Posted in 18th Century Spain

The Barefoot Queen

This one caught my eye; it’s not often you find novels about gypsies! At 647 pages it sounds like quite…

Posted in 18th Century Guest Post

guest post: The Real Blackbeard

Who, Truly, Was Blackbeard, And From Whence Did He Come? Will The Real Pirate Commodore Please Stand Up? by Samuel…

Posted in 18th Century Guest Post

guest post: Why Did Ships Have Figureheads?

Please welcome back author Philip K. Allen with another article relating to his new novel! Figureheads are magnificent things. Stroll…

Posted in 18th Century Guest Post

guest post: Google and the Death of the Historical Novel

Please welcome author Philip K. Allan today with his take on the pros and cons of writing in the digital…

Posted in 18th Century Children's Books Reviews

review: Mesmerized

Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved the Mystery That Baffled All of France by Mara Rockliff, Illustrated by Iacopo Bruno During…

Posted in 18th Century American Revolution Reviews Young Adult

review: I Survived: The American Revolution, 1776

I Survived: The American Revolution, 1776 by Lauren Tarshis This is an excellent young adult chapter book covering the Battle…

Posted in 18th Century French Revolution Reviews

review: The Royal Dollmaker

The Queen’s Dollmaker by Christine Trent Claudette Laurent, daughter of a prestigious dollmaker in Paris, loses everything to a devastating…

Posted in 18th Century Author Guest Post

Janet Mullany – Stranger than Fiction

In my novel, Jane and the Damned, Jane Austen is a vampire. Not true. England is invaded by the French….

Posted in 18th Century

review: A Respectable Trade

A Respectable Trade by Philippa Gregory Frances Scott, aging society lady, marries a wealthy merchant, Josiah Cole, who is in…

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review: Alex & Eliza

Alex & Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de la Cruz Set during the American Revolution, this is a story…

Posted in 18th Century First Line Friday French Revolution

First Line Friday: The Glass-Blowers

“If you marry into glass,” Pierre Labbe warned my mother, his daughter Magdaleine, in 1747, “you will say good-bye to…

Posted in 18th Century Author Interview French Revolution

author interview: Sally Christie on The Enemies of Versailles

Author Sally Christie has answered a few questions on her last novel, The Enemies of Versailles. You can read my…