New York Times Bestselling Author
Historical Fiction Novelist
Travels from: Jacksonville, FL

“Uplifting, inspiring and suspenseful, this is one to savor ” — Natasha Lester, New York Times bestselling author of The Riviera House

Madeline Martin is a New York Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling author of historical fiction and historical romance. One of her favorite parts about writing is researching all the things that go into her books. She has written books based in many countries and across many time periods, from medieval to the seventeenth century to the Regency and now World War II with her historical fiction.

Her most recent novel, The Booklover’s Library, (September 2024) is a heartwarming story about a mother and daughter in wartime England and the power of books that bring them together.

She lives in sunny Florida with Mr. Awesome (a man who truly deserves such a great name) and two wonderfully magical girls, known collectively as “the minions.”

Madeline's Featured Titles

The Booklover’s Library: A Novel

Hanover Square Press |
Historical Fiction

A heartwarming story about a mother and daughter in wartime England and the power of books that bring them together, by the bestselling author of The Last Bookshop in London.

In Nottingham, England, widow Emma Taylor finds herself in desperate need of a job. She and her beloved daughter Olivia have always managed just fine on their own, but with the legal restrictions prohibiting widows with children from most employment opportunities, she’s left with only one option: persuading the manageress at Boots’ Booklover’s Library to take a chance on her with a job.

When the threat of war in England becomes a reality, Olivia must be evacuated to the countryside. In the wake of being separated from her daughter, Emma seeks solace in the unlikely friendships she forms with her neighbors and coworkers, and a renewed sense of purpose through the recommendations she provides to the library’s quirky regulars. But the job doesn’t come without its difficulties. Books are mysteriously misshelved and disappearing and the work at the lending library forces her to confront the memories of her late father and the bookstore they once owned together before a terrible accident.

As the Blitz intensifies in Nottingham and Emma fights to reunite with her daughter, she must learn to depend on her community and the power of literature more than ever to find hope in the darkest of times.

The Keeper of Hidden Books: A Novel

Hanover Square Press |
Historical Fiction

A NATIONAL BESTSELLER—for fans of All the Light We Cannot See and The Tattooist of Auschwitz!

BookBub Pick for Best Historical Fiction of Summer 2023

A heartwarming story about the power of books to bring us together, inspired by the true story of the underground library in WWII Warsaw, by the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Bookshop in London.

All her life, Zofia has found comfort in two things during times of hardship: books and her best friend, Janina. But no one could have imagined the horrors of the Nazi occupation in Warsaw. As the bombs rain down and Hitler’s forces loot and destroy the city, Zofia finds that now books are also in need of saving.

With the death count rising and persecution intensifying, Zofia jumps to action to save her friend and salvage whatever books she can from the wreckage, hiding them away, and even starting a clandestine book club. She and her dearest friend never surrender their love of reading, even when Janina is forced into the newly formed ghetto.

But the closer Warsaw creeps toward liberation, the more dangerous life becomes for the women and their families – and escape may not be possible for everyone. As the destruction rages around them, Zofia must fight to save her friend and preserve her culture and community using the only weapon they have left – literature.

The Librarian Spy: A Novel of World War II

Hanover Square Press |

“Readers will be on the edge of their seats…. A brilliant tale of resistance, courage and ultimately hope.” Kelly Rimmer, New York Times bestselling author of The Warsaw Orphan

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Bookshop in London comes a moving new novel inspired by the true history of America’s library spies of World War II.

Ava thought her job as a librarian at the Library of Congress would mean a quiet, routine existence. But an unexpected offer from the US military has brought her to Lisbon with a new mission: posing as a librarian while working undercover as a spy gathering intelligence.

Meanwhile, in occupied France, Elaine has begun an apprenticeship at a printing press run by members of the Resistance. It’s a job usually reserved for men, but in the war, those rules have been forgotten. Yet she knows that the Nazis are searching for the press and its printer in order to silence them.

As the battle in Europe rages, Ava and Elaine find themselves connecting through coded messages and discovering hope in the face of war.

The Last Bookshop in London: A Novel of World War II

Hanover Square Press |


“An irresistible tale which showcases the transformative power of literacy, reminding us of the hope and sanctuary our neighborhood bookstores offer during the perilous trials of war and unrest.”

–KIM MICHELE RICHARDSON, author of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

August 1939: London prepares for war as Hitler’s forces sweep across Europe. Grace Bennett has always dreamed of moving to the city, but the bunkers and drawn curtains that she finds on her arrival are not what she expected. And she certainly never imagined she’d wind up working at Primrose Hill, a dusty old bookshop nestled in the heart of London.

Through blackouts and air raids as the Blitz intensifies, Grace discovers the power of storytelling to unite her community in ways she never dreamed–a force that triumphs over even the darkest nights of the war.

Ena’s Surrender: A Scottish Medieval Romance

Independently Published, |
Romance Novel

From USA Today Bestselling Author Madeline Martin comes a steamy, suspenseful prequel novella to the Borderland Ladies

After her mother was killed in an English raid, Ena Davidson spent her life fighting for survival, despising the men who stole so much from her family. Bran, her younger brother, is all she has left. To feed them, he risks his life as a reiver. Determined to protect Bran, Ena sneaks into a raiding party going to England. She expects to find danger in the perilous, hostile borderlands–not love.

Renault Blanchard has worked hard to escape his meager childhood, vowing to never return to begging on the streets. When an earl considers him for a coveted position among the castle guards, Renault knows that he must prove himself. He spies on the Scottish, an easy and uneventful task, until he discovers a feisty lass with a wild spirit and a fire that ignites his own passion.

Despite all the odds against them, Ena and Renault slowly begin to trust each other. But old wounds run deep, and these star-crossed lovers face treachery from all sides. Will their love be strong enough, or will the fragile, intimate bond between them be shattered by hate?


Writing Historical Fiction


Historical Research


Travel (Planning/Organizing, Going for Research)


WWII Topics


Organic Visibility on Social Media


Writing Deep POV


Writing Romance


Staying motivated with a busy life


Going from full time job to full time writing

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Resources for Book Clubs

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Honors, Awards & Recognition

NYT Bestseller
USA Today Best Seller
International Bestseller
Goodreads Choice finalist for Best Historical Fiction 2023, The Keeper of Hidden Books
Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller, The Keeper of Hidden Books
Books translated into over 25 languages

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