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Anne Malcolm on NY Times  - ''The House of Niccolò is clearly intended as a more spacious and reflective work than the unabashedly theatrical Lymond novels, a project in which the work of serious characterization displaces to an extent the gratifications of adventure and witty romance". Click twice to read full review.

Intricate plots, compelling chatacters, historical detail precise, and "giant palmsgrasp" of human nature unsurpassed.

Anne of Cleves: Henry VIII's Discarded Bride: Elizabeth Norton: 9781445601830: Amazon.com: Books

"Anne of Cleves:Henry VIII's Discarded Bride" by Elizabeth Norton. Anna of…

The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra

In The Romanov Sisters, writer and historian Helen Rappaport chronicles the lives of the four Russian Grand Duchesses who met tragic and early deaths, pulling from previously unseen letters, diaries, and images from private collections.

Lady Katherine is the unacknowledged daughter of Henry VIII by Mary Boleyn

Birth of Lettice Knollys: A Woman Who Suffered the Wrath of Elizabeth I

Lady Katherine Knollys: The Unacknowledged Daughter of King Henry VIII by Sarah-Beth Watkins

It’s Giselle Aubry’s first time at court in Versailles. At sixteen, she is one of Marie Antoinette’s newest undertirewomen, and in awe of the glamorous queen and her opulent palace life. A budding designer, it’s a dream come true to work with the beautiful fabrics and jewels in the queen’s wardrobe. But every few weeks she returns home to visit her family in the Parisian countryside where rumors of revolution are growing stronger. From her position working in the royal household, Giselle is…

Great deals on The Wardrobe Mistress by Meghan Masterson. Limited-time free and discounted ebook deals for The Wardrobe Mistress and other great books.

"After Elizabeth: The Rise of James of Scotland and the Struggle for the Throne of England" by Leanda de Lisle.  A great book to help you make the transition from the reign of Elizabeth I to the Stuart age in England.

"After Elizabeth: The Rise of James of Scotland and the Struggle for the Throne of England" by Leanda de Lisle. A great book to help you make the transition from the reign of Elizabeth I to the Stuart age in England.

For those who love historical fiction, The Abbess of Whitby is a recommended read.

Book Review: The Abbess of Whitby

Persuasion by Jane Austen has been called the "thinking readers Pride and Prejudice". Since I like this book better than P&P, I wholeheartedly agree.

Persuade Me

Persuasion / Jane Austen: I have the book with this same cover that I have read so many times now!

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