Colonial America

West of the Alleghenies: A Story of Survival During the Revolutionary War

By Craig Pennington - Published 2020


AdventureBiographical Fiction

Pennington has written an exciting novel about the adventures of an ancestor, Fergus Moorhead, a pioneer settler in western Pennsylvania between 1766 and 1778. Fergus ...Read Review

Magic Lessons

By Alice Hoffman - Published 2020


Hoffman previously revisited the beloved world and characters she created for the blockbuster hit Practical Magic when she gave readers the life stories ...Read Review

To the New World & Back: Blake and the Mysterious Coin (DNA Chronicles)

By Carol Sauder - Published 2020


Children/Young AdultTime-slip

In the modern-day United States, Blake gets in trouble in history class and is assigned to write a special report on the Pilgrims. ...Read Review

The Brief and True Report of Temperance Flowerdew

By Denise Heinze - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

A historical woman with the delightful name of Temperance Flowerdew played a crucial role in the early colony of Jamestown, Virginia. She married ...Read Review

Freedom Dues

By Indra Zuno - Published 2020


1729: Poverty drives fifteen-year-old Antrim linen weaver Blair Eakins and his brother to emigrate as indentured servants to Maryland. On a prison ship, Mallie ...Read Review

Charis in the World of Wonders: A Novel Set in Puritan New England

By Marly Youmans - Published 2020


As an Indian raid threatens young Charis’ household in Falmouth, Massachusetts (now Maine), her mother sends Charis and her young sister Mary to ...Read Review

The Girl Who Was Me Is Gone

By Michael Brown - Published 2020



Brown, a former film- and screenwriter, has created a vivid, electric, action-packed novel. He exposes a little-known period of 17th-century Irish history: when ...Read Review

Daughter of Anne-Hoeck

By Carol Pratt Bradley - Published 2020


Children/Young Adult

Boston, 1650: Susanna Hutchison, daughter of the heretic Anne Hutchison, and the only survivor of the Indian attack that killed her mother and siblings, ...Read Review

Collision of Worlds: A Deep History of the Fall of Aztec Mexico and the Forging of New Spain

By David Carballo - Published 2020



Combining written texts and unwritten archeological and anthropological signs of civilization, this deep history focuses on the confrontation between Spanish explorers and indigenous ...Read Review

Becoming Lady Washington

By Betty Bolte - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

Despite its title, Becoming Lady Washington focuses on nearly the entirety of Martha Washington’s life, from her courtship by her first husband ...Read Review

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