risk it all on a toss of the dice.

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WILLIAM AND LUCY~ Michael Brown

The novel WILLIAM & LUCY was inspired by William Wordsworth’s famous poem, “She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways”, written about a girl named Lucy, who is one of literary history’s most enduring mysteries. Who was Lucy? Did she ever exist? This is their story…

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THE HIGHEST STAKES~ Emery Lee

A tale of drama, danger, thwarted love, and retribution set in the high stakes world of 18th century horseracing. A stable groom-cum-war hero returns to claim the girl he has loved since spying her riding hell-for-leather over the Doncaster heath. Determined to have her at any cost, he risks all in a world where pedigree is everything and fortunes can be won or lost in the blink of an eye.

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Regency  1811 - 1820


HEYERWOOD: A NOVEL~ Lauren Gilbert 

Compelled to marry a stranger, Catherine found herself a widow, never having been a real wife. After years isolated in the country, she was sole heir to an ancient estate, a title, and unimaginable wealth. She now had the means to do whatever she desired. But what did she want?


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A DEAD MAN'S DEBT~ Grace Elliot

Sensuous historical romance, a story of blackmail, duty and unexpected love - set in the Regency period.

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RULES OF CONDUCT~ Maggi Andersen

Rules of Conduct is a Regency adventure romance. After losing her memory, Viola is offered protection by the Duke of Vale at his country estate, but even in this beautiful place, her dark past intrudes.

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MERITS AND MERCENARIES (The first novel of The Bath Novels of Lady A~ Collection)~ A Lady

Savor the high comedy and drama of heroes and villains, and heroines and vixens, going head to head in this devilishly dashing Regency romp. Traversing Jane Austen's town and country, this bewitching story of love and self-discovery takes a mysterious turn to reveal a menacing secret that stalks M&M's entire, and most memorable, cast....

Exclusively available from Hye St. Press & Amazon & Amazon UK.

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A VERY MERRY CHASE~ Teresa Thomas Bohannon

Set in early 19th century Regency England, and harking back in style to the heyday of Georgette Heyer and Barbara Cartland, A Very Merry Chase is a comedy of manners and errors that boasts empire fashions, dashing characters, verbal sparring matches and witty repartee mingled with just a hint of mystery, danger and intrigue.

Available In Oversized, Large Print Paperback, plus Kindle & Nook.

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DARCY'S PASSIONS ~ Regina Jeffers 

Witty, romantic and insightful, Darcy's Passions captures the original style and sardonic humor of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, while turning the entire story on its head. Written from the perspective of Fitzwilliam Darcy, this novel tells his version of an improbable, even obsessive relationship with a most impossible woman - Elizabeth Bennet.


DARCY'S TEMPTATION ~ Regina Jeffers

Romantic and insightful, Darcy's Temptation captures the original style and sardonic wit of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice while weaving its beloved characters into an exciting new tale. In a story set against the backdrop of the British abolitionist movement, family difficulties and social affairs weigh heavy on the newlyweds, and a dramatic turn of events forces Elizabeth to try to recapture Darcy's love before the manipulative Cecelia McFarland succeeds in luring him away. 



CAPTAIN WENTWORTH'S PERSUASION ~ Regina Jeffers

This novel retells the love affair at the heart of Jane Austen's Persuasion from the perspective of the suitor - Captain Wentworth. Written in the language of the era, Captain Wentworth's Persuasion recreates the original style, themes and sardonic humor of Jane Austen's novel while turning the entire tale on its head in a most engaging fashion. 


VAMPIRE DARCY'S DESIRE ~ Regina Jeffers 
Vampire Darcy's Desire presents Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice as a heart-pounding vampire romance filled with passion and danger. Tormented by a 200-year-old curse and his fate as a half human/half vampire dhampir, Fitzwilliam Darcy vows to live forever alone rather than inflict his life's horrors as a vampire on an innocent wife. But when he travels to Netherfield Park, he meets the captivating Elizabeth Bennet. Written in authentic Austen style and faithful to its Regency era setting, Vampire Darcy's Desire retells the greatest love story of all time in a hauntingly imaginative fashion.

THE PHANTOM OF PEMBERLEY ~ Regina Jeffers 

Happily married for over a year and more in love than ever, Darcy and Elizabeth cannot imagine anything interrupting their bliss-filled days. Then an intense snowstorm strands a group of travelers at Pemberley, and terrifying accidents and mysterious deaths begin to plague the manor. Everyone seems convinced that it is the work of a phantom - a Shadow Man who is haunting the Darcy family's grand estate. 


CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY ~ Regina Jeffers 

It is Christmastide at Pemberley, and Darcy has planned a special celebration for his wife Elizabeth. He has invited her family, the Bennets and the Bingleys, to spend the festive days with them. However, the best-laid plans of men often go askew. Unable to outmaneuver a blizzard, Darcy and Elizabeth are stranded at a small inn, along with a young couple, whose name ironically is Joseph and whose first child is likely to be born during the night. Meanwhile Pemberley overflows with a mix of eclectic characters, who, not surprisingly, bring bitter feuds, old jealousies, and intimate secrets with them. Despite the bedlam, for all involved, a reminder of the love, the family spirit, and the generosity, which remain at the heart of Christmas, prevails. 


THE SCANDAL OF LADY ELEANOR ~ Regina Jeffers 

James Kerrington, a key member of the British government's secret unit, the Realm, never expected to find love again until he meets Lady Eleanor Fowler, the sister of his best friend. Yet, Lady Eleanor holds secrets that haunt her chance for happiness, and to free her, Kerrington must overcome Louis Levering's diabolical clutches on the lady and Shaheed Mir's penchant for revenge. (Book 1 of The Realm Series)

"THE PEMBERLEY BALL" (short story) ~ Regina Jeffers 

THE ROAD TO PEMBERLEY ~ Edited by Marsha Altman 

Celebrating Jane Austen with a series of brilliant adaptations, this anthology includes a dozen new short stories from both emerging and established Regency romance authors. The Road to Pemberley brings the fabled world of the Regency era to life in all its glory as each author explores and expands the Pride and Prejudice story. 


A TOUCH OF VELVET ~ Regina Jeffers

No one finds his soul mate when she is twelve and he seventeen, but Brantley Fowler, the Duke of Thornhill, always thought he had found his. The memory of Velvet Aldridge's face was the only thing that kept him alive all those years he remained estranged from his family. Now, he has returned to Kent to claim his title and the woman he loves, but first he must obliterate the memory of his infamous father from the books and fend off the attacks of a crazed Baloch set on revenge. (Book 2 of The Realm Series)


A TOUCH OF CASHMERE ~ Regina Jeffers

Marcus Wellston never expected to inherit his father's title; after all, he is the youngest of three sons. However, he has returned to Tweed Hall and the earldom, but he has not left his demons behind. Wellston has spent years in atonement for his shortcomings as a member of the Realm, a covert governmental group. Now all he wants is a biddable wife with a pleasant personality. Neither of those describes Cashémere Aldridge, whose believes her opinions are absolutes. Mix in an irate Baloch warlord, who seeks a missing emerald, and the Realm has its hands full. The Regency Period has never been hotter. (Book 3 of The Realm Series)

THE FIRST WIVE'S CLUB ~ Regina Jeffers

Nathaniel Epperly, the Earl of Eggleston, has never before faced a man who holds no strength of title, but who still wields great power, and he finds himself always a step behind the enigmatic Baron Remington Craddock, the acknowledge lover of Eggleston's wife Lady Charlotte. When someone frames Nathaniel for Lady Charlotte's murder, Eggleston must quickly learn the baron's secrets or face a death sentence. (Book 1 of the First Wives' Trilogy)
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DARCY AND FITZSWILLIAM, A Tale of a Gentleman and an Officer
~ Karen V. Wasylowski

Fitzwilliam Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam are cousins and life long friends, as well as co-guardians of Darcy's sister Georgiana. Throughout the years of their friendship the ties of family have kept them together, in spite of their vastly different personalities. Where Darcy is haughty, elegant, proud and terribly proper, Fitzwilliam is charismatic, fun loving, wild and daring. They bicker, compete and support each other through romance, war and peace.

Selected by the Orange County, California, Register Newspaper as a great summer read - one of six novels featured in their annual summer reading article.

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SONS AND DAUGHTERS ~Karen V. Wasylowski

A sequel to  'DARCY AND FITZWILLIAM' (which was itself a continuation of Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE), again follows the iconic Fitzwilliam Darcy and his cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam. Now we see the two battling best friends as loving husbands and doting fathers, older and a bit wiser, making the sacrifices, the difficult (and frequently unpopular) decisions that men must make for the good of their families and we see their large brood of offspring - the ‘Fitzwilliam Mob’ - grow from childhood to adolescence then on into adulthood. Along the way, Darcy and Fitzwilliam are viewed by their children first as heroes, then as the enemy, but eventually as mortal human beings and the children’s adored champions once again.


GEORGIANA'S STORY ~Karen V. Wasylowski
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Georgiana Darcy is a young woman in love, but at an very inopportune time.  Just when her brother and cousin have found their happiness and are preparing her for her entrance into the "Marriage Mart" she has found romance.  Not wanting to disappoint her guardians she tries to keep her love a secret; however, the heart is a very determined organ...

A continuation of Darcy and Fitzwilliam. Short story.

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MARGARET'S REMATCH~ Farida Mestek

After the loss of her sister, Margaret Fairfax settles at Northbrook Hall – the country estate of her brother-in-law, Mr. Westfield, whose dislike of her is legendary. There she faces a major challenge of reconciling their many differences and proving to him that despite the rumours of schemes and scandals that followed her from London, she is worthy of his regard and affection. With time and many an exertion on her part and that of her new family, Margaret succeeds in altering Mr. Westfield’s opinion of her and attaching his heart, but she fears the worst when her deceitful friend arrives.
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SECOND CHANCES~ Tess St. John

Love that frees the heart ~ also captures it.

Lady Emma Easton’s elopement to an elderly earl shields her from an abusive father, until her husband’s death leaves her vulnerable once again. Lord Drake vowed never to marry again, but while protecting Emma, her love frees him from the darkness that’s consumed him since his wife’s death. Now Drake must protect her from her father’s evil whims, or face losing her forever.

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LYDIA~ Wanda Luce

Tormented in a relentless battle to overcome her love for Lord Connor
Denton, the handsome son of an earl, the impoverished Lydia Hathaway
resolves to flee home to Twyford to escape her despair and to forget.
But…can he forget her?

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COLONEL FITZWILLIAM'S CORRESPONDENCE~ David Wilkin

Witnessing his cousin marry for love and not money, which he felt destined to do, Colonel Fitzwilliam refused to be jealous. He did not expect his acquaintance with the Bennet Clan to change that. Catherine Bennet, often called Kitty, had not given a great deal of thought to how her life might change with her sisters Elizabeth and Jane becoming wed to rich and connected men. Certainly meeting Darcy's handsome cousin, a Colonel, did not affect her.



THE END OF THE WORLD~ David Wilkin
When a stranger arrives in Cornwall while the war rages on the Peninsula, is he the answer to one's prayers, or a nightmare wearing the disguise of a gentleman? Hermione Merwyn leads a pleasant, quiet life with her father, in the farthest corner of England. All is as it should be, though change is sure to come. For she and her sister have reached the age of marriage, but that can be no great adventure when life at home has already been so bountiful.



THE SHATTERED MIRROR~ David Wilkin
Bridget Halifax-Stokes was giddy with the excitement of her season in London. Town had beckoned and her season came on the heels of the end of the war against the tyrant. All the handsome men were returning heroes. What better year to come out. More lords available and luck that Bridget was just the perfect age. All is fun and frivolity until Bridget literally crashes into Sir Patrick Hampton as he limps along the high street.

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Victorian 1837 - 1901

THE COMPANION OF LADY HOLMESHIRE~ Debra Brown 
A foundling infant becomes companion to a widowed countess, who drags her along, unwelcome, into snobbish aristocratic society. This is a clean romance with mystery and a splash of humor. Inspired by Jane Austen and Charles Dickens.

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THE FOUR GRACES: QUEEN VICTORIA'S HESSIAN GRANDDAUGHTERS~ (Nonfiction) Ilana D. Miller

Eurohistory brings you Ilana Miller's amazing story of Victoria, Elisabeth, Irene and Alix of Hesse and by Rhine, Queen Victoria's Hessian granddaughters, The Four Graces. This excellent book covers the lifespan of these four very tragic sisters. Handsomely illustrated with unique photos of the Hessian sisters and their descendants, this hardbound book promises to become a "must-read" for anyone interested in European royal history and the Russian Imperial Family.

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THE ROYAL MOB~ (Fiction) Theresa Sherman

The Royal Mob is the story of the four beautiful Princesses of the House of Hesse. The eldest, Princess Victoria, marries the handsome Prince Louis of Battenberg, the former lover of Lillie Langtry. The next, the exquisite Elisabeth, is swept off to the unbelievable splendor of the Romanov court by Grand Duke Serge, while Irène dazzles Prince Henry of Prussia and takes her place at the court in Berlin. Alix, the youngest, marries the man she has loved since childhood, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, and becomes the fabled Empress Alexandra. From such exotic locals as Russia, Bulgaria and Ottoman Jerusalem, to the drawing rooms of Sandringham, The Royal Mob is told as an intimate memoir of the eldest sister, Princess Victoria of Hesse, who was the favorite granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

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SURRENDER TO DESTINY~ Maggi Andersen

In Victorian London, artist’s model Giovanna Russo is left homeless after the murder of her step-father, the pre-Raphaelite artist. Two men desire her. One intends to make her his mistress and the other wants her dead.



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CLAUDE & CAMILLE: A NOVEL OF MONET~ Stephanie Cowell

The young and unknown Claude Monet arrives in bohemian Paris 1860 to try to sell his work. Falling in love with the upper-class Camille, they soon have a child and live a life running from bill collectors. But as Monet is finding success at long last in the new movement called Impressionism, his relationship with the troubled Camille is fast disintegrating. Susan Vreeland called it, “lovely, touching, delicately written, and extraordinarily compelling.” Random House/Crown

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CULLODEN SPIRIT~ Anita Davison

Carrie Gordon's season in her native York was an
unqualified success, until the young man who paid
her so much attention married someone else.When
her family takes a summer trip to her father’s
ancestral home in the Scottish Highlands, her
handsome Scottish cousin, takes a dislike to Carrie due
to her father’s plans to refurbish Cair Innes castle
which is in need of extensive repair beyond
the means of its present owner and resident,
Iain McRae.

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20th Century 1901 - 1966


GANG TERRITORY~ Peter St. John 

An evacuee from the WWII bombing of London threads the territorial minefields of village gangs and confronts the schoolyard bully. Can the newcomer succeed or must he submit?






GANG WARFARE~ Peter St. John 

Why does a trivial incident at the village school spark a riotous breakdown of relations within the whole community? What happens after the village is bombed?


GANG RIVALRY~ Peter St. John 

A barrel of money, collected for the war effort, has "accidentally" fallen into the river. Which gang will be the first to recover it? Will "Dummy", the sympathetic village simpleton, be charged with its theft?

GANG LOYALTY~ Peter St. John 

Jenno, fed up with male domination, sets up a gang just for girls. This creates conflicting loyalties. The girls challenge the boys. Who wins?  

GANG PETITION~ Peter St. John 

The village children are desperate to support "Dummy" who is in great difficulty. Will a petition help? London is not a good place to be under the bombs of the Nazi blitz.

GANG SPIES~ Peter St. John 

Careless talk in time of war costs lives. A whole nest of spies is suspected in the village. Are the authorities implicated? The kids set out to discover the truth.