• 14th Century,  Reviews

    review: Hugh and Bess

    Hugh and Bess by Susan Higginbotham This is a romantic story of the relationship between Hugh le Despenser (son of Hugh le Despenser, 1st Earl of Winchester) and his wife, Bess. After reading so many books in a row lacking…

  • 14th Century,  15th Century,  Reviews

    review: The Star of Lancaster

    The Star of Lancaster #11 in the Plantagenet Saga by Jean Plaidy One of the idiosyncrasies of Jean Plaidy’s writing is her style of encompassing mini-stories within the main story, weaving them all together. This she has done with The…

  • 14th Century,  Reviews

    review: The Illuminator

    The Illuminator by Brenda Rickman Vantrease Anyone interested in the religious strife of 14th century England will devour this book! Wycliffe, John Ball, Chaucer and many other famous names of the era are depicted as background characters. The main story…

  • 14th Century,  Reviews

    review: Watermark

    Watermark by Vanitha Sankaran 14th century France: Auda, born albino and rendered mute by a superstitious midwife’s servant, grew up motherless though much beloved by her father and older sister. Not knowing the details surrounding her birth coupled with being…

  • 14th Century,  15th Century,  Reviews

    review: The Welsh Healer

    The Welsh Healer by Ginger Myrick Wales, late 14th Century—Arlais is a girl of ten when her destiny is foretold by an ancient prophecy claiming her as a renowned healer who will ultimately save a bloodline of kings. During a…