Early United States

Searching for You (Orphan Train)

By Jody Hedlund - Published 2018



After she witnesses two murders, Sophie Neumann, the focus of Jody Hedlund’s big-hearted and generous Searching for You, flees the rough streets ...Read Review

A Sinister Splendor: A Mexican War Novel

By Mike Blakely - Published 2019



In 1845, General Zachary Taylor and his American army arrive at Corpus Christi, Texas. Taylor has been ordered by President James K. Polk to ...Read Review

Playing Chess with God: A Novel

By Verne R. Albright - Published 2018



In 1848, gold is discovered in California. Aboard a freighter, young Prussian Henning Dietzel arrives in the Chilean port of Talcahuano.  A prostitute with ...Read Review

A Stranger Here Below: A Gideon Stoltz Mystery

By Charles Fergus - Published 2019



First in a projected series, A Stranger Here Below introduces Sheriff Gideon Stoltz. Stoltz is no hardened old-timer but a twenty-one-year-old Pennsylvania Dutchman, ...Read Review

Courting Mr. Lincoln: A Novel

By Louis Bayard - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

Two visitors arrive in Springfield, Illinois, in 1839: an aristocratic Kentucky belle with politics in her lineage, and a backwoods lawyer, Kentuckian by birth, ...Read Review

Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

By Don Tate - Published 2018


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Winner of the Ezra Jack Keats Award and others, Poet is the story of an enslaved man, George Moses Horton, who labored on ...Read Review

The Shaker Murders (A Will Rees Mystery)

By Eleanor Kuhns - Published 2019



Will Rees and his family are hiding in Zion, a Shaker community in Maine, and hoping to find safety, but what Will discovers ...Read Review

The General’s Cook

By Ramin Ganeshram - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

It’s no mystery why so many historical novels have featured cooks as protagonists – food is one of the most vivid windows into ...Read Review

When Winter Comes

By V.A. Shannon - Published 2018


A narrator known as Mrs. Jacob Klein attempts to set the record straight about the ill-fated Donner Party, which left Independence, Missouri, to ...Read Review

The Eulogist

By Terry Gamble - Published 2019


Having lost claim to their holdings in Northern Ireland, the previously landed Givens family makes their way to the United States in 1819. Things ...Read Review

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