Brief Candle Press
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 Break: Tales From a Revolution - Nova-Scotia
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
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
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
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
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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