I am a huge admirer of historical fiction, and I particularly like it when it's well-researched. Such is the case with "Three Treasures," a story of the English Civil War.
Based on events that actually took place in the town of Dorchester, this book tells of the Cavalier/Puritan war as seen through the eyes of apothecary Micah Judd. We not only see the politics of the period, but also get a good look at everyday life, from merchants, nobles, and the poor alike.
The book is not a lengthy read, and is well worth the time. There are some minor editorial issues, but not enough to seriously detract from the enjoyment factor.