Colonial America

Marooned: Jamestown, Shipwreck, and a New History of America’s Origin

By Joseph Kelly - Published 2019



In 1607, three English ships, and about a hundred settlers and crew landed in Chesapeake Bay in what will later become Virginia. They are ...Read Review

The Golden Shore: (A Scandalous Life Book 3)

By Jo Ann Butler - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

In this third book of the Scandalous Life series, set in 1662 Rhode Island, Herodias (Herod) Long has been cohabitating with George Gardner for ...Read Review

The Driver’s Wife

By S.K. Keogh - Published 2018


In 1693, former sailor Edward Ketch works for his former captain, a onetime pirate, Jack Mallory, and his wife, Maria, on a rice plantation ...Read Review

In the House in the Dark of the Woods

By Professor Laird Hunt - Published 2018



In colonial New England, a young goodwife sets off into the woods to pick berries for her husband and child. She dawdles, she ...Read Review

The Love Letter

By Rachel Hauck - Published 2018



What do a colonial soldier afraid to declare his love and a Hollywood actress stymied by typecasting have in common? Can Chloe get ...Read Review

Minding the Light

By Suzanne Woods Fisher - Published 2018



In this novel of Nantucket life in the 17th century, author Suzanne Woods Fisher fashions a realistic and quiet tale of Daphne Coffin, ...Read Review

The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke

By Andrew Lawler - Published 2018



Sir Walter Raleigh is given a charter by Elizabeth I, and in 1587, 115 English colonists land on Roanoke Island on what is now the ...Read Review

Longing to Be Free

By Judith T Guskin - Published 2018


The budding Plymouth colony wouldn’t have survived its first winter without the help of the Wampanoag tribe. Since then, the colonists have ...Read Review

The Judge Hunter

By Christopher Buckley - Published 2018



Balthasar de St. Michel (Balty) is the shiftless brother-in-law of Samuel Pepys and is sent off by him to the American colonies under ...Read Review

The Glovemaker’s Daughter

By Leah Fleming - Published 2018


The novel opens with an account of the persecution of Quakers in 17th-century England, set out in the journal of Rejoice (or Joy) ...Read Review