Historical American Revolution Fiction Reviews


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

The Devil Take Tomorrow

By Gretchen Jeannette - Published 2015



Ethan Matlock, the dashing, dangerous hero of Gretchen Jeannette’s The Devil Take Tomorrow, is spy for the rebelling American colonies, navigating the ...Read Review

An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came To Fight America

By Nick Bunker - Published 2015



Since the arrival of the Mayflower, the American colonies had been a prized possession of the British Empire. Yet in 1775 violence erupted and ...Read Review

The Midwife’s Revolt

By Jodi Daynard - Published 2015



In the spring of 1775, America finds itself at war with England. Young Jeb and Lizzie Boylston said goodbye to one another after settling ...Read Review

Mistress Firebrand

By Donna Thorland - Published 2015


Jennifer Leighton is a playwright and a loyalist. In 1775 Manhattan, both her gender and her politics are against her. Theaters, especially those staging ...Read Review

The Linwoods

By Catharine Maria Sedgwick - Published 2014


New York City just before the American Revolution has its agitations. Some are political, as families and friends are divided by loyalty to ...Read Review

The Creole Princess

By Beth White - Published 2015



Mobile, Alabama, 1776. Young Creole beauty Lyse Lanier meets handsome, foppish, Rafe Gonzalez. Rafe is Spanish, at a time when Spain’s political position ...Read Review

The Sword & the Scabbard: Thieves and Thugs and the Bloody Massacre in Boston

By Allen Woods - Published 2015


Nicholas Gray and Maggie Magowan run the Sword and Scabbard, a tavern in Boston’s North End, in Allen Woods’ engrossing novel dramatizing ...Read Review

Six Winter Days

By Kevin Montgomery - Published 2014


Children/Young Adult

The New Jersey countryside is in upheaval with the rebel forces, headed by the recently commissioned Washington, tangling with the British army in ...Read Review

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