The Queen's Soprano

10 best books like The Queen's Soprano (Carol Dines): I am Rembrandt's Daughter, Ivy, The Queen's Daughter, The Fool's Girl, A Golden Web, The Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza Rose, Loving Will Shakespeare, The Lacemaker and the Princess, Anna of Byzantium, The King's Rose

AuthorLynn Cullen
ISBN1599900467
With her mother dead of the plague, and her beloved brother newly married and moved away, Cornelia van Rijn finds herself without a friend or confidante--save her difficult father. Out of favor with Amsterdam's elite, and considered brash and unreasonable by his patrons, Rembrandt van Rijn, once...
AuthorJulie Hearn
ISBN0192754319
EDIT: BEGINING THE BOOK:
I've grown tired of the book I've been trying AND TRYING to read: Bitten - and I left the new Mortal Instruments book somewhere so I'm going to try this! The cover summary reminds me of the Gemma Doyle trilogy. Mysterious, supernatural/magic, nineteeth century England....
AuthorSusan Coventry
ISBN0805089926
Joan's mother is Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, the most beautiful woman in the world. Her father is Henry II, the king of England and a renowned military leader. She loves them both, so what is she to do when she's forced to choose between them? As her parents' arguments grow ever more vicious, Joan begins...
AuthorCelia Rees
ISBN1599904861
Young and beautiful Violetta may be of royal blood, but her kingdom is in shambles when she arrives in London on a mysterious mission. Her journey has been long and her adventures many, but it is not until she meets the playwright William Shakespeare that she gets to tell the entire story from beginning...
AuthorBarbara Quick
ISBN0061448877
Alessandra is desperate to escape.

Desperate to escape her stepmother, who's locked her away for a year; to escape the cloister that awaits her and the marriage plans that have been made for her; to escape the expectations that limit her and every other girl in fourteenth-century Italy. There's...
AuthorMary Hooper
ISBN1582348545
Ousted from her family by her new stepmother, Eliza Rose makes her way to London--only to be thrown straight into prison for stealing a bite to eat. Her life takes a remarkable twist when she is rescued and befriended by the infamous actress Nelly Gwyn. Nelly introduces her to the courtly intrigue, politics,...
AuthorCarolyn Meyer
ISBN0152054510
Poor Anne Hathaway is still living with her callous stepmother, and her prospects for marriage and a home of her own are becoming grim. However, she can't seem to get charismatic Will Shakespeare out of her mind--even though he is much too young for her. But then one day Will impulsively kisses his childhood...
AuthorKimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN1416919201
Eleven-year-old Isabelle is a lacemaker in the town of Versailles. One day as she delivers lace to the palace, she is almost trampled by a crowd of courtiers -- only to be rescued by Marie Antoinette. Before Isabelle can believe it, she has a new job -- companion to the queen's daughter. Isabelle is given...
AuthorTracy Barrett
ISBN0440415365
Anna Comnena has every reason to feel entitled. She's a princess, her father's firstborn and his chosen successor. Someday she expects to sit on the throne and rule the vast Byzantine Empire. So the birth of a baby brother doesn't perturb her. Nor do the "barbarians" from foreign lands, who think only...
AuthorAlisa M. Libby
ISBN0525479708
Life in the court of King Henry VIII is a complex game. When fifteen-year-old Catherine Howard catches the king's eye, she quickly transforms from pawn to queen. But even luxury beyond imagination loses its luster as young Catherine finds her life--and her heart--threatened by the needs of an aging...
AuthorJacqueline Kolosov
ISBN1423107977
Mary Seymour is the daughter of the great Katherine Parr--the last Queen of Henry VIII. Orphaned at a young age because of her mother's bad marriage to Thomas Seymour, Mary determines early on that love is a sentiment that causes foolishness at best, and death at worst. She is sent to be raised by Lady Strange,...
AuthorSusanne Dunlap
ISBN1599903326
Murder and love—from the halls of Vienna’s imperial family to a perilous gypsy camp

 
Amid the glamour of Prince Nicholas Esterhazy’s court in 18th-century Vienna, murder is afoot. Or so fifteen-year-old Theresa Maria is convinced when her musician father turns up dead on Christmas...
AuthorAnn Rinaldi
ISBN0060549254
I had freckles.
I had sandy hair.
I was too short.
Would my feet even touch the ground if I sat on the throne?

These are the words of lady Jane Grey, as imagined by celebrated author Ann Rinaldi. Jane would become Queen of England for only nine days before being beheaded at the age of...
AuthorLisa M. Klein
ISBN1599901056
Lizzie and Rosanna are cousins. But when the Civil War breaks out, fifteen-year-old Lizzie finds herself committed to the cause of the Union, while Rosanna is swept up in the passions of the old south and in her love for a young Confederate officer. Torn in their alliances, yet as devoted as sisters,...
AuthorMarie-Louise Jensen
ISBN0192755315
I had high hopes for this book, not because I knew the author (I didn't), but because the reviews were so good and it totally sounded like my type of book; and when I started reading, the story reminded me a little bit of one of my favorite books ever, Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith, but now I have to take that back...
AuthorChristine Trent
ISBN0758238576
A young woman, struggling to expand her London dollmaking trade, finds a surprising customer in Queen Marie Antoinette, an avid doll collector herself. This seemingly innocent exchange puts Claudette’s life in danger when she is lured to Paris under false pretenses. Money and jewels are being...
AuthorWilliam Lavender
ISBN0152054723
When Lady Jane, orphaned daughter of an English earl, arrives in Charlestown, South Carolina, in 1776, she finds herself in the middle of a heated war--a war not only between her former country and her new home but one between the members of her own family, whose loyalties are strongly divided in America's...
AuthorLaura L. Sullivan
ISBN0547581297
Eliza dreams of being a playwright for the king’s theater, where she will be admired for her witty turns of phrase rather than her father’s wealth.

Beth is beautiful as the day but poor as a church mouse, so she must marry well, despite her love for her childhood sweetheart.

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