Adult Historical Fiction

These historical fiction books are new to our shelves in the last 30 days (most recent on top).

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Day of days / a novel by John Smolens.
"In the spring of 1927, Andrew Kehoe, the treasurer for the school board in Bath, Michigan, spent weeks surreptitiously wiring the public school, as well as his farm, with hundreds of pounds of dynamite. The explosions on May 18, the day before graduation…
The bell in the lake : a novel / Lars Mytting ; translated from the Norwegian by Deborah Dawkin.
"As long as people could remember, the stave church’s bells had rung over the isolated village of Butangen, Norway. Cast in memory of conjoined twins, the bells are said to ring on their own in times of danger. In 1879, young pastor Kai Schweigaard moves …
Three sisters, three queens / Philippa Gregory.
United in sisterhood by birth and marriage, Katherine of Aragon, Queen of England; Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots; and Mary Tudor, Queen of France immediately recognize each other as both allies and rivals in the treacherous world of court and national po…
Cuyahoga : a novel / Pete Beatty.
A proto-superhero's efforts to secure a marriage-worthy fortune in 1837 Ohio place him at the center of a madcap city rivalry involving elderly terrorists, steamboat races, wild pigs, and ruined weddings.
The royal governess : a novel of Queen Elizabeth II's childhood / Wendy Holden.
"In the early 1930's, twenty-two-year-old Marion Crawford accepts the role of a lifetime--tutoring the little princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose. Her one stipulation to their parents the Duke and Duchess of York, is that she bring some doses of normal…
Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey / Kathleen Rooney.
"Inspired by true events of World War I and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Kathleen Rooney resurrects two long-forgotten yet unforgettable figures--one a pigeon and the other a soldier--recounting their tale in a pair of voices that will change the way that…
Paris never leaves you / Ellen Feldman.
"Living through World War II working in a Paris bookstore with her young daughter, Vivi, and fighting for her life, Charlotte is no victim, she is a survivor. But can she survive the next chapter of her life? Set in the still beautiful City of Light, dark…
If I were you / Lynn Austin.
"1950. In the wake of the war, Audrey Clarkson leaves her manor house in England for a fresh start in America with her young son. As a widowed war bride, Audrey needs the support of her American in-laws, whom she has never met. But she arrives to find tha…
The wrong kind of woman : a novel / Sarah McCraw Crow.
An early-1970s widow becomes increasingly dependent on the feminist activists her professor husband and she once disdained, before a frat party and a Vietnam War protest gone wrong threaten her daughter's prospects.
When we were young & brave : a novel / Hazel Gaynor.
"China, December 1941. Having left an unhappy life in England for a teaching post at a missionary school in northern China, Elspeth Kent is now anxious to return home to help the war effort. But as she prepares to leave China, a terrible twist of fate det…
Something worth doing : a novel of an early suffragist / Jane Kirkpatrick.
"In 1853, Abigail Scott was a 19-year-old school teacher in Oregon Territory when she married Ben Duniway. Marriage meant giving up on teaching, but Abigail always believed she was meant to be more than a good wife and mother. When financial mistakes and …
Renewed by dawn : September 1871 - January 1872 / Ginny Dye.
"Moses and Rose are pulled into drama erupting in South Carolina. When it spills over to the plantation, will their family grow? Racial tensions boil over into violence and murder during the Philadelphia elections. Carrie, Janie and Florence join hands w…
Courage rising : April - August 1871 / Ginny Dye.
"Will Reconstruction unite a divided country, or will it simply test everyone's courage? America continues the struggle to become a country for everyone. The newly formed Bregdan Medical Clinic faces a challenge no one anticipated, and Carrie, Janie, and …
Daughter of Black Lake / Cathy Marie Buchanan.
"In a world of pagan traditions and deeply rooted love, a girl in jeopardy must save her family and community, in a transporting historical novel by nationally bestselling author Cathy Marie Buchanan. It's the season of Fallow, in the era of iron. In a no…
Eli's promise / Ronald H. Balson.
"A "fixer" in a Polish town during World War II, his betrayal of a Jewish family, and a search for justice 25 years later-by the winner of the National Jewish Book Award. Eli's Promise is a masterful work of historical fiction spanning three eras-Nazi-occ…
The sun sister : Electra's story / Lucinda Riley.
Still reeling from her father's death, a famous model grieves through drugs and alcohol until she receives a shocking letter from a stranger claiming to be her grandmother.
Raphael, painter in Rome : a novel / Stephanie Storey.
"Another Fabulous Art History Thriller by the Bestselling Author of Oil and Marble, Featuring the Master of Renaissance Perfection: Raphael! Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling is one of the most iconic masterpieces of the Renaissance. Here, in Raphael,…