American Revolution

B
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 ...

A-
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 ...

C
Wind Dancer

I find few enough romances set in colonial times or during the Revolution, so finding a book not only taking place during the Revolutionary War, but also set against the western frontier battles completely surprised me. As I flipped through Jamie Carie's Wind Dancer and saw that it dealt with the ca ...

A-
A Breath of Snow and Ashes

Set a large chunk of time aside if you are planning to read A Breath of Snow and Ashes. Make that several large chunks of time, unless you are blessed with the ability to read at super speed, and have a cast iron behind. This book is 979 pages of small print and narrow margins. All right, so it's ...

B-
A Catch of Consequence

A casual reader might pick up A Catch of Consequence, read the back, and assume it was a romance. This would be an inaccurate assumption; although it has some romantic subplots, this book is very much women's fiction. It's the type of story that chronicles the life of a strong woman, centering mostl ...

C
The Forbidden Lady (For Love Or Country)

I've decided that if anyone ever wants to set a trap for me, the only thing they need to do is dangle a Revolutionary War novel in front of my nose. I'm bound to snap at it like a starving raccoon. Although I've only read a handful that are true stand-outs, I love the setting and can't resist trying ...

C-
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 ...

A-
The Wicked One

Let’s get one thing straight: despite the insipid cover, Lucien de Montforte is much too smart to go out in the snow in a cloak and no shirt, although he does occasionally go coatless. I had great expectations for the conclusion of the de Montforte series, and on this crucial point I was completel ...

B
The Charade

The Colonial Period and the Revolutionary War are favorite settings of mine, but books set during these times are very hard to come by. I suspect this is because this time period is not really familiar to a lot of people; writing a book set in the 1700s requires some research. I'm pleased to report ...

B+
Star Keeper

Star Keeper is set during the Revolutionary War, a setting I love but rarely see. That alone sparked my interest. But it also features a strong conflict, lots of action, and noble characters - all of which nearly made the book an A read. While the heroine's behavior at the end took the book out of t ...