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Leonardo: A Return to Painting by Catherine McGrew Jaime
Series: The Travels of da Vinci. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,170. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
This family-friendly story begins in a small town in the Italian Peninsula in 1503. After Leonardo accompanies Cesare Borgia to Rome to see his father, Pope Alexander, he returns to Florence and gets back into painting. Over the next several years he will tackle two of his largest projects - the Battle of Anghiari and the portrait we have all come to know and love as the Mona Lisa.
The Marshal's Lover by Jo Graham
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,940. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2017 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
The world knows her as an actress and courtesan, the mistress of one of Napoleon’s glittering inner circle, but Elza (aka Ida St Elme) is more than that. Only a few besides her beloved Michel know she is a secret agent in Napoleon’s service, a confidential spy who works directly for the Emperor himself. Even fewer know that she is also a Companion, an old soul who has lived many lives.
The Cantora by Paul Cohn
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 163,410. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
The Cantora is Book II of The Cantora Series. This is the long-anticipated and much-requested sequel to Paul Cohn’s São Tomé. This latest novel takes place in the settlements and jungles of Colonial Brazil at the beginning of the 16th Century. It follows the lives of Marcel Saulo’s sister Leah and an Indian girl with a remarkable singing voice. Leah, known by her Catholic name as Sister Mãe da Doç
Noé by Valérie MAZEAU
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 64,360. Language: French. Published: March 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
Louis, éditeur autoritaire et ténébreux, participe à un atelier d'écriture. Il crée l'histoire de Gabriele, jeune apprenti dans l’atelier d’un artiste peintre vénitien, en 1536. L'écriture plonge Louis dans ses souvenirs d'enfance et le secret de sa naissance. Valérie Mazeau mêle suspense psychologique et récit historique, dans l’effervescence de la Renaissance italienne à Venise.
La mejor de mis vidas by Laura Suarez Fernandez
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 56,740. Language: Spanish. Published: February 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Lorena es una periodista a la que le ofrecen una oportunidad, que cambiará su vida completamente. Mientras tanto en el París de 1672 surge un acontecimiento artístico que marcará un antes y un después en nuestra historia. Una historia apasionante de vidas paralelas, contada por medio de personajes que te harán reír, llorar, soñar, crecer y te acercarán a descubrir el amor verdadero.
William Shakespeare’s "Henry VIII": A Retelling in Prose by David Bruce
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,400. Language: American English. Published: February 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's "Henry VIII." People who read this retelling first will find the original play much easier to understand and read.
Rocamora by Donald Platt
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 150,060. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2017 by Penmore Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Adventure » General
No man is closer to a woman than her confessor, not her father, not her brother, not her husband, -Spanish saying Vicente de Rocamora, the epitome of a young renaissance man in 17th century Spain, questions the goals of the Inquisition and the brutal means used by King Philip IV and the Roman Church to achieve them.
The Chosen Man by Jane Harlond
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 124,760. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2017 by Penmore Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
Rome 1635. As Flanders braces for another long year of war, a Spanish count presents the Vatican with a means of disrupting the Dutch rebels’ booming economy, His plan is brilliant, They just need the right man to implement it, Ludovico da Portovenere, a charismatic spice and silk merchant could be just the right man for the job
The Francis Bacon Mysteries: Books 1-3 by Anna Castle
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 288,790. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
Francis Bacon reluctantly puts down his books to solve crimes in Elizabethan London, aided by Thomas Clarady, a privateer’s son who will do anything to climb into the ranks of the gentry — or up to a lady’s bedchamber.
Sister of the Lionheart by Hilary Benford
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 130,490. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2016 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
An unforgettable heroine in a novel of the Crusades This historical epic introduces a strong and truly unforgettable heroine, Joanna Plantagenet, whose drive and persistence helped change the course of history.
MacKenzie's Lass by Glynnis Campbell
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,940. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
MacKenzie's Lass by Glynnis Campbell (Book 3 of Scottish Lasses). A woman with a taste for adventure...a man who knows how to satisfy her hunger... Tristan MacKenzie, the chef to Queen Mary, cooks up fiery romance with Mery Graham, a spirited Scottish minstrel at the most controversial banquet in Tudor history.
The Last Confession by Regina Del Madrigal
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,150. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance(5.00 from 1 review)
The passionate and forbidden love story of a courtesan and a priest set in 1600's France.
The King's Man by Judith Stoleson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 132,230. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
At sixteen Robert Graves set off for London to serve newly-crowned Henry VIII. Life at court provided him with enough jousting to keep him fit, dicing and cards to keep him poor, and pretty maidens to keep him merry. For twenty-five years he gave his love and loyalty to his king until the beheadings began. These dark cruel times awoke Robert to what it really meant to be a King's Man.
Impressment: Managers, Actors and Impressed Boys by Jeff Hopkins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,420. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Alternative history
In 1597 Queen Elizabeth I signed a Royal warrant giving theatre managers Henry Evans, Nathaniel Giles and their deputy, James Robinson authority to ‘impress’ boys to be actors in the second Blackfriars Theatre. Impressment is a theatrical traverse through the final years of Elizabeth’s reign and the first part of the 17th century.
Roses in the Tempest; A Tale of Tudor England by Jeri Westerson
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 88,060. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
In 16th century England, Isabella Launder little realizes the twists and turns her life is about to take as she surrenders herself to a small nunnery in order to forget her unrequited love of the courtier Thomas Giffard.
The Queen and the Courtesan by Freda Lightfoot
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,820. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
Henriette d’Entragues isn’t satisfied with simply being the mistress of Henry IV of France, she wants a crown too. All she has to do to achieve her ambition is to give Henry a son, and whatever it takes through intrigue and conspiracy to set him on the throne. But despite his promises to marry her, the King is obliged by political necessity to ally himself with Marie de Medici.
The Outcast by Glynnis Campbell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,730. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
The Outcast (the prequel novella to Scottish Lasses) by Glynnis Campbell...Lachlan Mar, a disfigured and broken Scots warrior, doesn't believe anything can mend the wounds of war until Alisoune Hay, a brilliant and beautiful young lass, stumbles into his cottage and his life, healing his hurt and his heart with the most magical power of all--love.
"Ma vie avec Louis XIV..." by Mavy
Price: $6.85 USD. Words: 82,920. Language: French. Published: February 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Biographical
1671.Élisabeth-Charlotte de Bavière épouse le frère efféminé de Louis XIV. Une étonnante complicité la lie à son beau-frère. Les courtisans jasent. La princesse nous conte cinquante ans passées à la Cour de France : langage sans fioriture, humour, anecdotes croustillantes. Autant de petites histoires qui permettent de mieux comprendre la grande Histoire.
Un balcon sur l'Arno by Natalie de la Panouse
Price: $7.37 USD. Words: 120,680. Language: French. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
De Paris à Florence, deux jeunes étudiants en histoire de l'art, tous deux descendants d'amis de la Reine Marie Antoinette, s'engagent dans la plus étrange des aventures qui les mènera à traverser le temps jusqu'a l'été 1781. Aurore et François subiront ainsi les sortilèges d'un bijou commandé par Marie Antoinette à un joailier florentin jusqu'au dénouement sur les pelouses de Trianon.
Un hiver à Chypre / Les aventures du Renard de Venise - 1 by Pierre LEGRAND
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 42,300. Language: French. Published: December 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Pietro Aurelio, jeune Vénitien de 1530, part à la découverte du monde à bord d’une galère marchande. Ce premier voyage relate l’aventure du jeune Vénitien, tant sur mer, où l’on peut faire de mauvaises rencontres, que sur terre, à Chypre, où, mêlé à la vie de la colonie, il en découvre les délices et les embûches.