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 book woman of Troublesome Creek : a novel / Kim Michele Richardson.
"Cussy Mary Carter is the last of her kind, her skin the color of a blue damselfly in these dusty hills. But that doesn't mean she's got nothing to offer. As a member of the Pack Horse Library Project, Cussy delivers books to the hill folk of Troublesome,…
Courting Mr. Lincoln : a novel / Louis Bayard.
The page-turning and surprising story of a young Abraham Lincoln and the two people who loved him best: a young, marriageable Mary Todd and Lincoln's best friend, Joshua Speed. When sparky and independent Mary Todd arrives in Springfield, Illinois, in the…
The city of flickering light / Juliette Fay.
"It’s July 1921, "flickers" are all the rage, and Irene Van Beck has just declared her own independence by jumping off a moving train to escape her fate in a traveling burlesque show. When her friends, fellow dancer Millie Martin and comedian Henry Weiss,…
The warriors : the Kent family chronicles volume VI / John Jakes ; with a new introduction by the author.
As the Civil War draws to an end Jeremiah Kent turns Western outlaw after being thrust into a web of lust and murder. Meanwhile, Gideon Kent moves up North and tangles with second cousin Louis Kent, a corrupt railroad official, and Michael Boyle, adopted …
The seamstress / Allison Pittman.
"1788: In a tiny French village, during the waning days of peace, cousins Renée and Laurette live a peaceful, relatively contented life as the shepherdesses under the guardianship of the respectable Émile Gagnon. When Renée is given the chance to work as …
Maggie : a journey of love, loss and survival / Vicki Tapia.
"Seventeen and headstrong, with marriage on her mind, Maggie is certain that she has found her one true love. When she collides head-on with betrayal, overwhelming loss and mistreatment, her life unravels. Revealing grit, Maggie endures to rise above ad…
The bookshop of the broken hearted / Robert Hillman.
A gorgeously written, tender, and wise novel about love and forgiveness in 1960s Australia, in which a lonely farmer finds his life turned upside down by the arrival of a vibrant librarian.
Lost roses : a novel / Martha Hall Kelly.
"It is 1914 and the world has been on the brink of war so many times, many New Yorkers treat the subject with only passing interest. Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met…
Phantoms : a novel / Christian Kiefer.
"Torn apart by war and bigotry, two families confront long-buried secrets in this haunting American novel of World War II and Vietnam. In the panoramic tradition of Charles Frazier's fiction, Phantoms is a fierce saga of American culpability. A Vietnam ve…
The Quintland Sisters : a novel / Shelley Wood.
Emma Trimpany is just seventeen when she assists at the harrowing birth of the Dionne quintuplets: five tiny miracles born to French farmers in hardscrabble Northern Ontario in 1934. Emma cares for them through their perilous first days, and when the gove…
Almost home : a novel / Valerie Fraser Luesse.
With America's entrance into the Second World War, the town of Blackberry Springs, Alabama, has exploded virtually overnight. Workers from all over are coming south for jobs in Uncle Sam's munitions plants--and they're bringing their pasts with them, righ…
A return of devotion / Kristi Ann Hunter.
"When ownership of the estate where Daphne Blakemoor works passes to William, Marquis of Chemsford, her quiet, secluded life is threatened. William has a connection to her youth--and they've both been hiding from the past. Can they face their deepest woun…
Irish above all / Mary Pat Kelly.
After ten years in Paris, where she learned photography and became part of the movement that invented modern art, Chicago-born, Irish-American Nora Kelly is at last returning home. Her skill as a photographer will help her cousin Ed Kelly in his rise to M…
The lily of the west / Kathleen Morris.
"In the American West of the 1800's...Mary Katherine Haroney made her own way be chance, and by choice. Fleeing the Mexican court of the doomed Emperor Maximilian where her father was the royal physician, Hungarian immigrant Kate was fifteen when her fam…
Mad blood stirring / Simon Mayo.
"The war of 1812 is over, but for the inmates at Dartmoor Prison, peace--like home--is still a long way away. On New Year's Eve 1814, the American sailors the Eagle finally arrive at Dartmoor Prison, bedraggled, exhausted, but burning with hope. They've …
The last thing you surrender / Leonard Pitts, Jr..
"A historical novel of race and war that follows three characters from the Jim Crow South as they face the enormous changes World War II triggers in the United States." --Provided by publisher.
The patricide of George Benjamin Hill : a novel / James Charlesworth.
"From a powerful new literary voice, a sweeping epic of one family and the destructive power of the American Dream All their lives, the children of George Benjamin Hill have fought to escape the shadow of their father, a dust-bowl orphan, self-made millio…