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Do you love books about WW2? So do we!
What are some of TUL’s most-anticipated 2021 World War 2 book releases? We are sharing our top 10, including WW2 historical fiction, romance, and biographical fiction. Explore new World War 2 books set around the world and even a few inspired by real people and their stories.
I won’t lie, this WWII book list is a little Italy and France heavy. Head to Ireland, England, and the United States, too.
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2021 Historical Fiction World War 2 Book Releases
Expected Release Date: February 23, 2021
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Two years into World War 2, four women compete for a spot to host the wartime cooking program sponsored by BBC, The Kitchen Front. This will be the show’s first-ever female co-host. Watch as a young widow, kitchen maid, lady of the manor, and trained chef compete to better their lives. Will the cost of trying to win this coveted spot be worth it? Amazon | Goodreads
Expected Release Date: March 9, 2021
One of the most anticipated 2021 World War 2 historical fiction book releases, everyone has been talking about The Rose Code. It’s 1940 and three women are recruited to help crack German military codes. Torn apart by betrayals, war, and lies, the women are reunited to crack one more code as Britain prepares for a royal wedding. You might remember Kate Quinn from The Huntress and The Alice Network. Amazon | Goodreads
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More 2021 World War 2 Historical Fiction Book Releases
Our Darkest Night by Jennifer Robson – January 5, 2021 – Antonina Mazin has one chance to survive when the Nazis invade Italy. She must leave Venice and hide in the countryside with Nico Gerardi, who was preparing for priesthood. They pretend that they are married to survive, but is it convincing enough to save them? Antonina is not used to country life. Goodreads
While Paris Slept by Ruth Druart – February 23, 2021 – Set in 1953 Santa Cruz and 1944 Paris — and told through two different perspectives — a young Jewish woman pushes a baby into the arms of a railroad worker. Their lives are forever changed. Goodreads
2021 World War 2 Book Releases Inspired By True Events & People
Expected Publication: January 12, 2021
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One of the most talked-about 2021 World War 2 book releases based on true events, follow along with the children sent from poverty-stricken southern Italy to the north in order to survive the harsh winter after the war. With a chance at a better future, Amerigo decides to become a permanent part of his new adoptive family, leaving behind his biological family. Amazon | Goodreads
Expected Release Date: April 6, 2021
Based loosely on true events and real-life Denise Austin, meet Irish zookeeper, Hettie Quin. Hettie works for the Bellevue Zoo in Belfast. With the 1941 German blitz of the city, Hettie is determined to keep her charge safe, Violet — a three-year-old elephant from Ceylon. Amazon | Goodreads
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More 2021 World War 2 Historical Fiction Book Releases Inspired By True Stories
The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles – February 9, 2021 – Pushed back from 2020, The Paris Library is based on a true story and set in 1939 Paris. Odile – along with a group of librarians – joins the Resistance to protect everything that she loves. Flash forward to Montana in 1983 to find a shared story from a dark past. Goodreads | Book Information→
Eternal by Lisa Scottoline – March 23, 2021 – When the Nazis invade Rome, three very different best friends – Elisabetta, Marco, and Sandro – and all that they know, is tested. Set across decades, readers watch as anti-Semitism and fascism penetrate the streets of Italy and the aftermath. Goodreads
Romance 2021 World War 2 Book Releases
Expected Publication: February 16, 2021
If you are looking for 2021 World War 2 book releases with romance, head to Paris in The Paris Dressmaker. Based on true accounts of how Parisiennes resisted the Nazis, meet two women fighting in the war effort through the fashion of the elite. Amazon | Goodreads
Expected Release Date: April 13, 2021
Caroline Grant heads to Venice, Italy to scatter her great-aunt, Lettie’s, ashes and explore her past. Lettie had arrived in Venice in 1938 hoping to connect with the man she loved — even though his future was already set. Armed with three keys and a sketchbook, Caroline learns more about her great-aunt as well as herself. Amazon | Goodreads
What 2021 World War 2 Book Releases Are You Looking Forward To?
These are some of our most-anticipated 2021 World War 2 book releases. What are you eyeing? Did I miss any World War 2 books in your 2021 TBR pile?