Katusha: Girl Soldier of the Great Patriotic War

By Wayne Vansant - Published 2019



In June 1941, sixteen-year-old Ukrainian Ekaterina Andreaevna Tymoshenko, nicknamed Katusha, hears on her radio about the German Army’s advance into Russian territory. Eventually ...Read Review

This Storm

By James Ellroy - Published 2019



This Storm is set in the wake of Pearl Harbour in 1941. Los Angeles reels behind the shock of the attack on Pearl Harbour, ...Read Review

A Woman of War

By Mandy Robotham - Published 2019


Midwife Anke Hoff is trying to bestow dignity and fleeting memories of motherhood on fellow prisoners in a Nazi labour camp. The last ...Read Review

The Secrets Between Us

By Laura Madeleine - Published 2018


Set in southern France, just north of Nice, the story features the Italian occupation of the area in 1943. Ceci (Celeste) Corvin’s father ...Read Review

The Sound of the Hours

By Karen Campbell - Published 2019


In 1943 in the Tuscan town of Barga, 18-year-old Vittoria (Vita) Guidi is at the Chestnut Festival dance, hoping to see Joe, her Scottish ...Read Review

Hall of Mirrors: Virginia Hall: America’s Greatest Spy of WWII

By Craig Gralley - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

One of WWII’s most successful spies was a Baltimore native in her 30s. Her age and gender made the profession unlikely, not ...Read Review

Friends and Enemies

By Beryl Matthews - Published 2019


This novel tells the story of Kathy Hammond, beginning in 1941 when she and her mother flee to an air raid shelter and only ...Read Review

The Medallion

By Cathy Gohlke - Published 2019



In September 1939 in Warsaw, English librarian Sophia Kumiega waits for news from her husband, a Polish Air Force pilot. A Jewish couple, Rosa ...Read Review

The Last Collection: A Novel of Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel

By Jeanne Mackin - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

In 1938 Paris, a city on the brink of war, Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli wage their own battle in the atelier and on ...Read Review

The Siege of Troy

By Marlaine Delargy (trans.) - By Theodor Kallifatides - Published 2019



During the Second World War, a boy whom we may assume is the author in memoir recounts events. Germans occupy the town, his ...Read Review