Historical American Revolution Fiction Reviews


A Most Civil War

By Greg Parkes - Published 2015


Biographical Fiction

As Greg Parkes quips in the author’s note of his thoroughly enjoyable debut, A Most Civil War, “I couldn’t make this ...Read Review

Twenty-One Heroes

By Sam A. Forman - Published 2015


Children/Young Adult

This story of three young people – Katherine Mayhew, Joshua Spencer and Ezra Wright – is set at the dawn of the American Revolution, and ...Read Review

The Mind of an American Revolutionary

By Jon Foyt - Published 2015


Biographical Fiction

Jon Foyt’s latest novel, The Mind of an American Revolutionary, is on the surface an ungainly amalgam of historical fiction and biography, ...Read Review

Samantha’s Secret (A More Perfect Union, Book 3)

By Betty Bolte - Published 2015



Betty Bolte continues her winning More Perfect Union series with her latest novel, Samantha’s Secret, in which midwife Samantha McAlester returns from ...Read Review

To Tame the Wind

By Regan Walker - Published 2015



In this prequel to her Agents of the Crown series, Regan Walker presents a romantic adventure story that can easily be appreciated as ...Read Review

The Mistress of Tall Acre

By Laura Frantz - Published 2015



As Sophie Menzies waits patiently for her brother to return safely from the American War of Independence, her home is in the process ...Read Review


By Brett Battles - Published 2015


Alternate HistoryTime-slip

Denny Younger is an Eight—one of the lowest social classes in a strictly stratified British society in a timeline where the American ...Read Review

Independence: The Tangled Roots of the American Revolution

By Thomas P. Slaughter - Published 2014



John Adams wrote to Thomas Jefferson that America’s Revolution “was in the minds of the people, and this was effected between 1760 to 1775, ...Read Review

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

By Sarah Vowell - Published 2015



In the history-plus-humor tradition, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States is another smart offering from Sarah Vowell, author of The Partly Cloudy Patriot. ...Read Review

In Liberty’s Wake

By Alexandra Norland - Published 2015


In Liberty’s Wake, Alexandra Norland’s remarkably accomplished debut novel, takes a familiar theme in American historical fiction – slavery – and moves it ...Read Review