New books by Historical Novel Society members, February 2022


Congrats to the next creator members on their new releases! In the event you’re an HNS member who’s written a historic novel or nonfiction work revealed (or to be revealed) in 2022, please ship the next particulars to us by way of our contact type or tweet @readingthepast by April 7: creator, title, writer, launch date, and a blurb of one sentence or much less. Particulars will seem in Could’s journal. Submissions could also be edited for area.

In Beth Kanell’s This Ardent Flame (5 Star/Cengage, Jun. 23, 2021), Alice Sanborn, 17 years outdated in 1852, bonds with a deaf trainer in her Vermont village and finds her method into the Abolition motion, regardless of the dangers the 2 women face.

Linda Harris Sittig’s B-52 DOWN! (Freedom Forge Press, Aug. 4, 2021) is historic nonfiction about an occasion in January 1964: a B-52 bomber loaded with two nuclear bombs and a five-man crew slammed into a large blizzard and the crew needed to eject from 30,000 toes; whereas 1000 volunteers looked for 5 days for survivors, the wives of the 5 airmen waited and prayed that their husbands have been nonetheless alive.

With solely hours left till his transport to a dying camp, discovering the physique of a murdered Gestapo officer offers a Jewish labor camp prisoner a final probability to outlive, in The Uniform by G. Gruen (Writers Bureau, Aug. 14, 2021).

In James R. Benn’s Street of Bones (Soho Press, Sep. 7, 2021), the sixteenth Billy Boyle WWII thriller novel, Captain Billy Boyle is shipped to the USSR to analyze a double homicide of American and Russian intelligence brokers and is paired with a KGB investigator who has his personal secret agenda.

As retold in Marriage, Homicide, and Betrayal in Nineteenth-Century California, historic nonfiction by Jo M. Haraf (Fonthill Media, Sep. 27, 2021), after James Black’s dying from dependancy, his beloved daughter ate the signature off his will fairly than see her father’s cattle empire go to her stepmother.

Set in 1930, Darjeeling Inheritance by Liz Harris (Heywood Press, Oct. 1, 2021) is a story of affection and malice on three tea plantations that lie within the shadow of the Himalayas.

The Music Maker’s Daughter, The Hours Earlier than Daybreak, and Love Comes at a Price by Gayle Wyatt (Independently revealed, Oct. 8, 2021) are the primary three books within the Westcott Women collection, which is about within the UK within the turbulent Thirties-40s.

In Shard: A Novel of Captivity, Betrayal, and Endurance by James R. Benn (Ranger Publications, Oct. 11, 2021), Ethan Shard, a part of the US Military of Occupation in Japan, 1950, is knee-deep within the black market, getting wealthy stealing from the military and promoting to Japanese gangs; despatched to stem the North Korean invasion, he’s captured, and it’ll take all his wiles to assist survive the brutality of the local weather, his captors, and his personal nature.

In Elizabeth Forest’s historic fantasy novel, The Wharf Rat Guild (Arbori Books, Oct. 23, 2021), orphaned kids residing by the Thames in 1660 are susceptible to being kidnapped not just for indentured servitude within the Colonies, but additionally to be offered into slavery to the the Aristocracy, who covet their uncommon presents.

In Bedtrick by Jinny Webber (Cuidono Press, Nov. 16, 2021), the unconventional marriage of the Shakespearean actor Alexander Cooke, born feminine however passing for male, to a different girl unfolds towards the political and theatrical tensions of the late days of Queen Elizabeth I.

After studying his household’s darkest secret, a secret hidden from him since his delivery, sixteen-year-old Will McDougall joins a militia unit in Civil Warfare Oregon in Secure Thus Far: Looking for Reality in Civil Warfare Oregon by Theresa Hupp (Rickover Publishing, Nov. 15, 2021).

Set on the sixteenth century Anglo-Scottish Border, Ebook 3 within the Thunder on the Moor collection, Shake Unfastened the Border by Andrea Matthews (Inez M. Foster, Nov. 22, 2021), follows the story of Will Foster, who, in an effort to guard his new bride from her Scottish kin, sends Maggie to her childhood dwelling in Lancaster, unaware that house is 4 hundred and fifty years sooner or later.

As associated in Yvon Delville’s The Fourth Sword (Independently revealed, Nov. 27, 2021), Elise Chocard, a younger nurse from 1974, wakes up in 18th-century Belgium, the place she needs to pursue her vocation however dangers her life when going through extremists bent on repressing independent-minded ladies like her.

In Dare Not Inform by Elaine Schroller (independently revealed, Nov. 30, 2021) Joe Parker, an Australian WWI veteran who thinks he has tamed all his demons and his American spouse, Sophie, a wartime nurse who thinks she is aware of all his secrets and techniques, should confront their shared previous in a narrative of affection, loss, and redemption from WWI France to Australia and France on the brink of WWII.

In Lies of Omission by Kathleen Ernst (Stage Finest/Historia, Nov. 30, 2021), when Pomeranian immigrant Hanneke Bauer reaches Wisconsin in 1855, she believes her dearest desires are coming true: after reuniting together with her husband Fridolin at his farm close to Watertown, she is going to assist create a real dwelling, however as a substitute she receives the surprising information that he’s useless.

Susan Higginbotham’s John Brown’s Girls (Onslow Press, Dec. 2021) is the story of three ladies related with the American abolitionist: his spouse, Mary, who by no means anticipated to be the spouse of a martyr; his daughter-in-law Rich, whose dream of constructing Kansas right into a free state turns into insanity, mayhem, and homicide; and his daughter Annie, who guards her father’s secrets and techniques whereas risking her coronary heart.

In All the pieces Will Be All Proper by Constance Emmett (Subsequent Chapter, Jan. 4), splintered by emigration, World Warfare Two and secrets and techniques saved from each other, the Prestons are a Northern Irish household grappling with the previous, dislocation, and a daunting and unsure future.

In Knights of the Air, Ebook 1: Rage! by Iain Stewart (Ambiance Press, Jan. 10), some say the skies in WW1 are the final days of chivalric warfare, the place airborne warriors duel in single fight like mediaeval knights, however to outlive Lance Fitch finds he should make his enemy vermin, his pals expendable, and his chivalry extra threadbare than a beggar’s cloak.

From bestselling creator Michelle Muriel comes Westland (Little Cabin Books LLC, Jan. 11), the sequel to the #1 bestseller Essie’s Roses, set through the Reconstruction Period post-Civil Warfare: a transferring, gripping historic novel about household secrets and techniques, forgiveness, and the that means of dwelling.

In Florence, Italy, in 1560, amid the great thing about the gardens at Pitti Palace, evil schemes try to spoil the lives of the Medici family in Labor of Love (Ebook One in Gardens of Time; Have a good time Lit Publishing, Feb. 15) by Marguerite Martin Grey.

Can King Wiglaf maintain the dragons at bay or is Mercia doomed to vanish beneath the wings of the Wessex wyvern? Learn Son of Mercia by M J Porter (Boldwood Books, Feb. 16) to search out out.

Two households whose lives intersect, two refugees who journey far-flung paths: from Vienna within the Thirties to England within the Forties—and again—The Third Man by Randolph Splitter (Golden Antelope Press, Mar. 7) is a literary-historical novel about dispossession, exile, the present of refuge, and the morally advanced seek for justice and humanity.

In Drakemaster by E. C. Ambrose (Guardbridge Books, Apr.) the yr is 1257, the place, Mongol-occupied Kaifeng, China:  a captured bellmaker, the warrior who enslaved him, an astronomer, a monk, and a spy race to uncover a clockwork doomsday machine that attracts down the ability of the celebrities.

The true-life story of Marion Davies’ 34-year relationship with William Randolph Hearst together with a whirlwind courtship, a film profession spanning twenty years and 44 movies, a secret youngster, and harrowing household excesses, to not point out a secret love affair with Charlie Chaplin, is the topic of The Blue Butterfly by Leslie Johansen Nack (She Writes Press, Could 3).

The Physicists’ Daughter by Mary Anna Evans (Sourcebooks, Jun. 7) is the story of WWII manufacturing facility employee Justine Byrne, the daughter of two physics professors, who’s shocked by the dying of a coworker in an obvious industrial accident, forcing her to attract from her unconventional upbringing to establish a spy hiding in plain sight.



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