13. 'spain for the soverigns' jean plaidy
14. 'daughters of spain' jean plaidy
15. 'shakespeares landlord' charlaine harris
16. 'shakespeares champion' charlaine harris
12-14 are in the isabella and ferdinand series by jean plaidy. i have said a million times that i love jean plaidy books. this was no different. it's interesting reading about something other than henry VIII...
these books were an easy read. they weren't small books, but plaidy's manner is always to make the story interesting and the characters come to life. it's not easy being royal, apparently, and reading about isabella of spain makes you realise how hard it can be. you get frustrated with people like you do in real life. i wasn't aware before how the spanish inquisition came about, now i do. it's always good to learn things as you enjoy reading.
15-16 are part of a (so far) 5 book series from charlaine harris. she is also the author of the sookie stackhouse books that have become the true blood series. these books are more mysteries and they are centered around the main character of lily bard. as you go through the first book, you start to piece together lily's past, which is quite horrific. the books are quite easy to read and go by quickly, but i think that helps because they aren't really all that involved. frustrating character at times, but otherwise good reads.