Is there a hero more relatable to book lovers than one with a literature loving lead? There is not. Whether its historical fiction, romance, or a mystery settle in for a fantastic read with any of the novels below, and maybe even find a good recommendation while you’re at it…
Inspired by the remarkable true story of the novelist Irmgard Keun, set in the tumultuous aftermath of World War I, Niki Rittenhaus, a resourceful and intelligent young German writer, navigates a world dominated by men. Forced to flee her country and her Nazi-supporting husband, Niki embarks on a journey of survival, artistic expression, and the fight for her child’s future. From publishing her first novel in secret to joining the Dutch Resistance and returning to war-torn Berlin, Niki’s indomitable spirit shines through as she battles for freedom and the opportunity to finally write her own story in this a gripping tale of resilience, creativity, and the enduring power of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
Prepare to be transported to the heart of espionage and intrigue in this riveting tale inspired by the heroic librarian spies of WWII. Maria Alves, a microfilm expert from the New York Public Library, and Tiago Soares, a Portuguese bookseller with his own daring agenda, join forces in Lisbon. As they gather critical intelligence from Axis publications, a dangerous double-agent mission emerges, leading Maria into the inner circle of a Nazi sympathizer in this captivating journey from the library stacks to the heart of wartime secrets.
Hester Thursby, Harvard librarian and fearless seeker of the truth, finds herself entangled in a web of deception when she is tasked with finding a handsome, charming man who has been missing for a dozen years and has no intention of being found. As the layers of a complex mystery unravel, Hester’s determination and keen intellect will be put to the test, leading her into the heart of a dark and treacherous puzzle. Fans of intelligent and heart-pounding thrillers won’t want to miss this gripping tale that will keep you guessing until the very last page.
Get swept away into Regency England in this captivating love story that unfolds amidst intrigue and mystery. As Nicholas Radnor, the new Duke of Hollinburgh, embarks on a quest to locate an enigmatic woman named in his late uncle’s will, she conveniently shows up at his home. Unaware of the will Iris Babbington is a rare manuscript dealer who has arrived on a mission to restore her grandfather’s honor. Sparks fly, and Nicholas can’t resist Iris’s charms, even as he suspects her motives and why she was included in the will. Together, they unravel secrets and navigate danger, forging a connection that defies all odds. If you’re a fan of “Bridgerton” and Lisa Kleypas, this romance is your ticket to a world of passion, mystery, and undeniable allure.
As wedding bells chime for Addie Greyborne in charming Greyborne Harbor, a serendipitous attic discovery takes her on a whirlwind journey through the past. The unearthing of a rare collection of children’s books, with a cryptic inscription in a first edition of “The Velveteen Rabbit,” sets the stage for a complex family mystery. What follows is a cascade of shocking revelations and unexpected twists that threaten to upend Addie’s vision of the future and cast a shadow on the present. And when a suspicious death wreaks of foul play, Addie’s bibliophile instincts become her greatest asset as she navigates a web of secrets.