Historical American Revolution Fiction Reviews


Sarah’s War

By Eugenia Lovett West - Published 2019


In 1777 an embryonic America is fighting a seemingly doomed battle for its existence. Seventeen-year-old fervent patriot Sarah Champion is sent from her Connecticut ...Read Review

The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington

By Brad Meltzer - By Josh Mensch - Published 2019



Americans tend to think independence was our destiny, ordained by the size of the colonies and distance from Great Britain. Anyone familiar with ...Read Review

America’s Forgotten Founding Father: A Novel Based on the Life of Filippo Mazzei

By Rosanne Welch - Published 2018


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

“I have never wished anyone to ask, ‘Why is Mazzei here?’ but rather, ‘Why is Mazzei not here?’” The quote attributed to Filippo ...Read Review

Saving Washington: The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400 and The Battle of Brooklyn

By Chris Formant - Published 2019


Children/Young AdultMilitary

At nineteen, Josh Bolton joins the Maryland militia in 1776. His best friend, Ben, a freed black man, joins with him. They soon discover ...Read Review

Time’s Convert

By Deborah Harkness - Published 2018



Phoebe Taylor and Marcus Whitmore (aka Marcus MacNeil) wish to be married. But first, Phoebe needs to be reborn—she’s to become ...Read Review

Love & War

By Melissa de la Cruz - Published 2018


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

In this sequel to Alex & Eliza, Alexander Hamilton has married Elizabeth Schuyler. It’s 1781 and Alex, anxious to be part of the ...Read Review

Apostles of Revolution: Jefferson, Paine, Monroe, and the Struggle Against the Old Order in America And Europe

By John Ferling - Published 2018



Ferling’s new entry explores the vision of Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and James Monroe of an independent America and a democratic Europe. ...Read Review

My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler

By Laura Kamoie - By Stephanie Dray - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

Hamilton, the smash Broadway musical, was the authors’ inspiration for this sweeping novel about Alexander Hamilton’s wife, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton. The writing ...Read Review

The King’s Salt

By David More - Published 2018



In Book Four of the Smithyman Saga, it is 1778, and Sir Thomas Smithyman and his comrades remain loyal to the Crown. They lose ...Read Review

Hamilton and Peggy!: A Revolutionary Friendship

By L.M. Elliott - Published 2018


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Set in late-1700s New York during the American Revolution, this is an entertaining homage to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical, Hamilton. Peggy Schuyler, ...Read Review

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