The Kaiser’s Last Kiss by Alan Judd

Alan Judd's WWII novel depicts the struggle between love and loyalty and hope against the atrocities of war with keen skill. It's based on the last days of Kaiser Wilhelm's life during the beginning years of WWII and woven into the story is a romance between the head of the Kaiser's SS guard and the Kaiser's maid, who happens to be an English/Jewish spy. HFA Rating: 3.5/5

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

If you enjoy WWII era books, put this at the top of your reading list. Georgia Hunter's debut book tells the story of the Kurc family, based on Ms. Hunter's actual family, and how they survived the Holocaust, but none are left unscathed as they each face different trials and life-ending dangers. The story is beautifully written and the pace keeps the pages turning. HFA Rating: 5/5

The Last Woman Standing by Thelma Adams

This book tells the tale of the shoot out at the O.K. Corral from the perspective of the woman who would end up with Wyatt Earp but had come to Arizona to be with the opposition, Johnny Behan. If you like the Wild West, Tombstone, and the story of the Earps, you will enjoy this unique take on this famous tale - with romance and adventure! HFA Rating: 3.5/5

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

This is a historical fiction masterpiece that should be on everyone's must-read list. Vianne and Isabelle are sisters who take on the fight to stop the Nazis during WWII very differently. One risks her life to save others and one fights to keep her corner of the world and the people in it safe. These two women tell the tale of the women's war - how women lived and fought in their own right during a horrific time in history. HFA Rating: 5/5

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

How can an attorney fresh out of law school possibly win the lawsuit of the century against the most famous of rivals - Thomas Edison? Not only is Edison extremely well funded, he won't stop at anything to win. Based on the real lawsuit and told through the eyes of the real-life, fresh faced lawyer, this historical fiction piece is as electric as its subject matter. HFA Rating: 5/5

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