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December 13, 2017

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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 Garden Intrigue

The Garden Intrigue
Willig, Lauren

Overview: Secret agent Augustus Whittlesby has spent a decade undercover in France, posing as an insufferably bad poet. The French surveillance officers can't bear to read his work closely enough to recognize the information drowned in a sea of verbiage. New York-born Emma Morris Delagardie is a thorn in Augustus's side. An old school friend of Napoleon's stepdaughter, she came to France with her uncle, eloped with a Frenchman, and has been rattling around the salons of Paris ever since. Now widowed, she entertains herself by holding a weekly salon, and loudly critiquing Augustus's poetry. As Napoleon pursues his plans for the invasion of England, Whittlesby hears of a top-secret device to be demonstrated at a house party. The catch? The only way in is with Emma, who has been asked to write a masque for the weekend's entertainment. In this complicated masque within a masque, nothing goes quite as scripted-especially Augustus's unexpected feelings for Emma.


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The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny With A Dashing Stranger

The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny With A Dashing Stranger
Alexander, Victoria

Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe, in need of money after the death of her husband, attempts to retrieve a family treasure--a Renaissance masterpiece currently in the hands of a cunning art collector in Venice. Dante Augustus Montague likewise believes the painting was stolen from his family's art collection. Now they are rivals for a prize that will change everything.


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Death at Thorburn Hall

Death at Thorburn Hall
Deering, Julianna

Drew Farthering finds a new mystery on his hands when he arrives at Thorburn Hall in Scotland for the 1935 British Open. His host, Lord Rainsby, asks Drew to investigate a suspected embezzler and then dies in a suspicious accident the next day. Thorburn Hall is full of guests with motives for the killing. Can Drew discover the killer among them?


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Sharpe's Triumph: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Assaye, September 1803

Sharpe's Triumph: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Assaye, September 1803
Cornwell, Bernard

The continuing adventures of Richard Sharpe, a 19th century soldier, as he fights to enlarge the British empire. He helps the Duke of Wellington put down the Indian Mahratta rebellion, an operation culminating in the 1803 Battle of Assaye which is described in vivid detail.


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Shiloh: A Novel

Shiloh: A Novel
Foote, Shelby

Six Confederate and Union soldiers relate their experiences and feelings during and after the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862.


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Sharpe's Eagle: Richard Sharpe and the Talavera Campaign July 1809

Sharpe's Eagle: Richard Sharpe and the Talavera Campaign July 1809
Cornwell, Bernard

"After the cowardly incompetence of two officers besmirches their name, Captain Richard Sharpe must redeem the regiment by capturing the most valued prize in the French Army?a golden Imperial Eagle, the standard touched by the hand of Napoleon himself"--The publisher.


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The Hapsburg Variation: A Cold War Thriller

The Hapsburg Variation: A Cold War Thriller
Rapp, Bill

Eight years into his career with the CIA, Karl Baier once again finds himself on the front line of the Cold War. He is stationed in Vienna in the spring of 1955 as Austria and the four Allied Powers are set to sign the State Treaty, which will return Austria's independence, end the country's postwar occupation, and hopefully reduce tensions in the heart of Europe. But the Treaty will also establish Austrian neutrality, and many in the West fear it will secure Soviet hegemony in Eastern Europe and create a permanent division. Asked to help investigate the death of an Austrian aristocrat and Wehrmacht veteran, Baier discovers an ambitious plan not only to block the State Treaty, but also to subvert Soviet rule in lands of the old Hapsburg Empire. Then Baier's wife is kidnapped, and the mission becomes intensely personal. Many of his basic assumptions are challenged, and he discovers that he cannot count on loyalties, even back home in Washington, D.C. At each maddening turn in the investigation, another layer must be peeled away. Even if Baier succeeds in rescuing his wife, he faces the unenviable task of unraveling an intricate web of intrigue that reaches far back into the complicated history of Central Europe.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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The Day of the Jackal

The Day of the Jackal
Forsyth, Frederick, 1938-

A killer at the top of his profession, unknown to any secret service in the world, has a contract to kill French president Charles DeGaulle, one of the world's most heavily guarded men.


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Holds: 3 on 6 copies

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No Other Duke Will Do

No Other Duke Will Do
Burrowes, Grace

In desperate need of a wealthy bride so he can save his family's estate, the Duke of Haverford is instead drawn to marriage-averse Miss Elizabeth Windham, an intelligent beauty whom he connects with until gossip, meddling siblings and financial disaster threaten to derail their love.


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Holds: 11 on 6 copies

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The Lord Meets His Lady

The Lord Meets His Lady
Conkle, Gina


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