Historical American Revolution Fiction Reviews


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

The Lacemaker

By Laura Frantz - Published 2018



In Williamsburg, Virginia, on the eve of the American Revolution in 1775, Elizabeth Lawson is set to marry the man her Tory father picked ...Read Review

Crossing Point

By James Glickman - Published 2017


The American Revolution has begun, and is threatening to spill out of Boston in April 1775 when Guy Watson, slave to Rhode Island’s ...Read Review

I, Eliza Hamilton

By Susan Holloway Scott - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

In 1777, Elizabeth Schuyler met the one man who’d change her life, and the fledgling nation as well. At the home of her ...Read Review

I Survived the American Revolution, 1776

By Lauren Tarshis - Published 2017


Children/Young Adult

This book is a part of the popular “I Survived” series, written for upper elementary readers to bring them a first-person narrative of ...Read Review

The End of the Tether

By Harold R. Thompson - Published 2017



In 1781, following six gruesome years of the American war of independence, two patriot brothers, Daniel and Joshua from Boston, are in Virginia battling ...Read Review

The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband

By Julia Quinn - Published 2017



Facing the probability of marriage to an oily and grasping cousin, Cecilia Harcourt escapes by sailing to America to search for her brother ...Read Review

How the French Saved America: Soldiers, Sailors, Diplomats, Louis XVI, and the Success of a Revolution

By Tom Shachtman - Published 2017



From a secret meeting in Philadelphia to the Treaty of Versailles, Shachtman explores the story of French involvement in the American Revolution, focusing ...Read Review

Ashes: Seeds of America

By Laurie Halse Anderson - Published 2016


Children/Young Adult

This story, third in the Seeds of America series, picks up in June 1781 with escaped slaves Isabel and Curzon in South Carolina. It ...Read Review

Alex and Eliza: A Love Story

By Melissa de la Cruz - Published 2017


Children/Young Adult

Young Colonel Alexander Hamilton works as secretary to General George Washington in Albany, New York, in 1777. Hamilton begs for a command of his ...Read Review