17th Century Fiction (Teen)

Cullen, Lynn.  I am Rembrandt’s Daughter.  Y FIC Cullen
In Amsterdam in the mid-1600s, Cornelia’s life as the illegitimate child of renowned painter Rembrandt is marked by plague, poverty, and despair at ever earning her father’s love, until she sees hope for a better future in the eyes of a weathy suitor.

O’Dell, Scott.  The Serpent Never Sleeps.  J FIC O
In the early seventeenth century, Serena Lynn, determined to be with the man she has loved since childhood, travels to the New World and comes to know the hardships of colonial life and the extraordinary Princess Pocahontas.

McCaughrean, Geraldine.  Cyrano.  Y FIC McCaughrean
Ashamed of his ugliness, long-nosed Cyrano de Bergerac, a brilliant seventeenth-century poet and expert swordsman in the French army, helps a rival woo and win Roxane, the beautiful cousin Cyrano loves in silence.

Sturtevant, Katherine.  At the Sign of the Star.  Y FIC Sturtevant
In seventeenth-century London, Meg, who has little interest in cooking, needlework, or other homemaking skills, dreams of becoming a bookseller and someday inheriting her widowed father’s book store.

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