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

What passes as love : a novel / Trisha R. Thomas.
"1850. I was six years old the day Lewis Holt came to take me away. Born into slavery, Dahlia never knew her mother—or what happened to her. When Dahlia’s father, the owner of Vesterville plantation, takes her to work in his home as a servant, she’s despe…
Wartime for the shop girls / Joanna Toye.
"It’s 1942 and as shortages of staff – and goods – begin to bite, young Lily Collins is nervously stepping up to sales junior at Marlow’s department store. Bombs are still falling and Lily and fellow shop girls Gladys and Beryl need a stiff upper lip to w…
Small pleasures  a novel / Clare Chambers.
"1957: Jean Swinney is a feature writer on a local paper in the southeast suburbs of London. Clever but with limited career opportunities and on the brink of forty, Jean lives a dreary existence that includes caring for her demanding widowed mother, who r…
Three sisters / Heather Morris.
"Against all odds, three Slovakian sisters have survived years of imprisonment in the most notorious death camp in Nazi Germany: Auschwitz. Livia, Magda, and Cibi have clung together, nearly died from starvation and overwork, and the brutal whims of the g…
Among the beautiful beasts : a novel / Lori McMullen.
"Set in the early 1900s, Among the Beautiful Beasts is the untold story of the early life of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, known in her later years as a tireless activist for the Florida Everglades. After a childhood spent in New England estranged from her fa…
The Lincoln highway / Amor Towles.
"In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family far…
Foucault in Warsaw / Remigiusz Ryziński ; translated from the Polish by Sean Gasper Bye.
"In 1958, Michel Foucault arrived in Poland to work on his thesis--a work that eventually came to be published as The History of Madness. While he was there, he became involved with a number of members of the gay community, including a certain "Jurek," wh…
The riviera house / Natasha Lester.
"Paris, 1939: The Nazis think Éliane can't understand German. They're wrong. They think she's merely cataloging the art collection in The Louvre while they steal national treasures for their private collections. They have no idea she's carefully decoding …
The duchess / Wendy Holden.
"1928. A middle-aged foreigner comes to London with average looks, no money, and no connections. Wallis's first months in the city are lonely, dull, and depressing. With no friends of her own, she follows the glamorous set on the pages of magazines and go…
Olga : a novel / Bernhard Schlink ; translated from the German by Charlotte Collins.
"Abandoned by her parents, Olga is raised by her grandmother in a Prussian village around the turn of the 20th century. Smart and precocious, endearing but uncompromising, she fights against the prejudices of the time to find her place in a world that see…
A kiss from Mr Fitzgerald / Natasha Lester.
"It’s 1922 in the Manhattan of gin, jazz and prosperity. Women wear makeup and hitched hemlines--and enjoy a new freedom to vote and work. Not so Evelyn Lockhart, forbidden from pursuing her passion: to become one of the first female doctors. Chasing her…
History in one act : a novel of 9/11 / William M. Arkin.
"History in One Act presents a fresh retelling of 9/11 that completely immerses readers into two worlds: one of al Qaeda, and one of American espionage. We all know how that tragic day culminated, but the deeper we dive into its origins, we come to unders…
A thousand stitches : a novel / Constance O'Keefe.
"Basend on the true story of an American-born kamikaze pilot. Isamu Imagawa (Sam), a Nisei born in San Francisco, at the age of ten moves with his family to Japan in 1932. Toold as a memoir, A Thousand Stitches is Sam's account of his school days, his m…
The collector's daughter : a novel of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb / Gill Paul.
"Lady Evelyn Herbert was the daughter of the Earl of Carnarvon, brought up in stunning Highclere Castle. Popular and pretty, she seemed destined for a prestigious marriage, but she had other ideas. Instead, she left behind the world of society balls and c…
The fortunate ones / Catherine Hokin.
"Germany, 1941. When Inge--all blonde curls and good manners--first locks eyes with Felix, she knows instinctively that he's off limits. Her staunchly proper parents will never approve of a working-class Jewish boy for their precious only daughter. But th…
When we meet again / Caroline Beecham.
"London, 1943: War and dwindling resources have taken their toll on the book publishing industry, but Alice Cotton, a young editor at Partridge Press, has seen her star begin to rise. She has a knack for creating new books to distract readers from the gri…
Trial by fire / P.T. Deutermann.
"Based on a true story--P.T. Deutermann's Trial by Fire is a dramatic WWII novel of attack, survival, and triumph on board an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. March 19, 1945: The war in the Pacific approaches its apocalyptic climax. The largest wartime ar…
If it rains : a novel / Jennifer L. Wright.
"A story of resilience and redemption set against one of America's defining moments--the Dust Bowl. It's 1935 in Oklahoma, and lives are determined by the dust. Fourteen-year-old Kathryn Baile, a spitfire born with a severe clubfoot, is coming of age in d…
Between the wild branches / Connilyn Cossette.
"After a heartbreaking end to her friendship with Lukio, Shoshana thought she'd never see him again. But when, years later, she is captured in a Philistine raid and enslaved, she is surprised to find Lukio is now a famous and brutal fighter. With deadly s…
Yours is the night / Amanda Dykes.
"The trenches of the Great War are a shadowed place. Though Platoon Sergeant Matthew Petticrew arrived there with a past long marked by shadow, the realities of battle bring new wounds--carving within him a longing for light, and a resolve to fight for it…
Under the bayou moon : a novel / Valerie Fraser Luesse.
"When Ellie Fields accepts a teaching job in a tiny Louisiana town deep in bayou country in 1949, she knows her life will change--but she could never imagine just how dramatically. Though rightfully suspicious of outsiders, who have threatened both their …
The light of Luna Park / Addison Armstrong.
"New York City, 1926. Nurse Althea Anderson’s heart is near breaking when she witnesses another premature baby die at Bellevue Hospital. So when she reads an article detailing the amazing survival rates of babies treated in incubators in an exhibit at Lun…
Emily's house / Amy Belding Brown.
"Massachusetts, 1869. Margaret Maher has never been one to settle down. At twenty-seven, she's never met a man who has tempted her enough to relinquish her independence to a matrimonial fate, and she hasn't stayed in one place for long since her family fl…
The ice swan / J'nell Ciesielski.
"1917, Petrograd. Fleeing the murderous flames of the Russian Revolution, Princess Svetlana Dalsky hopes to find safety in Paris with her mother and sister. But the city is buckling under the weight of the Great War, and the Bolsheviks will not rest until…
The inheritance of Lion Hall / Corina Bomann ; translated by Michael Meigs.
"Sweden, 1913. Having petitioned the court for independence from her aristocratic family, the young and vibrant Agneta Lejongård takes control of her destiny. In Stockholm, she explores her bohemian passions in art and free love, joins the suffragette mov…
In royal service to the Queen : a novel of the Queen's governess / Tessa Arlen.
"Marion Crawford can remember each of the wonderful sixteen years when she was governess to the little Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose. Marion had been a vital part of their lives; someone they confided in, needed, trusted, and loved. These memorie…
Daughters of Sparta : a novel / Claire Heywood.
"As princesses of Sparta, Helen and Klytemnestra have known nothing but luxury and plenty. With their high birth and unrivaled beauty, they are the envy of all of Greece. But such privilege comes at a cost. While still only girls, the sisters are separate…
The heart's charge / Karen Witemeyer.
"On a mission to deliver a baby to a nearby foundling home, Mark Wallace and Jonah Brooks encounter two women who capture their attention. And when a handful of urchin children from the area go missing, a pair of horsemen are exactly what the women need. …
Along a storied trail / Ann H. Gabhart.
"Kentucky packhorse librarian Tansy Calhoun doesn't mind the rough trails and long hours as she serves her mountain community during the Great Depression. Even the rough people--like ornery Perdita Sweet--have their charms. But can love bloom in such rock…