On the Homefront

By Barb Warner Deane - Published 2017


Though many novels have been written about the exploits of the American military in World War II, few provide an intimate picture of ...Read Review

Susie Q Fights Back

By Jane Cutler - Published 2017


Children/Young Adult

Summer, 1942. When Susan’s father loses his job, he moves the family from New York City to Clayton, Missouri, where he has found ...Read Review

The Taster

By V. S. Alexander - Published 2018


Germany, 1943. When fiery destruction is predicted for Berlin, 25-year-old Magda Ritter is sent to live with relatives in Berchtesgaden. Unable to find work, ...Read Review

The Honest Spy

By Andreas Kollender - By Steve Anderson (trans.) - Published 2017


Biographical FictionThriller

Fritz Kolbe, the honest spy, is not a fictional character. He was a high-level official in the German Foreign Office during WWII. As ...Read Review

The Atomic City Girls

By Janet Beard - Published 2018


Between 1942 and 1945, nearly 100,000 people worked at a secret site in East Tennessee, making enriched uranium for the atomic bombs which destroyed Hiroshima and ...Read Review

Under Attack

By Edward Marston - Published 2017



The seventh instalment of Edward Marston’s Home Front Detective Series sees Detective Inspector Marmion and Sergeant Keedy under pressure in their personal ...Read Review

The Devouring

By James R. Benn - Published 2017



1944: American Billy Boyle and his Polish friend Kaz are sent to Switzerland to work with the Office of Strategic Services. The OSS is ...Read Review

Call to Arms: Modern LGBTQ+ Fiction of the Second World War

By Heloise Mezen (ed.) - Published 2017


Short Stories

Thirteen authors write about living in the LGBTQ world in England, Europe, Asia, South America and elsewhere during the 1940s, when these preferences, ...Read Review

White Chrysanthemum

By Mary Lynn Bracht - Published 2018


“Comfort women” is a euphemism for the girls and women forced to serve as prostitutes by Imperial Japanese forces during WWII—perhaps 200,000 in ...Read Review


By Sydelle Pearl - Published 2017



In January 1942, the “Final Solution” becomes the Third Reich’s official policy, marking all Jews within the Nazis’ grasp for destruction. People not ...Read Review