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February 20, 2018

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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.

 

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The Life and Opinions of Zacharias Lichter

The Life and Opinions of Zacharias Lichter
Calinescu, Matei


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The Sea Before Us

The Sea Before Us
Sundin, Sarah

In 1944, American naval officer Lt. Wyatt Paxton arrives in London to prepare for the Allied invasion of France. He works closely with Dorothy Fairfax, a "Wren" in the Women's Royal Naval Service. Dorothy pieces together reconnaissance photographs with thousands of holiday snapshots of France--including those of her own family's summer home--in order to create accurate maps of Normandy. Maps that Wyatt will turn into naval bombardment plans. As the two spend concentrated time together in the pressure cooker of war, their deepening friendship threatens to turn to love. Dorothy must resist its pull. Her bereaved father depends on her, and her heart already belongs to another man. Wyatt too has much to lose. The closer he gets to Dorothy, the more he fears his efforts to win the war will destroy everything she has ever loved.


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Holds: 2 on 4 copies

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A Treacherous Curse

A Treacherous Curse
Raybourn, Deanna

"London, 1888. When archeological photographer John de Morgan mysteriously vanishes with a priceless artifact, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian colleague, Stoker Templeton-Vane, are pulled into a dangerous world of conspiracies and ancient threats. De Morgan, now married to Stoker's former wife, Caroline, was part of the Tiverton expedition, an archeological endeavor which stirred the wrath of a vengeful curse when the crew violated the tomb of an ancient Egyptian princess. Since the discovery of the sarcophagus, they have endured a string of freak accidents, sudden waves of illness, and even deaths. They wonder if it's all been an unfortunate coincidence--or if the expedition is really doomed. Rumors abound, with many convinced that de Morgan and Caroline's disappearance was staged so that they could make off with the treasure. But Veronica and Stoker are not so easily persuaded, and they race to separate the fact from the mystical and discover the truth behind the treacherous curse."--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 33 on 8 copies

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A Devil in Scotland

A Devil in Scotland
Enoch, Suzanne

"1806, Scotland. Wild, reckless Callum MacCreath is in no hurry to become someone's husband. But when his responsible, steady older brother Ian announces his engagement to their childhood friend Rebecca, Callum makes a startling discovery: he wants the lovely young lass for himself. But it's too late, and when Ian banishes him for his duplicity, Callum is only too happy to leave Scotland forever."-- page [4] of cover.


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Holds: 2 on 5 copies

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Red Sky at Noon

Red Sky at Noon
Sebag Montefiore, Simon, 1965-

Imprisoned in the Gulags for a crime he did not commit, Benya Golden joins a penal battalion made up of Cossacks and convicts to fight the Nazis. He enrolls in the Russian cavalry, and on a hot summer day in July 1942, he and his band of brothers are sent on a suicide mission behind enemy lines--and there may be a traitor among them. The only thing Benya can truly trust is his horse, Silver Socks, and that he will find no mercy in onslaught of Hitler's troops as they push East.


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Holds: 15 on 8 copies

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Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'eighty

Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'eighty
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

A young man's innocent involvement in a revolt serves as the basis for Dickens's historical novel about the anti-Catholic Gordon Riots of 1780.


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The Duke Knows Best

The Duke Knows Best
Ashford, Jane

"Lord Randolph Gresham has an up and coming career in the Church, and has come to London for the season to find a wife. A feisty and dangerously attractive young woman who insists she'd never marry a clergyman keeps distracting him. This shouldn't be a problem--they'll just avoid each other. When they're forced to sing together, though, the duet is a deeply sensual experience. Verity Sinclair, daughter of the Dean of Chester Cathedral, hasn't changed her mind about the future. But Randolph proves hard to resist, and when they finally give in to their passion, there's only one option left: marriage."--Goodreads.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Old Flames

Old Flames
Lawton, John, 1949-

"I won't spy on Marshal Bulganin," said Troy, "but I will spy on Khrushchev." London, 1956. The body of a Royal navy diver floats near a Russian battleship in Portsmouth, giving every excuse for both sides to refreeze the Cold War. Inspector Troy's investigation leads him to the rotten heart of MI6 and into the path of an old flame...


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Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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Never Dare A Wicked Earl

Never Dare A Wicked Earl
Miller, Renee Ann

Known as a brazen philanderer, Hayden Milton, Earl of Westfield, is almost done in by a vengeful mistress who aims a gun at a rather essential part of his anatomy--but ends up wounding his thigh instead. Recuperating in his London townhouse, Hayden is confronted by his new medical attendant. Sophia Camden intrigues him, for behind her starched uniform is an enticing beauty better suited for bedding than dispensing salves and changing bandages. Unshaken by his arrogance, not to mention impropriety, Sophia offers Hayden a dare: allow her ten days to prove her competency. If she resigns in exasperation like her two predecessors, she will be beholden to this wicked seducer. As a battle of wills begins, Sophia finds herself distracted by the earl's muscular physique...and discovers that the man within longs only for a second chance to love.


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Where My Body Ends and the World Begins

Where My Body Ends and the World Begins
Romano, Tony, 1957-

On December 1, 1958, a devastating blaze at Our Lady of the Angels School in Chicago took the lives of ninety-two children, shattering a close-knit Italian neighborhood. Nearly a decade later, twenty-year-old Anthony Lazzeri struggles with survivor's guilt, which is manifested through conflicted feelings about his own body. Complicating his life is a retired detective's dogged belief that Anthony was involved in the setting of the fire. Anthony struggles to come to terms with how the events of that day continue to affect him and those around him. Aided by a sometime girlfriend, a former teacher, and later his parents--after long buried family secrets are brought into the open--he attempts to piece together a life for himself as an adult.


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