Sneak peek: March 2015 new royalty books

March is almost here, and with it a new selection of books on royal topics. Here's your sneak peek!

17 Carnations by Andrew Morton. The secret ties among Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor, and Adolf Hitler before, during, and after World War II.

The Death of Caesar by Barry Strauss. This book places the assassination of Julius Caesar in full context of Rome's civil wars, showing that it was a carefully planned paramilitary operation.

Women of Sicily: Saints, Queens and Rebels by Jacqueline Alio. Examines the lives of 17 women of varied backgrounds, including Queen Maria Sophia of the Two Sicilies, who died in 1925.

From Warhorses to Ploughshares by Richard L. Davis. A political and cultural biography of Chinese emperor Mingzong.

Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran. The story of India's Joan of Arc, Queen Lakshmi, who defied the British to defend her kingdom of Jhansi. (Fiction.)

Lady of the Eternal City by Kate Quinn. Elegant, secretive Sabina must keep the peace between her husband, Roman emperor Hadrian, and battered warrior Vix, her first love. (Fiction.)

As always, publication dates are subject to change. The full list of new royalty books will be published on the Books page on March 1.

If I could only read one of the books listed above… oh dear, it would be hard to choose because they all look good, but I think I would pick Lady of the Eternal City because I enjoy reading about ancient Rome. Which book would you choose?

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