Revolutionary Romance: Books Set During the American Revolution
Happy Fourth of July! Go back in time this Independence Day and check out these romances set during or close to the American Revolution:
Love Thine Enemy by Louise M. Gouge
In this inspirational historical romance, Rachel Folger and Frederick Moberly loyalties lay on opposite sides — Rachel supports Boston’s patriots., while Frederick stays faithful to the Crown. Frederick intends to keep his sympathies hidden, thinking the war is too far distant to truly touch them. But when a betrayal of Rachel’s trust divides them, Frederick must harness his faith and courage to claim the woman he loves before war tears them apart. Other books by Louise M. Gouge set in this era include The Captain’s Lady and At the Captain’s Command.
Winds of Glory by Susan Wiggs
One of #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs very first books! Indentured bondsman Ashton Markham thought he knew all the dangers of spying for the Colonial cause — until he’s forced to wed wealthy Tory Bethany Winslow to escape the gallows. She’s loyal to the Crown, he risks his life running British blockades off the coast of Rhode Island. But Bethany can match his courageous spirit and earn a place in his heart.
The Secrets of Catie Hazard by Miranda Jarrett
Catie Hazard is a widow with a secret. She never forgot the youthful soldier to whom she had given her innocence years before, but didn’t expect to see Anthony Sparhawk again, especially not as an officer of an invading army! What would happen if the British major discovers the daughter she had kept so carefully hidden? Originally published by Harlequin Historical in the 1990s, The Secrets of Catie Hazard is available once again in ebook.
The Forbidden Lady by Kerrelyn Sparks
Before writing about vampires, New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks she wrote two novels set shortly before the Revolutionary War. In The Forbidden Lady, Quincy Stanton poses as a carefree Loyalist fop by day. But by night, he wages a secret war against the British with an impressive collection of eighteenth-century spy gadgets. If anyone were to discover the truth, Quincy would hang, yet he can’t seem to stay away from the lovely and saucy Virginia Munro and their attraction could lead to love…or danger. Look for Kerrelyn’s second 18th century romance, Less Than a Gentleman, as well.
Dylan’s Honor by Kristie Knight
Honor Richmond knew she could lose her life working as Patriot spy, but she’d never expected to lose her heart. Dylan Alden was the determined to infiltrate the Patriot spy network and expose the man responsible for passing on the king’s secrets. Yet, the lovely Honor Richmond was becoming such a distraction that Dylan was finding it difficult to remember just whose side he was on.
The Duke’s Redemption by Carla Capshaw
Drake Amberly, Duke of Hawk Haven, came to the colonies for one reason: revenge. He won’t leave South Carolina until he’s unmasked the colonial spy who killed his brother. Yet the more he sees of spirited Elise Cooper, the more he’s moved by the happiness she brings him…never that Elise spies for the rebels! When his pursuit brings him dangerously close to the truth, she’ll risk everything to prove that love and forgiveness are all they need.
Bonus: The Uninvited by Heather Graham
Though not a historical romance, the Revolutionary War plays a large part in Heather Graham’s paranormal suspense The Uninvited. In 1777, Landon Mansion is commandeered by British Lord “Butcher” Bedford, where he stabs Lucy Tarleton for spurning his king and his love. Now, historian Allison Leigh makes a shocking discovery at the mansion: a colleague slumped over Bedford’s desk, impaled his replica bayonet. When the Krewe of Hunters agent Tyler Montague takes the case and works with the skeptical Allison, a second mysterious murder occurs. Has “Butcher” Bedford resurfaced? Or is there another malevolent force at work in Landon Mansion?
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