New Historical Fiction
Posted by Kristi on July 30, 2009
|The Revolution of Sabine – Beth Levine Ain
16-year-old Sabine Durand, daughter of aristocrats, thinks of nothing but donning exquisite ball gowns and being seen at all the right parties in Paris. But when she sneaks away to a salon and meets the revolutionary Ben Franklin, Sabine becomes fascinated by ideas of change. Now determined to take control of her life as it spins toward an arranged marriage, Sabine must discover how to break free of her social-climbing mother’s cruel grasp.
|Den of Thieves – Julia Golding
The third volume of the Cat Royal series takes readers to Paris on a covert mission. The Theater Royal is closed for renovations, so Mr. Sheridan commissions Cat to act as his spy in revolutionary Paris. Disguised as a ballerina, Cat joins the revolution, only to find that it is up to her to save her friends when they are captured as traitors.
|The Devil’s Paintbox – Victoria McKernan
When orphans Aiden and Maddy Lynch first meet trailrider Jefferson J. Jackson in the spring of 1865, they’re struggling to survive on their family’s drought-ravaged Kansas farm. So when Jackson offers an escape—a 2000-mile journey on the Oregon Trail, across the roughest country in the world—Aiden knows it’s their only choice.
|Flygirl – Sherri L. Smith
Ida Mae Jones dreams of flight. But being a woman, and being black, are two strikes against her. When America enters the war with Germany and Japan, the Army creates the WASP, the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots—and Ida suddenly sees a way to fly. But even the WASP won’t accept her as a black woman, forcing Ida Mae to make a difficult choice of “passing,” of pretending to be white to be accepted into the program.
|Distant Waves – Suzanne Weyn
Four sisters and their mother make their way from a spiritualist town in New York to London, becoming acquainted with journalist W. T. Stead, scientist Nikola Tesla, and industrialist John Jacob Astor. When they all find themselves on the Titanic, one of Tesla’s inventions dooms them…and one could save them.