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February 23, 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 Rufus Spy

The Rufus Spy
Clare, Alys

"October, 1093. Two young men have been brutally beaten to death; a third viciously attacked. All three men are of similar appearance. But could there be another connection? Lassair meanwhile has agreed to accompany her former lover Rollo on a perilous journey north in search of King William. On their trail is a skilled, relentless and ruthless assassin. Who is he--and why has he targeted Rollo? If they are to survive, the hunted must become the hunters: Rollo and Lassair must lure their pursuer to the treacherous fenland terrain Lassair knows so well and turn the tables on their would-be killer.--Provided by Publisher.


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Holds: 3 on 5 copies

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Until We Find Home

Until We Find Home
Gohlke, Cathy

In the early days of WWII, American Claire Stewart smuggles five French Jewish children across the channel before the Nazis storm Paris, and brings them to her estranged aunt's Lake District estate as refugees. Lady Miranda Langford agrees to take them in, but only if Claire stays to help care for them. Though desperate to return to France and the man she loves, Claire agrees, and soon fellow American David Campbell challenges her notions of love.


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Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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Ravishing the Heiress

Ravishing the Heiress
Thomas, Sherry

When her arranged marriage to the Earl Fitzhugh leads to a lasting friendship, but nothing more, Millicent, who has fallen head over heels in love with her husband, vows to prove to him that there is something between them that is worth fighting for.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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A Duke in the Night

A Duke in the Night
Bowen, Kelly

When disreputable duke and businessman August Faulkner comes back into her life, headmistress Clara Hayward is tempted to pick up where they left off ten years ago, despite worrying that he aims to take over her family's business.


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Holds: 5 on 5 copies

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The Midwife of Hope River

The Midwife of Hope River
Harman, Patricia, 1943-

Midwife Patience Murphy has a gift: a talent for escorting mothers through the challenges of bringing children into the world. Working in the hardscrabble conditions of Appalachia during the Depression, Patience takes the jobs that no one else wants, helping those most in need--and least likely to pay. She knows a successful midwifery practice must be built on a foundation of openness and trust--but the secrets Patience is keeping are far too intimate and fragile for her to ever let anyone in. From the dangerous mines of West Virginia to the terrifying attentions of the Ku Klux Klan, Patience must strive to bring new light and life into an otherwise hard world.


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Holds: 2 on 4 copies

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White Chrysanthemum

White Chrysanthemum
Bracht, Mary Lynn

Korea, 1943, under Japanese occupation: As a haenyeo, a female diver of the sea, Hana enjoys an independence that few other Koreans can still claim. Until the day she saves her younger sister from a Japanese soldier and is herself captured and transported to Manchuria. There she is forced to become a 'comfort woman' in a Japanese military brothel. South Korea, 2011: Emi has spent more than sixty years trying to forget the sacrifice her sister made. Seeing the healing of her children and her country, can Emi move beyond the legacy of war to find forgiveness?--Adapted from book jacket.


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Holds: 0 on 12 copies

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Wild Justice

Wild Justice
Royal, Priscilla

It is Spring 1282, and England is at war again with Wales. Baron Hugh of Wynethorpe is preparing to join the King's army, and asks his sister, Prioress Eleanor of Tyndal Prior in Norfolk, for a favor. He needs her to deliver a letter to Prioress Amicia at the Mynchen Buckland Priory. When Eleanor, Brother Thomas, and Sister Anne arrive, they discover Amicia imprisoned for murder. In an unfamiliar place, the murder victim buried, and nothing left at the crime site, what can the Tyndal trio unearth?


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Heartstone

Heartstone
Sansom, C. J.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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The Winter Station: A Novel

The Winter Station: A Novel
Shields, Jody, 1952-

A Russian aristocrat races to stop a plague spreading from an isolated Manchurian city to the rest of the world.


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Holds: 0 on 12 copies

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The Taster

The Taster
Alexander, V. S.

In early 1943, Magda Ritter's parents send her to relatives in Bavaria, hoping to keep her safe from the Allied bombs strafing Berlin. Young German women are expected to do their duty--working for the Reich or marrying to produce strong, healthy children. After an interview with the civil service, Magda is assigned to the Berghof, Hitler's mountain retreat. Only after weeks of training does she learn her assignment: she will be one of several young women tasting the Führer's food, offering herself in sacrifice to keep him from being poisoned. Perched high in the Bavarian Alps, the Berghof seems worlds away from the realities of battle. Though terrified at first, Magda gradually becomes used to her dangerous occupation--though she knows better than to voice her misgivings about the war. But her love for a conspirator within the SS and her growing awareness of the Reich's atrocities draw Magda into a plot that will test her wits and loyalty in a quest for safety, freedom, and, ultimately, vengeance.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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