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Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate List

Here is a list of the best Fiction War books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

Bretherton: Khaki or Field-Grey? (Casemate Classic War Fiction) (2016)

 Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate ListTowards the end of the war as the Germans are in their final retreat in November 1918, a British raiding party stumbles across a strange and eerie scene in a ruined chateau, under fire. Following the strains of a familiar tune, and understandably perplexed as to who would be playing the piano in the midst of shellfire, they discover a German officer lying dead at the keys, next to a beautiful woman in full evening dress, also deceased.
Author(s): W. F Morris

Of Windmills and War (2012)

 Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate ListThe rumblings of war in distant countries mattered little to Danny McClain. Growing up in Chicago, his world revolved around after-school jobs, a rescued beagle, his pen pal in Holland, and the Cubs’ chance to go to the World Series. Then, in December of 1941, during his first year at Northwestern University, news of the attack on Pearl Harbor hit much too close to home.
Author(s): Diane H Moody

Girl at War: A Novel (2016)

 Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate ListNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKPAGE, BOOKLIST, AND ELECTRIC LITERATURE • ALEX AWARD WINNER • LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST • LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION Zagreb, 1991. Ana Jurić is a carefree ten-year-old, living with her family in a small apartment in Croatia’s capital. But that year, civil war breaks out across Yugoslavia, splintering Ana’s idyllic childhood.
Author(s): Sara Novic

Pagan (Casemate Classic War Fiction) (2017)

 Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate ListThe Casemate Classic War Fiction Series publishes new editions of forgotten classics that perfectly capture their era.Charles Pagan and Dick Baron, who served together in WWI, embark on a walking holiday in the Vosges Mountains in France, in 1930. En route they meet Cecil and his sister Clare who is recovering from the loss of her fiancé during the war.
Author(s): W. F Morris

The Tuscan Secret: An absolutely gripping, emotional, World War 2 historical novel (2019)

 Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate Listis distraught when her beloved mother, , passes away.
Author(s): Angela Petch

The Violin Maker’s Daughter: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fiction (2019)

 Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate ListWhen the Nazis march onto the cobbled streets of Colmar on November 1st 1940, Josef, a Jewish violin maker, gathers his wife and daughters closely to him and tells them everything will be all right. But one year later, three sharp knocks on the door at midnight turn his seventeen year old daughter Sarah’s world upside down.
Author(s): Sharon Maas

Mr Britling Sees it Through (Casemate Classic War Fiction) (2016)

 Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate ListThe Casemate Classic War Fiction Series publishers new editions of forgotten classics that perfectly capture their era.A profound and very human account of the early years of the war, told from the perspective of a father rather than combatants, but no less revealing. Mr Britling lives in the quintessentially English town of Matching’s Easy in Essex.
Author(s): H. G. Wells

The Last War: Book 1 of The Last War Series (2017)

 Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate ListEarth is under attack.20 years after the American-Chinese war devastated our worlds, we finally have a tense peace. But legendary American Admiral Jack Mattis, on his inspection tour of the first joint American-Chinese space station, finds himself in the middle of the unthinkable: an alien invasion.Their ships are powerful, their weapons overwhelming.
Author(s): Peter Bostrom , Nick Webb , et al.

The Promise: A World War 2 Historical Romance Novel (2019)

 Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate ListHow far would you go to keep a promise? In the heat of battle, one man’s promise to another will be tested. – As Britain is gripped by the fear and uncertainty of war, Tom Armitage stands to gain the one thing that he never thought possible – his freedom.Rosie Elliot sees her future crumbling to dust as Will Aarons leaves Whitby with Jimmy Chappell to fight in the war. As she begins work at The Turnstone Convalescent Home, Rosie finds something she thought she had lost. Friendship.
Author(s): Kathleen Harryman, Lucy Marshall

The War That Saved My Life (2016)

 Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate List*Winner of the 2016 Schneider Family Book Award This #1 New York Times bestseller is an exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War II. For fans of Counting by 7s and Sarah, Plain and Tall.  Ten-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside.
Author(s): Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

From the Ashes of War: The War Trilogy – Book Three (2018)

 Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate ListIn the third book in Diane Moody’s bestselling WWII trilogy, Dutch war bride Anya Versteeg McClain is struggling to adapt to her new life in America. Her husband Danny, a former B-17 pilot, is troubled by her rollercoaster moods, but vows to do whatever he can to make her happy. Little did he know that would mean letting her go again. When an unexpected telegram requires her return to Holland, she leaves with a conflicted heart. Danny can only hope and pray she’ll come back to him.
Author(s): Diane Moody

Best Fiction War Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some fiction war books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Gothic War on Terror: Killing, Haunting, and PTSD in American Film, Fiction, Comics, and Video Games

Author(s): Danel Olson
ID: 3591599, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2023, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf

Creative and Non-Fiction Writing During Isolation and Confinement: Imaginative Travel, Prison, Shipwrecks, Pandemics, and War

Author(s): Ben Stubbs
ID: 3249763, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2022, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

Authoritarianism and Class in American Political Fiction: Elite Pluralism and Political Bosses in Three Post-War Novels

Author(s): David Smit
ID: 3249805, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2022, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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