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Looking for books before or during the American Revolution
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Em



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I debated with myself whether to recommend the following books because they were published in the 1980's and probably can only be found in used book stores. But they are so good, I decided to go ahead.
The author was Jacqueline Marten, and many of her books were set during the American Revolution--and were terrific romances to boot, usually pitting an American patriot heroine against a strong and dashing British officer/ aristocrat.

Three titles, all Revolutionary war period, I have on my bookshelf are: To Pluck a Rose, In the Long Green Grass, Moonshine and Glory.

If you can find them in a UBS or via Amazon, they should be just what you are looking for.
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sherron100



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Em, thanks for the suggestion. I just ordered To Pluck a Rose from PBS. Looking forward to checking it out.
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sherron100



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nana, I've already read Charade and it was just an ok read for me.

Kay, I have The Beloved One in my TBR pile. I am reading it next after I finish Conor's Way by Guhrke.

Susan, I picked up the first book by Norman at the UBS the other day. Glad I did, now.

Nicole, gonna go and look up the Wiggs book.

Thanks so much everyone. I never would have found all of these books without ya'll.
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sherron100



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Em, I started To Pluck a Rose today and so far I am really liking it. Thanks
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Minerva



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my favorite books of all time is Rachel's Passage by Paula Reid. The author is better known for her Regencies written as Elizabeth Mansfield.
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Sandlynn



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked Susan Kay Law's "Traitorous Hearts." Really nice love story.

Traitorous Hearts

And many years ago I read Cynthia Wright's "Touch the Sun." It actually features some of America's founding fathers as supporting characters.

Touch the Sun
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Keira_LRP



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've only read two of Deeanne Gist's novels so far, but I really like them. One is set during 1643-44 in/around Jamestown, Virginia Colony. <-- Bride Most Begrudging The other was after the Civil War (yeah not exactly what you're looking for, but I liked it better). <-- Bride in the Bargain The titles are similar so forgive me if I got that backwards.
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Sandlynn



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just thought of two additional books.

Penelope Williamson's "A Wild Yearning" set in colonial New England, pre-revolution. Loved this book.

A Wild Yearning

The following book, I haven't read, but I've been looking for it:

Karyn Monk's "The Rebel and the Redcoat"

The Rebel and the Redcoat
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Kitkat



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the website of the Historical Romance Writers, there is a list for American Revolution books:

http://historicalromancewriters.com/timeperiods.cfm?genreID=14

Hope this helps your search.
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sherron100



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Em, I just loved To Pluck a Rose. I have the other two in the series ordered and on their way to me. Thanks so much, just loved it
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Em



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sherron, I'm so pleased that you liked Marten's books! It's always a thrill to discover a new author that you like. I'm assuming Marten is deceased as I haven't seen anything by her for years. Glad you were able to find old copies--enjoy!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love Diana Gabaldon!
Sara Donati's Into the Wilderness series starts around the Rev War

Mystery
Maan Meyers
The Kingsbridge Plot

Margaret Miles
Mischief in the Snow
Too Soon for Flowers

Margaret Lawrence
Hearts and Bones
Blood Red Roses
The Burning Bride

Historical Fiction
Diana Norman
A Catch of Consequence

Non Fiction
David McCullough
1776

Young Adult
I love these books by Ann Rinaldi they are so well written
Time Enough for Drums
Wolf by the Ears
The Secret of Sarah Revere
The Fifth of March:
Story of the Boston Massacre

Esther Forbes
Johnny Tremain

Elvira Woodruff
George Washington’s Socks

DEAR AMERICA SERIES
Kristiana Gregory
The Winter of Red Snow:
The Revolutionary War
Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart

Ann Turner
Love Thy Neighbor:
The Tory Diary of Prudence Emerson
Green Marsh, Massachusetts, 1774

That's it for me. good luck
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leslie LaFoy's "Come What May" takes place just as the American Revolution is about to begin. The political discussions are extremely well done. I enjoyed it on many levels.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have read the triology by Jacqueline Marten and LOVED them. I would have to say that they are my second favorite series just behind Outlander. I really loved them. Can you tell? I am now reading another one by her called Moonshine and Glory.

Em, do you have any other favorites along this line? They don't have to have the same time period.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have read the triology by Jacqueline Marten and LOVED them. I would have to say that they are my second favorite series just behind Outlander. I really loved them. Can you tell? I am now reading another one by her called Moonshine and Glory.

Em, do you have any other favorites along this line? They don't have to have the same time period.
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