Revolution Time: ($20, 242pp, 6X9″, Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-232-6, $35: Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-241-8, $2.99: EBSCO EBook ISBN: 978-1-68114-258-6, LCCN: 2016901305, April 2016; Purchase on Amazon or Barnes & Noble): George Washington has three problems. One is the fact that the British have landed 20,000 troops to fight him on Long Island. The second is that the British navy is at his back, blocking any hope of retreat and the third is that two children, Eddie and Angie, claiming to be from the year 2014 have just been captured and brought to him by Lieutenant Collins. Eddie and Angie do not paint a hopeful picture of the upcoming battle. They claim to be lost, having been accidentally sent there by their eccentric Uncle Sol. Unknown to Washington, a British spy wants to kidnap the children and use them to help the British war effort. The challenge Eddie and Angie face is to stay out of the hands of the British and to find a way to get home. Uncle Sol and his assistant, Vernon, are frantically trying to find the children. The only problem Sol and Vernon have is that they are not sure of the exact time or place the children were sent. Fortunately, Vernon has a plan.
“…fun and interesting… I think they adapted quickly and much better than the (adult) visitors to Rev War reenactments today (is that a real baby/food/weapon?). Always in favor of getting young readers engaged in finding out more about history than the rote school instructions, I certainly recommend this book to young and older alike. Take it from a retired Rev War reenactor. There is their story of adventures, and the suspense regarding their return to the present, all of which keeps the reader engaged.
“I thoroughly enjoyed reading this time travel novel, set initially during the American Revolution (1765-1783) and later some other famous Americans. It is an excellent read for all ages and you may even learn some American Revolution history from student teacher Angie during your travels. I rate this book with 4 stars.” –Jim Kintra, LibraryThing Early Review
Paul G. Varnas has been a practicing chiropractor in the Chicago area for over 30 years. He has written many journal articles and several books about health and nutrition, including Practical Magic and Fifty Ways to Lose Your Blubber. He currently provides written content for Whole Health America and WholeHealthWeb.com.