By Jennifer Robson (Fic Robs, Q Robs)
Two embroiderers at the famed Mayfair fashion house of Norman Hartnell band together as they forge an unlikely friendship when they are chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime honor: taking part in the creation of Princess Elizabeth's wedding gown.
By Lindsay Emory (Fic Emor)
Princess Theodora Isabella Victoria of Drieden of the Royal House Laurent is so over this princess thing. After her fiancé́ jilted her on their wedding day, she's finally back home after spending four months in exile. But Thea's sick of duty. Just as she thinks she's found her Prince Charming for a secret night out, he reveals he's the brother of her former fiancé́, a British spy. As Thea reluctantly joins forces with him to find out what happened the day her fiancé́ disappeared, together they discover a secret that could destroy a centuries-old monarchy and change life as they know it.
By Ken Follett (Fic Foll, Q Foll, CD Fic Foll)
In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love.
By Lucinda Riley (Fic Rile)
In this suspenseful and heart-pounding novel, an ambitious young journalist unravels a dangerous mystery that threatens to devastate the British monarchy.
By Christopher P. Andersen (941.08509 Ande, CD 941.08509 Ande)
Master biographer Christopher Andersen takes readers behind palace walls to examine the surprising similarities and stark differences among three remarkable women, Queen Elizabeth, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Princess Kate.
By Margaret George (Fic Geor, Q Geor, CD Fic Geor)
As a boy, Nero's royal heritage becomes a threat to his very life. Faced with shocking acts of treachery, young Nero is dealt a harsh lesson: it is better to be cruel than dead. While Nero idealizes the artistic and athletic principles of Greece, his very survival rests on his ability to navigate the sea of vipers that is Rome. With cunning and poison, the obstacles fall one by one.
By Nell Hampton (Fic Hamp)
Chef Carrie Ann Cole is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime--an assignment as the new personal chef to the royal family at Kensington Palace. But no sooner has Carrie Ann touched down across the pond and donned her apron than a dead body crops up beneath the royal kale beds.
By C.W. Gortner (Fic Gort)
Marrying the Romanov heir, nineteen-year-old Danish princess Minnie becomes empress of Russia and treads a perilous path of compromise in a beloved but resistance-torn country where her son becomes the last tsar.
By Karen Harper (Fic Harp, Q Harp)
In April 1897, Charlotte Bill enters service into the house of the Duke and Duchess of York as a nanny. For decades, "Lala", as she is called, cares for her royal charges, some of which will rule, and one known as "The Lost Prince".
By Philippa Gregory (Fic Greg, Q Greg, CD Fic Greg)
At seventeen, Lady Jane Grey was England's queen for nine days before Mary Tudor claimed the throne and had her executed. Jane's younger sister, Katherine, was locked in the Tower of London by Queens Mary and Elizabeth to prevent her producing a Tudor son. But the last Grey sister, a beautiful dwarf disregarded by the court, keeps her family's secrets.
By Alison Weir (Fic Weir, CD Fic Weir)
Anne is barely a teenager when she is sent from her family's Hever Castle to serve at the royal court of the Netherlands. When the King of England himself, Henry VIII, asks Anne to be his mistress, she spurns his advances-- he is a married man who has already conducted an affair with her sister, Mary. This rejection only intensifies Henry's pursuit, tempting Anne even as it proves to be her undoing.
By Heather Cocks (Fic Cock)
When Bex goes to Oxford and meets dreamy Nick across the hall, she finds herself in love with the eventual heir to the British throne. Nick is everything she could have imagined, but Prince Nicholas has unimaginable baggage. On the eve of the most talked-about wedding of the century, Bex reflects on what she's sacrificed for love -- and exactly whose heart she may yet have to break.
By Emily Holleman (Fic Holl)
Sharing the throne of Egypt with her eleven-year-old brother Ptolemy, Cleopatra is caught in a power struggle and forced to flee during a rebel uprising, while her sister Arsinoe, who follows Cleopatra into exile, is forced to choose between betraying her family or her country.
By Daisy Goodwin (Fic Good)
On June 19th, 1837, she was a teenager. On June 20th, 1837, she was a queen. Daisy Goodwin’s impeccably researched and vividly imagined new book brings readers Queen Victoria as they have never seen her before.
By Adrian Tinniswood (941.0099 Tinn)
A masterful and witty social history of five centuries of royal life, taking the reader on a remarkable journey from one Queen Elizabeth to another and exploring life as it was lived by clerks and courtiers and clowns and crowned heads: the power struggles and petty rivalries, the tension between duty and desire, the practicalities of cooking dinner for thousands and of ensuring the king always won when he played a game of tennis.