What are the best romantic novels set in World War II?

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    #1The Bronze Horseman

    The Bronze Horseman

    The Bronze Horseman is the first book in The Bronze Horseman trilogy. A story where Tatiana meets Alexander, a young officer of the Red Army who will fight against the Germans in the Leningrad siege. 

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    Carolyn Ward
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "It might seem impossible to find love when you are surrounded by war and heartache but that is what happens in this book. It tells the story of young love trying to survive against all odds, including trying to protect your family by who you fell in love with. "
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    #2The Last Time I Saw Paris

    The Last Time I Saw Paris

    The Last Time I Saw Paris is a historical romance novel for young adults written by debutant novelist Lynn Sheene. It was originally released in 2011. It is about an American woman and an English man caught in WWII.

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    Tejas Patil
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "A story that is suspenseful and romantic. Strong female lead with tons of twists and heartfelt moments. A book that is no doubt a non stop reader that is hard to put down."
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    #3Eye of the Needle

    Eye of the Needle
    Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett is a spy thriller novel. This book is the author's first successful, best-selling novel and has earned an Edgar Award in 1979. The story is about the "The Needle" who knows the secret to Nazi victory.

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    Elizabeth Pena
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I was looking more for a romantic style of book, set in the era of WWII. This is around that time, but it's not exactly a romance novel. This is more of a thriller, and I'm not so much into that."
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    #4The Lost Wife

    The Lost Wife

    The Lost Wife is a historical romance fiction for young adults written by Alyson Richman. It was published in October 2011. It is about teenage lovers in Prague who were separated when the Nazis began their occupation in World War II.

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    Pari Jain
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Romance novels set in World War II can be hard to read. But this story by Alyson Richman keeps your attention. Written for a younger audience. This book is hard to put down."
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    #5Skeletons at the Feast

    Skeletons at the Feast

    Skeletons at the Feast is a historical romance novel for young adults written by Chris Bohjalian. It was published in 2008. It is about two lesbian lovers and a Jew who escaped the Holocaust by imitating a German officer.

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    Zachary Russell
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "the link lead to a worldwide novel which matches the search category and had taken place in 1945 and there are other suggestions which match the search too"
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    #6Code Name Verity

    Code Name Verity
    It's wartime in Great Britain when one young woman on a mission to occupied France is captured by the Gestapo and became a prisoner of war. Everything from that point is written by "Verity" to her captors. 


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    Edward Johnson
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This book was recommended to me in such a gushy way that I got it for my Kindle, even though I NEVER read this sort of story. From page 1 I was completely hooked. It is an amazing though slightly convoluted story since it is written in the first person, but the person writing is not the one telling the tale (but it works)."
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    #7Those Who Save Us

    Those Who Save Us
    Those Who Save Us is a dramatic novel by Jenna Blum about Trudy and her examination of her mother's life in Germany during World War II when she and her mother were still living with a Nazi officer before being saved by an American soldier.
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    Yang Xu
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This novel is far from a romance novel. It is a historic novel filled with drama in a World War 2 setting. It depicts the experiences of Trudy and a look at the life of Trudy's mother."
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    #8Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is Jamie Ford's novel about Henry, a Chinese American boy who met Keiko, a Japanese American girl who later was sent to an internment camp along with her family.

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    Anthony Dunn
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I love all things WWII related, fiction and nonfiction, and this book meets my high standards. I found Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet to be poignant and classically written."
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    #9The American Lieutenant

    The American Lieutenant

    The American Lieutenant is a historical romance fiction for young adults written by Peyton Garver. It was originally published in February 2017. It is about an American soldier and his love story with a royal Brit girl.

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    Bryan Diaz
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This was an interesting book that blended romance and the military. The main character was unique enough to hold my attention."
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    #10The Kommandant's Girl

    The Kommandant's Girl

    The Kommandant's Girl is a historical romance novel written by Pam Jenoff, first published in 2007. Set in World War II, it tells the story of a Polish girl and her struggles during the Holocaust period.

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    Jacqueline Jacobs
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "The writing of this was actually really nice, it did feel a bit far fetched. It is nice for the nostalgia of this time period."
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    #11All the Light We Cannot See

    All the Light We Cannot See
    All The Light We Cannot See is a vividly-written story about Marie Laure, a blind French girl, and Werner, a German boy in the Nazi army. Winner of a 2015 Pulitzer Prize, it shows that there can still be beauty amidst the tragedy of war.
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    Patrick Dean
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I was working 8am to 7pm shifts for the past few years and I wanted to make sure I spend time in the evening with my boyfriend who waits for me to come home all day. I was looking for something exciting and special to share with my boyfriend to show my appreciation for all of his commitment and loving. I found this alluring romantic novel series called "All the Light We Cannot See" which was a winner of the Pulitzer Prize. My boyfriend is an aspiring college student, so he is learning a lot of writing techniques by reading this extraordinary series about a about a blind French girl and German Nazi soldier comforting each other emotionally and intimately during world war 2. Thank you!"
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    #12Darkest Before Dawn

    Darkest Before Dawn
    Darkest Before Dawn is a historical romance novel written by Katie Flynn. Darkest Before Dawn was published on November 10, 2005 by Arrow. It follows the lives of the Todd Family during the second World War.
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    Brian Russell
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Darkest Before Dawn is a charming love story set in a dark time of WW2. The love story is wonderful and the backdrop adds a lot to the story."
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    #13The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a historical novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Set in 1946, it tells the story of Juliet Ashton, a writer, and her correspondence with members of the titular society.
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    Barbara Lewis
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is one of the most original and entertaining pieces of historical fiction. The story of some residents on the island of Guernsey take you through their experiences during World War II. The story is told through letters, which is such a refreshing way to read about their lives. It is funny, informational and entertaining- a must read."
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    #14Under a Sardinian Sky

    Under a Sardinian Sky
    Under a Sardinian Sky is a historical fiction romance novel written by Sara Alexander. This Italian chick lit novel is first published in 2017 by Kensington Publishing Corporation. 
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    Aarav Balasubramanium
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Not really something that I would usually pick up and read. It was interesting nonetheless, but kind of long for me. "

Summary

Best What are the best romantic novels set in World War II
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Bronze HorsemanBooks 32 Paid
2The Last Time I Saw ParisBooks 28 Paid
3Eye of the NeedleBooks 26 Paid
4The Lost WifeBooks 26 Paid
5Skeletons at the FeastBooks 23 Paid
6Code Name VerityBooks 17 Paid
7Those Who Save UsBooks 17 Paid
8Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and SweetBooks 13 Paid
9The American LieutenantBooks 12 Paid
10The Kommandant's GirlBooks 11 Paid
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