American Revolution

B
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 ...

A
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 ...

B+
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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Loving Lily

You really have to give Zebra credit for their willingness to publish books with unique settings. I've seen ones recently set in late nineteenth century South Carolina, the battlefields of the Crimean War, and the French Revolution. I picked up Loving Lily in particular because it set in Williamsbur ...

D
Twin Willows

When publishers print the genre of a book on the spine, they really ought to call a spade a spade. Twin Willows is clearly labeled as a romance, but in my mind it most definitely isn't. Similarly, the back cover has a synopsis that sounds like a romance, but it is actually nothing like the plot of t ...