12/2012 ** I first read this book more than 30 years ago when I was in middle or high school. It's historical fiction about a family living in Colonial Williamsburg in the decade before and during the American Revolution. To make the series more interesting, its copyright is 1943, so has an interesting perspective.
As an adult, I'm picking up the cultural stereotypes and racism (Virginia, the happy slave, etc.) that I was too naive to perceive as a teen. However, in this reading, I also caught some feminist overtones and anti-communism sentiments that I'd never noticed before.
I certainly wouldn't recommend this series as an exclusive look at the historical period, but the series is one of the most memorable experiences I had with the Revolutionary war.