Queen Jezebel by Jean Plaidy
"The final novel in the classic Catherine de’ Medici trilogy from Jean Plaidy, the grande dame of historical fiction.
aging Catherine de’ Medici and her sickly son King Charles are hoping
to end the violence between the feuding Catholics and Huguenots. When
Catherine arranges the marriage of her beautiful Catholic daughter
Margot to Huguenot king Henry of Navarre, France’s subjects hope there
will finally be peace. But shortly after the wedding, when many of the
most prominent Huguenots are still celebrating in Paris, King Charles
gives an order that could only have come from his mother: rid France of
its “pestilential Huguenots forever.” In this bloody conclusion to the
Catherine de’ Medici trilogy, Jean Plaidy shows the demise of kings and
skillfully exposes Catherine’s lifetime of depraved scheming".
A Bloom in Winter by T.J. Brown
"The highly anticipated second installment in the Summerset Abbey series, which picks up just after the climatic conclusion of book one. After Prudence’s desperate marriage and move to Devonshire, sisters Rowena and Victoria fear they have lost their beloved friend forever. Guilt-ridden and remorseful, Rowena seeks comfort from a daring flyboy and embraces the most dangerous activity the world has ever seen, and Victoria defies her family and her illness to make her own dream occupation as a botanist come true. As England and the world step closer to conflict, the two young women flout their family, their upbringing, and their heritage to seize a modern future of their own making".~Lizzie~