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  • The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

    The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

    Rated: 4.53 of 5 stars
    · 43 ratings
    In 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war. Just beyond the tents of the Russian refugee camp she calls home, a young woman speaks her wedding vows. It’s a decision that will alter her destiny…and it’s a lie that will remain buried until the next century.Since she was nine years old, Alina Dziak knew she would marry her best friend, Tomasz...
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    war  mystery  historical  young adult  new adult  no-hea
  • The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

    The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

    Rated: 4.41 of 5 stars
    · 45 ratings
    The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice Network returns with another heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over.1940...
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  • Boy Underground by Catherine Ryan Hyde

    Boy Underground by Catherine Ryan Hyde

    Rated: 4.45 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 19 ratings
    During WWII, a teenage boy finds his voice, the courage of his convictions, and friends for life in an emotional and uplifting novel by the New York Times and #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author.1941. Steven Katz is the son of prosperous landowners in rural California. Although his parents don’t approve, he’s found true friends in Nick, Suki, and Ollie, sons of field workers...
  • Prague Counterpoint by Bodie Thoene

    Prague Counterpoint by Bodie Thoene

    Rated: 4.42 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    In Vienna Prelude, Elisa Lindheim risked her life helping others escape pre-World War II Austria. The climactic ending finds her safely in Czechoslovakia, but not for long. A million other lives are endangered, and she cannot still their silent cry for help...
  • The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

    The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

    Rated: 4.30 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 39 ratings
    A portrait of love, silence, and secrets under a Spanish dictatorship.Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming promise of sunshine and wine...
  • Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

    Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

    Rated: 4.26 of 5 stars
    · 46 ratings
    It's first the story of two women in the 1980s, of gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode telling her life story to Evelyn, who is in the sad slump of middle age...
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

    The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

    Rated: 4.24 of 5 stars
    · 57 ratings
    Oscar Wilde's madcap farce about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and lovers entanglements still delights readers more than a century after its 1895 publication and premiere performance. The rapid-fire wit and eccentric characters of The Importance of Being Earnest have made it a mainstay of the high school curriculum for decades...
  • Bluebird by Sharon Cameron

    Bluebird by Sharon Cameron

    Rated: 4.35 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    A historical novel, set in postwar New York City.In 1946, Eva leaves behind the rubble of Berlin for the streets of New York City, stepping from the fiery aftermath of one war into another, far colder one, where power is more important than principles, and lies are more plentiful than the truth...
  • Lions of the Desert by Linda Lee Chaikin

    Lions of the Desert by Linda Lee Chaikin

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Lions of the Desert opens up in 1915, over a year after the conclusion of Arabian Winds. Nurse Allison Wescott arrives in busy Cairo to serve the British military confronting Kaiser's Germany and their ally, Turkey. In Cairo, Allison meets Major Bret Holden again after his return from London, and their previous romantic but rocky relationship is resumed...
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows

    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows

    Rated: 4.14 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 69 ratings
    A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.“Treat yourself to this book, please - I can’t recommend it highly enough.” (Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love)“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers...
  • Angels of the Resistance by Noelle Salazar

    Angels of the Resistance by Noelle Salazar

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    From the bestselling author of The Flight Girls comes another World War II story inspired by true events, about courageous women who risked everything for country, for family, and for each other.Netherlands, 1940As bombs fall across Europe, fourteen-year-old Lien Vinke fears that the reality of war is inescapable...
  • Angels of the Resistance: A WWII Novel by Noelle Salazar

    Angels of the Resistance: A WWII Novel by Noelle Salazar

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    “Angels of the Resistance brings to life a deadly-effective and deeply moving sisterhood.” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Rose CodeFrom the bestselling author of The Flight Girls comes a story inspired by true events, about courageous women who risked everything for country, for family, and for each other...
  • Angels of the Resistance: A WWII Novel by Noelle Salazar

    Angels of the Resistance: A WWII Novel by Noelle Salazar

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    “Angels of the Resistance brings to life a deadly-effective and deeply moving sisterhood.” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Rose CodeFrom the bestselling author of The Flight Girls comes a story inspired by true events, about courageous women who risked everything for country, for family, and for each other...
  • The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor

    The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor

    Rated: 4.23 of 5 stars
    · 24 ratings
    A heart-breaking, heart-warming historical novel of love and survival inspired by real resistance workers during World War II Austria, and the mysterious love letter that connects generations of Jewish families. For readers of The Nightingale, Lilac Girls, and Sarah's Key.Austria, 1938.Kristoff is a young apprentice to a master Jewish stamp engraver...
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    war  mystery  20th century  historical  young adult
  • The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly

    The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly

    Rated: 4.19 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 32 ratings
    It has been twelve years since a dark, murderous figure stalked the alleys and courts of Whitechapel. And yet, in the summer of 1900, East London is still poor, still brutal, still a shadow city to its western twin. Among the reformers is an idealistic young woman named India Selwyn-Jones, recently graduated from medical school...
  • Vienna Prelude by Bodie Thoene

    Vienna Prelude by Bodie Thoene

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 20 ratings
    Predating the events of The Zion Chronicles Series, Vienna Prelude opens in pre-World War II Austria. Elisa Lindheim, a violinist with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, is of Jewish heritage but has adopted an Aryan stage name. Thus she is able to travel and play in Germany even though a 1935 law forbade Jewish musicians to do so...
  • Mr Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester

    Mr Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester

    Rated: 4.16 of 5 stars
    · 24 ratings
    As a seventeen-year-old with a touch of sea sickness, young Horatio Hornblower hardly cuts a dash in His Majesty's navy. Yet from the moment he is ordered to board a French merchant ship in the Bay of Biscay and take command of crew and cargo, he proves his seafaring mettle on the waves...
  • Winter Cottage by Mary Ellen Taylor

    Winter Cottage by Mary Ellen Taylor

    Rated: 4.22 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    A gripping novel about family secrets…and coming home for the first time. Still grieving the loss of her wandering, free-spirited mother, Lucy Kincaid leaves Nashville for the faded town of Cape Hudson, Virginia. She goes to see the house she’s inherited—one she never knew existed, bequeathed to her by a woman she’s never even met...
  • A Spying Eye by Michelle Cox

    A Spying Eye by Michelle Cox

    Rated: 4.60 of 5 stars
    · 5 ratings
    In this sixth book of the series, Clive and Henrietta return to Europe in an attempt to resurrect their failed honeymoon. While in London, they are approached by their old friend, Inspector John Hartle, who convinces them to search for the missing panel of the Ghent Altarpiece, a famous Renaissance painting, of which Hitler’s top men are also in pursuit...
  • As Time Goes By by Melody Carlson

    As Time Goes By by Melody Carlson

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    In 1942 San Francisco, war has touched every part of the Mulligans’ lives. With their brother killed at Pearl Harbor, their father recovering from tuberculosis, and their eldest sister a nurse in the Army, those at home are left to keep on, wondering if it’s possible to thrive…or only to survive...
  • The Lost Brother by Sarah Woodbury

    The Lost Brother by Sarah Woodbury

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    November 1146. Gwynedd is at war with Ranulf, Earl of Chester, who seeks to gain a foothold in Wales against the day peace finally comes to England. On the eve of King Owain’s counter-assault on Mold Castle, the body of a woman who bears a striking resemblance to Gwen is discovered buried in someone else’s grave...
  • A Little Love Song by Michelle Magorian

    A Little Love Song by Michelle Magorian

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    A classic young love story set in the middle of World War II It is the summer of 1943, and war continues to rage. For Rose and her sister Diana, it’s a time of independence and self-discovery as they find first loves.  But when Rose uncovers an extraordinary love story from another war, she is forced to question that love.  Rose is about to discover a secret that will change everything...
  • All We Left Behind by Danielle R. Graham, D.R. Graham

    All We Left Behind by Danielle R. Graham, D.R. Graham

    Rated: 4.13 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    The Secret Orphan meets The Tattooist of Auschwitz with a dash of Wild Swans A powerful and incredibly moving historical novel inspired by an untold story of the Second World War. Vancouver 1941 As the war rages around the world, Hitler’s fury is yet to be felt on the peaceful shores of Mayne Island. Sweethearts Hayden and Chidori are in love. But everything changes after Pearl Harbor...
  • All We Left Behind by Danielle R. Graham, D.R. Graham

    All We Left Behind by Danielle R. Graham, D.R. Graham

    Rated: 4.13 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    The Secret Orphan meets The Tattooist of Auschwitz with a dash of Wild Swans A powerful and incredibly moving historical novel inspired by an untold story of the Second World War. Vancouver 1941 As the war rages around the world, Hitler’s fury is yet to be felt on the peaceful shores of Mayne Island. Sweethearts Hayden and Chidori are in love.But everything changes after Pearl Harbor...
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    20th century  war  historical  young adult
  • The Paris Notebook by Tessa Harris

    The Paris Notebook by Tessa Harris

    Rated: 4.18 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    ‘Gripping, compelling and beautiful.’ Emma Cowell, author of The House in the Olive Grove A secret big enough to destroy the Führer’s reputation. . . January 1939: When Katja Heinz secures a job as a typist at Doctor Viktor’s clinic, she doesn’t expect to be copying top secret medical records from a notebook...
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy

    The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy

    Rated: 4.08 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 51 ratings
    he Scarlet Pimpernel is the first novel in a series of historical fiction by Baroness Orczy, published in 1905. It was written after her stage play of the same title enjoyed a long run in London, having opened in Nottingham in 1903.The novel is set during the Reign of Terror following the start of the French Revolution...
  • All We Left Behind by Danielle R. Graham

    All We Left Behind by Danielle R. Graham

    Rated: 4.12 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    For fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz‘Heart-wrenching. Emotional. A powerful story of wartime love and devotion’ Glynis Peters, author of The Secret OrphanA powerful and incredibly moving historical novel inspired by an untold story of the Second World War.Vancouver 1941As the war rages around the world, Hitler’s fury is yet to be felt on the peaceful shores of Mayne Island...
  • Margot & Me by Juno Dawson

    Margot & Me by Juno Dawson

    Rated: 4.20 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Sometimes love has to cross all kinds of barriers . . .Fliss is on the way to visit her grandmother in Wales - the grandmother who she doesn't get on with - with her mother who is recuperating from chemotherapy...
  • Wildflower Hill by Kimberley Freeman

    Wildflower Hill by Kimberley Freeman

    Rated: 4.10 of 5 stars
    · 24 ratings
    SPANNING THREE GENERATIONS AND HALF THE WORLD, WILDFLOWER HILL IS A SWEEPING, ROMANTIC, AND COMPELLING STORY OF TWO WOMEN WHO SHARE A LEGACY OF SECRETS, HEARTBREAK, COURAGE, AND LOVE. Emma, a prima ballerina in London, is at a crossroads after an injured knee ruins her career. Forced to rest and take stock of her life, she finds that she’s mistaken fame and achievement for love and fulfillment...
  • Wait for Me by Caroline Leech

    Wait for Me by Caroline Leech

    Rated: 4.12 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 18 ratings
    It’s 1945, and Lorna Anderson’s life on her father’s farm in Scotland consists of endless chores and rationing, knitting Red Cross scarves, and praying for an Allied victory. So when Paul Vogel, a German prisoner of war, is assigned as the new farmhand, Lorna is appalled...
  • The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill

    The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill

    Rated: 4.14 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Lydia has vanished. Lydia, who’s never broken any rules, except falling in love with the wrong boy. Lydia, who’s been Piper’s best friend since they were children. Lydia, who never even said good-bye. Convinced the police are looking in all the wrong places, eighteen-year-old Piper Sail begins her own investigation in an attempt to solve the mystery of Lydia’s disappearance...
  • The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

    The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

    Rated: 4.07 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    A Mysterious painting breathes hope and beauty into the darkest corners of Auschwitz--and the loneliest hearts of Manhattan. Manhattan art dealer Sera James watched her world crumble at the altar two years ago, and her heart is still fragile...
  • The London House by Katherine Reay

    The London House by Katherine Reay

    Rated: 4.14 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    An uncovered family secret sets one woman on the journey of a lifetime through the history of Britain’s WWII spy network and glamorous 1930s Paris in an effort to understand her past, save her family, and claim her future.One call could bring ruin to her family name...
  • The London House by Katherine Reay

    The London House by Katherine Reay

    Rated: 4.14 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Uncovering a dark family secret sends one woman through the history of Britain’s World War II spy network and glamorous 1930s Paris to save her family’s reputation.Caroline Payne thinks it’s just another day of work until she receives a call from Mat Hammond, an old college friend and historian. But pleasantries are cut short...
  • Shadow of a Century by Jean Grainger

    Shadow of a Century by Jean Grainger

    Rated: 4.08 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    A journalist in modern New York stumbles across a story from a century earlier when the streets of Dublin were ablaze as men and women fought valiantly for liberation from the British Empire. This is the story of three women. Mary Doyle was reared by nuns and knows nothing of her parents, except that they were a source of shame...
  • Red Sky at Morning: A Novel (Perennial Classics) by Richard Bradford

    Red Sky at Morning: A Novel (Perennial Classics) by Richard Bradford

    Rated: 4.07 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    The classic coming-of-age story set during World War II about the enduring spirit of youth and the values in life that count...
  • Velva Jean Learns to Fly by Jennifer Niven

    Velva Jean Learns to Fly by Jennifer Niven

    Rated: 4.07 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 13 ratings
    From the author of the New York Times bestselling All the Bright Places, after Pearl Harbor Velva Jean signs up for service and gets her wings, risking her life-and her heart. Velva Jean Hart, the fiercely independent heroine of Jennifer Niven's (Becoming Clementine) spectacular debut novel, Velva Jean Learns to Drive, returns in a captivating adventure that literally sends her soaring...
  • The Paper Girl of Paris by Jordyn Taylor

    The Paper Girl of Paris by Jordyn Taylor

    Rated: 4.05 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    Now:Sixteen-year-old Alice is spending the summer in Paris, but she isn’t there for pastries and walks along the Seine. When her grandmother passed away two months ago, she left Alice an apartment in France that no one knew existed. An apartment that has been locked for more than seventy years...
  • Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman

    Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman

    Rated: 4.03 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    The girl known as Gretchen Whitestone has a secret: She used to be part of Adolf Hitler’s inner circle. More than a year after she made an enemy of her old family friend and fled Munich, she lives with a kindly English family, posing as an ordinary German immigrant, and is preparing to graduate from high school. Her love, Daniel Cohen, is a reporter in town...
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    mystery  war  young adult  historical  death
  • Radar Girls by Sara Ackerman

    Radar Girls by Sara Ackerman

    Rated: 4.02 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    An extraordinary story inspired by the real Women’s Air Raid Defense, where an unlikely recruit and her sisters-in-arms forge their place in WWII history.Daisy Wilder prefers the company of horses to people, bare feet and salt water to high heels and society parties...
  • Rebel Spy by Veronica Rossi

    Rebel Spy by Veronica Rossi

    Rated: 4.02 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    Rebellious Frannie Tasker knows little about the war between England and its thirteen colonies in 1776, until a shipwreck off her home in Grand Bahama Island presents an unthinkable opportunity. The body of a young woman found floating in the sea gives Frannie the chance to escape her brutal stepfather—and she takes it...
  • Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

    Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 21 ratings
    In 1930s Munich, danger lurks behind dark corners, and secrets are buried deep within the city. But Gretchen Müller, who grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her "uncle" Dolf, has been shielded from that side of society ever since her father traded his life for Dolf's, and Gretchen is his favorite, his pet. Uncle Dolf is none other than Adolf Hitler...
  • The Girl is Trouble by Kathryn Miller Haines

    The Girl is Trouble by Kathryn Miller Haines

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Iris Anderson and her father have finally come to an understanding. Iris is allowed to help out at her Pop's detective agency as long as she follows his rules and learns from his technique. But when Iris uncovers details about her mother's supposed suicide, suddenly Iris is thrown headfirst into her most intense and personal case yet...
  • Chasing Starlight by Teri Bailey Black

    Chasing Starlight by Teri Bailey Black

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Movies, mansions, and murder in the Golden Age of Hollywood! Teri Bailey Black's Chasing Starlight is a historical mystery from the author of Girl at the Grave, winner of the Thriller Award for Best Young Adult Novel.1938. The Golden Age of Hollywood. Palm trees and movie stars. Film studios pumping out musicals and gangster films at a furious pace...
  • Nothing But Sky by Amy Trueblood

    Nothing But Sky by Amy Trueblood

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    A 2018 Junior Library Guild selection.“Trueblood's action-packed first novel explores the post-World War I époque with visceral period detail, and Grace's ambition carries the story about fighting for one's dreams, seeking stability in some form, and a team becoming a family.” —Publishers WeeklyGrace Lafferty only feels alive when she's dangling 500 feet above ground...
  • A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson

    A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson

    Rated: 3.97 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 23 ratings
    Ellen never expected the Hallendorf school to be quite so unusual. Her life back in England with her suffragette mother and liberated aunts certainly couldn't be called normal, but buried deep in the beautiful Austrian countryside, Ellen discovers an eccentric world occupied by wild children and even wilder teachers, experimental dancers and a tortoise on wheels...
  • The Cartographer's Secret by Tea Cooper

    The Cartographer's Secret by Tea Cooper

    Rated: 3.96 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    A young woman's quest to heal a family rift entangles her in one of Australia's greatest historical puzzles when an intricately illustrated map offers a clue to the fate of a long-lost girl. A mesmerising historical mystery set in the Hunter Valley from bestselling author Tea Cooper for readers of Natasha Lester and Kate Morton...
  • The Cartographer's Secret by Tea Cooper

    The Cartographer's Secret by Tea Cooper

    Rated: 3.96 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    A map into the past. A long-lost young woman. And a thirty-year family mystery.The Hunter Valley, 1880. Evie Ludgrove loves to chart the landscape around her home—hardly surprising since she grew up in the shadow of her father’s obsession with the great Australian explorer Dr. Ludwig Leichhardt...
  • Summer of '42 by Herman Raucher

    Summer of '42 by Herman Raucher

    Rated: 3.95 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    In everyone's life there is a summer of '42...In that particular summer Hermie was fifteen, wildly obsessed with sex, deeply and passionately in love with an "older woman" of twenty-two. Summer of '42 is the story of Hermie and the lovely Dorothy, of Hermie's frantic efforts to become a man, and of his glorious and heartbreaking initiation into sex...
  • The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson

    The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson

    Rated: 3.94 of 5 stars
    · 26 ratings
    Twenty-year-old Ruth Berger is desperate. The daughter of a Jewish-Austrian professor, she was supposed to have escaped Vienna before the Nazis marched into the city. Yet the plan went completely wrong, and while her family and fiancé are waiting for her in safety, Ruth is stuck in Vienna with no way to escape...
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