Best Historical Fiction 2019

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The Only Woman in the Room (Jan 2019) by Marie Benedict

(eBook in Libby and eBook in Hoopla)

A beautiful woman escapes her Austrian arms-dealer husband to become Hollywood legend Hedy Lamarr while hiding a secret double life as a Jewish scientist and sharing vital information about the Third Reich. 

Read Alikes:

  1. Huntress by Kate Quinn (eBook and eAudiobook in Libby and eAudio in Hoopla)

  2. Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini (eBook & eAudio in Libby & eBook in Hoopla)

  3. Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin (eBook in Libby)

  4. Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon (eBook & eAudio in Libby)

  5. Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese (eAudio in Hoopla)

  6. Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton (eBook in Libby & eBook in Hoopla)

  7. Delayed Rays of a Star by Amanda Lee Koe (eBook in Libby)

  8. Cilka's Journey by Heather Morris (eBook & eAudio in Libby)

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The Chocolate Maker's Wife (Aug 2019) by Karen Brooks (Karen Ruth) (eBook in Hoopla)

An illegitimate nobleman’s daughter is rescued from abuse and drudgery by a chocolate proprietor in 17th-century London, where her high-society popularity is unknowingly threatened by her employer’s secret past. By the author of The Locksmith’s Daughter. 

Read Alikes:

  1. The Duchess by Danielle Steel (eBook in Libby)

  2. Someone to Love by Mary Balogh (eBook in Libby)

  3. Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore (eBook in Libby)

  4. The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar (eBook & eAudio in Libby and eAudio in Hoopla)

  5. Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean (eBook & eAudio in Libby & eAudio in Hoopla)

  6. The Other Daughter by Willig, Lauren (eBook & eAudio in Libby and eAudio in Hoopla)


The Tubman Command (May 2019) by Elizabeth Cobbs

(eBook in Hoopla)

Tells the story of Harriet Tubman at the height of her powers, when she devises the largest plantation raid of the Civil War after General David Hunter places her in charge of a team of black scouts even though skeptical of what one woman can accomplish.


Read Alikes:

  1. A Blaze of Glory by Jeff Shaara (eBook in Libby)

  2. My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira (eAudio in Libby)

  3. The Hidden Light of Northern Fires by Wang, Daren (eAudio in Hoopla)

  4. The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr by Susan Holloway Scott (eBook in Hoopla)

  5. Courting Mr. Lincoln by Louis Bayard (eBook in Libby and eBook & eAudio in Hoopla)

  6. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson (eBook & eAudio in Libby and eBook & eAudio in Hoopla)

  7. The Ventriloquists by E.R. Ramzipoor (eAudio in Hoopla)