Young Adult Historical Fiction Books

Queen of Someday (Stolen Empire)

Before she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophie will have to survive her social-climbing mother's quest to put her on the throne of Russia-at any cost. Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophie has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her handsome, but sadistic nephew, Peter. Determined to save her impoverished family-and herself-Sophie vows to do whatever is necessary to thrive in her new surroundings. But an attempt on her life and an unexpected attraction threatens to derail her plans. Alone in a new and dangerous world, learning who to trust and who to charm may mean the difference between becoming queen and being sent home in shame to marry her lecherous uncle. With traitors and murderers lurking around every corner, her very life hangs in the balance. Betrothed to one man but falling in love with another, Sophie will need to decide how much she's willing to sacrifice in order to become the empress she is destined to be. In a battle for the soul of a nation, will love or destiny reign supreme?

Alpha Moon

A Silver Moon prequel/novella. First love. First kiss. First . . . werewolf bite? Five hundred years ago, brothers Alaric and Ulric worked tirelessly on their father's farm to keep mouths fed and sell remaining crops for scanty wages. With a rebellion stirring in northern England and a country at war over the throne, the heavy gloom felt for so long by brothers Alaric and Ulric finally dissipates when a new family settles into town. Daciana's parents uproot her from London to begin a new life in Colchester. Here, she won't be whisked off to decorative parties and elegant balls; she'll have to put forth effort into back-breaking labor. But her thoughts of eloping from the quaint town subside when she meets Ulric. Together, it's as if they're exactly where they should be. During a late-night hunt for a wolf, Ulric and Daciana are attacked. Before their bodies can fully succumb to the wild animal inside, the town witch claims she holds the cure. Instead of healing their wounds, she places a curse on Ulric and Daciana, so they must live with who they truly are. In a town where secrets can't be kept and betrayal runs thick, Ulric and Daciana are hunted for the monsters they've become, even by those they love.

A Piece of Blue String: a young German girl's diary during WW2 (Playing with Matches Book 0)

Praise for A Piece of Blue String: "Well written and engaging--enjoyed it!"

"A wonderful story of the youth in Germany during WW ll."

"A very moving historical story from a point of view that is rarely presented."

A companion short story to Playing with Matches.



Excerpts from Katharina Ackermann's diary marking the turn of WW2 and of her heart to one special boy.



Enjoy reading this well researched, dramatic story of what it was like to be a teenager in Hitler's Germany. A slightly different perspective than many world war two novels.

A German: a WW11 short story

A young pilot is shot down over Germany and captured by a ruthless group of Nazis during WWII. Faced with certain death and with fear pulling at his heart, will the American, hardly more than a boy, bravely answer the questioning with truth?

A german-- one Nazi with a fierce battle inside.

A pilot-- one prisoner with a secret Strength.

Each has something the other needs. Can they both be saved by working together?

Dreamwalkers Part One: A Young Adult Fantasy Paranormal Romance

Callum Chase would much rather be reading a good novel than playing sports, or studying a bit of Greek myth instead of mixing with those in his school. Bullied and friendless, Cal retreats every night into a world of his own making -- a world of his imagination, a world where he is master, a world of dreams.

But then one day something happens that really shouldn't have happened: the girl from his dreams turns up at his school and turns his world - both the waking and the dream one - upside down...

Audience: Young Adult

Genre: Fantasy

Theme: Dreams, Lucid Dreaming

Setting: England and Renaissance Italy

Word count: ca. 13,000 words

Language: British English

Rating: Suitable for confident readers of all ages

The Corporal Would Survive: Shores of Silver Seas: Collected Short Stories 2000 - 2006

This particular corporal served all four years of the bloodiest war in European history, many of them as a message runner - one of the most dangerous and elite jobs of trench-bound combat. By all accounts, he was a strange young man with many strange ideas. He loved the war and thought it the best time of his life. To be sure, he would survive when so many around him perished, but how?

He should have died a thousand times, but nobody could kill him. Only he could do that for himself.

The Carlswick Affair (The Carlswick Mysteries)

Who do you trust when everyone around you has secrets? Stephanie Cooper is visiting her English grandmother in the village of Carlswick before starting her university studies at Oxford in this romantic suspense novel - the first book in "The Carlswick Mysteries," a young adult mystery series. Her fateful meeting with James Knox, guitarist for indie band The Fury, sets off a chain of events. A family feud dating back to World War II threatens to keep them apart and the return of Stephanie's erstwhile boyfriend Sam only adds fuel to the mix. As Stephanie delves into the mysterious circumstances surrounding her great-aunt's death, she uncovers the secrets and deceptions of a previous generation. But someone does not want her to discover the truth about either family's past and that someone may kill to stop her. However great the danger, Stephanie must uncover the secrets that lie hidden beneath the ancient roof of Knox Manor.

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