Yvonne Korshak creates a remarkable look into the golden past of Athens in her novel “Pericles and Aspasia”. Breathtaking in execution, exquisite in detail, realistic in interpretation, Pericles and Aspasia tells the story of the statesman and general Pericles and his lover Aspasia, a hetaira and the daughter of a philosopher. Their love story will change history.
Libby O’Connell crafts a respectable and informative book on America’s culinary history. Though well-placed to ticket the historical palate, “The American Plate” occasionally suffers from too much historical context and not enough history on the food itself. Still, this is a great introduction that should give readers plenty to digest.
In “Witness to the Revolution”, Kiersten Marcil pens a highly readable historical novel about a woman transported back in time to the American Revolution and her efforts to return.
Queen Lili’uokalani was the only woman to rule the Kingdom of Hawai’i before its overthrow in 1893. In this deeply evocative memoir, written in an attempt to persuade the American federal government to vote against annexation, Lili’uokalani traces her story from childhood to queen regnant. It’s a story of American imperialism and deceit but also a story of a remarkable woman and how she shaped modern Hawaiian history.
The year is 1141. Forces belonging to Empress Matilda and Stephen of Blois vie for the English throne. With neither side a clear winner, they will fight for control over a prominent castle on the River Thames in “The Siege Winter”. This multi-perspective novel should please lovers of medieval history and/or historical mysteries.
Michiel B.L. Korte recounts the last few years of the French monarchy under King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette from the perspective of their adopted daughter, Marie Philippine Lambriquet. Also known as Ernestine, she must contend with both divided loyalties and the larger forces at play if she is to survive the tumultuous times in which she lives.