WWII Fiction

For Those Who Are Lost

Book Review For Those Who Are Lost by Julia Bryan Thomas The Island of Guernsey, 1940. Parents are faced with a heartbreaking decision: send their children away to England alone, or risk the inevitable Nazis invasion and all that it may hold. This heart-breaking and emotional read touches upon the long-lasting effects of war and the split-second decisions that can …

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The Physicists’ Daughter

Book Review The Physicists’ Daughter by Mary Anna Evans Reader’s Thoughts: This book has been sitting on my shelf for a couple of months now. The premise described everything I love in a historical mystery and I was saving it for just the right moment. A strong female lead, unlikely detective, WWII setting, sabotage, espionage… what’s not to love? First …

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The Pilot’s Daughter

Book Review The Pilot’s Daughter by Meredith Jaeger Plop me in a bookstore, twirl me around, and inevitably, you’ll find me standing in front of a pile of WWII set novels. The covers feel romantic and dreamy — and usually include a woman facing away. No matter how many I read, I find them irresistible. So it was no surprise …

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The Woman With the Blue Star

Book Review The Woman with the Blue Star by Pam Jenoff How far would you go to save your life? To save the life of a girl staring up at you, out of a sewer grate? The Woman with the Blue Star is a heartfelt tale of triumph and determination, and a moving witness of the incredible bonds of friendship. …

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The Venice Sketchbook

Book Review The Venice Sketchbook by Rhys Bowen The city of Venice — could there be a more romantic setting? Bestselling author, Rhys Bowen, truly captures the charm of this ancient, Italian port. Her writing is vivid, inviting readers to experience the sights, smells, and tastes of a city built along the canals in this romantic, historical fiction. The Venice …

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The Rose Code

Book Review The Rose Code by Kate Quinn Kate Quinn does it again! The Rose Code is a hefty 650+ page read that is so well written and intricately crafted, you don’t want it to end! The premise: It’s 1940 and England finds itself at war against Germany. Three young women answer the call to Bletchley Park — sworn to …

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Things We Didn’t Say

Book Review Things We Didn’t Say by Amy Lynn Green From 1942 through 1945, more than 400,000 Axis prisoners were shipped to the United States and detained in camps in rural areas across the country. This relatively little-known historical fact acts as the focal point for this impressive debut novel, Things We Didn’t Say by Amy Lynn Green. About: It’s …

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