Tuesday, June 08, 2004

An oldie but goodie

A Murder for Her Majesty -- by Beth Hilgartner, 1992

Leaving the fantasy/sci fi side for a while, be sure to read this terrific historical fiction novel. You travel back to the time of Queen Elizabeth I. Alice Tuckfield witnesses her father's "hunting accident" and is now in fear for her own life. Where can a young girl alone in the 16th century hide? How can she disappear? I just love this book and plan to reread it this summer. This story is full of music and history and sends you back to another place and time. If you get hooked on the time period you can go on and read King of Shadows by Susan Cooper (love it) and The Shakespeare Stealer series by Gary Blackwell.


Sarah said...

Yeah, that was one of my favorite books! I've always liked reading historical fiction novels like this. Another goodie is "The Secret of Sarah Revere". That one is set during the Revolutionary War and offers a new perspective to the accepted truth of the Revolution. Lots of fun, I think.

Emily said...

I read a Murder for her Majesty when I was home from college not too long ago. It's just as good for adults as it is for up-and-coming young adults, and it has the staying power to be read again and again.