18th Century

Rebels, Turn Out Your Dead

By Michael Drinkard - Published 2006


Salt, a Yankee hemp farmer, lives in New York with his wife, a teenage son and his Tory father-in-law. The American Revolution comes ...Read Review

Bury The Chains: The British Struggle to Abolish Slavery

By Adam Hochschild - Published 2005 (US)Published 2006 (UK)



In 1787 a small group of men gathered in a London printing shop to discuss how they might be instrumental in abolishing slavery. Using ...Read Review

The Widow’s War

By Sally Gunning - Published 2006


As a whaler’s wife living on Cape Cod in 1761, Lyddie Berry always knew the dangers. One windy January afternoon, when her cousins ...Read Review

Death du Jour

By Lou Jane Temple - Published 2006



What a great idea, a mystery series during the French Revolution when restaurants began, chefs to the aristocrats finding themselves suddenly without employers. ...Read Review

Passarola Rising

By Azhar Abidi - Published 2006



Father Bartolomeu Lourenço de Gusmão was a pioneer in 18th-century aviation. His flying ship, the Passarola, never succeeded in transporting humans, ...Read Review

A Breath of Snow and Ashes

By Diana Gabaldon - Published 2005



The sixth book in this popular series of novels begins in March 1773, when a family of settlers in backcountry North Carolina is found ...Read Review

Ghost Legion

By Johnny D. Boggs - Published 2005



This is a very gritty depiction of the events leading up to the battle of King’s Mountain in 1780. The author, a Spur ...Read Review

Copper Sun

By Sharon Draper - Published 2006


Children/Young Adult

In 1738, fifteen-year-old Amari’s peaceful village life in Africa came to an end. Her village was burned and her family brutally murdered as ...Read Review

The Alchemist’s Daughter

By Katharine McMahon - Published 2006


Biographical Fiction

In lyrical prose, this novel details the life of Emilie Selden, a female scientist in 18th century England, squirreled away in her father’...Read Review

No Choice but Freedom

By Pat Mattaini Mestern - Published 2006



In the 1750s, an English heiress, Joanna, marries an American planter. She has remained in England while her husband occasionally visits in the ...Read Review