WWII Fiction

The Paris Deception

From internationally bestselling author Bryn Turnbull comes a breathtaking novel about art theft and forgery in Nazi-occupied Paris, and two brave women who risk their lives rescuing looted masterpieces from Nazi destruction.

Sophie Dix fled Stuttgart with her brother as the Nazi regime gained power in Germany. Now, with her brother gone and her adopted home city of Paris conquered by the Reich, Sophie reluctantly accepts a position restoring damaged art at the Jeu de Paume museum under the supervision of the ERR—a German art commission using the museum as a repository for art they’ve looted from Jewish families.

Fabienne Brandt was a rising star in the Parisian bohemian arts movement until the Nazis put a stop to so-called “degenerate” modern art. Still mourning the loss of her firebrand husband, she’s resolved to muddle her way through the occupation in whatever way she can—until her estranged sister-in-law, Sophie, arrives at her door with a stolen painting in hand.

Soon the two women embark upon a plan to save Paris’s “degenerates,” working beneath the noses of Germany’s top art connoisseurs to replace the paintings in the Jeu de Paume with skillful forgeries—but how long can Sophie and Fabienne sustain their masterful illusion?

The War Pianist

Two cities. Two spies. Which woman survives? The next gripping and heartbreaking WWII historical fiction novel from the bestselling author of The German Midwife.

The Paris Agent

For fans of fast-paced historical thrillers like Our Woman in Moscow and The Rose Code, Kelly Rimmer’s dramatic new novel follows two female SOE operatives whose lives will be determined by a double agent in their midst.

The German Messenger

A powerful and heartbreaking novel about a mother, suffering under the Blitz, who is forced to betray her country to save her kidnapped son.

The Paris Affair

A German Doctor, haunted by the past, thought love was lost to him forever, until a chance meeting in Paris sets the wheels in motion for a dangerously devastating love affair.

The Librarian of Burned Books

A captivating WWII-era novel about the intertwined fates of three women who believe in the power of books to triumph over the very darkest moments of war.

The Dutch Orphan

From the author of The Dutch Wife comes a riveting novel set during World War II about two sisters: one of whom secretly adopts a Jewish baby, and the other, who is married to a Nazi sympathizer.

The Air Raid
Book Club

A heartwarming story of found family, love, and making connections through books set against the bombing of London during WWII.

The Porcelain Moon

Set against the little-known history of the 140,000 Chinese workers who were brought to Europe as non-combatant labour during WWI, The Porcelain Moon is a tale of forbidden love, identity and belonging, and what we are willing to risk for freedom.

The Last Masterpiece

In a race up the boot of Nazi-occupied Italy, two women—a German photographer and an American stenographer—hunt for priceless masterpieces looted from the Florentine art collections.