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WW2 Historical Fiction

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I'm a frequent reader of historical fiction and my favourite books in this genre tend to be set in and around the Second World War.
 
It is such an emotional and troubling time in history and several authors have been able to translate this into powerful works of fiction. There have been many amazing books published lately that deal with this time period. In fact, there are so many that I haven't been able to read them all.
 
So, for those of you like me who enjoy Second World War historical fiction novels, I've provided some recent releases that are on my "to-read" list, and should be on yours as well!
Crooked heart by Lissa Evans

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When Noel Bostock -- aged ten, no family -- is evacuated from London to escape the Nazi bombardment, he lands in a suburb northwest of the city with Vera Sedge a thirty-six-year-old widow drowning in debts and dependents. A precocious orphan and a debt-ridden widow con artist, they forge an unlikely alliance and take advantage of unscrupulous money-making opportunities in the bombed suburbs of World War II England.
  
But there are plenty of other people making money off the war and some of them are dangerous. Noel may have been moved to safety, but he isn't actually safe at all.

  
The book of Aron by Jim Shepard 

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A deeply affecting novel about the Holocaust and the children whose lives were caught up in it. Aron is a beguiling and perceptive and not always happy young boy coming into awareness of himself and his family's struggles. When they are driven from the countryside into Warsaw, their lives are changed forever.
  
Aron and others risk their lives scuttling around the ghetto, smuggling and trading things to keep their people alive, while they are hunted by blackmailers and Jewish, Polish and German police, as gradually things catastrophically worsen, people begin to disappear, and survival is threatened on all sides.
  
Hearts of Stone by Simon Scarrow 

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1938. A perfect summer on the Greek island of Lefkas for three young people untroubled by the simmering politics of Europe. Peter, visiting from Germany while his father leads an archaeological dig, has become close friends with locals Andreas and Eleni. As the world slides towards conflict and Peter is forced to leave, they swear to meet again.
  
1943: Andreas and Eleni have joined the partisan forces resisting the German invasion. Peter has returned - now a dangerously well-informed enemy intelligence officer. A friendship formed in peace will turn into a desperate battle between enemies sworn to sacrifice everything for the countries that they love...
   
Secrets she kept by Cathy Gohlke 

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In the early 1970s, Hannah Sterling struggles with questions of forgiveness after her mother's death. Hannah rummages through her emotionally distant mother's old home, only to find letters connecting her grandfather to the Nazi party. She embarks on a journey through Germany to uncover the secrets of her family's past, a task her grandfather and his close associate are only too eager to block.
 
Told from both Hannah's viewpoint and that of her mother as a young woman, this well-researched epic depicts life under the Nazi regime with passionate attention. While the Sterling family story serves as a warning about digging into the past, it is also a touching example of the healing power of forgiveness and the rejuvenating power of faith.--Publishers Weekly