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Empress of Rome cover art by Cathy Wyatt - who I don't know at all!

Empress of Rome - Cover art by Cathy Wyatt

Dinah, the only daughter of Jacob, narrates this novel, explaining how the women of her family had their own religious practices that ran counter to the beliefs the men upheld. Through Dinah's voice, this novel imagines the women's stories that the Bible doesn't tell. To call it provocative and rebellious is an understatement; it pushes against patriarchy and suggests an ancient and empowering role for women and women's sexuality.

10 Absolutely Incredible Women In Historical Fiction

The Red Tent: Anita Diamant Dinah, the only daughter of Jacob, narrates this novel, explaining how the women of her family had their own religious practices that ran counter to the beliefs the men upheld.

Fever casts a brilliant light over the life of a figure once described as Typhoid Mary

10 must reads including Fever by Mary Beth Keane. The story of Typhoid Mary (historical fiction).

The Ugly Renaissance: Sex, Greed, Violence and Depravity in an Age of Beauty by Alexander Lee | 9780385536592 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble

The ugly Renaissance : sex, greed, violence and depravity in an age of beauty / Alexander Lee.

Drawing on a variety of sixteenth-century sources such as manuscripts, household accounts, chronicles and personal letters, Victoria Sylvia Evans explores the role of ladies-in-waiting at the Tudor court.

Drawing on a variety of sixteenth-century sources such as manuscripts, household accounts, chronicles and personal letters, Victoria Sylvia Evans explores the role of ladies-in-waiting at the Tudor court.

12 Books That Changed My Life // From The Happiness of Pursuit and The Art of Asking, to His Dark Materials, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Fiction and non-fiction of every kind, books have shaped my life from the moment I could read. I'm sharing you my top 12 in the hopes that maybe one of these books can become a part of your story, too. xx

12 Books That Changed My Life

12 Books That Changed My Life // From The Happiness of Pursuit and The Art of Asking, to His Dark Materials, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Fiction and non-fiction of every kind, books have shaped my life from the moment I could read. I'm sharing y

The End of Empire: Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome (Hardcover)

The End of Empire: Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome (Hardcover)

History remembers Attila, the leader of the Huns, as the Romans perceived him: a savage barbarian brutally inflicting terror on whoever crossed his path. Christopher Kelly, a professor of ancient hist

Inglorious Royal Marriages: A Demi-Millennium of Unholy Mismatrimony by Leslie Carroll http://smile.amazon.com/dp/0451416767/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_CvsXub1ZB2XP2

Inglorious Royal Marriages: A Demi-Millennium of Unholy Mismatrimony by Leslie Carroll

Pagan Spirits: Great Books for Women's History Month, Updated for 2014

Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings -Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

rappaccini's daughter - Google Search remember http://www.gradesaver.com/young-goodman-brown-and-other-hawthorne-short-stories/study-guide/summary-rappaccinis-daughter

by Sara Poole. Who wouldn't like to peek into 1492 and the household of Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia. Yes, it's fiction but a worthy tale.

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