Historical American Revolution Fiction Reviews


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

Emily’s Vow (A More Perfect Union Book 1)

By Betty Bolte - Published 2014



The first two volumes in Bolte’s well-researched and professionally-produced A More Perfect Union series are stand-alone novels set against the backdrop of ...Read Review

The Loyalist’s Wife

By Elaine Cougler - Published 2013


The historical reality behind Elaine Cougler’s excellent pair of novels, The Loyalist’s Wife and The Loyalist’s Luck, is one that ...Read Review

The Wessex Turncoat

By Michael E. Wills - Published 2014



The Wessex Turncoat follows apprentice blacksmith Aaron Mews, from his home near Fordingbridge, Hampshire, through forced entry into George III’s army, over ...Read Review

Fate and Fair Winds

By Dory Codington - Published 2013



A familiar star-crossed-lovers twist informs the basic plot of Dory Codington’s historical romance Fate & Fair Winds: John FitzSimmon, a major in ...Read Review

Reluctant Rebel

By Don E. Phelps - Published 2014


AdventureChildren/Young AdultMilitary

In this coming-of-age tale of a youngster involved in the burgeoning interpersonal conflicts among the politically-divided Mohawk Valley inhabitants and a solider in ...Read Review

The Scent of Death

By Andrew Taylor - Published 2013Published 2014



Edward Savill, a clerk with the American Department, arrives in New York from London during the Revolutionary War. His job is to investigate ...Read Review

The Story of Land and Sea

By Katy Simpson Smith - Published 2014Published 2014-08-26



This debut novel lays bare both the joy and the heart-wrenching ache of love gained, love lost, and love withheld. Set in a ...Read Review

Written in My Own Heart’s Blood

By Diana Gabaldon - Published 2014



Entry number eight in the popular Outlander series picks up almost squarely where its predecessor left off: Jamie is back from the supposed ...Read Review

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