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All volumes of the Tales From a Revolution series are kept in stock at Jan’s PaperbacksAnother Read Through, and Vintage Books, and may also be purchased through the links below.

The Freedman: Tales From a Revolution – North-Carolina

200 pages
Brief Candle Press, 2018

What Does Liberty Mean for a Freedman?
Calabar was brought from Africa to North-Carolina as a boy and sold on the docks as chattel property to a plantation owner. On the plantation, he learned the intricacies of indigo production, fell in love, and started a family.

Abruptly released from bondage, he must find his way in a society that has no place for him, but which is itself struggling with the threat of British domination. Reeling from personal griefs, and drawn into the chaos of the Revolution, Calabar knows that the wrong moves could cost him his freedom–and that of the nation.

The Freedman is Hedbor’s standalone novel set in North-Carolina from his Tales From a Revolution series, in which he examines the American War of Independence as it unfolded in each of the colonies. If you like enthralling stories of familiar events from unfamiliar viewpoints, you’ll love The Freedman.

Grab your copy of The Freedman today, and experience the American Revolution as a personal journey of discovery.

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The Path: Tales From a Revolution - Rhode-IslandThe Path: Tales From a Revolution – Rhode-Island

212 pages
Brief Candle Press, 2017

Yves came from France to fight for America, but learning that some Americans would never be free put him on a whole new path.

Yves de Bourganes just wanted to make some money to support his widowed mother as she tried to keep the family farm afloat.  He wouldn’t have minded some adventure, too.  He didn’t expect to be sent to fight in a war between France’s constant nemesis Great Britain and her boisterous American colonies across the treacherous sea.  When he arrives, he meets Amalie, a slave girl with a difficult past, and his fate changes entirely, as he learns that some paths lead to unexpected destinations.

The Path is my standalone Rhode-Island novel in myTales From a Revolution series, in which I examine the American War of Independence as it unfolded in each of the Colonies.  If you like heartfelt stories of the people who didn’t quite make it into the pages of history, you’ll love The Path.

Buy The Path today, and experience the American Revolution up close and personal!

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The Darkness: Tales From a Revolution – Maine

224 pages
Brief Candle Press, 2016

Though Dark Days May Come…
George is just another farmboy, who prefers to sneak a break than involve himself in the intrigues of the Revolution.  Even after the British come to town in a blaze of cannonfire, he stays out of it… until Louise crosses his path, and draws him into her mysterious world.

When that world falls into shadow, the results will make history–and turn George’s life completely upside-down.

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The Wind: Tales From a Revolution – West-Florida

220 pages
Brief Candle Press, 2015

The Most Incredible Story From American History
Gabriel is a simple sailor, doing the bidding of his Captain and King, when he is swept up in a storm that changes his life in ways that he could never have anticipated.

Carlotta yearns for her lost home, and is searching for her lost husband, but both remain elusive in a world that has been turned upside-down by forces far outside of her control.

When the storm that is Governor Bernardo de Gálvez breaks over them both, neither will ever be the same — and nor will their world.

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The-BreakThe Break: Tales From a Revolution – Nova-Scotia

208 pages
Brief Candle Press, 2014

Even Stories We Think We Know Have Two Sides
Susannah Mills is an ordinary young woman of the Massachusetts-Bay Colony, more interested in skipping her school lessons than in the the growing rebellion against King George.

But when the rebellion hits home, everything changes.  Her quiet life is shattered, and she has to flee to Nova Scotia with her father.

They find what feels like a safe haven in Nova Scotia, and she is just settling back into some sense of normalcy–but is there any safe place when an empire is at war with itself?

Live the upheaval the Revolution meant to those who wanted only to live quietly as a loyal subject of the British Crown–and feel the price paid by America’s opponents for its independence.

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The Declaration: Tales From a Revolution – South-Carolina

218 pages
Brief Candle Press, 2014

 A Forgotten Document and a Fateful Choice

A hardworking tobacco farmer in the Carolina Uplands, Justin Harris wants only to provide for his family. The outbreak of revolution turns his life upside down, and he cannot anticipate how even his seemingly most inconsequential actions will touch the lives of generations yet to come. Through crushing setbacks and hard-won victories, Justin’s perseverance serves as a gift to his descendants.

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Cover-SmallThe Smoke: Tales From a Revolution – New-York

206 pages
Brief Candle Press, 2014

They Should Have Been Enemies, But They Became Brothers
Joseph Killeen was sent to eliminate the threat of savage enemies in the forests of New-York, but when he meets Ginawo and his peaceful village of Skarure, he realizes that nothing is as simple as he was told. The Haudenosaunee Confederation is being torn asunder by the American Revolution, forced to choose sides in a fight that’s not their own. Can Joseph and Ginawo bridge the divide between their peoples, when warfare threatens to destroy both societies?

The Smoke is the standalone New-York novel in the Tales From a Revolution series, in which each volume explores how the American War of Independence unfolds across a different colony. If you like stories such as The Deerslayer, or you’ve ever wondered how the Revolution affected those who were here before the Colonists, you’ll love The Smoke.

Read The Smoke today, and see the American Revolution from a completely different point of view!

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The-Light-Cover-Design-SmallThe Light: Tales From a Revolution – New-Jersey

206 pages
Brief Candle Press, 2013

Caught Between the Impossible and the Forbidden
As his world erupts in open warfare, Robert Harris’ Quaker faith guides him away from the use of violence for any purpose, even if the war could lead to the loss of his freedom to practice that faith. Finding a balancing point between this existential threat and the commands of his inner light, while struggling against the chance effects of war, Robert must also face the challenge of an implacable foe, determined to destroy him at any cost. He must rely on the quiet guidance of his conscience to keep his family safe, and lead them to freedom.
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The Prize: Tales From a Revolution – Vermont

210 pages
Puddletown Publishing Group, 2011
Brief Candle Press, 2013

The Biggest Heroes are Sometimes Unsung
Caleb’s father is serving with Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys as the long-anticipated open war against the British rages up and down the length of Lake Champlain. Between his duties on the family farm and constant worry about his father’s safety, the young man’s attentions are already fully occupied when a fateful encounter with an unlikely neighbor changes everything. Pulled into new intrigues and new friendships, Caleb finds himself on a path that changes his life – and which will affect the outcome of the whole war.

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