I’ve been a little out of the loop lately when it comes to what adult fiction books are coming out so recently when I had some free time I started perusing through Goodreads and publishers catalogs to get a sense of what was coming out and what I might want to add to my TBR. I always like to feel on top of things but things have been busy and ever-changing so it’s kind of fallen on the bottom of my TBR list. It was really relaxing to put on some music and discover some titles that piqued my interest. So today I figured I’d share with you 5 recently (or soon to be) released historical fiction novels I discovered. I loooove historical fiction so I’m hoping to snag some of these soon because I’ve definitely been in the mood for historical fiction lately.
Setting: Traveling circus during WWII
What Interested Me: WWII novels are typically insta-adds for me, circus, promise of a strong friendship story between two woman who are both trying to hide & survive
Setting: 15th century Florence, Italy
What Interested Me: definitely the setting…I want to go back to Florence, real life historical figure Simonetta Cattaneo & the premise that she was indeed the muse of Botticelli and love interest, Medici family, art
Setting: battlefield in France + Japanese POW camp in Manila during WWII
What Interested Me: the dual story of two friends who are military nurses during WWII half a world away from each other, I just LOVE stories about the heroism of women during the war
Setting: a wealthy summer estate in Scotland in 1914
What Interested Me: the fact it is set at the estate/manor of a wealthy aristocrat, the relationship between a lady’s maid & her employer, the tease of secrets, threat of war’s effect on the women despite their social standing
Setting: 1930’s in a Tennessee orphanage (interspersed with a present day narrative)
What Interested Me: that it’s based on a real life scandal in which the director of an adoption center kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country, the past and present day narrative
Setting: early 20th century Shanghai
What Interested Me: orphan story about a girl who is an outcast because she is Eurasian and is taken in by a family (as a servant) who moves into the abandoned home she was left in, seems like there is a small fantasy element?
Setting: 1947 in coastal Maine
What Interested Me: based on a real catastrophic event, strong women protecting themselves and children while the men are off fighting the fire
Setting: Normandy coast during WWII
What Interested Me: a young woman who fights back against the Germans in the discrete way she can (by stretching out the rations given to her by the Germans to bake for them and secretly feeding her hungry villagers) — seriously I just love stories of ordinary people who fight back in sneaky ways!
Let me know if there are any recently released (or soon to be released) adult historical fiction novels that should be on my radar! Have you read any of these? Planning to read any of these?
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