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The Alice Network
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn (Historical Fiction)
Excellent historical fiction, although the Alice Network is real, the characters are representations. I was completely taken in by the story and characters. Greatly enjoyed it! -- Added by CALDTINS on 01/19/2018

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This Treacherous Journey
This Treacherous Journey by Misty M. Beller (Historical Fiction)
I can't contain my excitement! I loved this book SO MUCH!!! (I mean, come on, who doesn't love a Mountain Man for a hero?!?!) But it was so much more than that! The story was so full of adventure and perils and tenderness that it had my heart racing in a different direction every other page! I was so engrossed in the story and the characters' lives and THE SETTING! The descriptions were so vivid, I felt I was the one traveling through the seemingly unending snowy mountains and valleys! This author did such an AMAZING job at making everything flow perfectly in this story and, meanwhile, kept me engrossed and entertained the whole time! I'm so, so SO EXCITED and can't WAIT for book two to come out!! I'll be eagerly awaiting it! (And, in the meantime, I need to get my hands on some more books by Misty M. Beller and get reading!) Talented author and INCREDIBLE book! Recommended to EVERYONE! Go and get yourself a copy!! -- Added by Elly on 01/18/2018

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Death at Nuremberg
Death at Nuremberg by W.E.B. Griffin (Historical Fiction)
recommend -- Added by edger on 01/18/2018

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Whistling Past the Graveyard
Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall (Historical Fiction)
1963 adventure of a young Mississippi girl in search of her momma. She travels alone and accepts a ride from a black woman with a white baby. Good and quick read. -- Added by Bernadette on 01/16/2018

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Cometh the Hour
Cometh the Hour by Jeffrey Archer (Historical Fiction)
recommend. one of a series in "the clifton chronicles". full of sturm and drang but a good read. -- Added by edger on 01/15/2018

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I have read the entire series and recommend it. However, be prepared for a cliffhanger at the end of every novel but the last. -- on 01/18/2018  
Lincoln in the Bardo
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (Historical Fiction)
An unusual format tells of one night in a graveyard in Washington, D.C. the night in 1862 after Willie Lincoln, son of Abraham and Mary Lincoln, has died and been buried. The author uses snippets of contemporaneous documents and the voices of numerous other characters, also dead and buried, to reveal the mood of the times and what might lie "on the other side." -- Added by ElizabethR on 01/15/2018

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All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Historical Fiction)
I really liked the style of this writing. It's written from a few different story lines and therefore shows many sides of World War II and those who lived through it. I loved the way they transpired to make a comprehensive ending as well. -- Added by Mduncan on 01/15/2018

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Holding the Fort (The Fort Reno Series Book #1)
Holding the Fort (The Fort Reno Series Book #1) by Regina Jennings (Historical Fiction)
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED THIS BOOK!!! I can't even find the words to describe how much I loved this book! The author has created one of my favorite stories ever, here! I mean, not only did I absolutely ADORE the characters, but I fell in love with Fort Reno itself! And Louisa's attempts at teaching a subject, never having learned it herself? Priceless! And the Major! He shocked me at every turn! I mean (without giving away any spoilers), I SO thought I could see the eventual outcome from a mile away...Boy, was I wrong! I was shocked! Regina Jennings is SUCH a talented author! I mean, I knew my sister loved her books, but now I know WHY. And I wonder why it took me so long to get around to reading one! Holding the Fort is highly, HIGHLY recommended!! I can't WAIT for book 2! (Now I think I'll go sniff out some more Regina Jennings books to read!= ) -- Added by Elly on 01/15/2018

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