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Best War Fiction Books That Will Hook You

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best War Fiction books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. War Dogs Heading Home: Wounded Warriors of the Apocalypse – Post-Apocalyptic Survival Fiction (2019)

Best War Fiction Books That Will Hook YouWar Dogs Heading Home – (Wounded Warriors of the Apocalypse – Post-Apocalyptic Survival Fiction)When Jason Walker and his dog MMax are both badly injured in an IED explosion while serving in the European war in 2038, they are evacuated back to the United States for the chance to recuperate and heal.But before the two can reach the relative safety of their designated VA hospital in Tennessee an EMP blast creates havoc and brings down their plane, leaving them alone and vulnerable amidst the chaos of a country that is on the verge of complete and utter social collapse.Now the two must somehow find…
Author(s): AJ Newman

2. The House on Tenafly Road (The Tenafly Road Series) (Volume 1) (2013)

Best War Fiction Books That Will Hook YouHeartbreaking and inspiring Civil War saga (Historical Novel Society Editor’s Choice). When morphine-addicted veteran John Weldon falls in love with his best friend’s sister on the eve of Reconstruction and the Indian Wars, life gets complicated. How will Weldon hide his addiction from the family he resents and admires, keep his standing in the army and find the strength to endure life’s tragedies? John Weldon spends a lifetime journeying across the prairie frontier of America only to find that he already has a home. The House on Tenafly Road is the first book of The Tenafly Road Series about the Weldon and…
Author(s): Adrienne Morris

3. War of the Fae (Book 1, The Changelings) (Volume 1) (2012)

Best War Fiction Books That Will Hook YouJayne Sparks, a potty-mouthed, rebellious seventeen-year-old and her best friend, shy and bookish Tony Green, have a pretty typical high school existence, until several seemingly unrelated incidents converge, causing a cascade of events that change their lives forever. Jayne and Tony, together with a group of runaway teens, are hijacked and sent into a forest, where nothing and no one are as they seem. Who will emerge triumphant? And what will they be when they do?…
Author(s): Elle Casey

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

Best War Fiction Books That Will Hook YouHow 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. But friendship soon turns to love. Can this new love replace Will? It’s a story of love, loss, courage, and honour. Of promises…
Author(s): Kathleen Harryman, Lucy Marshall

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

Best War Fiction Books That Will Hook YouEarth 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. And in the confusion, our tentative peace with the Chinese is shaken to the core.Taking command of his old battleship, The Midway, Admiral Mattis races the alien fleet to Earth, desperate to prevent the utter destruction of humanity’s home. And in Earth’s darkest hour, Mattis…
Author(s): Peter Bostrom , Nick Webb , et al.

6. The Truth in Our Lies (2019)

Best War Fiction Books That Will Hook YouAnna Hall was a beautiful and skilled Second World War air force operative, guiding RAF pilots during the Battle of Britain—before a bomb killed her sister and left her disfigured. In the aftermath, haunted by her failure to keep her sister safe, Anna retreats to a posting in the countryside—until a chance encounter spins her life in a new direction.Recruited into a secret unit broadcasting destabilising propaganda to Nazi Germany, Anna finds new purpose in twisting truth with lies. But as she begins to come to terms with her past and with her new appearance, Anna’s present becomes more…
Author(s): Eliza Graham

7. Valley of the Purple Hearts (The Vietnam War Series) (Volume 3) (2017)

Best War Fiction Books That Will Hook YouThe Vietnam experience, up close and personal. When eighteen-year-old Buck Marino first meets Rolley Zwyrkowski, he little realizes how much the young sergeant and their next year together in Vietnam will change his life forever. The months following the 1968 Tet Offensive and the battles of the 101st Airborne between Hue and Phu Bai, and westward into the A Shau Valley, provide the backdrop for a story about boys becoming men in a paradoxical war. And when he meets Army nurse Janie Jorgensen, Buck believes he has found the love of his life only to…
Author(s): Rick DeStefanis

8. Of Windmills and War (2012)

Best War Fiction Books That Will Hook YouThe 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. After a series of unexpected events over the next couple of years, Danny found himself in the co-pilot seat of a B-17, stationed with the 390th Bomb Group in Framlingham, England. Anya Versteeg had been just a teenager when Hitler’s troops invaded her homeland…
Author(s): Diane H Moody

9. An Orphan’s War (2018)

Best War Fiction Books That Will Hook YouWar rages, but the women and children of Liverpool’s Dr Barnardo’s Home cannot give up hope. An Orphan’s War is a gripping saga about love and loss on the Home Front.LIVERPOOL, 1940When her childhood sweetheart Johnny is killed in action, Maxine Grey loses more than her husband – she loses her best friend. Desperate to make a difference in this awful war, Maxine takes a nursing job at London’s St Thomas’s Hospital.A BROKEN HEARTMaxine takes comfort in the attentions of a handsome surgeon, but Edwin Blake might not be all he seems. And as the Blitz descends on the capital, Maxine returns to Liverpool…
Author(s): Molly Green

10. The War Planners Series: Books 1-3: The War Planners, The War Stage, and Pawns of the Pacific (2017)

Best War Fiction Books That Will Hook YouFrom former US Navy pilot Andrew Watts comes a series made for fans of Tom Clancy and Vince Flynn. Now a USA Today Bestseller.”As a huge fan of Tom Clancy, this was close.””Frighteningly real.”From a secretive jungle-covered island in the Pacific, to the sands of the Middle East. From the smog-filled alleyways of China, to the passageways of a US Navy destroyer. The War Planners series follows different members of the military and intelligence community as they uncover a Chinese plot to begin a world war, and attack America.—————————–Book 1: The War…
Author(s): Andrew Watts

11. The Deepest Waters (2018)

Best War Fiction Books That Will Hook YouFor John and Laura Foster, what began as a fairytale honeymoon in 1857 aboard the steamship SS Vandervere, quickly turns into a nightmare. A terrible hurricane strikes and the grand ship begins to sink. Just before it goes under, a rescue ship appears on the horizon. But it only has room enough to save the women and children. Laura soon finds herself sailing away toward New York city on a ship filled with orphans and widows, to meet John’s family whom she’s never met. Desperate for a miracle, Laura braces herself to face life alone….
Author(s): Dan Walsh

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

Best War Fiction Books That Will Hook YouIn 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. There in her homeland, Anya makes an astounding discovery that alters the course of her life. From the Ashes of War concludes the compelling story of a…
Author(s): Diane Moody

13. Going Home: A Novel of the Civil War (2015)

Best War Fiction Books That Will Hook YouBrought to the New World from Ireland, young Joseph Forsyth is soon betrayed by his alcoholic father and separated from his beloved family. As he grows older, he finds his kind nature exploited by others—including an alluring young woman named Lucy—until he gets swept away by the conflict that divides a nation.After the bloody siege of Petersburg, Joseph floats in and out of consciousness at a Union army hospital. Keeping vigil at his side is Rebecca Walker, a nurse and widow all too familiar with the horrors of war. As Joseph fights for his life and Rebecca struggles to follow her heart, both face a devastating choice:…
Author(s): James D. Shipman

14. The Heroes of Sainte-Mère-Église: A D-Day Novel (2019)

Best War Fiction Books That Will Hook YouOn May 10, 1940, SS Sturmbannführer Gunther Dettmer stands on the border of Germany and France. He waits with the German war machine for the order from Adolf Hitler to start the western Blitzkrieg—the “lightning war.” Six hundred kilometers away, WWI veteran René Legrand plows his fields. He is enjoying the life he has made with his wife and two sons in the peaceful village of Sainte-Mère-Église. Since the end of the last war, he has tried to forget the atrocities he’d witnessed. Most of all, he has tried to forget the horrors he inflicted on others as the deadliest…
Author(s): J.D. Keene

Best War Fiction Books That Will Hook You

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 Genesis and download some war fiction 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.

Rockets and Ray Guns: The Sci-Fi Science of the Cold War

Author(s): Andrew May
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2018, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2222708

American Civil War: Facts and Fictions

Author(s): James R Hedtke
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Year: 2018, Size: 16 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2366603

Crime and Anti-Semitism in Pre-World War Germany and Austria: Theories, Cases and Fictional Depictions

Author(s): T S Kord
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Year: 2018, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2373756

Cold War Stories : British Dystopian Fiction, 1945–1990

Author(s): Andrew Hammond
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2134693

Climate Change Fictions: Representations of Global Warming in American Literature

Author(s): Antonia Mehnert
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1580755

Postmodern Suburban Spaces: Philosophy, Ethics, and Community in Post-War American Fiction

Author(s): Joseph George
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2016, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1580827

Humour and Irony in Dutch Post-War Fiction Film

Author(s): Peter Verstraten
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press, Year: 2016, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1617206

Rogue Stars: Skirmish Wargaming in a Science Fiction Underworld

Author(s): Andrea Sfiligoi
Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 31 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1630655

Keep Watching the Skies! : American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties, The 21st Century Edition

Author(s): Bill Warren, Bill Thomas
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, Year: 2016, Size: 26 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2088930

Fictions of the War on Terror: Difference and the Transnational 9/11 Novel

Author(s): Daniel O’Gorman
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2015, Size: 873 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 1481905

Please note that this booklist is not definite. 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 resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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