Historical Fiction of World War I and II by Jenny Klein


The Lost Girls of Paris: A Novel by Pam Jenoff

Based on true events, the novel tells the stories of young women skilled as radio operators and couriers who are sent to WWII Occupied Europe to aid the resistance. It is a tale of danger, courage and sisterhood.

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The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

The lives of three widowed women from differing backgrounds become intertwined as WWII draws to an end. The setting is an old Bavarian castle once a popular venue for German high society.

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The Nightingale: A Novel by Kristin Hannah

Two sisters each guided by their own ideals and passions struggle to survive during German occupied France. The novel highlights the stamina and strength of women at wartime.

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Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

The lives of three women - a New York socialite, a Polish teenager, and a German doctor, collide during WWII. The novel is inspired by an actual WWII event.

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The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

This historical fiction combines the lives of two women - a spy in France during WWI and an American socialite during the aftermath of WWII. The novel is inspired by the actual Alice Network in WWI France.

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A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier

After WWI, Violet Speedwell transplants to Winchester, home to England's grand cathedral. Here she becomes a borderer, one who embroiders kneelers for worshippers until her life becomes threatened by another war on the horizon.

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The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff

The lives of two women intertwine while aerialists in a German traveling circus during WWII. Their story is one of the sacrifices they make and of their survival.

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All the Ways We Said Goodbye: a Novel of the Ritz Paris by Beatriz Williams

Three women who have suffered heartache cross paths in the famed Ritz Paris hotel. The novel covers three separate time periods - WWI, WWII and the turbulent 1960's.

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Small Island by Andrea Levy

The novel focuses on Jamaican immigrants who leave their country due to economic hardship and move to England for whom the small island fought during WWII. Interracial relationships, adjustment to a new life and the aftermath of WWII contribute to the plot.



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