Tag Archives: Historical Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

Title: Cloud Cuckoo LandAuthor: Anthony DoerrPublication: September 28, 2021Publisher: Scribner (Simon & Schuster)Genre: Historical Fiction & FantasyPages: 637 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Thirteen-year-old Anna, an orphan, lives inside the formidable walls of Constantinople in a house of women who make their living embroidering the robes of priests. Restless, insatiably curious, Anna …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Bookseller’s Secret by Michelle Gable

Title: The Bookseller’s SecretAuthor: Michelle GablePublication: August 17, 2021Publisher: Graydon HouseGenre: Biographical Fiction, Historical FictionPages: 309 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) In 1942, London, Nancy Mitford is worried about more than air raids and German spies. Still recovering from a devastating loss, the once sparkling Bright Young Thing is estranged from her …

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BOOK REVIEW: Radar Girls by Sara Ackerman

Title: Radar GirlsAuthor: Sara AckermanPublication: July 27, 2021Publisher: MIRAGenre: Historical FictionPages: 368 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Daisy Wilder prefers the company of horses to people, bare feet and salt water to high heels and society parties. Then, in the dizzying aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Daisy enlists in a …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel

Title: The Forest of Vanishing StarsAuthor: Kristin HarmelPublication: July 6, 2021Publisher: Gallery BooksGenre: Historical FictionPages: 384 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) After being stolen from her wealthy German parents and raised in the unforgiving wilderness of eastern Europe, a young woman finds herself alone in 1941 after her kidnapper dies. Her solitary …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer

Title: The Warsaw OrphanAuthor: Kelly Rimmer Publication: June 1, 2021Publisher: Graydon HouseGenre: Historical FictionPages: 349 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) In the spring of 1942, young Elzbieta Rabinek is aware of the swiftly growing discord just beyond the courtyard of her comfortable Warsaw home. She has no fondness for the Germans who …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

Title: The Lost Girls of ParisAuthor: Pam JenoffPublication: January 29, 2019Publisher: Park RowGenre: Historical FictionPages: 385 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) 1946, Manhattan Grace Healey is rebuilding her life after losing her husband during the war. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, she finds an …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

Title: The Jane Austen SocietyAuthor: Natalie JennerPublication: May 26, 2020Publisher: St. Martin’s PressGenre: Historical FictionPages: 313 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Just after the Second World War, in the small English village of Chawton, an unusual but like-minded group of people band together to attempt something remarkable. One hundred and fifty years …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin

Title: The Last Bookshop in LondonAuthor: Madline MartinPublication: April 6, 2021Publisher: Hanover Square PressGenre: Historical FictionPages: 251 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) August 1939: London prepares for war as Hitler’s forces sweep across Europe. Grace Bennett has always dreamed of moving to the city, but the bunkers and blackout curtains that she …

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BOOK REVIEW: In Times of Rain and War by Camron Wright

Title: In Times of Rain and WarAuthor: Camron WrightPublication: April 6, 2021Publisher: Shadow MountainGenre: Historical FictionPages: 312 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) During World War II, an American soldier encounters a German woman living a secret life in bomb-blighted London. In September of 1940, the Blitz had begun. Like other British civilians, …

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