18th Century

The Linwoods, or “Sixty Years Since in America”

By Catharine Maria Sedgwick - Published 2002



Readers of historical and classic fiction should welcome this new edition of an early woman novelist’s most highly-regarded work. A lengthy introduction ...Read Review

The Floating Brothel

By Sian Rees - Published 2002



The Floating Brothel tells the story of “…ordinary women who, by a caprice of fate, found themselves in extraordinary circumstances.” These women are ...Read Review

Selkirk’s Island: The True and Strange Adventures of the Real Robinson Crusoe

By Diana Souhami - Published 2001



While Defoe’s Crusoe was fictional, Alexander Selkirk inspired the tale. In 1703 this Scotsman signed aboard William Dampier’s expedition to capture the ...Read Review

Into the Wilderness

By Rosanne Bittner - Published 2002



This, the first in a planned series of novels dealing with the westward expansion of the United States, begins in 1752, shortly before the ...Read Review

Sparrowhawk, Book One: John Frake

By Edward Cline - Published 2001



The first of a series of novels depicting the roots of the American Revolution, Book One takes place entirely in England, which is ...Read Review

John’s Story

By Joan Lowery Nixon - Published 2001


Children/Young Adult

Joan Lowery Nixon’s latest foray into the past for children is a charming story. The hero, young John Nicholas, is caught up ...Read Review

A Cold Bleak Hill: Prelude to Glory #5

By Ron Carter - Published 2001



During the summer of 1777, recurring series character Caleb Dunson is a member of General Washington’s underfunded, poorly-trained Continental Army. After the costly ...Read Review

The Royal Physician’s Visit

By Per Olov Enquist - By Tiina Nunnally (trans.) - Published 2001


Biographical FictionLiterary

“On April 5, 1768, Johann Friedrich Struensee was appointed Royal Physician to King Christian VII of Denmark, and four years later he was executed.” So ...Read Review

Fiery Cross

By Diana Gabaldon - Published 2001



In the fifth book in Gabaldon’s popular ‘Outlander’ series, we find Claire and Jamie Fraser, their daughter Brianna, her husband Roger and ...Read Review

George Washington, Frontiersman

By Zane Grey - Published 2001


Biographical Fiction

Zane Grey, one of America’s foremost writers of western fiction, died in 1939. This book, a fictionalized narrative of George Washington’s early ...Read Review