Historical


A Subtle Grace by Ellen Gable

In this sequel to In Name Only, A Subtle Grace continues the story of the wealthy and unconventional O’Donovan Family as they approach the dawn of a new century in 1896, Philadelphia. At 19, Kathleen (oldest daughter) is unmarried with no prospects. Fearing the lonely fate of an old maid, her impatience leads to an infatuation with the first man who shows interest. A disturbing turn of events brings a dark shadow that threatens the life-long happiness she desires.


Saint Magnus, The Last Viking by Susan Peek

In this fast-paced new novel by the highly popular Susan Peek, the conflict unfolds between Magnus Erlendson, a heroic young prince aflame with the love of God, and his outlawed cousin Hakon, who blames Magnus for his banishment from their kingdom. What follows is a tale of betrayal and revenge, bravery and forgiveness, as Magnus seeks to restore his father’s vanquished kingdom to it’s rightful hands.


The Samurai and the Tea: A Legacy of Japan’s Early Christians
by Cathy Brueggemann Beil

Published in 2003 by Cereus Publications

The Samurai and the Tea is a historical novel. Michael, a Japanese American boy of mixed ancestry, wants to be strong as a Samurai. When a mysterious Tea Ceremony set carries him back in time to the days of the real Samurai, Michael learns there is more to the Samurai than he’d ever imagined.


Under a Changing Moon
by Margot Benary-Isbert

Originally published in 1964
Republished in 1998 by Bethlehem Books

Under a Changing Moon is a charming “coming-of-age” story. Seventeen-year-old Paula has just left behind convent boarding school — to go home. She hasn’t been back home for more than two years, and isn’t quite prepared for her five rambunctious brothers, two eccentric maiden aunts, bibliophile uncle, and 89 year-old Babbett, not to mention the demands laid on her by energetic Mama. . . .


Saint George: Knight of Lydda
by Anthony Cooney

Published in 2005 by Ihs Press

Saint George: Knight of Lydda is a stirring historical novel based on the life of the brave hero Saint George, a Christian and a Roman cavalry officer during the persecution-filled latter days of the pagan Empire.


Poor Banished Children
by Fiorella De Maria

Published in 2011 by Ignatius Press

Poor Banished Children is a truly unforgettable historical novel about rejection, survival, despair, and redemption. Read our full review here.


In Name Only
by Ellen Gable

Published in 2009 by Full Quiver Publishing

In Name Onlyis a powerful Catholic historical romance set in1876 Philadelphia. Follow nineteen-year-old Caroline Martin through the course of several years during which she faces challenges and heartaches . . . Read the full review here (you may need to scroll down to find it.)


The Blood Red Crescent
by Henry Garnett

Published in 2007 by Sophia Institute Press

The Blood Red Crescent, set in the 1500s, is about a fourteen-year-old boy who becomes involved in the legendary Battle of Lepanto. In this historical tale of Catholic heroism, courage, and holiness, readers of all ages will be reminded that when the Faith is threatened, extraordinary valor may be demanded of any one of us, even the very young.


Crossbows and Crucifixes:
A Novel of the Priest Hunters and the
Brave Young Men Who Fought Them

by Henry Garnett

Published in 2009 by Imagio / Sophia Institute Press

Crossbows and Crucifixes–What a title! In this adventure for all ages, the author brings to life the drama of a nation where unjust laws forced good men and women to choose between their country and their Faith, and young people heed early and well the call to heroism that Christians must be ever ready to heed. Set in 1585 England.


Search for the Madonna
by Donna Alice Patton

Published in 2010 by Behold Publications/Ecce Homo Press

Search for the Madonna, set during the Great Depression, is an adventure novel for ages 10 and up. Dreaming of a bright future without anymore worries, Maggie is determined to unlock the secrets of the legendary lost Brandenburg treasure.


Roses are Red, Diamonds are Blue by Donna Alice Patton
Published in 2013 by MuseItUp Publishing

Set in the late 1970s.
Where’s the Anastasia? It’s been almost a year since Laura Barkley’s husband, a museum curator, was murdered and the fabled Anastasia Diamond stolen. A long year filled with accusations, too many accidents directed toward Laura and her twins, plus plenty of soul searching…
Read our review here.

Crusader King: Novel of Baldwin IV and the Crusades by Susan Peek
Published in 2009 by TAN Books

Historical novel about the unusual life of King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem, the leper crusader king who–despite ascending to the throne at only 13, his early death at 24 and his debilitating disease–performed great and heroic deeds in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

A Soldier Surrenders: The Conversion of Saint Camillus de Lellis by Susan Peek
Published in 2007 by Ignatius Press
The story of St. Camillus is one that is filled with an intriguing combination of drama, military battles, sickness and disease, conversion to God, and great charity for countless suffering people, be they dying soldiers, prisoners or patients in the hospitals that he founded.


Angels in Iron
by Nicholas C. Prata

Published in 2004 by Arx Publishing


The Spanish Match
by Brennan Pursell

Published in 2011 by Sophia Institute Press

The Spanish Match is a historical novel about the courtship of Prince Charles of England and Princess Maria of Catholic Spain. Murder, mayhem, and religion fustrate the royal courtship that, through love, seeks to make peace between warring enemies England and Spain: A novel based on actual events.


Crown of the World: Knight of the Temple
by Nathan Sadasivan

Published in 2009 by Arx Publishing

Crown of the World is a vivid Crusade story about Godfrey de Montferrat, a young Templar knight who swore an oath to defend the Kingdom of Jerusalem.


Trianon: A Novel of Royal France
by Elena Maria Vidal

Published in 2000 by Neumann Press

Trianon: A Novel of Royal France is an historical novel, a love story, and so much more. This is the story of the martyred King Louis XVI and his Queen, Antoinette, who can only be fully understood in light of the Catholic beliefs to which they held fast.


Madame Royale
by Elena Maria Vidal

Published in 2000 by Neumann Press

Madame Royale is the captivating sequel to Trianon. This historical Catholic novel focuses on the daughter of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette as she searches for her little lost brother during the time of the French Revolutionary Age.

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