• 15th Century,  Reviews

    review: Daughter of York

    History tells us that the intelligent, wealthy, and powerful Margaret of York had everything any woman could want, except for love. The acclaimed author of A Rose for the Crown takes us between the lines of history and into her…

  • 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…

  • 15th Century,  Reviews

    review: Pale Rose of England

    Pale Rose of England by Sandra Worth This is the story of Perkin Warbeck–who was known as the second pretender to the throne of England during the reign of Henry VII–and his wife, Catherine Gordon, the daughter of a respected…

  • 15th Century,  Wars of the Roses

    review: A Rose for the Crown

    A Rose for the Crown by Anne Easter Smith It’s difficult to write a synopsis for this book because it is long and the main character’s situation changes many times. Kate began a poor farmer’s daughter, spent her early years…

  • 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…

  • 15th Century,  Reviews,  Spanish Inquisition

    review: El Rey

    El Rey: A Novel of Renaissance Iberia by Ginger Myrick In a genre saturated with settings in England, France and Italy, Ginger Myrick presents her saga based in Renaissance Iberia—Castile, Portugal and Spain. This spellbinding story not only connects readers…

  • 15th Century,  Art History,  Reviews

    review: Signora da Vinci

    Signora da Vinci by Robin Maxwell First of all, I have to say it – this is my favorite Robin Maxwell novel! Yes, even more than O, Juliet I’m afraid! I’m so glad to have saved this one for last,…

  • 15th Century,  Reviews,  Spanish Inquisition

    review: By Fire, By Water

    By Fire, By Water by Mitchell James Kaplan 15th century Spain is an era I am not very familiar with, having only read novels mentioning Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon. The Spanish Inquisition and the fate of both…