Early United States

Crooked in His Ways: A Lightner and Law Mystery

By S. M. Goodwin - Published 2021



Inspector Jasper Lightner and Detective Hieronymus Law are back for another round of intrigue, secrets, and murder most foul in pre-Civil War New ...Read Review


By Eli Brown - By Karin Rytter (illus.) - Published 2021


Alternate HistoryChildren/Young Adult

Brown’s fans have to wait a long time between novels, but each one is worth it. Readers who adored his award-winning “culinary ...Read Review

A Sitting in St. James

By Rita Williams-Garcia - Published 2021


Children/Young Adult

For many years, Madame Sylvie Guilbert has been mistress of Le Petit Cottage, a plantation in St. James, Louisiana. Originally an aristocrat from ...Read Review

The Third Mrs. Galway

By Deirdre Sinnott - Published 2021


1835: Nineteen-year-old Helen, the new wife of Augustin Galway, has not thought much about slavery until she discovers two escaped slaves hiding in the ...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

Shallow Waters

By Anita Kopacz - Published 2021


Historical Fantasy

This epic incorporates the Yoruba sea goddess Yemaya (also known as the Mother of Fishes and Mother of Africa), with the Middle Passage ...Read Review

Madeleine: Last French Casquette Bride in New Orleans

By Wanda Maureen Miller - Published 2021


Madeleine Boucher is a young woman of humble birth who journeys to Louisiana in the New World. As she leaves behind France and ...Read Review

Libertie: A Novel

By Kaitlyn Greenidge - Published 2021


On the surface, Libertie is a coming-of-age novel. Libertie Sampson, free-born, dark Black daughter of the much lighter and more self-assured Dr. Catherine ...Read Review

Captain Putnam for the Republic of Texas (A Bliven Putnam Naval Adventure)

By James Haley - Published 2021



It is 1834, and a 47-year-old Captain Putnam—in the fourth instalment of the Bliven Putnam Naval Adventures—travels homeward from the Caribbean on ...Read Review

Mr. Beethoven

By PAUL. GRIFFITHS - Published 2020


Alternate History

“What?” I asked myself. “Who? When? Where? Boston. USA? Beethoven? A new oratorio?” Relax! Try running those familiar facts on new lines. And ...Read Review

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