Must-Read Historical Fiction Novels | April 2021

14 Apr 2021

Must-Read Historical Fiction Novels | April 2021

There have been so many amazing new historical fiction book releases for readers to enjoy this month. Don’t miss our latest must-read recommendations from bestselling authors Julie Tulba, Emma Lombard, B.G. Cousins, Rhys Bowen, Ann Bennett, and Kelly Mustian. Enjoy your new historical fiction novels!


The Dead Are Resting

by Julie Tulba

Release Date: March 31, 2021

Growing up in post-World War II America, Becky always knew who she was- the daughter of a Holocaust survivor- and yet a label that had never really defined her because of how her father was. The only survivor in his family, Becky’s father had always refused to talk about the past, having spent his entire adult life internalizing his pain and suffering rather than coming to terms with it. It’s because of this that her relationship with her father has always been one of tumult and discord.

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Discerning Grace

by Emma Lombard

Release Date: February 22, 2021

The first book in The White Sails Series by Emma Lombard… Wilful Grace Baxter, will not marry old Lord Silverton with his salivary incontinence and dead-mouse stink. Discovering she is a pawn in an arrangement between slobbery Silverton and her calculating father, Grace is devastated when Silverton reveals his true callous nature. Refusing this fate, Grace resolves to stow away. Heading to the docks, disguised as a lad to ease her escape, she encounters smooth-talking naval recruiter, Gilly, who lures her aboard HMS Discerning with promises of freedom and exploration in South America.

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The Tachi

by B.G. Cousins

Release Date: November 23, 2020

The fourth book in The Rainey Chronicles by B.G. Cousins… After the Battle of Falkirk, Angus Rainey is hunted by a powerful English earl. Fleeing Scotland with the help of the Templars, he finds himself in the Holy Land, where he disappears with his Templar friend, Helmut Freiburg, to join a caravan traveling the fabled trade routes to Cathay. Along the way, they meet a disgraced Nihon nobleman and a Muslim princess fleeing persecution. Together, they form a pact to help the Nihon nobleman reclaim his rightful place in a land at the edge of the world.

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The Venice Sketchbook

by Rhys Bowen

Release Date: April 13, 2021

The new novel from New York Times Bestselling Author Rhys Bowen… Caroline Grant is struggling to accept the end of her marriage when she receives an unexpected bequest. Her beloved great-aunt Lettie leaves her a sketchbook, three keys, and a final whisper…Venice. Caroline’s quest: to scatter Juliet “Lettie” Browning’s ashes in the city she loved and to unlock the mysteries stored away for more than sixty years.

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The Lake Pavilion

by Ann Bennett

Release Date: April 9, 2021

India 1935: Amelia Collins, a missionary’s daughter, left destitute by the death of her parents, leaves their home in the Himalayan foothills to find work in Darjeeling. There she meets District Officer Reginald Holden, a powerful older man, who spirits her away from poverty and prejudice to start a new life as his wife in Ganpur.

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The Girls in the Stilt House

by Kelly Mustian

Release Date: April 6, 2021

Ada promised herself she would never go back to the Trace, to her hard life on the swamp and her harsh father. But now, after running away to Baton Rouge and briefly knowing a different kind of life, she finds herself with nowhere to go but back home. And she knows there will be a price to pay with her father.

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