Moloka’i by Alan Brennert | Love At First Book Who doesn't enjoy a book about leprosy? Check out Moloka'i by Alan Brennert!
The Winthrop Woman: Set in the early 17th century, this follow-up to Katherine follows Elizabeth Winthrop, a courageous Puritan woman who finds herself at odds with her heritage & surroundings. A real historical figure, Elizabeth married into the family of Governor John Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In those times of hardship, famine, and Indian attacks, many believed that the only way to prosper was through the strong, bigoted, and theocratic government that John Winthrop favored.
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys – I REALLY enjoyed Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys! This was a WWII book about how the people of Lithuania were treated, mainly the non-Jews. Don't let the title throw you off, it has NOTHING to do with any of "shades of gray" book. This one is actually WORTH reading! :)
Inman, a wounded Confederate soldier, leaves the hospital where he is being treated, determined to walk home to his sweetheart Ada. He finds the land and the girl he remembers to be changed by the war. This book is a bit depressing but a great historical fiction read. Lengthy but worth the number of pages. Liked the movie, too.