“The List” since 1995

“The List” since 1995
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***This list does not include the historical fiction reading I did prior to December 1995 – this included all of my Jean Plaidy reading, the majority of my Sharon Kay Penman and Margaret George reading and the historical novel closest to my heart – “Legacy” by Susan Kay. Reviews are linked to in blue.

1995-2000
Falls the Shadow by Sharon Kay Penman (Simon Montfort)
The Summer Queen by Alice Graham
Scotland’s Queen by Marguerite Vance
Fortune Made His Sword by Martha Rofheart (Henry V)
When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman (Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine)
The Severed Crown by Jane Lane (Charles I)
Firelord by Parke Godwin (Arthur)
The Lion of Mortimer by Juliet Dymoke (Edward II)
Death Comes as Epiphany by Sharon Newman (Medieval Mystery)
The Vows on the Peacock by Alice Graham
The Rose, Red and White by Betty King
Satan in St. Mary’s by D.C. Doherty (Medieval Mystery)
The Player’s Boy is Dead by Leonard Tourney (Medieval Mystery)
The Last Pendragon by Robert Rice (Arthur)
Hawk of May by Gillian Bradshaw (Arthur)
Kingdom of Summer by Gillian Bradshaw (Arthur)
In Winter’s Shadow by Gillian Bradshaw (Arthur)
The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell (Arthur)
Beloved Exile by Parke Godwin (Guinevere)
I, Victoria by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (Queen Victoria)
The Eagle’s Daughter by Judith Tarr (Byzantine Empire)
1492 by Newton Frohlich (Columbus)
The Queen’s Man by Sharon Penman (Medieval Mystery)
The Memory Cathedral by Jack Dann (Leondardo Da Vinci)
An Army of Angels (Joan of Arc)
Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis (Roman Mystery)
The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George (Cleopatra)
Enemy of God by Bernard Cornwell (Arthur)
Ramses: The Son of Light by Christian Jacq (Ancient Egypt)
Throne of Isis by Judith Tarr (Ancient Egypt)
Lord of the Two Lands (Ancient Egypt)
Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell (Arthur)
Ceasar by Colleen McCullough (Rome)
The Grass Crown by Colleen McCullough (Rome)
The Course of Honor by Lindsay Davis (Roman Mystery)
Sherwood by Parke Godwin (Robin Hood)
Robin and the King by Parke Godwin (Robin Hood)
2000-2007
Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith (Early 20th century South)
Anna’s Book by Barbara Vine (19th century mystery)
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner (American West)
Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield
Psalm at Journey’s End by Erik Hansen (Titanic)
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier (Civil War)
Lord of Sunset (Danish England)
Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawler Jhabavala (Colonial India)
Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier (19th Century England)
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (19th century US)
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (Scotland)
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon (Scotland)
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (Japan)
City of Light by Lauren Belfer (19th Century U.S.)
The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly (19th century London)
The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly (19th century London and Africa)
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon (Scotland)
Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon (Scotland)
Ines of My Soul by Isbael Allende (Chile)
Roma by Steven Saylor (Ancient Rome)
2008
The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye (19th century India)
Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland (17th century France)
Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Jospehine B. by Sandra Gulland (18th century France)
Tale of Passion, Tale of Woe by Sandra Gulland (18/19th century France)
The Last Great Dance on Earth by Sandra Gulland (19th century France)
2009
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks (Black Plague)
Versailles by Kathryn Davis (Marie Antoinette)
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan (Frank Llyod Wright)
The Madonnas of Lenningrad by Debra Dean (WWII)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (Early 20th century US)
East of the Sun by Julie Gregson (1920s India)
Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Vanora Bennett (Tudor England)
The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent (Salem Witch Trials)
Sunflowers by Sheraty Bundrick (Vincent Van Gogh)
2010
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly (19th century Texas)
Nefertiti by Michelle Moran (Ancient Egypt)
Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel (Tudor England)
The Last Queen by C.W. Gortner (Juana la Loca)
Pope Joan by Donna Wolfolk Cross (Dark Ages Europe)
Charlotte and Emily by Jude Morgan (19th century England)
Songcatcher by Sharyn McCrumb (18th century US)
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (Early 20th century mystery)
The Widow’s War by Sally Gunning (Colonial Massachusetts)
Bound by Sally Gunning (Colonial Massachusetts)
The Rebellion of Jane Clarke by Sally Gunning (Colonial Massachusetts)
The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton (Puritan New England)
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton (Edwardian/WWI England)
Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay (Stalinist Soviet Union/Modern day Boston)
Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt (Late Elizabethan/Early Jacobean England)
Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati (Late 18th century New York)
Duchess by Susan Holloway Scott (Late 17th century England)
The Psychick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe (Salem Witch Trials)
The Help by Kathryn Stockett (1960s Mississippi)
My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira (Civil War Washington, DC)
March by Geraldine Brooks (Civil War)
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig (Napoleonic France)
On Agate Hill by Lee Smith (Post Civil War South)
The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier (Medieval France)
Queen Hereafter by Susan Fraser King (Dark Ages Scotland)
2011
The Wolves of Andover by Kathleen Kent (Colonial Massachusetts)
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly (Early 20th Century New York)
The Tudor Secret by C.W. Gortner (Tudor Mystery)
A Secret Alchemy (Princes in the Tower)
Dissolution by C,J. Sansom (Tudor England)
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton (WWII)
The Maid by Kimberly Cutter (Joan of Arc)
Dark Fire by C.J. Sansom (Tudor England)
Winter in Madrid by C.J.Sansom (1930s Spain)
Sovereign by C.J.Sansom (Tudor England)
Revelation by C.J.Sansom (Tudor England)
Heartstone by C.J.Sansom (Tudor England)
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain (1920s Paris)
When We Were Strangers by Pamela Schoenewaldt (19th century Italy)
The Dark Lantern by Geri Brightwell (Early 20th century London)
The People’s Queen by Vanora Bennett (Medieval England)
The House of Special Purpose by John Boyne (Revolutionary Russia)
A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander (19th century Paris/London)
And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander (19th century Paris/London)
Tears of Pearl by Tasha Alexander (19th century Istanbul)
To Kill a Tsar by Andrew Williams (Revolutionary Russia)
Marrying Mozart by Stephanie Cowell (early 19th century Vienna)
The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin (19th century U.S. and England)
Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman (Crusades)
The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry (mid-19th century London)
Claude and Camille by Stephanie Cowell (Impressionists’ Paris)
The Players by Stephanie Cowell (Elizabethan England)
2012
Sarah’s Key by Tataina de Rosnay (WWII Paris)
The Pretender by Mary Morrissey (WWI Berlin)
Maise Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (1920s London)
Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James (early 19th century England)
Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear (1920s England)
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles (1930s New York)
Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear (1920s England)
Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear (1920s England)
The Wandering Falcon by Jamil Ahmad (early 20th century Afghanistan and Pakistan)
The Mathematics of Love by Emma Darwin (Napoleonic Europe)
Enchantments by Kathryn Harrison (Revolutionary Russia/Rasputin)
The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons (WWII Vienna/England)
The Siege by Helen Dunmore (WWII Leningrad)
The Betrayal by Helen Dunmore (1950s Leningrad)
The Gentle Axe by RN Morris (mid-19th century Russia)
A Vengeful Longing by RN Morris (mid-19th century Russia)
The Winter Palace by Eva Stanchiak (Catherine the Great)
The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani (17th century Iran)
An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear (1930s England)
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan (early 20th century U.S.)
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (Tudor England)
11/22/63 by Stephen King (1950/60s Texas)
Time and Again by Jack Finney (1880s New York City)
City of Shadows by Ariana Franklin (1920s Berlin)
The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (early 20th century Italy and U.S.)
A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson (1920s Asia & present-day London)
Caravans by James Michener (1940s Afghanistan)
The Twelve Rooms of the Nile by Enid Shomer (mid-19th century Egypt)
The Age of Desire by Jennie Fields (19th century Paris and New York)