The first of a series that I truly loved. If you like historical fiction with lots of unusual information (such as how swords were made in the fifth century) and interesting characters, then you'll like these books.

This is the first in a series of books about people living in a small town in North Dakota. The relationships are really well developed and the story pulled me in.

This is a really good book based on the history of the leper colony on Moloka'i. It focuses on the humans that went through this experience. The author creates some memorable characters in a fascinating story about this place and time.

The Once and Future King…..what the disney movie “The Sword and the Stone” was based on

I was surprised that the queen of romantic mystery would write such a lyrical and well-written novel about people who seem SO real. It is set during The Depression.

Rip Van Winkle and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving 1893

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

King Arthur, Lancelot and Gwenivere told from a woman's point of view.

The Name "Excalibur" was first used for King Arthur's sword by the French Romancers. It was not the famous "Sword in the Stone" (which broke in battle), but a second sword acquired by the King through the intercession of his druidic advisor, Merddyn (Merlin).

To Avalon

"She was known to have studied magic while she was being brought up in the nunnery..." (Morgan le Fay) Artwork by W. H. Margetson. From: Legends of King Arthur and His Knights - 1914

Mists of Avalon by Douglas Beekman

“The Lady of the Lake” by Lancelot Speed, from The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights (Frederick Warne and Co., 1912)

The Song of Queen Guenevere. Illuminated manuscript by Alberto & Francis Sangorski, ca. 1908. This is one of 8 illuminations taken from the historical poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson, "Extracts from Idylls of the Kings" (Tennyson's version of the Arthurian legend).

lady of the lake Speed, Lancelot (1860-1931), "The Lady of the Lake" from: The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights . 9th edition. Ed. Sir James Knowles, K. C. V. O. London; New York: Frederick Warne and Co., 1912

The Marriage of King Arthur by Lancelot Speed Speed, Lancelot (1860-1931), "The Marriage of King Arthur" from: The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights . 9th edn. By Sir James Knowles, K. C. V. O. London; New York: Frederick Warne and Co., 1912.

pretty typical conversation, except my husband values his life and would never demand I return my books!

First Edition of the Nuremberg Chronicle, the Greatest Illustrated Book of the Fifteenth Century (1493)

This is a faith-based historical novel that looks at the relationship between a mother and daughter.

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