A few book reviews

Some interesting book reviews for you:

From Elizabeth Kerri Mahon's blog, Scandalous Women, a review of Mistress of the Vatican by Eleanor Herman, a biography of a 17th century woman, Olimpia Maidalchini, who was "the secret female pope."

From Marilyn Braun of Marilyn's Royal Blog, a look at books about entertaining royally.

And finally, from Sarah Johnson's blog, Reading the Past, a review of The Cloister and the Citadel by Brigid Knight, a novel about 16th century French princess Charlotte de Bourbon.

UPDATE: Did I say finally? Well, I was wrong. Here's another one: Julianne Douglas of Writing the Renaissance shares her review of Michelle Moran's The Heretic Queen, a historical novel set in ancient Egypt.
 

Artist George Stuart's historical figures

I received this email from Leroy in California:

"We would like to invite you to visit galleryhistoricalfigures.com and view the highly researched historical figures of George Stuart. At this time, English and French figures are displayed. Russians and others will be added soon."

The site is quite interesting and the figures are very detailed, so check it out! Thank you to Leroy for sending this link.