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

A thousand ships : a novel / Natalie Haynes.
"In the middle of the night, a woman wakes to find her beloved city engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over. Troy has fallen. From the Trojan women whose fates now lie in the hands of the Gre…
Dear Miss Kopp / Amy Stewart.
"The U.S. has finally entered World War I. Constance, the oldest of the Kopp sisters, is doing intelligence work on the home front for the Bureau of Investigation while youngest sister and aspiring actress, Fleurette, travels across the country entertaini…
Yellow wife : a novel / Sadeqa Johnson.
Born on a plantation but set apart from the others by her mother's position as a medicine woman, a young slave is forced to leave home at eighteen and unexpectedly finds herself in an infamously cruel jail.
Morning's refrain / Tracie Peterson.
"When Phoebe Robbins learns her family will move to Sitka, Alaska, she is unsure what this wild, untamed land might offer her. But before she even sets foot on this new territory, she has an unexpected encounter with Dalton Lindquist. When he decides to p…
The garden of promises and lies / Paula Brackston.
"The third installment of a bewitching series "brimming with charm and charisma" that will make "fans of Outlander rejoice!" (Woman's World Magazine). New York Times bestselling author Paula Brackston's second novel in the Found Things series, Secrets of …
The mystery of Mrs. Christie : a novel / Marie Benedict.
"December 1926: England unleashes the largest manhunt in its history. The object of the search is not an escaped convict or a war criminal, but the missing wife of a WWI hero, up-and-coming mystery author Agatha Christie. When her car is found wrecked, em…
The last garden in England / Julia Kelly.
"Present day: Emma Lovett, who has dedicated her career to breathing new life into long-neglected gardens, has just been given the opportunity of a lifetime: to restore the gardens of the famed Highbury House estate, designed in 1907 by her hero Venetia S…
The children's train : a novel / Viola Ardone ; translated from the Italian by Clarissa Botsford.
"Based on true events, a heartbreaking story of love, family, hope, and survival set in post-World War II Italy—written with the heart of Orphan Train and Before We Were Yours—about poor children from the south sent to live with families in the north to s…
The children's blizzard : a novel / Melanie Benjamin.
"The morning of January 12, 1888, was unusually mild, following a punishing cold spell. It was warm enough for the homesteaders of the Dakota Territory to venture out again, and for their children to return to school without their heavy coats—leaving them…
Find me in Havana / Serena Burdick.
"Cuba, 1936: When Estelita Rodriguez sings in a hazy Havana nightclub for the very first time, she is nine years old. From then on, that spotlight of adoration--from Havana to New York's Copacabana and then Hollywood--becomes the one true accomplishment n…
Glamour girls : a novel / Marty Wingate.
"Ever since she was ten years old, Rosalie Wright's eyes have been on the skies. But at the age of eighteen, on the verge of earning her pilot's license, the English farmer's daughter watches her dreams of becoming an aviatrix fly away without her. Britai…
The Chanel sisters : a novel / Judithe Little.
"Antoinette and Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel know they're destined for something better. Abandoned by their family at a young age, they've grown up under the guidance of nuns preparing them for simple lives as the wives of tradesmen or shopkeepers. At night, t…
The last days of Ellis Island / Gaëlle Josse ; translated from the French by Natasha Lehrer.
"New York, November 3, 1954. In a few days, the immigration inspection station on Ellis Island will close its doors forever. John Mitchell, an officer of the Bureau of Immigration, is the guardian and last resident of the island. As Mitchell looks back ov…
The prophets : a novel / Robert Jones, Jr.
"A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence"--Provided by publisher.
Letters from home / Kristina McMorris.
"It's 1944, and although foreign battles are escalating, the war seems distant in every way to sensible college student Liz Stephens. That is, until her chance encounter with charming infantryman Morgan McClain at a USO dance in Chicago. Their deep connec…
The heiress : the revelations of Anne de Bourgh / Molly Greeley.
"As a fussy baby, Anne de Bourgh’s doctor prescribed laudanum to quiet her, and now the young woman must take the opium-heavy tincture every day. Growing up sheltered and confined, removed from sunshine and fresh air, the pale and overly slender Anne grew…
Better luck next time : a novel / Julia Claiborne Johnson.
"It’s 1938 and women seeking a quick, no-questions split from their husbands head to the 'divorce capital of the world,' Reno, Nevada. There’s one catch: they have to wait six-weeks to become 'residents.' Many of these wealthy, soon-to-be divorcees flock …
My name is Anton : a novel / Catherine Ryan Hyde.
Realizing that a neighbor is trapped in an abusive marriage, a smitten eighteen-year-old youth, haunted by his brother's accidental death, offers the woman shelter and a means to escape.
Even as we breathe : a novel / Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle.
"Nineteen-year-old Cowney Sequoyah yearns to escape his hometown of Cherokee, North Carolina, in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. When a summer job at Asheville's luxurious Grove Park Inn and Resort brings him one step closer to escaping the hills that b…
The lady brewer of London : a novel / Karen Brooks.
"1405: The daughter of a wealthy merchant, Anneke Sheldrake suddenly finds her family bankrupted when her father’s ship is swept away at sea. Forced to find a way to provide for herself and her siblings, Anneke rejects an offer of marriage from a despised…
The Bass Rock / Evie Wyld.
"The lives of three women weave together across centuries in this dazzling new novel. Sarah, accused of being a witch, is fleeing for her life. Ruth, in the aftermath of World War II, is navigating a new marriage and the strange waters of the local commun…
The paper daughters of Chinatown / Heather B. Moore.
"In the late nineteenth century, San Francisco is a booming city with a dark side, one in which a powerful underground organization—the criminal tong—buys and sells young Chinese women into prostitution and slavery. These 'paper daughters,' so called beca…
We came here to shine / Susie Orman Schnall.
"Set during the iconic 1939 New York World's Fair, Susie Orman Schnall's We Came Here to Shine features two intrepid young women-an aspiring journalist and a down-on-her-luck actress-who form an unlikely friendship as they navigate a world of endless poss…