New Historical Fiction Books for Adults
Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Historical Fiction books for adults.
Moon and the Mars
""Rarely does one encounter a book that can so profoundly change a reader. Moon and the Mars is that book. Corthron, a true heir to James Baldwin, presents a startlingly original exposure of the complex roots of American racism and classism as well as a sweeping exploration of love in all its myriad forms. The best work of fiction I have read in many years." -Naomi Wallace, MacArthur "Genius" Playwriting Fellow and author of One Flea Spare Set in the impoverished Five Points district of New York City in the years 1857-1863, we experience neighborhood life through the eyes of...
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When a Highland laird decides to marry, nothing can stand in his way...not even the bride. No one ever accused Kerr MacAlister of being a nice man. Everyone would agree, however, that when the laird makes a promise, nothing can stop him. Which is why everyone knows Isobel MacKinnon will end up his wife. Isobel spent most of her childhood in love with the tall, dark, and sexy Scot. It wasn't until she was fifteen and failed to entice Kerr into kissing her that things turned sour. Now, Kerr is the one trying to entice her, but Isobel won't be...
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When the Summer Was Ours
"Hungary, 1943: As war encroaches on the country's borders, willful young Eva Cesar arrives in the idyllic town of Sopron to spend her last summer as a single woman on her aristocratic family's estate. Longing for freedom from her domineering father, she counts the days to her upcoming nuptials to a kind and dedicated Red Cross doctor whom she greatly admires. But Eva's life changes when she meets Aleandro, a charming and passionate Romani fiddler with a love for painting. With time and profound class differences against them, Eva and Aleandro still fall deeply in love-only to be separated by...
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Along Came A Lady
"The brooding, illegitimate son of a duke meets his match in the determined woman hired to transform him into a gentleman"--
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The Stolen Lady
Separated by 500 years, two women--Anne Guichard, a young archivist at the Louvre, who at the dawn of WWII must keep treasures safe from the Nazis; and house servant, Bellina Sardi, who is tasked with keeping an impossible secret--each hide Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa with unintended consequences.
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Written in My Own Heart's Blood
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"Vidya, a rebellious young dancer and motherless daughter, comes of age in 1960s and 1970s Bombay"--Provided by publisher.
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The Riviera House
"Paris, 1939: The Nazis think Éliane can't understand German. They're wrong. They think she's merely cataloging the art collection in The Louvre while they steal national treasures for their private collections. They have no idea she's carefully decoding their notes to ensure every painting can be recovered after the war. But Éliane is playing a very dangerous game. Does she dare trust the man she once loved, or will he only betray her once again? She can't know for sure...until a visit to a stunning home on the Riviera dramatically changes the course of her life. Present Day: Seventy years...
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Murder at Wakehurst
When she stumbles upon a dead body with an arrow in it while attending a lavish Elizabethan fête in 1899, journalist Emma Vanderbilt, discovering the victim is a judge who didn't walk the straight and narrow, must score a bull's eye to stop the killer from taking another life.
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The Duke Who Loved Me
An "opposites attract" Regency novel.
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