• 16th Century,  Reformation,  Reviews,  Tudor

    review: The Sumerton Women

    The Sumerton Women by D. L. Bogdan Cecily Burkhart is eight years old when she joins the Sumerton household after tragically losing both her parents to illness. Resilient and cheerfully optimistic, her presence brings much needed felicity to the topically…

  • 16th Century,  Reformation,  Reviews,  Tudor

    review: Venus in Winter

    Venus in Winter by Gillian Bagwell Based on the little known early life of Elizabethan lady Bess of Hardwick, this novel spans three decades during one of England’s most perilous eras. Through the eyes of an impoverished girl turned great…