WWI

Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts (The Factory Girls)

By Mary Gibson - Published 2018

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Saga

In the years before the First World War, poverty and inequality were prevalent in parts of London, but change was coming. Nellie Clark, ...Read Review

Lost Roses: A Novel

By Martha Hall Kelly - Published 2019

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Lost Roses is the follow-up to Martha Hall Kelly’s runaway hit of 2016, Lilac Girls. Her newest book is a prequel to Lilac ...Read Review

A Bend in the Stars

By Rachel Barenbaum - Published 2019

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Russia, 1914. Against the backdrop of increasingly brutal attacks on the Jewish community, Miri Abramov and her brother, Vanya, fight formidable odds—Miri, to ...Read Review

The Redeemed: The West Country Trilogy

By Tim Pears - Published 2019

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Saga

The Redeemed follows the lives of two main characters during and after World War I. Leo Sercombe starts the book as a ship’...Read Review

The Disappearance of Alistair Ainsworth (The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mysteries)

By Leonard Goldberg - Published 2019

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Mystery/Crime

This is the third in Goldberg’s mystery series featuring Joanna Blalock, the daughter of Sherlock Holmes.  Joanna, who has inherited her father’...Read Review

A Death in Chelsea (Mayfair 100 series)

By Lynn Brittney - Published 2019Published 2020

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Mystery/Crime

This is the second in the Mayfair 100 series. (The first, Murder in Belgravia, I reviewed for HNR 86 as an online review.) July 1915: Chief ...Read Review

Loving Liberty Levine

By Colin Falconer - Published 2019

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Sarah Levine has what she calls “bad” thoughts about stealing the children of her relatives. In the early 1900s, her husband Micah decides ...Read Review

Fight to the Finish: The First World War – Month by Month

By Allan Mallinson - Published 2018

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MilitaryNonfiction

There have been many books written about the Great War. This one, I’d suggest, be made a textbook for secondary schools discussing ...Read Review

A Nightingale Christmas Promise (Nightingales 10)

By Donna Douglas - Published 2018

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Saga

With the threat of war looming in 1914, there is uncertainty across the country and throughout Europe. In east London at the Nightingale Hospital, ...Read Review

Dreams of Silver (The Silver Music Box)

By Mina Baites - Published 2018

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Germany, 1938. Paul Blumenthal tries desperately to get his Jewish family out of Germany, but he is betrayed. Just before his two little girls ...Read Review