Twentieth century historical fiction giveaway

Enter our prize draw for the chance to win six paperback twentieth century historical fiction books!

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Enter before 25 May 2022, 11am BST.
Open to US and UK residents (subject to certain exclusions below)

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The Scent of Gardenias by Lorraine Haas

She had big dreams. But will war, tragedy, and naïveté ruin her aspirations? Poignant and heartfelt, The Scent of Gardenias chronicles the struggle of a Twentieth-Century woman carving her place in society. If you like raw emotional battles, family drama, and gut-wrenching dilemmas, then you’ll love Lorraine Haas’s tale of courage and tenacity. Inspired by a true story.

Copy Boy: A Jane Benjamin Novel by Shelley Blanton-Stroud

Set in 1930s San Francisco, Copy Boy is “a stellar debut. Combining the best elements of noir, historical fiction and coming-of-age stories, it’s a compelling, nuanced story. Deftly plotted and expertly executed, Copy Boy is as mesmerizing as the moment when the fog lifts over Nob Hill. Highly recommended.” (Sheldon Siegel)

Gray Paree by Garrett Hutson

1940 – American musician Oliver Carmichael navigates the oppression of the Nazi occupation of Paris, while aiding his nonconformist bohemian friends in the burgeoning Resistance, and reporting their activities to the American Embassy. As the Gestapo and their allies in the French police close in, can Oliver save his friends without losing his own life or freedom?

After The Rising & Before The Fall by Orna Ross

A love forbidden by family. A feud spanning generations. These two “highly ambitious, engaging” novels (Sunday Independent) follow Jo Devereux as she returns to the Irish village where she grew up in search for answers about the family secrets that blight her life. Is she prepared for what she might find?

Sisters of the Sweetwater Fury by Kinley Bryan

In 1913, a powerful and dangerous storm descends upon the Great Lakes — and three sisters find their lives transformed amid the chaos… An “utterly immersive” (BlueInk Review) debut novel inspired by actual events and the author’s own family history.

Smoldering Betrayal by James Rada, Jr.

In 1922, Pinkerton Detective Matt Ansaro goes undercover in his hometown to find union agitators for Consolidation Coal Company. He also wants to protect his family from losing their jobs, but he might not be able to do both. If either the union of the coal company discovers what Matt is doing, his life could be at risk.

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