Happy Independence Day…or as my British friends say, “Happy Treason Day!” 🙂
In celebration of this American holiday, I thought I’d share some fantastic fiction that takes place during (or around) The Revolutionary War era. Please, oh please, add more recommendations to this short list, but I thought I’d start us off with a few 🙂
The Frontiersman’s Daughter
Of COURSE, I had to put one of my all-time-favorite authors, first. Laura Frantz writes lyrical and spellbinding historical fiction. A Moonbow Night doesn’t cover much about the war, but it’s certainly set during the era and makes the wildness of the ‘frontier’ of the mountains comes to life. Actually, her first three books all take place during the Revolutionary War era, I believe. The Frontiersman’s Daughter, Courting Morrow Little, and The Colonel’s Lady.
So Fair a Lady
Besides having amazing covers, Amber Lynn Perry‘s Daughters of His Kingdom series also sets dramatic and romantic stories with the Revolutionary War as its backdrop. Spies, romance, mystery, and adventure combine to explode upon the scene like fireworks!
The Wood’s Edge
Lori Benton writes novels set in the colonial period. Her Pathfinders series has rave reviews and looks wonderful. I’ve not had the opportunity yet to read these books, but I’m looking forward to them.
Always a favorite,Jody Hedlund has an exceptional way of weaving amazing stories from both history and fantasy. Her novel Rebellious Heart keeps to the Independence Day theme by taking place in pre-Revolutionary War Boston and blends romance, intrigue, and history in a remarkable story of faith and freedom.
Your turn! Do you have any books you’d add to this 4th of July reading list?