Brief Candle Press

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History is all too often approached from a mathematical, academic perspective: on this date, this many people did this thing, and that many survived to the next day, when they experienced this event, et cetera, etc., &c.

At Brief Candle Press, we take a different approach to history, focusing on the story part of the field, remembering that history affected – and was made by – people. That’s not to say that we play fast and loose with the historical facts, but they are the backdrop against which the stories of our characters are placed.

Come, join us on a voyage to the foreign land of the past, where much is familiar, but much is strange and wonderful. You will emerge from our books with a deeper appreciation for how our forebears lived, and why it matters.

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The Darkness: Tales From a Revolution - Maine
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 58,530. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2016 by Brief Candle Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
George is a simple farmboy, more interested in sneaking a break than 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.
The Wind: Tales From a Revolution - West-Florida
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,590. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2015 by Brief Candle Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
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.
The Break: Tales From a Revolution - Nova-Scotia
Series: Tales From a Revolution. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,470. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014 by Brief Candle Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
Susannah Mills is trying to put the pieces of her shattered life back together after she and her father flee their erstwhile neighbors in rebellious Massachusetts.When the American War of Independence visits the safe haven they have found in Nova Scotia, she must rely on her inner strength and help from new friends to keep her skin in one piece.
The Declaration: Tales From a Revolution - South-Carolina
Series: Tales From a Revolution. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,140. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014 by Brief Candle Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » War
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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.
The Smoke: Tales From a Revolution - New-York
Series: Tales From a Revolution. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,920. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013 by Brief Candle Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Faced with an impossible choice between siding with their old allies among the British, backing the upstart American colonists, or trying to stay neutral, the tribes of the Iroquois Confederation were split asunder. In The Smoke, their forgotten history comes to life in a stunning novel of the American Revolution from an almost entirely unexplored viewpoint.
The Prize: Tales From a Revolution - Vermont
Series: Tales From a Revolution. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,850. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013 by Brief Candle Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Historical » USA
While his father fights with the Colonial forces against the British up and down the length of Lake Champlain, young Caleb Clark finds himself thrust into an unlikely friendship that will change his life - and alter the course of history.
The Light: Tales From a Revolution - New-Jersey
Series: Tales From a Revolution. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,320. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013 by Brief Candle Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Historical » USA
As a Quaker blacksmith, Robert is used to the challenges of fire and iron. When the American Revolution splinters his own family and threatens his community, he will wrestle with questions of belief and philosophy. He must rely on his inner light to keep his family safe, and lead them to freedom.


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