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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

The Beaufort Bride: The Life of Margaret Beaufort
Judith Arnopp
The Unholy Trinity: Blocking the Left's Assault on Life, Marriage, and Gender
Matt Walsh
In the School of the Holy Spirit
Jacques Philippe

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!