Category Archives: historical fiction

The Warsaw Protocol – Steve Berry

Yea!!! Once again Cotton Malone has been persuaded by his old boss, Stephanie Nelle to come out of retirement, just one more time. Cotton is in Bruges attending a rare books auction for a client when he becomes involved in … Continue reading

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Remembered – Yvonne Battle-Felton

The book begins in Philadelphia during a streetcar strike in 1910 with a newspaper clipping about a streetcar being driven by a black man into a department store. Then we go with his mother, Spring, to the hospital where she … Continue reading

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The Blossom and the Firefly – Sherri L. Smith

From the publisher, “From the award-winning author of Flygirl comes this powerful WWII romance between two Japanese teens caught in the cogs of an unwinnable war, perfect for fans of Salt to the Sea, Lovely War, and Code Name Verity. Japan 1945. Taro is a … Continue reading

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Tidelands – Philippa Gregory

Midsummer Eve, 1648, the scene is set. A grey church, a grey sky and a woman waiting to meet a ghost. Instead, she meets a handsome priest, running from danger, and her life is changed forever. Philippa Gregory had me … Continue reading

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The World That We Knew – Alice Hoffman

The world changed for Hanni in 1941. Berlin became a very dark and dangerous place. Hanni knew that her twelve-year-old daughter, Lea, must be sent away. But Lea could not go alone and Hanni must stay with her invalid mother. … Continue reading

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The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs – Katherine Howe

Connie Goodwin has far too much on her plate, and Sam just doesn’t understand. When he is at work, he is at work, when he is at home he is not at work. It isn’t that way with Connie, a … Continue reading

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The Daughter’s Tale – Armando Lucas Corres

Berlin in 1938 is not a place for Jews. Amanda’s husband is a noted cardiologist, and he has refused to leave, saying his patients need him. He stayed too long and was arrested, leaving Amanda to care for their two … Continue reading

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The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted – Robert Hillman

It is 1968 in rural Australia. Tom Hope is trying to understand just why his wife left him. Her note didn’t help: I’m leaving. Don’t know what to say, Love Trudy. Tom has never known what to say to people. … Continue reading

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The Island of Sea Women – Lisa See

There is an island, Jeju, south of Korea’s mainland where women have been free divers for generations, harvesting seafood to sell, diving without air tanks or wet suits. They are the heads of households, bringing in the income, while the … Continue reading

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Lovely War – Julie Berry

From the publisher, “It’s 1917, and World War I is at its zenith when Hazel and James first catch sight of each other at a London party. She’s a shy and talented pianist; he’s a newly minted soldier with dreams … Continue reading

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The Wartime Sisters – Lynda Loigman

You would never think that Ruth and Millie were sisters. Ruth, three years older, was the responsible one, rather plain looking, very smart, and you could count on her to always do the right thing. But expectations were high for … Continue reading

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Little – Edward Carey

When she was born in a small village in Alsace in 1761, she was tiny, oh so tiny, just about the size of two hands, and not expected to live. Little Anne Marie was stubborn and refused to die, but … Continue reading

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Unsheltered – Barbara Kingsolver

Willa thought her life was finally in order. Her husband, Iano, had tenure, and she had a job she loved with a magazine. But of course, that was not to be. The college closed, the magazine failed, and it was … Continue reading

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The Sea Queen – Linnea Hartsuyker

Svanhild likes the feel of the steering oar, the feel of the water. Her son Eystein has six summers and is a tall frail boy. Unlike his parents, he has no love of the sea. He hates the sea and … Continue reading

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The Dante Chamber – Mathew Pearl

Dawn in London’s public gardens. The January wind is fierce. A hunchback slowly plods along. Then there is a loud crack and he falls to the ground. A crowd begins to gather, and then notices that the man was not … Continue reading

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