Historical Fiction

Experience history through the imaginative writing of authors who bring the past to life. Borrow an historical fiction novel from the Lititz Public Library.

The Lost Season of Love and SnowThe Lost Season of Love and Snow by Jennifer Laam
At Christmas 1828, a beautiful and intellectually curious young woman meets Russia’s praised rebel poet Alexander Pushkin, beginning a courtship and later marriage full of passion, domestic bliss and destructive jealousies.

The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard
In November 1944, hundreds of young girls live in the top-secret city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, operating massive machines that help win the war effort and socializing with soldiers, scientists and workmen.

A Long Way from Home by Peter Carey
Set in the 1950s, a fast-driving woman and her car-salesman husband enter the Redex Trial, a brutal race over horrendous roads around the Australian continent.

I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon
In 1920, a shivering and senseless woman is pulled from a canal in Berlin claiming to be the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia who survived the assassination squad that killed the remainder of the imperial Romanov family.

The Room on Rue AmelieThe Room on Rue Amelie by Kristin Harmel
The lives of an American woman, a British RAF pilot and a young Jewish teenager intersect as they fight to defy the Nazis in occupied Paris during World War II.

Gods of Howl Mountain by Taylor Brown
Set in the high country of 1950s North Carolina, a woman protects her grandson, a bootlegger who returned from the Korean War with a wooden leg, from rival runners, federal revenue agents, snake-handling pastors and the mystery of his own past.

The Taster by V. S. Alexander
In 1943, a young Berlin woman is sent to safety in Bavaria where she is assigned as one of several young women tasting the Fuhrer’s food, offering herself in sacrifice to keep him from being poisoned.

Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveira
In 1879, after an epic snowstorm ravages the city of Albany, a former Civil War surgeon begins a search for two little girls who have vanished without a trace, a quest that exposes dark secrets about some of the town’s most powerful citizens.

Greeks Bearing GiftsGreeks Bearing Gifts by Philip Kerr
A one-time Berlin detective, working in 1956 Munich as an insurance claims adjuster, investigates a former soldier’s professed losses that appear to be stolen spoils belonging to Greek Jews deported from Auschwitz.

All the Beautiful Girls by Elizabeth J. Church
After the deaths of her family in a car accident, the driver of the other car becomes a girl’s benefactor, paying for dance lessons that prove the key to success as a 1960s Las Vegas showgirl.

The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen
Finding an unopened letter tied to a wartime romance, a woman embarks on a reflective journey to Tuscany in an attempt understand her father, a British bomber pilot shot down over German-occupied Italy.

The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
Appointed to execute the will of a wealthy mill owner, one of the first woman lawyers in 1921 Bombay suspects an unscrupulous guardian is taking advantage of the three widows and before long, tensions escalate to murder.

Carnegie's MaidCarnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict
To gain employment in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households, a poor farmer’s daughter pretends to be an experienced Irish lady’s maid.

White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht
In 1943 Korea, a spirited and independent female diver living under Japanese occupation is captured and transported to Manchuria where she is forced to work in a military brothel.

Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell
In Elizabethan England, suspicion falls on a penniless actor when a priceless manuscript disappears, entangling him in a game of duplicity and betrayal that threatens the lives of his fellow players.


May 11, 2018