Colonial America

Pelican Girls

By Julia Malye - Published 2024


Pelican Girls tells a vivid and potent story of women first discarded by society then sent as brides to shore up the floundering ...Read Review

Times of Turmoil (The Time Locket)

By Anna Belfrage - Published 2023



1718 Pennsylvania is indeed a time of turmoil for Duncan Melville and his time-travelling wife, Erin, in this second of The Time Locket books, ...Read Review

The Seamstress of Acadie

By Laura Frantz - Published 2024



In 1754, Sylvie Galant comes from an upright French family on the coast of Acadia, which is proclaiming neutrality in the expected war between ...Read Review

When Light Breaks Through: A Salem Witch Trials Story

By Brenda Murphy - Published 2023


Biographical Fiction

This is the story of Ann Putnam, one of a group of girls who claimed to be bewitched in or around Salem, Massachusetts, ...Read Review

Freedom’s Ghost: A Mystery of the American Revolution (Bone Rattler)

By Eliot Pattison - Published 2023



This seventh in Eliot Pattison’s series of mysteries of the American Revolution seizes a small portion of time in the lead-up to ...Read Review

Nathalie: An Acadian’s Tale of Tragedy and Triumph

By Debra Camelin - Published 2023


Children/Young Adult

1755 on the Bay of Fundy. Nathalie Belliveau is thirteen years old when the British army rounds up her entire Acadian village. When she ...Read Review

The Vaster Wilds

By Lauren Groff - Published 2023



This devastatingly beautiful meditation on nature, divinity, and survival is the second volume of a planned triptych begun last year with Groff’s ...Read Review

Gallows Hill

By Lois Ruby - Published 2023


Children/Young Adult

Thomas Stillbrooke and Patience Woodstock, the two narrators and main characters of this novel, delineate the horrors of the colonial-era Salem witch trials ...Read Review

The Falcon, the Wolf, and the Hummingbird

By Martha Engber - Published 2023


As storm clouds churn overhead, the unlikely leader of a group of seven Manatuck tribesmen keeps her eyes on a campfire in the ...Read Review

North Woods

By Daniel Mason - Published 2023



From the moment two forbidden lovers – the prospective wife of an abusive minister and a reported troublemaker she ironically met at church – flee ...Read Review

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