Category: 17th Century

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VIRTUAL TOUR: Traitor’s Knot by Cryssa Bazos

Purchase Now from Amazon England 1650: Civil War has given way to an uneasy peace in the year since Parliament executed King Charles I. Royalist officer James Hart refuses to accept the tyranny of the new government, and to raise funds for the restoration of the king’s son, he takes to the road as a highwayman. Elizabeth Seton has long...

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And Then Mine Enemy by Alison Stuart

Purchase Now from Amazon A family ripped apart in a country divided by war . . . England 1642: Hardened mercenary, Adam Coulter returns to England sickened by violence, seeking only peace, but he finds England on the brink of civil war. He has seen first hand what that will mean for every man, woman and child and wants no...

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AUDIO REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY: A Splendid Defiance by Stella Riley, narrated by Alex Wyhdham

This title may be downloaded from Audible via Amazon. For two years, England has been in the grip of Civil War. In Banbury, Oxfordshire, the Cavaliers hold the castle, the Roundheads want it back and the town is full of zealous Puritans. Consequently, the gulf between Captain Justin Ambrose and Abigail Radford, the sister of a fanatically religious shopkeeper, ought...

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SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: And Then Mine Enemy (Feathers in the Wind #1) by Alison Stuart

Purchase Now from Amazon A family ripped apart in a country divided by war . . . England 1642: Hardened mercenary, Adam Coulter returns to England sickened by violence, seeking only peace, but he finds England on the brink of civil war. He has seen first-hand what that will mean for every man, woman and child and wants no part...

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SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: The Velvet Cloak of Moonlight by Christina Courtenay

Purchase Now from Amazon “As the velvet cloak of moonlight settled over the ruined towers of Raglan Castle, the shadows beneath them stirred…” When newly widowed Tess visits Raglan Castle, she experiences an extraordinary vision that transports her to seventeenth-century Wales and a castle on the brink of a siege. Even when Tess leaves Raglan to return to Merrick Court,...

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Looking Back at 2016 – Our Favourite Books of the Year

Amazingly, another year has passed, and it’s time for us all to look back at the books we most enjoyed reading in 2016. Here are some of the books chosen by the RHR team as their favourites of the year; if you’ve read any of them do you agree with our assessment? What are your own personal favourites of 2016? Please...

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SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: Highland Deception (Highland Pride #1) by Lori Ann Bailey

Purchase Now from Amazon Scotland, August 1642 Maggie and Lachlan must fight their growing attraction, battling suspicion and intrigue as religious and political turmoil threaten to tear their clans apart. He has sworn he will never marry. Lachlan Cameron is honor bound to see a wounded lass to safety, although he has well learned women are deceivers, and this lovely...

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Lords of Misrule (Roundheads and Cavaliers #4) by Stella Riley

Purchase now from Amazon Still tied to his desk in the Intelligence Office, Colonel Eden Maxwell has become increasingly disenchanted with both Oliver Cromwell and his own daily existence; and with the advent of new Royalist conspiracies, he despairs of ever getting away. Then a brick hurled through the window of a small workshop sets in motion a new and...

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SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: The Honorable Officer by Philippa Lodge

  Purchase Now from Amazon France, 1668 Hélène de Bonnefoi’s spirit has been squashed by the ever-critical aunt and uncle who raised her. Serving as nanny and stand-in mother to her cousin’s child has saved her from the convent, especially after her cousin’s death. When suspicious accidents threaten the toddler, Hélène overcomes her near-blindness to seek the help of the...

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Kill or Be Kilt (Highland Spies #3) by Victoria Roberts

Purchase Now from Amazon Lady Elizabeth Walsingham pined after the same man for years. When she finally realizes the brawny Highland laird doesn’t return her feelings, she decides to leave for London and start anew. It seems that her prayers are answered when she catches the eye of a charming actor at the Globe Theatre – a man who is...

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