Historical Fiction Roundup

These six new and forthcoming titles are perfect for your patrons who love historical fiction:

THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS by Dominic Smith
Three stars for this “mystery of the heart” (New York Times) that deftly bridges the historical and the contemporary, tracking a collision course between a rare landscape by a female Dutch painter of the golden age, an inheritor of the work in 1950s Manhattan, and a celebrated art historian who painted a forgery of it in her youth. “In [Smith’s] hands, the damp cobblestones and canals of 1600s Holland and the shabby gentility of Eisenhower-era New York feel as real and tactile and tinged with magic as de Vos’ indelible brushstrokes.” — Entertainment Weekly

MOUNT PLEASANT by Patrice Nganang
“Cameroonian writer Nganang delivers a modern epic, tinged with liberal doses of magical realism, of life in his country’s colonial era. An elegantly drawn and engaging world of a sort unknown to most readers—but one they’ll be glad to have visited.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE MIDNIGHT WATCH by David Dyer
A dramatic debut novel about the sinking of the Titanic, and the crew of the nearby SS Californian who could have saved its passengers. “Dyer’s elegant, imaginative renderings captivate, and his expansive research—including exclusive access to legal documents—makes this colossal disaster newly enthralling.”
Publishers Weekly

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF JERUSALEM by Sarit Yishai-Levi
A bestseller in Israel for two years and counting, Yishai-Levi’s story follows generations of women and the secrets, romances, and betrayals that have shaped their family. “Highly recommended for those who are fascinated by the history of Jerusalem and the Jews that lived and stayed there, as well as for those looking to learn more about the Spaniol community.” — Booklist, starred review

THE TSARINA’S LEGACY by Jennifer Laam (also available in hardcover)
“Dr. Veronica Herrera, the heroine in Laam’s debut, THE SECRET DAUGHTER OF THE TSAR, returns in an all-new adventure that reaches back and forth through time and between continents. Laam does a seamless job of weaving past and present together as she resurrects and reanimates the romance and the intrigue that characterized the Romanov dynasty.” — Booklist

THE WINEMAKERS by Jan Moran (also available in hardcover)
A young heir to an American vineyard fortune travels to her family’s ancestral home in Italy to reveal the secrets of her mother’s past and save the man she loves. “As she did with fragrance and scent-making in SCENT OF TRIUMPH, Moran weaves knowledge of wine and winemaking into this intense family drama.” — Booklist

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