Historical Fiction

AHAB'S WIFE by Sena Jeter Naslund

This literary historical novel, set in 1830s New England, is the highly colorful and appealing story of Una, the wife of the vengeful Captain Ahab from Melville’s MOBY DICK. What a delight it was to read this story!

THE QUEEN'S HANDMAIDEN by Jennifer Ashley

In this elegant historical novel, clever Eloise Rousell is a noblewoman’s illegitimate daughter–a gifted seamstress to Protestant princess Elizabeth Tudor. When Elizabeth’s strict Catholic sister, Bloody Queen Mary, takes the throne, the queen’s ruthless persecution of heresy threatens highborn and common alike.

LABYRINTH by Kate Mosse

This literary historical/time-travel novel is set in medieval and modern-day France. Amateur archeologist Alice Tanner is working on a dig in the Pyrenees when she unearths a hidden cave containing an altar, human remains, and a mysterious ring that may hide the key to the Holy Grail.

LABYRINTH by Kate Mosse

This literary historical/time-travel novel is set in medieval and modern-day France. Amateur archeologist Alice Tanner is working on a dig in the Pyrenees when she unearths a hidden cave containing an altar, human remains, and a mysterious ring that may hide the key to the Holy Grail.

THE QUEEN'S HANDMAIDEN by Jennifer Ashley

In this elegant historical novel, clever Eloise Rousell is a noblewoman’s illegitimate daughter–a gifted seamstress to Protestant princess Elizabeth Tudor. When Elizabeth’s strict Catholic sister, Bloody Queen Mary, takes the throne, the queen’s ruthless persecution of heresy threatens highborn and common alike.

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