Any WWII HF recommendations ?

I’m currently reading The Golden Hour and quite loving it. Since I’m in a mood for more WWII historical fiction, I decided to look for more books set in the same time period. The two above, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves and Code Name Verity, caught my eye, but I’ve been looking for more. Do you have any suggestions ? Which is your favourite book set during the WWII ?

A skilled violinist sacrifices her career aspirations and family’s approval to secretly elope with her Japanese American boyfriend — the night before Pearl Harbor is bombed. Torn between sides, she will make choices few people in history dared.

Los Angeles, 1941. Violinist Maddie Kern’s life seemed destined to unfold with the predictable elegance of a Bach concerto. Then she fell in love with Lane Moritomo. Her brother’s best friend, Lane is the handsome, ambitious son of Japanese immigrants. Maddie was prepared for disapproval from their families, but when Pearl Harbor is bombed the day after she and Lane elope, the full force of their decision becomes apparent. In the eyes of a fearful nation, Lane is no longer just an outsider, but an enemy.

When her husband is interned at a war relocation camp, Maddie follows, sacrificing her Juilliard ambitions. Behind barbed wire, tension simmers and the line between patriot and traitor blurs. As Maddie strives for the hard-won acceptance of her new family, Lane risks everything to prove his allegiance to America, at tremendous cost.

Skillfully capturing one of the most controversial episodes in recent American history, Kristina McMorris draws readers into a novel filled with triumphs and heartbreaking loss–an authentic, moving testament to love, forgiveness, and the enduring music of the human spirit.


I have two weeks. You’ll shoot me at the end no matter what I do.

That’s what you do to enemy agents. It’s what we do to enemy agents. But I look at all the dark and twisted roads ahead and cooperation is the easy way out. Possibly the only way out for a girl caught red-handed doing dirty work like mine – and I will do anything, anything, to avoid SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer von Linden interrogating me again.

He has said that I can have as much paper as I need. All I have to do is cough up everything I can remember about the British War Effort. And I’m going to. But the story of how I came to be here starts with my friend Maddie. She is the pilot who flew me into France – and Allied Invasion of Two.

We are a sensational team.

4 thoughts on “Any WWII HF recommendations ?

  1. Hey, you can try the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. It is about an author who interacts with the inhabitants of the Germany-captured Guernsey Islands in the Channel through a series of letters. It is quaint and charming, and is the kind og historical fiction which tells you much without overfeeding your brain with useless facts.

  2. Lexlingua,

    I read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer a couple of years ago and it was one of my best reads that year. I totally agree with you, the story is utterly charming !

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