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5 Historical Fiction Books to Devour this Spring

There is something special about a book that can instantly transport you to another time and place. These delicious spring reads are full of adventure, mystery and of course, complicated love. Escape your daily routine and find yourself exploring 1920s Boston, 1930s Chicago, 1940s rural Georgia, and everywhere in between, with these addicting new historical fiction novels.

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A Ring of Truth by Michelle Cox

The highly anticipated, second installment of Michelle Cox’s award-winning Henrietta and Inspector Howard series is finally here! Newly engaged, Clive and Henrietta now begin the difficult task of meeting each other’s family. Henrietta comes to learn of Clive's large inheritance, and when the couple arrives at the family estate, his parents are very judging of Henrietta. Left alone at this large estate, Henrietta finds herself connecting more with the servants than his family, and soon gets caught up in the disappearance of an elderly servant’s ring, not realizing that in doing so she has become part of a bigger, darker plot. This addicting historical fiction novel will have you wishing you could have experienced 1930s Chicago.

The One True Love of Alice-Ann by Eva Marie Everson

Set in rural Georgia in 1941, sixteen-year-old Alice-Ann has fallen for her brother’s friend Mack. Even though there is a five-year age gap, Alice-Ann knows she can make Mack see her for the woman she’ll become. However, when they receive news of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Mack decides to enlist, Alice-Ann is forced declare her love before he leaves. After three years of of letters they have grown close and Alice-Ann begins to dream of the day she can wear the wedding dress her maiden aunt never had a chance to wear. When Mack's letters stop, she begins to fear the worst. Will Mack make it back to her?

The Daughters of Maine by Tish Thawer

Sisters can be lost, but they are always found, even through time and space their souls remain connected. Three newly reunited sister witches must separate once more to save themselves and their new coven. Old enemies now threaten their future, and a trip that spans centuries is their only hope of survival. Chasing their enemy back through time seems like the right choice, but will reliving and reminiscing in their previous lives provide them with the answers they seek?

The Illusionist's Apprentice by Kristy Cambron

It's 1926 in Boston. Jenny Wren Lockhart, Harry Houdini's one-time apprentice, is a bold eccentric even for a female vaudevillian. In the months following Houdini's death, Wren is drawn into a web of mystery and speculation surrounding a spiritualist by the name of Horace Stapleton. Stapleton is known as one of Houdini's greatest critics and now he is being charged with his murder. After an illusion gone wrong her teacher is dead and Wren must become the one thing she never wanted to be: Stapleton's defender.

A Stranger at Fellsworth (A Treasures of Surrey Novel) by Sarah E. Ladd

Annabelle’s future is looking bleak. Her father has died, her fiancé has called off their engagement, and now she is forced to live with her cruel brother. Her only hope for a better life is to run away to Fellsworth, the home of her estranged aunt and uncle. Working first time in her life, as a teacher, forces Annabelle to adapt to unpleasant situations, as her life continues to fall apart. Then she meets Owen Locke. As Owen and Annabelle grow closer, ominous forces come to Fellsworth, that threaten their peace. Annabelle and Owen must work together to stop this dark past from ruining their future.

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