These are novels "set in the past, before the author's lifetime and experience. Through its serious respect for historical accuracy and details of time, place, and character, Historical Fiction enhances a reader's knowledge of past events, lives, and customs." (Description from Novelist Plus.)
Feared and hunted by the powers in Rome, the lovers Antony and Cleopatra choose to die by their own hands as the triumphant armies of Octavian sweep into Egypt. Their orphaned children--ten-year-old twins Selene and Alexander--are taken in chains to Rome. Delivered the the household of Octavian's sister, the siblings cling to each other and to the hope that they will return one day to their rightful place on the throne of Egypt.
|Command a king's ship||
Spithead, 1784. His Majesty's frigate, Undine, sets sail for India and the seas beyond. Europe may be at peace - but in colonial waters the promises of statesmen count for little and the bloody struggle for supremacy still goes on. Richard Bolitho would have cause to remember his admiral's words: 'The task I am giving you would be better handled by a squadron'.
|The confessions of Catherine de Medici||
Catherine de Medici uses her natural and supernatural gifts to protect the French throne in Gortner's (The Last Queen) portrait of a queen willing to sacrifice happiness and reputation to fulfill her family's royal destiny. Orphan Catherine has her first vision at age 10, and three years later is betrothed to Henri d'Orleans, brother of the sickly heir to the French throne.
|Countenance of war, a historical novel of Scotland||
Countenance of War follows young James Douglas as he continues his fight for Scotland and King Robert the Bruce. His castle is once again in English hands as is almost every castle in Scotland. Although the Scottish fighters have returned from exile, the chances of winning against such overwhelming odds still look very slim. Will any tactics employed by this brave warrior work to free his people, including his lover Alycie, from the grips of the merciless English conqueror?
|The crown (Joanna Stafford)||
Joanna Stafford, a Dominican nun, learns that her favorite cousin has been condemned by Henry VIII to be burned at the stake. Defying the sacred rule of enclosure, Joanna leaves the priory to stand at her cousin’s side. Arrested for interfering with the king’s justice, Joanna, along with her father, is sent to the Tower of London.
|The darkening sea||
Soon after taking part in the dramatic capture of Martinique in the Caribbean, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho is next despatched to the African coast to gather a flotilla and stop French attacks on British trade routes. But Bolitho must contend with mor
|The devil's paintbox||
In 1866, fifteen-year-old Aidan and his thirteen-year-old sister Maddy, penniless orphans, leave drought-stricken Kansas on a wagon train hoping for a better life in Seattle, but find there are still many hardships to be faced
|Dreams of joy||
A continuation of "Shanghai Girls" finds a devastated Joy fleeing to China to search for her real father while her mother, Pearl, desperately pursues her, a dual quest marked by their encounters with the nation's intolerant Communist culture
|Drums of autumn||
Fourth in a series of the author's linked sagas, this novel features Claire Randall as she steps through a doorway in an ancient Scottish stone circle and winds up in Revolutionary America and in the arms of Highlander Jamie Fraser
|The dry grass of August||
In 1954, 13-year-old Jubie, traveling with her family and her family's black maid Mary Luther--who has always been there for her, making up for her father's rages and her mother's neglect--encounters racial tension and tragedy