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Historical Fiction from The Book Drop

Historical Fiction from The Book Drop

Past selections from our monthly subscription service, The Book Drop. These selections are from our Books for Tea subscription genre which features historical fiction. To receive surprise selections like these from Bethany Beach Books every month, go visit The Book Drop's website!

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The Kew Gardens Girls

By Posy Lovell
Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
Length: 8 hours 27 minutes

A heart-warming novel inspired by real life events, about the brave women during WWI who worked in the historic grounds of London's Kew Gardens.

Can the women of Kew keep the gardens alive in the midst of war?

London, 1916. England is at war. Desperate to help in whatever way they can, Ivy and Louisa enlist as gardeners at Kew, the Royal Botanic... Read more »

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Bride of the Sea

By Eman Quotah
Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
Length: 7 hours 19 minutes

During a snowy Cleveland February, newlyweds Muneer and Saeedah are starting their lives in America and expecting their first child. But Muneer harbors a secret: the word divorce has begun whispering itself in his ear. Soon, their marriage will end, and Muneer will return to Saudi Arabia, while Saeedah remains in Cleveland with their daughter,... Read more »

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The Invisible Woman

By Erika Robuck
Narrated by: Caroline Hewitt
Length: 10 hours 29 minutes

“An extraordinary profile of immense courage and daring.”Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Left Cuba
 
“If you only read one WWII book this year, make it this one."—Natasha Lester, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Orphans
 
In the depths of war, she would defy the odds to help liberate a nation…a... Read more »

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The Girls in the Stilt House

A Novel

By Kelly Mustian
Narrated by: Johanna Parker
Length: 9 hours 56 minutes

Murder breaks through the racial divide that separates two teenage girls, forging an unlikely friendship in this Southern debut that’s perfect for fans of Where the Crawdads Sing and If the Creek Don’t Rise.

Ada promised herself she would never go back to the Trace, to her unbearable life on the swamp, and to her harsh father in Mississippi. But...

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Conjure Women

A Novel

By Afia Atakora
Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
Length: 13 hours 58 minutes

A mother and daughter with a shared talent for healing—and for the conjuring of curses—are at the heart of this dazzling first novel
 
WINNER OF THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN HISTORIANS PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • NPR • ParadeBook Riot PopMatters

“Lush, irresistible . . . It took me into the hearts of...
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How Much of These Hills Is Gold

A Novel

By C Pam Zhang
Narrated by: Catherine Ho & Joel de la Fuente
Length: 9 hours 8 minutes

How Much of These Hills Is Gold

“In post-Gold Rush California, a Chinese-American family struggles to make money to improve their lives. When bad things get even worse, 10 and 11-year old Lucy and Sam take off on a stolen horse and head east, living off the land. Sam takes off on her own, and Lucy ends up in a town but never feels really at home. The two sisters meet up again several years later and decide to try to fulfill their mother's dream—traveling to China where they might finally find Home. With lyrical style that cloaks the narrative of a chain of miserable events in a dream-like quality, Zhang's writing evokes the real sense of alienation that many immigrants and displaced people feel as they search for a place to belong. The writing is beautiful. Recommended.”

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Letters Across the Sea

By Genevieve Graham
Narrated by: Erin Moon & Jonathan Todd Ross
Length: 10 hours 55 minutes

Inspired by a little-known chapter of World War II history, a young Protestant girl and her Jewish neighbour are caught up in the terrible wave of hate sweeping the globe on the eve of war in this powerful love story that’s perfect for fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

If you’re reading this letter, that means I’m dead. I... Read more »

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Wild Women and the Blues

By Denny S. Bryce
Narrated by: Tracey Conyer Lee & Ronald Peet
Length: 12 hours 21 minutes

“Why would I talk to you about my life? I don't know you, and even if I did, I don't tell my story to just any boy with long hair, who probably smokes weed. You wanna hear about me. You gotta tell me something about you. To make this worth my while.” 1925: Chicago is the jazz capital of the world, and the Dreamland Café is the ritziest... Read more »

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The Mermaid from Jeju

By Sumi Hahn
Narrated by: Cindy Kay & Raymond J. Lee
Length: 8 hours 52 minutes

In the aftermath of World War II, Goh Junja is a girl just coming into her own. She is the latest successful deep-sea diver in a family of strong haenyeo. Confident she is a woman now, she urges her mother to allow her to make their annual trip to Mt. Halla, where they trade sea delicacies for pork. A sea-village girl, Junja has never been to... Read more »

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The Pilot's Daughter

A Novel

By Meredith Jaeger
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert & Hillary Huber
Length: 10 hours 9 minutes

The glitzy days of 1920s New York meet the devastation of those left behind in World War II in a new, delectable historical novel from USA Today bestselling author Meredith Jaeger.

In the final months of World War II, San Francisco newspaper secretary Ellie Morgan should be planning her wedding and subsequent exit from the newsroom into domestic... Read more »

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A Most Clever Girl

A Novel of An American Spy

By Stephanie Marie Thornton
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 14 hours 33 minutes

A thrilling novel of love, loyalty, and espionage, based on the incredible true story of Elizabeth Bentley, a Cold War double agent spying for the Russians and the United States, from USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Marie Thornton.

1963: Reeling from the death of her mother and President Kennedy’s assassination, Catherine Gray shows up on... Read more »

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The Collector's Daughter

A Novel of the Discovery of Tutankhamun's Tomb

By Gill Paul
Narrated by: Imogen Church
Length: 11 hours 32 minutes


Bestselling author Gill Paul returns with a brilliant novel about Lady Evelyn Herbert, the woman who took the very first step into the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun, and who lived in the real Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle, and the long after-effects of the Curse of Pharaohs. 


Lady Evelyn Herbert was the daughter of the Earl of Carnarvon, brought...

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