Free historical fiction Kindle books for 10 Dec 13

The Price of Innocence (Book One The Legacy Series)

by Vicki Hopkins

Follow the story of one young woman who suddenly finds herself destitute on the streets of Paris in 1878. Faced with the need to survive, she agrees to become a prostitute in one of the most infamous brothels in Paris. Ashamed of her choice and fearful for her future, she meets a handsome lord who has paid a hefty price to take her virginity. Little does she know that the man chosen to deflower her innocence will change her life forever.

“Price of Innocence is an extremely well written book, with splendid dialogue. The characters and scenery are vivid in their descriptions and examples.”  — Coffee Time Romance

“This is a well-researched story of ironic love. Overall, the book is a satisfying historical romance . . .” (Judge’s Commentary Writer’s Digest)

Colossus: The Four Emperors

by David Blixt

Colossus – Book Two

Rome under Nero is a dangerous place. His cruel artistic whims border on madness, and any man who dares rise too high has his wings clipped, with fatal results.

For one family, Nero means either promotion or destruction. While his uncle Vespasian goes off to put down a rebellion in Judea, Titus Flavius Sabinus struggles to walk the perilous line between success and notoriety as he climbs Rome’s ladder. When Nero is impaled on his own artistry, the whole world is thrown into chaos and Sabinus must navigate shifting allegiances and murderous alliances as his family tries to survive the year of the Four Emperors.

The second novel in the Colossus series.

The Devil’s Elbow

by Ed Londergan

Set in colonial Massachusetts, The Devil’s Elbow follows Jack Parker from his orphan childhood days as an apprentice to a greedy and brutal Boston merchant to the isolated pioneer settlement of Brookfield, where he ends up in the fight of his life to protect the people and things he loves. The book is set against the background of King Philip’s War, the single greatest catastrophe to occur in seventeenth-century Puritan New England.

Jack uses the knowledge his father gave him – that the measure of a man is how he deals with the worst life can throw at him – along with the support of the powerful man who becomes his friend, and the deep, unshakeable love for his wife to fuel his determination to survive. He draws on all he has learned on his three-decade journey when he’s met with his greatest test as he and ninety-eight others are trapped in a four-room tavern for three hot, humid August days, fighting for survival against 400 once-friendly Indians who are determined to wipe them out and reclaim their land and way of life.

The Well-Tended Garden (The Purana Qila Stories)

by Shaheen Ashraf-Ahmed

Safiyah’s husband has taken a second wife and started a new life in Lahore. Safiyah must return to India alone and raise her daughters, Henna and Laila. She tries to safeguard them from the disappointments of love by driving them towards ambitious heights in their studies, while she toils as a servant at Purana Qila. She is surprised by the offer of a second chance of happiness with a faithful admirer, but she is a mother first and has a difficult decision to make. She must weigh her happiness against the future of her daughters, who, despite her efforts, have also been vulnerable to the unspoken longings of the heart.

The Well-Tended Garden is the third story in The Purana Qila Stories series.

This Is the Dead Land

by E.J. Kaye

A novel of the Herero rebellion in German Southwest Africa, 1904-1907.

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