American Revolution

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My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton

It’s rare the novel that entrances its reader so thoroughly that you find you’ve passed half the day reading a story and you’d feel as if you'd die for more. Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie weave such an enchanting spell with their take on the life of Eliza Hamilton. Put it on your wish list n ...

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The Lacemaker

Readers have been obsessed with heroines who tumble down the economic and social ladder for centuries, from Victor Hugo’s Fantine to Hillary Duff’s Sam.   The heroine of The Lacemaker must conquer both a downward social tumble and her fear of committing to romance, all while trying to keep her ...

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Hamilton's Battalion: A Trio of Romances

It is rare when all the stories of an anthology please, but Hamilton's Battalion is one such collection. It's an inspiring book for our time and one of the most heartwarming and hopeful books I've read this year. These novellas are set during the Revolutionary War in the year 1781 when Colonel A ...

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The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband

In The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband, Cecilia Harcourt has found herself on an unexpected adventure. After receiving a letter that her brother, Thomas - who had been in the colonies fighting Washington’s rebels - has gone missing, she summons all her gumption, spends all her cash, and boards ...

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The Dutch Girl

American Historicals—particularly those set during the American Revolution—have always been of particular interest to me. I love the time period, love learning more about that war, and I particularly enjoy getting a glimpse of what my home, the northeast part of the United States, looked like ba ...

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Mistress Firebrand

I have a friend who refuses to read any book set during or before the American Revolution. She claims that she’s not interested in sitting through another dull history textbook, but I’ve found that I’m never so interested to learn about a time period as when I’m pulled into a story by an aut ...

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Less Than a Gentleman

I find it pretty hard to resist a Revolutionary War romance, so when I saw that Kerrelyn Sparks was releasing one, I snapped it up. Imagine my surprise when I discovered it's actually a sequel to her first book - which I also reviewed over a decade ago. I had remembered that one as being a little be ...

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The Turncoat: Renegades of the Revolution

This book caught my attention immediately because I am a huge fan of stories set during the American Revolution, which are hard to come by. I’m so glad I picked it up because The Turncoat proved to be a thrilling read, both incredibly romantic and edge-of-your-seat suspenseful. Be warned: it will ...

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Midnight

I enjoyed Midnight a great deal. The book has an interesting plot and great characters. However, reader be warned, it is as much a history lesson as it is a romance. Nicholas Grey has returned home to the Colonies after spending time abroad to find that his father has been hung as a traitor. It ...

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An Echo in the Bone

Have you ever wondered how reviewers balance review-reading and books for fun? Everyone does it differently, but I'm fairly regimented; starting at the beginning of the month, I'll read three books for review (that's our standard reviewer commitment), then my book club book. If I have any month left ...