Tag Archives: Historical Fiction

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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BOOK REVIEW: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Title: The Boy in the Striped PajamasAuthor: John BoynePublication: October 23, 2007Publisher: David Fickling BooksGenre: Historical FictionPages: 215 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Berlin, 1942: When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family …

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BOOK REVIEW: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Title: Lilac GirlsAuthor: Martha Hall KellyPublication: April 5, 2016Publisher: Ballantine BooksGenre: Historical FictionPages: 497 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades …

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