The list author says:
“Here is a list full of some great WWII era stories filled with drama and hardship. Many of these novels also have romance in them, if that is what you are looking for as well. Some of these books are simple fiction, others are books that deal with more gritty situations and relationships. There are all sorts of genres in this list, from action to romance to teen fiction. Some books may appeal more to men and some more to women. I hope this list will help you find something that appeals to you!”
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The list author says: “Dark romance elements. A young German woman who despises the Nazis eventually relies on an SS officer to keep her and her young daughter alive for the duration of the war. After the war, she travels to America, where her troubles only seem to get worse.”
The list author says: “Lots of romance. Very angst ridden. American woman ends up marrying her German sweetheart just as trouble begins in Germany. He joins the Nazi party and everything continues downhill from there as everyone changes. One of my absolute favorite WWII romance novels.”
The list author says: “A fictional account of a girl who is portrayed as Eva Braun's cousin. Although not very interested in Nazi ideals, the young woman is surrounded by Nazis, as her cousin is the mistress of Hitler. As the war progresses, the young woman begins to understand the evil that surrounds her. Romantic elements.”
The list author says: “This book may be geared towards a male audience, but as a female I still loved this book. It has sci-fi elements and action, but it was definitely a refreshing read on the actual war with an alternate universe sort of take.”
The list author says: “A young man finds out that his father wasn't a Jew- he was a Nazi who disguised himself as one to escape punishment for his war crimes. Very devastating tale of family and guilt. Wonderful read.”
The list author says: “Romance novel. An Italian resistance girl tries to seduce a German soldier for information for her resistance fighter boyfriend...but ends up falling for the German soldier. Drama ensues. ”
The list author says: “Lot of romance. A young Jewish girl takes her cousin's identity to protect herself and ends up stuck in the Nazi Lebensborn program, where she is to give birth. It is there that she runs into the soldier who essentially caused her beloved cousin's death.”
The list author says: “Young adult book, but a great read with two very different perspectives. One is about a sweet American soldier and the other is about a German soldier who is obsessed with fighting for the Fatherland. Both boys paths eventually cross.”
The list author says: “Short action read with horror and paranormal elements. A group of young allied soldiers try to find their missing comrades, only to be captured by Germans....and then all of them hunted by an evil in the woods.”
The list author says: “The story of a woman who returns to her former village where her family had been known for collaborating with Germans during occupation. Flashbacks tell the tale of the disaster that befell her family. Romantic elements.”
The list author says: “Mystery drama with romantic elements. A man comes home from the war only to find out that his wife has been accused of collaborating with the Nazi officers who had been occupying their home in France.”
The list author says: “Not exactly set during WWII, but the issue of the book occurs when it comes out that the main character's Grandpa, whom he becomes very close to, turns out to be a notorious SS Nazi war criminal. Young adult, with some teen romance.”
The list author says: “Although this is non-fiction, I thought I would put it on here for those interested into peeking into the minds of the men who claimed to only be 'carrying out orders.' Good read.”
This is a great list, but there is one glaring omission: The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons. If you haven't read it you are in for such a treat! By far the best WWII era book I've read, and maybe one if the best, period.