From the Toronto Star: "Within a few paragraphs, you realize you are in the hands of a master storyteller. This is smart historical fiction which isn’t afraid to assume the best of its readers.” I've loved the Susanna Kearsley I've read. I hear there is so much to love about this story: old diaries, codebreaking, perilous journeys, Jacobites, a Frenchman.
The Princess Bride meets The Other Boleyn Girl in this quirky spin on the true story of Lady Jane Grey. Sixteen-year-old King Edward has arranged a marriage for Jane in order to secure his line to the throne. He doesn’t have much interest in ruling, and she doesn’t have much interest in marriage. Duty is the least of their problems because, well...Jane’s betrothed turns into a horse every night. Note: this sassy book is especially great on audio.
Perhaps you recognize the last name Holmes in Enola Holmes, Sherlock's younger sister with all the sleuthing abilities, and penchant for getting caught up in adventures. Enola is a heroine for all ages, and Katherine Kellgren's narration fits perfectly in the Sherlock universe.