Colonial America

Tangled Roots

By Marcia Kemp Sterling - Published 2021


Tangled Roots tells the story of three young people in rural 1750s Pennsylvania. Mary Brandon, the daughter of a well-to-do farmer, rebels against ...Read Review

Tooth of the Covenant (The American Novels)

By Norman Lock - Published 2021



Nathaniel Hawthorne had some less than hidden skeletons in the family closet – he was the great-great-grandson of John Hathorne, one of the foremost ...Read Review

The Pulse of His Soul

By Ora Smith - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

Genealogist Smith novelizes the life of John Lothropp, a Separatist minister who broke with the Anglican Church and became a forgotten Founding Father: ...Read Review

Hour of the Witch

By Chris Bohjalian - Published 2021



How far will a woman go to escape an abusive husband? In Puritan Boston in 1662, divorces are rarely granted, but Mary Deerfield, a ...Read Review

Pieces of Eight (A Spider John Mystery 4)

By Steve Goble - Published 2021



In this fourth Spider John mystery, set in 1723, “Spider John” Rush, minding his own business as ship’s carpenter, sees a fellow shipmate ...Read Review


By Joseph Bruchac - Published 2021


Children/Young Adult

Peacemaker is set in North America at some point prior to the arrival of European colonists, possibly in the early 1500s. Okwaho is ...Read Review

A Home on Wilder Shores

By Susan Posey - Published 2020



The story opens in the mid-Atlantic in 1751 on a ship of immigrants to the American colonies. Ardath and Gwyn Rhys’s mother disappeared ...Read Review

Tidewater Bride

By Laura Frantz - Published 2021


Inspirational Romance

Shopkeeper’s daughter Selah Hopewell helps pair unwed women from England with James Towne’s tobacco farmers. Though she spends a majority of ...Read Review

Mercy’s Refuge

By Rita M Gerlach - Published 2020


Inspirational Romance

Twenty-one years old, Mercy McCrea is living a hardscrabble life with her aged grandparents in 1620 England. She supports her tiny family by employing ...Read Review

The Virginia Dynasty: Four Presidents and the Creation of the American Nation

By Lynne Cheney - Published 2020



In this highly readable, engrossing work of nonfiction, Cheney chronicles highlights in the lives of the first four men from Virginia who served ...Read Review

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