China, December 1941. Having left an unhappy life in England for a teaching post at a missionary school in northern China, Elspeth Kent is now anxious to return home to help the war effort. But as she prepares to leave China, a terrible...
FICTION / Historical / World War II
- Author:Gaynor, HazelSummary:
- Author:Starritt, AlexanderSummary:
This novel offers a new point of entry to examine one of the greatest evils ever to face humanity. In his years fighting the Russians and attempting afterward to survive the Gulag, Meissner recounts a life lived in perseverance and...
- Author:Grunwald, LisaSummary:
A magical love story, inspired by the legend of a woman who vanished from Grand Central Terminal, sweeps readers from the 1920s to World War II and beyond, in the spirit of The Time Traveler's Wife and The Curious Case of Benjamin...
- Author:Harper, KarenSummary:
1939. As the wife of the King George VI and the mother of the future queen, Elizabeth--"the queen mother"--shows a warm, smiling face to the world. But it's no surprise that Hitler himself calls her the "Most...
- Author:Ewen, Pamela BinningsSummary:
This novel based on the real life of Coco Chanel reveals an unseen side to the celebrated icon as she trades fashion for espionage during World War II to protect her name, her business, and her legend.
- Author:Morelli, LauraSummary:
Two women, separated by 500 years, are swept up in the tide of history as one painting stands at the center of their quests for their own destinies.
- Author:Gross, AndrewSummary:
#1 New York Times bestselling author of The One Man Andrew Gross once again delivers a tense, stirring thriller of a family torn apart set against the backdrop of a nation plunged into war. February, 1939. Europe teeters on the brink of...
- Author:Jenoff, PamSummary:
1945. Marta marries a caring British diplomat and glimpses the joy that home and family can bring. But her happiness is threatened when she learns of a Communist spy in British intelligence.
- Author:Robards, KarenSummary:
A celebrated singer in WWII occupied France joins the Resistance to save her family from being killed in a Nazi prison. Familial love lasts forever, and Genevieve is willing to risk everything for it.
- Author:Scharer, WhitneySummary:
A sweeping debut novel set in Paris in the 1930's about the love story between Vogue model turned photographer Lee Miller and the artist Man Ray. Their romance unfolds against the backdrop of bohemian Paris, with nights spent at...
- Author:Livaneli, ZülfüSummary:
Based on the real-life sinking of a refugee ship during World War II, an elderly professor leaves America to revisit the city where he last glimpsed his beloved wife.
- Author:L'Amour, LouisSummary:
Louis L'Amour's long-lost first novel, faithfully completed by his son, takes readers on a voyage into danger and violence on the high seas. Fate is a ship. As the shadows of World War II gather, the SS Lichenfield is...
- Author:Rees, CeliaSummary:
World War II has just ended, and Britain has established the Control Commission for Germany. Bored with her job, Edith Graham applies with the Commission, but is instead recruited by the OSS as a spy.
- Author:Windley, CarolSummary:
In 1927, as Natalia Faber travels from Berlin to Prague with her mother, she learns the truth about her father and meets Dr. Magdalena Schaefferová, whose family will become a significant part of her future.
- Author:Forester, C. S.Summary:
Soon to a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks premiering May 8, a World War II naval thriller of "high and glittering excitement" (The New York Times) from the author of the legendary Hornblower series The mission of...
- Author:Morris, HeatherSummary:
Cilka's Journey is a historical fiction novel written by author Heather Morris. It is the author's second historical fiction novel. Cilka's Journey is set in Eastern Europe during World War II. It has been previously...
- Author:Donoghue, EmmaSummary:
A retired New York professor's life is thrown into chaos when he takes a young great-nephew with him to the French Riviera where he attempts to uncover his mother's wartime secrets.