Historical American Revolution Fiction Reviews


The Ghosts of Saratoga

By David Dampf - By David R. Ossont - Published 2019


Children/Young Adult

It’s 1777, and 17-year-old Roland McCaffrey is a scout for General Schuyler, who leads the American militia in upper New York. His immediate ...Read Review

The Tea Chest

By Heidi Chiavaroli - Published 2020



Liberty or Loyalty. This is the question faced by two women—Hayley Ashworth and Emma Malcolm—in Chiavaroli’s engaging multi-period romance. Emma ...Read Review

Sinful Seduction

By Jacqueline Seewald - Published 2019



Anne MacIntyre is a schoolmistress in a rural region of New Jersey, a patriot trying to keep her head down as the American ...Read Review

The Founding Fortunes: How the Wealthy Paid for and Profited from America’s Revolution

By Tom Shachtman - Published 2020



Author Shachtman (How the French Saved America) dispels more myths of the Revolutionary and early Federal period in this study of finances and ...Read Review

This Dark and Bloody Ground: Tales of Frontier America, Book 1, Maggie’s Story

By Lori Roberts - Published 2019


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

At the outset of the Revolutionary War, 13-year-old Maggie Diele and her family leave their home in Culpepper, Virginia, and follow Daniel Boone ...Read Review

Verity (The Sugar Baron’s Daughters)

By Lisa T. Bergren - Published 2019



It’s 1775, and talk of revolution is quietly spreading through the streets of New York. When Verity Banning arrives to gather supplies for ...Read Review

True Freedom

By Michael Dean - Published 2019


The novel focuses on the build up towards the American War of Independence when the decision was taken by most colonists to break ...Read Review

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