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Volumes of the Tales From a Revolution series are available at Jan’s PaperbacksAnother Read Through, and Vintage Books, and may also be purchased through the links below.

The Tree: Tales From a Revolution – New-Hampshire

210 pages
Brief Candle Press, 2019

Planting the Tree of Liberty
Abe is haunted by the sudden loss of both of his parents. Left to manage a New-Hampshire land grant and its troublesome Royal Navy mast trees, with only his eccentric aunt to guide him, he finds comfort in a new friendship with Betty, a decidedly odd neighbor. Defying the Royal Governor’s crackdowns and his aunt’s commands, Abe makes choices that put him on a collision course with both. With rebellion in the air, Abe must escape detection by the Governor’s agents and solve the puzzle of Betty’s past in order to secure his future.

The Tree is my standalone novel set in New-Hampshire from his Tales From a Revolution series, in which I examine 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 Tree .

Grab your copy of The Tree today, and experience the early days of the American Revolution for yourself.

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The Freedman: Tales From a Revolution – North-Carolina

200 pages
Brief Candle Press, 2018

 

From Slave to Patriot Hero
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 my standalone novel set in North-Carolina from his Tales From a Revolution series, in which I examine 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

 

He Came to Fight For Liberty For All
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 Rhode-Island novel from the Tales From a Revolution series, in which each standalone novel examines the American War of Independence as it unfolded in a different colony. If you like stirring 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 see how the American Revolution’s road to freedom was sometimes far from smooth!

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The Darkness: Tales From a Revolution – Maine

224 pages
Brief Candle Press, 2016

 

Though Dark Days May Come…
The darkness descending over coastal Maine leaves George no choice but to leave childhood behind for good. Despite living in the shadow of America’s most crushing naval defeat in the ongoing Revolution, George’s life is pretty simple, if dull. A beautiful girl and a deadly conspiracy against the British occupation change all of that nearly overnight. In the blink of an eye, he’s in up to his neck. Tenderness and terror alike leave his head spinning. Will the arrival of an American scientific expedition bring salvation, or rip away everything that matters to him?

The Darkness is set in Maine as part of the Tales From a Revolution series, in which each standalone novel examines the American War of Independence as it unfolded in a different colony or future state. If you like exciting stories of nearly forgotten events involving people who didn’t quite make it into the pages of history, you’ll love The Darkness.

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

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The Wind: Tales From a Revolution – West-Florida

220 pages
Brief Candle Press, 2015

 

The American Revolution Reaches the Gulf Coast
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.

The Wind is set in the often overlooked colony of West-Florida from the Tales From a Revolution series, in which each standalone novel examines the American War of Independence as it unfolded in a different colony. If you like enthralling stories of forgotten parts of familiar history, you’ll love The Wind.

Grab your copy of The Wind today and gain a whole new appreciation for the reach of the American Revolution!

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

208 pages
Brief Candle Press, 2014

Even the Most Familiar Stories Have Two Sides
After fleeing revolutionary violence in colonial Massachusetts, Susannah Mills is trying to put the pieces of her shattered life back together. When the safe haven that she and her father sought in Nova Scotia is threatened, they must put everything on the line in support of their King and country.

The Break is my Nova-Scotia volume in the Tales From a Revolution series, told from the unfamiliar perspective of those who opposed the revolution against England. In each of these standalone novels, he examines the American War of Independence as it unfolded in a different colony. If you like compelling characters who let you see familiar events from unexpected viewpoints, you’ll love The Break.

Buy The Break today and see the American Revolution from a completely different perspective!

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The Declaration: Tales From a Revolution – South-Carolina

218 pages
Brief Candle Press, 2014

A Long-Lost Document and a Forgotten Heritage
Right when Justin Harris thought he’d secured his family’s comfort on their farm in the upcountry of colonial South Carolina, marauding British forces came to threaten everything he held dear. When he takes up arms in support of the Revolution, he cannot guess that his actions will reach across the centuries to change his descendants’ lives.

Katie Harris would rather be finishing up med school than helping her beloved grandmother pack up her home to go and wait for death. A surprise discovery with the potential to rewrite history also offers the chance to preserve the families ties that matter most to her.

The Declaration is the South-Carolina volume in my Tales From a Revolution series. In each of these standalone novels, I examine the American War of Independence as it unfolded in a different colony. If you like enthralling stories of familiar events from unexpected viewpoints, you’ll love The Declaration.

Buy The Declaration today and see how the American Revolution can still affect our lives today!

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The 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: 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 cost him the 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 relies on the quiet guidance of his conscience to keep his family safe, and lead them to freedom.

The Light is the New-Jersey volume in the Tales From a Revolution series, in which each standalone novel explores how the American War of Independence unfolds across a different colony. If you like stories such as The Crucible, or you’ve ever wondered how the Revolution affected even those who refused to take part directly, you’ll love The Light.

Read The Light today and see how some of the most difficult battles during the American Revolution took place within peoples’ hearts.

 
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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.

The Prize is the Vermont volume in the Tales From a Revolution series, in which each standalone novel explores how the American War of Independence unfolds across a different colony or future state. If you like stories such as The Deerslayer, or you’ve ever wondered how the Revolution affected the lives of ordinary people in out-of-the-way corners of America, you’ll love The Prize.

Read The Prize today and see the American Revolution touched people in every corner of the colonies!

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