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Carpe Librum

Reviews and bookish conversation with author Samantha Wilcoxson.

If I am lost, you will find me in medieval England.

You can also find me - and my books - on my blog.

Historical Novel Society

Currently reading

America's First Daughter: A Novel
Stephanie Dray, Laura Croghan Kamoie
Gore Vidal
7 Lessons from Heaven: How Dying Taught Me to Live a Joy-Filled Life
Mary C. Neal, M.D.
The Naked Public Square: Religion and Democracy in America
Richard John Neuhaus
A Year with Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Carla Barnhill, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jim Wallis

More Historical Than Fiction

Sacred Treason - James Forrester Shadow on the Crown - Patricia Bracewell

Do these books look interesting to you? Then you should join us in the More Historical Than Fiction bookclub.


Sacred Treason is a Tudor era mystery that we are reading and discussing until the end of May.


Shadow on the Crown is the first in Patricia Bracewell's Emma of Normandy trilogy set in the 11th century. We will read this in June.


If you love historical fiction, we would love to have you join us and suggest your favorite books to read!