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

Still my forever : a novel / Kim Vogel Sawyer.
"A struggling composer senses a chance to get back on track and rekindle an old flame-even if it means hiding the truth of his failures-in this charming romance inspired by a historical figure from the bestselling author of Freedom's Song"--Provided by pu…
The matchmaker's gift : a novel / Lynda Cohen Loigman.
"From Lynda Cohen Loigman, the bestselling author of The Two-Family House and The Wartime Sisters, comes a heartwarming story of two extraordinary women from two different eras who defy expectations to utilize their unique gift of seeing soulmates in the …
The last dreamwalker / Rita Woods.
"From Hurston/Wright Legacy Award-winning author Rita Woods, The Last Dreamwalker tells the story of two women, separated by nearly two centuries yet inextricably linked by the Gullah Geechee Islands off the coast of South Carolina--and their connection t…
Jacqueline in Paris : a novel / Ann Mah.
"From the bestselling author of The Lost Vintage, a rare and dazzling portrait of Jacqueline Bouvier's college year abroad in postwar Paris, an intimate and electrifying story of love and betrayal, and the coming-of-age of an American icon--before the wor…
Bronze drum / Phong Nguyen.
"In 40 CE, in the Au Lac region of ancient Vietnam, two daughters of a Vietnamese Lord fill their days training, studying, and trying to stay true to Vietnamese traditions. While Trung Trac is disciplined and wise, always excelling in her duty, Trung Nhi …
Perma red / Debra Magpie Earling.
"On the Flathead Indian Reservation, summer is ending, and Louise White Elk is determined to forge her own path. Raised by her Grandmother Magpie after the death of her mother, Louise and her younger sister have grown up into the harsh social and physical…
The fossil hunter / Tea Cooper.
"Buried secrets. An ancient fossil. And one woman's determination to unravel a nineteenth century mystery. Australia, 1847. The last thing Mellie Vale remembers before the fever takes her is sprinting through the bush, a monster at her heels--but no one b…
We should not be afraid of the sky : a novel / Emma Hooper.
"During the golden age of the Roman Empire, five young girls enjoy a modest childhood in their small Portuguese village. They race each other through lemon orchards and pick fresh fruit for the commander who overlooks his people from a large house on the …
A feather on the water : a novel / Lindsay Jayne Ashford.
"Just weeks after World War II ends, three women from different corners of the world arrive in Germany to run a Displaced Persons camp. They long to help rebuild shattered lives—including their own… For Martha, going to Germany provides an opportunity to…
Home so far away : a novel / Judith Berlowitz.
"A fictional diary set in interwar Germany and Spain allows us to peek into the life of Klara Philipsborn, the only Communist in her merchant-class, German-Jewish family. Klara’s first visit to Seville in 1925 opens her eyes and her spirit to an era in wh…
Last summer boys : a novel / Bill Rivers.
"Summer 1968. When thirteen-year-old Jack Elliot overhears the barbershop men grousing, he devises a secret plan to keep his oldest brother, Pete, from the draft. If famous boys don’t go to war, he’ll make his brother their small town’s biggest celebrity.…
An affair of spies : a novel / Ronald H. Balson.
"From the winner of the National Jewish Book Award--Ronald H. Balson's An Affair of Spies tells of a spy mission to rescue a defector from Germany and prevent the Nazis from creating an atomic bomb. Nathan Silverman grew up in Berlin in the 1920s, the son…
The American adventuress : a novel / C.W. Gortner.
"A big, juicy biopic novel by the author of Mademoiselle Chanel about the scandalous life of Jennie Jerome Churchill, mother of Winston, an heiress from New York who married into one of England's most storied families but who always lived life on her own …
Shrines of gaiety : a novel / Kate Atkinson.
"The #1 national bestselling, award-winning author of Life after Life transports us to the dazzling London of the Roaring Twenties in a whirlwind tale of corruption, seduction, and debts that have come due. 1926, and in a country still recovering from the…
The attic child : a novel / Lola Jaye.
"Early 1900s London: Taken from his homeland, twelve-year-old Celestine spends most of the time locked away in the attic of a large house by the sea. The only time Celestine isn’t bound by confines of the small space is when he is acting as an unpaid serv…
Act of oblivion : a novel / Robert Harris.
Follows General Edward Whalley’s and his son-in law Colonel William Goffe’s flight to America in 1660 after their involvement in the beheading of King Charles I, in the new novel from the best-selling author of Fatherland.
Steel City : a story of Pittsburgh / William J. Miller, Jr.
"Steel City is the story of the 1890's golden age of Pittsburgh when its technological innovations and wealth creation made it the Silicon Valley of its day. Pittsburgh was first in steel, food processing and electricity, and the leaders of those industri…
The swift and the harrier / Minette Walters.
"Dorset, 1642. When bloody civil war breaks out between the king and Parliament, families and communities across England are riven by different allegiances. A rare few choose neutrality. One such is Jayne Swift, a Dorset physician from a Royalist family, …
Winter's reckoning : a novel / Adele Holmes.
"Forty-six-year-old Madeline Fairbanks has no use for ideas like 'separation of the races' or 'men as the superior sex.' There are many in her dying Southern Appalachian town who are upset by her socially progressive views, but for years—partly due to her…
The ways we hide : a novel / Kristina McMorris.
"As a little girl raised amid the hardships of Michigan's Copper Country, Fenna Vos learned to focus on her own survival. That ability sustains her even now as the Second World War rages in faraway countries. Though she performs onstage as the assistant t…
The last crown / Elżbieta Cherezińska ; translated by Maya Zakrzewska-Pim.
"Our heroes and enemies alike are beholden to the hands of fate. While Olav Tryggvason reclaims the throne of Norway and baptizes the land by blood, King Sven in Denmark is filled with rage at his once comrade. Not only does Olav threaten Sven’s hold on N…
Acts of love and war / Maggie Brookes.
"1936. Civil war is tearing Spain apart, and the world is on the brink of chaos . . . Twenty-one-year-old Lucy is frustrated with her constrained life in Hertfordshire, teaching and keeping house for her domineering father. But she is happy to be living n…
The last of the seven : a novel of World War II / Steven Hartov.
"A lone soldier wearing a German uniform stumbles into a British military camp in the North African desert with an incredible story to tell. He is the only survivor of an undercover operation meant to infiltrate a Nazi base, trading on the soldiers’ perfe…
The War librarian / Addison Armstrong.
"1918. Timid and shy Emmaline Balakin lives more in books than her own life. That is, until an envelope crosses her desk at the Dead Letter Office bearing a name from her past, and Emmaline decides to finally embark on an adventure of her own—as a volunte…
Big Red : a novel starring Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles / Jerome Charyn.
"The quintessential movie star of the 1940s, Hayworth has long been objectified as a sex symbol, pin-up girl, and so-called Love Goddess. Here Charyn, channeling the ghosts of a buried past, finally lifts the veils that have long enshrouded Hayworth, evok…
The codebreaker's secret / Sara Ackerman.
"1943. As war in the Pacific rages on, Isabel Cooper and her codebreaker colleagues huddle in 'the dungeon' at Station HYPO in Pearl Harbor, deciphering secrets plucked from the airwaves in a race to bring down the enemy. Isabel has only one wish: to aven…
The house of fortune : a novel / Jessie Burton.
"Amsterdam in the year 1705. It is Thea Brandt's eighteenth birthday. She is ready to welcome adulthood with open arms, but life at home is increasingly difficult. Her father Otto and her Aunt Nella argue endlessly over their financial fate, selling off f…
The house with the golden door / Elodie Harper.
"Amara has escaped her life as a slave in the Wolf Den, the city's most notorious brothel, but now her survival depends on the affections of her patron: a man she might not know as well as she once thought. At night in the home he bought for her, the hous…
The Manhattan girls : a novel of Dorothy Parker and her friends / Gill Paul.
"New York City, 1921: The war is over, fashions are daring, and bootleg liquor is served wherever you go. It is here that four extraordinary women form a bridge group that grew into a firm friendship. Dorothy Parker, renowned wit, member of the Algonquin …
A time to bloom / Lauraine Snelling ; with Kiersti Giron.
"Delphinium Nielsen and her sisters have accomplished much in the past year, traveling west and settling in Nebraska. They are on their way to building a garden in dedication to their mother and working against the forces of nature to make their farm thri…
The forgotten cottage / Courtney Ellis.
"England, 2014: Audrey Collins knows only two things about her beloved grandmother’s past: She was born into nobility and she immigrated to America at seventeen years old. So when Audrey inherits her gran’s home in North Yorkshire, she arrives expecting a…
The disappearance of Josef Mengele / Olivier Guez ; translated from the French by Georgia de Chamberet.
"For three decades, until the day he collapsed in the Brazilian surf in 1979, Josef Mengele, the Angel of Death who performed horrific experiments on the prisoners of Auschwitz, floated through South America in linen suits, keeping two steps ahead of Moss…
The orphans of Mersea House : a novel / Marty Wingate.
"England, 1957. Olive Kersey’s only love never returned from World War II, and now, she’s alone and penniless. Then, the last person she ever expected to see again returns to Southwold. Olive’s childhood friend, Margery Paxton, arrives to claim her inheri…
The ghetto within : a novel / Santiago H. Amigorena ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
"A gripping study of inheritance, The Ghetto Within re-imagines the life of this Jewish grandfather, a Polish exile in Argentina, whose guilt provokes an enduring silence to span generations. 1928. Vicente Rosenberg is one of countless European émigrés ma…
Jane the quene / Janet Wertman.
"All Jane Seymour wants is a husband; but when she catches the eye of a volatile king, she is pulled deep into the Tudor court's realm of plot and intrigue.... England. 1535. Jane Seymour is 27 years old and increasingly desperate for the marriage that wi…
The empress / Gigi Griffis.
"The year is 1853, and Princess Elisabeth 'Sisi' of Bavaria has been very clear: She will wait for the head-over-heels love the poets speak of, or she will have no love at all. Just because her older sister, Helene, is eagerly heeding their mother’s advic…
Children of the catastrophe : a novel / Sarah Shoemaker.
"It is 1908 and Smyrna is the most cosmopolitan city on the Mediterranean Sea. Though long a part of the Ottoman Empire, Smyrna has always been Greek, and its citizens honor the traditions of previous generations. The Demirigis and Melopoulos families are…