From the 12th century to the more recent year of 1995, these March book releases will throw you into a world much different to the one we live in now.
In Matilda Empress, debut novelist Lise Arin sets her sights on a young and widowed Empress, Elif Batuman explores the year emailing revolutionised the world, and Susan Meissner’s A Bridge Across The Ocean tackles both the 1940’s and the present day.
Check out these six new books hitting the shelves this month!
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Matilda Empress by Lise Arin | Out Now | Goodreads
Matilda, a young and widowed 12th-century Empress of the Holy Roman Empire and daughter to Henry I. She returns home to become married against her will to a minor continental nobleman. After her father’s death, their family loses the throne to her cousin, despite their secret love affair and as anarchy reigns, the only hope is the Empress’s growing faith and their illegitimate son, whose rightful claim to the English throne could finally halt the bloody, endless war.
Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister | March 21 | Goodreads
Inspired by a true story, respect is hard to come by for the first female Pinkerton detective. During the tumultuous years of the Civil War, the streets of Chicago offer a woman mostly danger and ruin, unless that woman is Kate Warne as she descents into undercover operations. She infiltrates the seedy side of the city in ways her fellow detectives can’t. From seductress to an exotic foreign medium, it all depends on the day and the robber, thief, or murderer she’s been assigned to nab.
The Idiot by Elif Batuman | Out Now | Goodreads
The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. Almost by accident, she begins corresponding with Ivan, an older mathematics student from Hungary and with each email they exchange, the act of writing seems to take on new and increasingly mysterious meanings.
The Confessions of Young Nero by Margaret George | Out Now | Goodreads
Built on the backs of those who fell before it, Julius Caesar’s imperial dynasty is only as strong as the next person who seeks to control it. As a boy, Nero’s royal heritage becomes a threat to his very life and he is dealt a harsh lesson: it is better to be cruel than dead. His mother is a cold-blooded woman whose singular goal is to control the empire and Nero’s determination to escape her thrall will shape him into the man he was fated to become, an Emperor who became legendary.
A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner | March 14 | Goodreads
February, 1946. World War Two is over, but the recovery has only just begun for Annaliese Lange and Simone Deveraux. The two women join hundreds of other European war brides aboard the renowned RMS Queen Mary to cross the Atlantic to be reunited with their American husbands, but when their voyage ends, only one of them will disembark.
Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII by Scott Miller | Out Now | Goodreads
A secret and suspenseful account of how OSS spymaster Allen Dulles led a network of Germans conspiring to assassinate Hitler and negotiate surrender to bring about the end of World War II before the Soviet’s advance.