**Birth of Venus - Sarah Dunant. "Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous cloth merchant, brings a young painter back from northern Europe to decorate the chapel walls in the family’s Florentine palazzo.
Another book that really intrigued me about the possibility of it all. "fascinating story of the final days of Nicholas and Alexandra as seen through the eyes of the Romanovs’ young kitchen boy, Leonka.
The heretic's daughter: a novel by Kathleen Kent. Young Sarah Carrier tries to cope with life in Salem, Massachusetts after her mother is accused, tried, and hanged as a witch. This item is available in hardcover, large print and CD audiobook formats.
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine.