The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger
When Amina Mazid, a 24-year-old Bangladeshi woman, meets American George Stillman online, she woos him with her straight-up attitude. The couple fall in love, get married, and she travels to New York for her new husband. For Amina this is the chance for a new life, for George it's a chance to fall in love. However, both of them have secrets that shatter the status quo.
The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Simon Mawer
This novel tells the story of 19-year-old Marian Sutro, a half French, half British girl, who is recruited from a desk job during World War II, given basic undercover training, then parachuted into German-occupied France. She reunites herself with a past flame and gets tangled up in the creation of a dangerous nuclear weapon, and it soon becomes a struggle to survive let alone succeed.