Tag Archives: Historical Fiction

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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BOOK REVIEW: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Title: The Lost ApothecaryAuthor: Sarah PennerPublication: March 2, 2021Publisher: Park RowGenre: Historical FictionPages: 320 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Rule #1: The poison must never be used to harm another woman.Rule #2: The names of the murderer and her victim must be recorded in the apothecary’s register.One cold February evening in 1791, …

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BOOK REVIEW: A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby by Vanessa Riley

Title: A Duke, the Lady, and a BabyAuthor: Vanessa RileyPublication: June 30, 2020Publisher: Zebra BooksGenre: Historical FictionPages: 297 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) When headstrong West Indian heiress Patience Jordan questioned her English husband’s mysterious suicide, she lost everything: her newborn son, Lionel, her fortune—and her freedom. Falsely imprisoned, she risks her …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan

Title: The Kitchen FrontAuthor: Jennifer RyanPublication: February 23, 2021Publisher: Ballantine BooksGenre: Historical FictionPages: 416 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) In a new World War II-set story from the bestselling author of The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir, four women compete for a spot hosting a wartime cookery program called The Kitchen Front – based …

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