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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List

The personal librarian / Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray.
"The remarkable, little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P. Morgan's personal librarian-who became one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she kept in order to make her dreams come true, from New York Times bestsell…
The war nurse : a novel / Tracey Enerson Wood.
"Superintendent of Nurses Julia Stimson and sixty-five inexperienced young nurses arrive on the front lines of WWI to find chaos. With 1,300 soldiers stuffed into a facility built for 500, providing even the most basic care is challenging-and Julia quickl…
The secret keeper of Jaipur / Alka Joshi.
"Malik, now twenty and finished his private school education, has just met a young woman named Nimmi when he leaves to apprentice at the Facilities Office of the Jaipur Royal Palace. Their latest project: a state-of-the-art cinema. Malik soon finds that n…
Everyone knows your mother is a witch / Rivka Galchen.
"The story begins in 1618, in the German duchy of Württemberg. Plague is spreading. The Thirty Years' War has begun, and fear and suspicion are in the air throughout the Holy Roman Empire. In the small town of Leonberg, Katharina Kepler is accused of bein…
Chasing shadows / Lynn Austin.
"Lena is a wife and mother who farms alongside her husband in the tranquil countryside. Her faith has always been her compass, but can she remain steadfast when the questions grow increasingly complex and the answers could mean the difference between life…
The Cape doctor : a novel / E.J. Levy.
"Beginning in Cork, Ireland, the novel recounts Jonathan Mirandus Perry’s journey from daughter to son in order to enter medical school and provide for family, but Perry soon embraced the new-found freedom of living life as a man. From brilliant medical s…
Songs in Ursa Major / Emma Brodie.
"The year is 1969, and the Bayleen Island Folk Fest is abuzz with one name: Jesse Reid. Tall and soft-spoken, with eyes blue as stone-washed denim, Jesse Reid’s intricate guitar riffs and supple baritone are poised to tip from fame to legend with this one…
The godmothers : a novel / Camille Aubray.
"Meet the Godmothers: Filomena is a clever and resourceful war refugee with a childhood secret, who comes to America to wed Mario, the family's favored son. Amie, a beautiful and dreamy French girl from upstate New York, escapes an abusive husband after f…
Sisters of the resistance / Christine Wells.
"Paris, 1944: The war is nearly over, but for members of the Resistance in occupied France, it is more dangerous than ever before. Twenty-five-year-old Gabby Foucher loathes the Nazis, though as the concierge of 10 rue Royale, she does her best to avoid c…
Sustaining faith / Janette Oke, Laurel Oke Logan.
"With more children on their way from England who need caring homes, Lillian and Grace Walsh must use every ounce of gumption to keep their mission alive. But when startling information about the past surfaces and a new arrival comes via suspicious circum…
Dust off the bones : a novel / Paul Howarth.
"In 1890, estranged brothers Tommy and Billy McBride are living far apart in Queensland, each dealing with the trauma that destroyed their family in different ways. Now 21, Billy bottles his guilt and justifies his past crimes while attempting to revive h…
The lady of the ravens / Joanna Hickson.
"Joan Vaux is nine years old when she first enters the Tower of London, after pleading to visit her mother, captive and imprisioned as the companion to a deposed and broken queen. Now, years later, she has returned to serve another queen, Henry VII's wife…
The orphan house / Ann Bennett
"1934, Weirfield-on-Thames. Connie Burroughs loves living in the orphanage that her father runs. Exploring its nooks and crannies with her sister, hearing the pounding of a hundred pairs of feet on the wooden stairs, having a father who is doing so much g…
All we left behind / Danielle R. Graham.
"Vancouver 1941. As the war rages around the world, Hitler's fury is yet to be felt on the peaceful shores of Mayne Island. Sweethearts Hayden and Chidori are in love. But everything changes after Pearl Harbor. Now seen as the enemy, Chidori and her famil…
The forest of vanishing stars / Kristin Harmel.
"After being stolen from her wealthy German parents and raised in the unforgiving wilderness of eastern Europe, a young woman finds herself alone in 1941 after her kidnapper dies. Her solitary existence is interrupted, however, when she happens upon a gro…
All our shimmering skies : a novel / Trent Dalton.
"Darwin, 1942. As Japanese bombs rain down on her hometown, newly orphaned Molly Hook looks to the skies and runs for her life. Inside a duffel bag, she carries a stone heart and a map that will lead her to Longcoat Bob, the deep-country sorcerer whom she…
Island queen : a novel / Vanessa Riley.
"A remarkable, sweeping historical novel based on the incredible true life story of Dorothy Kirwan Thomas, a free woman of color who rose from slavery to become one of the wealthiest and most powerful landowners in the colonial West Indies. Born into slav…
The librarian of Saint-Malo : a novel / Mario Escobar.
"Saint-Malo, France: 1939. The German invasion has begun, and Jocelyn Ferrec - the guardian of the Saint-Malo Library - clings to her husband, Antoine, and to the priceless books under her care. But she and everything she holds dear are in danger as Germa…
The eagle's claw : a novel of the Battle of Midway / Jeff Shaara.
Recounts the Battle of Midway, one of World War II's most pivotal moments, sharing the stories of all ranks and the unique sacrifices each man is compelled to bravely make for the sake of country, freedom, and honor.
Our woman in Moscow : a novel / Beatriz Williams.
To save her sister, who, along with her American diplomat husband and children, is trapped behind the Iron Curtain, Ruth Macallister embarks on a dangerous mission, and as the sisters race toward safety, a dogged Soviet agent forces them to make a heartbr…
The sweetness of water / Nathan Harris.
"In the waning days of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry, freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, seek refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle. The Walkers, wracked by the loss of their only son to the war, hire the broth…
V for victory : a novel / Lissa Evans.
"It’s late 1944. Hitler’s rockets are raining down on London with vicious regularity and it’s the coldest winter in living memory. The Allies are gaining ground, but victory is certainly dragging its feet. In a large house next to Hampstead Heath, Vee Sed…
An unofficial marriage : a novel about Pauline Viardot and Ivan Turgenev / Joie Davidow.
"Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 19th century Europe, An Unofficial Marriage dramatizes the equally tumultuous real-life love affair of two great artists--the famous Russian author, Ivan Turgenev, and the celebrated French opera singe…
The Warsaw orphan / Kelly Rimmer.
Set during World War II in Poland, a novel based on real-life heroes follows Elzbieta Rabinek over the course of the war, her involvement with the Resistance, and her love for a young man imprisoned in the Jewish ghetto whose passion leads him to fight in…
Love and fury : a novel of Mary Wollstonecraft / Samantha Silva.
"Midwife Parthenia Blenkinsop has delivered countless babies over the course of her career, and when she arrives at Mary Wollstonecraft's door, everything appears normal. But after the baby girl is delivered, the women will spend the next harrowing days t…
The garden of angels / David Hewson.
"The Palazzo Colombina is home to the Uccello family; three generations of men, trapped together in the dusty palace on Venice's Grand Canal. Awkward fifteen-year-old Nico. His distant, business-focused father. And his beloved grandfather, Paolo. Paolo is…
You belong here now : a novel / Dianna Rostad.
"Montana 1925: An Irish boy orphaned by Spanish flu, a tiny girl who won’t speak, and a volatile young man who lies about his age to escape Hell’s Kitchen, are paraded on train platforms across the Midwest to work-worn folks. They journey countless miles,…
Finding Napoleon : a novel / Margaret Rodenberg.
"After the defeated Emperor Napoleon goes into exile on tiny St. Helena Island in the remote South Atlantic, he and his lover, Albine de Montholon, plot to escape and rescue his young son. Banding together African slaves, British sympathizers, a Jewish me…
The songbook of Benny Lament : a novel / Amy Harmon.
A piano man in 1960s New York keeps to himself and away from his father's mob ties until his hit collaboration with Esther Mine thrusts him into a national spotlight that also stirs up issues with his father's associates.
In times of rain and war : a novel / Camron Wright.
Seventeen-year-old Audrey Stocking, a German-born Jew, hides in 1940 London, hoping someday to reunite with her family while pretending to be a British citizen. American Lieutenant Wesley Bowers arrives in England the same day as the beginning of the Blit…