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“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. Her most recent novel, The Librarian Spy, was released in July 2022. One of her favorite parts about writing is researching all the things that go into her books. While all of her books have been based in England or Scotland, she has written across many time periods, from medieval to the seventeenth century to the Regency and now World War II with her historical fiction.

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 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

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