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

Summer on fire : a Detroit novel / Peter Werbe.
"The temperature is scorching in Detroit during the summer of 1967 and so is everything happening in this fictionalized memoir by a staff member of the Fifth Estate. The characters are thrust into tumultuous episodes of 1967 Detroit Rebellion, anti-war de…
Sunflower sisters : a novel / Martha Hall Kelly.
"Georgeanna 'Georgey' Woolsey isn’t meant for the world of lavish parties and the demure attitudes of women of her stature. So when war ignites the nation, Georgey follows her passion for nursing during a time when doctors considered women on the battlefr…
The liberation / Kate Furnivall.
"As British and American troops attempt to bring order to the devastated country and Italy's population fights to survive. Caterina Lombardi is desperate--her father is dead, her mother has disappeared and her brother is being drawn towards danger. One mo…
Mrs. Wiggins / Mary Monroe.
A tale set in Depression-era Alabama follows the experiences of a woman from an at-risk family who marries the son of a respected preacher to establish a safer life before discovering her husband's desperate secret.
The curator's daughter : a novel / Melanie Dobson.
"A young girl, kidnapped on the eve of Word War II, changes the lives of a German archaeologist forced into the Nazi Party and-decades later-a researcher trying to overcome her own trauma. 1940. Hanna Tillich cherishes her work as an archaeologist for the…
The women of Chateau Lafayette / Stephanie Dray.
"An epic saga, based on the true story of a castle in the heart of France and the remarkable women bound by its legacy. 1774. Gently-bred noblewoman Adrienne Lafayette becomes her husband, the Marquis de Lafayette’s political partner in the fight for Amer…
Off the wild coast of Brittany / Juliet Blackwell.
"Natalie Morgen made a name for herself with a memoir about overcoming her harsh childhood after finding a new life in Paris. After falling in love with a classically trained chef, they moved together to his ancestral home, a tiny fishing village off the …
Eternal / Lisa Scottoline.
"Enter the Rome of Eternal, where Elisabetta, Marco, and Sandro grow up as the best of friends despite, their differences. Elisabetta is a feisty beauty who dreams of becoming a novelist, Marco a handsome cyclist with a secret, and Sandro a Jewish mathema…
Half life : a novel / Jillian Cantor.
"In Poland in 1891, Marie Curie (then Marya Sklodowska) was engaged to a budding mathematician, Kazimierz Zorawski. But when his mother insisted she was too poor and not good enough, he broke off the engagement. A heartbroken Marya left Poland for Paris, …
The rose code : a novel / Kate Quinn.
Joining the elite Bletchley Park codebreaking team during World War II, three women from very different walks of life uncover a spy's dangerous agenda years later against the backdrop of the royal wedding of Elizabeth and Philip.
Cloudmaker / Malcolm Brooks.
"It is spring of 1937, and Amelia Earhart plans on being the first pilot, male or female, to attempt to circumnavigate the globe. Meanwhile, in rural Montana, fourteen-year-old Houston 'Huck' Finn has aviation dreams of his own. In his father's garage, Hu…
The stills / Jess Montgomery.
"Ohio, 1927: Moonshining is a way of life in rural Bronwyn County, and even the otherwise upstanding Sheriff Lily Ross has been known to turn a blind eye when it comes to stills in the area. But when thirteen-year-old Jebediah Ranklin almost dies after dr…
The moonlight school : a novel / Suzanne Woods Fisher.
"Haunted by personal tragedy, Lucy Wilson arrives in Rowan County, Kentucky, in the spring of 1911 to assist her cousin, Cora Wilson Stewart, superintendent of schools. A fish out of water, Lucy is appalled by the primitive conditions and intellectual pov…
West with giraffes : a novel / Lynda Rutledge.
"Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling the unforgettable experience he cannot take to his grave. It’s 1938. The Great Depression lingers. Hitler is threatenin…
The girl from the Channel Islands / Jenny Lecoat.
"Summer 1940: Hedy Bercu fled Vienna two years ago. Now she watches the skies over Jersey for German planes, convinced that an invasion is imminent. When it finally comes, there is no counterattack from Allied forces—the Channel Islands are simply not wor…
The Titanic sisters / Patricia Falvey.
"Delia Sweeney has always been unlike her older sister--fair and delicate compared to tall, statuesque Nora, whose hair is as dark as Donegal turf. In other ways too, the sisters are leagues apart. Nora is her mother's darling, favored at every turn, and …
Nora : a love story of Nora and James Joyce / Nuala O'Connor.
A bold reimagining of the life of James Joyce's wife and muse describes the experiences of an early twentieth-century Dublin chambermaid who sacrifices everything to help her addict husband achieve literary acclaim.
The shepherd's wife / Angela Hunt.
When her shepherd husband is thrown into debtor's prison amid a reversal of fortune, Yeshua of Nazareth's sister, Pheodora, pins her family's hopes for survival on her faith and two expectant she-goats.
A haven for her heart / Susan Anne Mason.
"Homeless after being released from a women's reformatory in 1939 Toronto, Olivia Rosetti is taken in by an angel of mercy, Ruth Bennington. The two discover they share a painful past and together decide to open a maternity home for troubled women. Despit…
Irena's war / James D. Shipman.
"September 1939: The conquering Nazis swarm through Warsaw as social worker Irena Sendler watches in dread from her apartment window. Already, the city's poor go hungry. Irena wonders how she will continue to deliver food and supplies to those who need it…
I'm staying here / Marco Balzano ; translated from the Italian by Jill Foulston.
"In the small village of Curon in South Tyrol, seventeen-year-old Trina longs for a different life. She dedicates herself to becoming a teacher, but the year that she qualifies-1923-Mussolini's regime abolishes the use of German as a teaching language in …
Joy at Quail Crossings / by Jennifer McMurrain.
"Life is now quiet at Quail Crossings. The Brewer children have all grown up and started families of their own and Dovie Pearce is content. She’s married to a wonderful man, Gabe, and her adoptive daughter, Ellie, is a wonderful companion. But one cold Ma…
Forever Quail Crossings / by Jennifer McMurran.
"Quail Crossings, settled in the sweeping plains of the Texas panhandle, has always been Alice Brewer’s forever place. Having spent her first full year away at college, she has gained a new appreciation for her peaceful home and new friend, Walter. Walter…
Missing Quail Crossings / by Jennifer McMurrain.
"World War II is finally over and Dovie Grant is thrilled that her loved ones are finally coming home. As Dovie’s longtime love, Gabe Pearce, and her adoptive son, Elmer Brewer, return home, the family is overjoyed. The happiness of their reunion is cut s…