“Merry’s book is a needed corrective to the underestimation of McKinley by professional historians.”
“a tantalizing look into how Austen’s classic works were shaped by her close relationship with her brother, as well as the financial scandals and disasters of the Regency era.”
In 1917 while in the throes of the First World War, nine-year-old Frances Griffiths left her home in Cape Town, Africa, with her mother to stay with her aunt in Cottingley, England.
This novel tells the story of an unsung heroine of the American century, Katharine Wright, sister of Orville and Wilbur. It is at once heartwarming and heartbreaking.
In Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession, author Alison Weir takes well-known figures from history and offers their story in a fictional presentation.
“The Broken Hours is a lovely homage to the fantastic dreams of the often heartsick writer who inspired it . . .”
“Free of Vikings, Björk, or enraptured paeans to volcanic landscapes and icy shores, The Outlaw presents Iceland as experienced by a troubled boy.
“The author has done a masterful job writing Kate Warne’s story in this eye-opening novel.”
". . . a gripping historical novel . . ."
“Andrew Wyeth’s vision of her in the painting returns to Christina her sense of self, for she knows that through this painting she will be truly seen.”
Sabina Murray’s expansive new novel Valiant Gentlemen sketches a lucid picture of the British Empire from her imperialist ventures in Africa to her execution of Irish rebels in 1916.
In his deft, swift but deeply thoughtful short novel The Noise of Time, Julian Barnes has turned to one of the most poignant, painful encounters between artist and unbridled governmental c
“An exceptionally moving and enthralling piece of historical fiction.”
Based on the memoirs of Frances Conway, Enchanted Islands is a fictionalized account of one woman’s struggle to find a balance between her real life and the secrets she knows but cannot ac
Whether or not readers are familiar with Chekhov, historical fiction lovers will want to read The Summer Guest in its entire page-turning splendor.
This highly readable novel based on a fictional masterwork by J. S.
Described as a novel, this formidable example of that increasingly popular genre—biographical fiction—tells the life of the brilliant and celebrated 19th century English novelist George Eliot (1819
“Abraham Lincoln is torn apart and adeptly reconstructed by author Stephen Harrigan.”
“The novel is a quick, compulsive read but leaves much untold; however, this is fiction and not comprehensive biography.”
The Borgia name conjures up larger-than-life history, sumptuous banquets, sexual license, and infamy.
Victoria Kelly takes license with the legacy of Harry Houdini in her debut novel.
Little is known about Zenobia, a real historical figure born c.
The Master of the Prado by Javier Sierra is a work of illuminated autobiographical fiction.
“. . . I’m not convinced it was even worth turning to the second page.”
“Mr. Lodge writes beautifully . . . irresistible . . .”