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A Girl During the War

By Anita Abriel - Published 2022



It’s Italy, 1943. Marina Tozzi returns home to find her father killed by Nazis for harboring a Jewish artist. Although she hadn’t ...Read Review

Sisters of Night and Fog: A WWII Novel

By Erika Robuck - Published 2022


Sisters of Night and Fog starts and ends in 1995, but the novel mostly spans the years of WWII, covering two true-life heroines and ...Read Review

Murder Under Her Skin: A Pentecost and Parker Mystery

By Stephen Spotswood - Published 2021



It’s 1946 New York, and the female detective duo of Lillian Pentecost and Willowjean “Will” Parker have been investigating crimes together now for ...Read Review

The Stolen Lady: A Novel of World War II and the Mona Lisa

By Laura Morelli - Published 2021


The Stolen Lady has dual timelines and three points of view. In 1939 France, Anne Giuchard, a young typist at the Louvre, is asked ...Read Review

A Most Clever Girl: A Novel of an American Spy

By Stephanie Marie Thornton - Published 2021


Biographical Fiction

It’s 1963, and the Cold War era. Catherine Gray believes Elizabeth Bentley has killed her mother. She shows up at Elizabeth’s home ...Read Review

Becoming Leidah

By Michelle Grierson - Published 2021


Historical Fantasy

Becoming Leidah is set in 19th-century Norway at a time when Christianity coexisted with beliefs in pagan or folkloric gods. The people of ...Read Review

The German Nurse

By M.J. Hollows - Published 2021


The German Nurse takes place during WWII on Guernsey from 1940 to 1945. Military personnel are evacuated from the island to fight on the mainland, ...Read Review

The Devil’s Pawn (Faust 2)

By Oliver Pötzsch - Published 2021


It’s 1518 in Europe, a time when kings are made, and the church wields spiritual as well as economic power. Johann Faust is ...Read Review

Surviving Savannah

By Patti Callahan - Published 2021


One hundred and eighty years after the steamship Pulaski exploded at sea, history professor Everly Winthrop is asked to curate a museum collection ...Read Review

When Twilight Breaks

By Sarah Sundin - Published 2021



It’s 1938 in Germany. Evelyn Brand is a foreign news journalist who is trying to write informative articles for an American audience. Her ...Read Review