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 fire sparkling / Julianne MacLean.
"After a crushing betrayal by the man she loves, Gillian Gibbons flees to her family home for a much-needed escape, but when she finds an old photograph of her grandmother in the arms of a Nazi officer, Gillian's life gets even more complicated. Rattled b…
No common war  / Luke Salisbury.
In 1835, two Salisbury brothers journey to Washington City from Sandy Creek, New York, to promote their town. In Washington, they witness a slave being whipped. Mason Salisbury tries to intervene and is struck across the face with the whip. Mason becomes …
Wartime for the district nurses / Annie Groves.
"Alice Lake and her friend Edith have had everything thrown at them in their first year as district nurses in London's East End. From babies born out of wedlock to battered wives, they've had plenty to keep them occupied. As rationing takes hold and Hitl…
Tidelands / Philippa Gregory.
Midsummer's Eve, 1648, England is in the grip of civil war between renegade King and rebellious Parliament. The struggle reaches to every corner of the kingdom, even the remote Tidelands - the marshy landscape of the south coast. Alinor a descendant of wi…
The accidentals : a novel / Minrose Gwin.
"Following the death of their mother from a botched backwoods abortion, the McAlister daughters have to cope with the ripple effect of this tragedy as they come of age in 1950s Mississippi and then grow up to face their own impossible choices--an unforget…
The list : an ancient riddle--will the answer be a blessing or a curse? / Buck Storm and Bill Perkins.
A city in tumult! Could ancient writings hold the answers? The ancient prophets said he would come. And for centuries the people watched, waited, and hoped. He was to be the redeemer of Israel. The all-powerful King of Kings who would finally and decisive…
The German midwife / Mandy Robotham.
"Germany, 1944. Taken from the camps to serve the Führer himself, Anke Hoff is assigned as midwife to one of Hitler's inner circle. If she refuses, her family will die. Torn between her duty as a caregiver and her hatred for the Nazi regime, Anke is swept…
My dearest Dietrich : a novel of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's lost love / Amanda Barratt
"Maria von Wedemeyer knows the realities of war. Her beloved father and brother have both been killed on the battlefield. The last thing this spirited young woman needs is to fall for a man under constant surveillance by the Gestapo. How can she give anot…
Inland : a novel / Téa Obreht.
"In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives collide. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman, alone in a house abandoned by the men in her life--her husband, who has gone in search of water for the parched…
Valerie : or the faculty of dreams : amendment to the theory of sexuality / Sara Stridsberg ; translated from the Swedish by Deborah Bragan-Turner.
Winner of the Nordic Prize in Literature, acclaimed Swedish novelist Stridsberg makes her American debut conjuring the life and mind of 1960s' firebrand, American feminist, and author of the SCUM manifesto, Valerie Solanas.
We are all good people here / Susan Rebecca White.
"Spanning 30 years of American history, from the twilight of Kennedy's Camelot to the days leading up to Bill Clinton's election, We Are All Good People Here explores the intimate and complex friendship between Eve Whalen and Daniella Strum. Eve, privileg…
The women of the copper country / a novel by Mary Doria Russell.
"In July 1913, twenty-five-year-old Annie Clements had seen enough of the world to know that it was unfair. She's spent her whole life in the coal-mining town of Calumet, Michigan where men risk their lives for meager salaries--and had barely enough to pu…
Restless : a novel / William Boyd.
In the summer of 1976, Sally Gilmartin turns to her daughter Ruth, a struggling single mother, when she realizes someone is trying to kill her, and is forced to reveal the truth about her past to Ruth, even if it means ruining their relationship forever.
Ever faithful : a vintage national parks novel / Karen Barnett.
"Vibrant historic Yellowstone National Park comes to life in this romantic mystery about a man hiding the truth, braving the west to become something more--and the woman who must confront his deception"-- Provided by publisher.
A reluctant belle / Beth White.
"With the Civil War over, Mississippi Belle Joelle Daughtry wants to establish a school to teach freed slaves. But she might have to form an alliance with her childhood nemesis and reveal her deepest secret to make changes in her world--and her heart"-- P…
The number of love / Roseanna M. White.
During the Great War, Margot spends her days deciphering intercepted messages, until a sudden loss turns her world upside down. Drake returns wounded from the field, followed by a destructive enemy. Immediately smitten with Margot, Drake convince attempts…