Free historical fiction Kindle books for 22 Aug 14

Not Quite a Gentleman: A Rural Regency Romance

by Lizzie Church

What happens when a pretty young village girl, romantic, trusting and naive, catches the eye of a gentleman at the â??big house’ nearby? What is life like for the villagers and gentry in the England of 1803? In this charming â??Regency’ romance the worlds of villagers and gentry converge unstoppably in a dreamy summer countryside of birdsong, fields and scents, and the outlooks of all the characters are subtly shaped and tested by the results of these events.



The Water-Babies

by Charles Kingsley

Charles Kingsley was a priest of the Church of England as well as a historian and novelist. Kingsley was particularly interested in history and his best known novels are Hypatia, The Water-Babies, and Westward Ho! This edition of Kingsley’s The Water-Babies includes a table of contents.



Hypatia

by Charles Kingsley

Charles Kingsley was a priest of the Church of England as well as a historian and novelist. Kingsley was particularly interested in history and his best known novels are Hypatia, The Water-Babies, and Westward Ho! This edition of Kingsley’s Hypatia includes a table of contents.



Fever: The Life of Zeke Slade

by Colby Van Wagoner

After witnessing the horrific murders of his wife and two boys, Texas Ranger Zeke Slade takes matters into his own hands. Instead of bringing his family’s killers to justice, to stand trial, he makes the decision to serve his own justice, avenging the murders of his family on his own terms, breaking his oath as a Texas Ranger. The Adjutant General of the Texas Rangers gives Zeke a second chance and either the choice of facing prison time, or following what many others do to escape the mistakes of their past, by accepting a marshal position in a growing northern Alaskan mining town, where the past marshal was violently gunned down.

In the town of Fever, Alaska, Marshal Zeke Slade is charged with enforcing the law during the gold rush. As tens of thousands of diverse prospectors arrive in the Alaskan territories, constant conflicts occur over land disputes, not only between miners, but with the native’s sacred lands and with the diverse Alaskan wildlife. As the gold begins to flow from the miner’s claims, outlaws and thieves run rampant through the town of Fever. Pillaging and robbing become a constant struggle, as Zeke Slade enforces the law with his style of Texas justice, along side his young and inexperienced deputies. Fever’s banks, gold exchanges, bars, brothels, and supply stores attract violent criminals, as the growing population seeks its share of the gold in Fever.



Westward Ho!

by Charles Kingsley

Charles Kingsley was a priest of the Church of England as well as a historian and novelist. Kingsley was particularly interested in history and his best known novels are Hypatia, The Water-Babies, and Westward Ho! This edition of Kingsley’s Westward Ho! includes a table of contents.



The Valkyries

by E.F. Benson

Edward Frederic Benson was an English archaeologist and writer. Benson’s most famous works are the Mapp and Lucia series about Emmeline “Lucia” Lucas and Elizabeth Mapp. This edition of Benson’s The Valkyries includes a table of contents.



The Revenants of Mayerling: A Novelette

by McCamy Taylor

A sequel to “Mack the Ripper” about one of the most infamous murder mysteries of the 19th century.

January, 1889, all of Europe is shocked when Prince Rudolf, the Archduke of Austria and the Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary dies in a suicide pact with his seventeen year old mistress, Mary Vetsera at the Mayerling hunting lodge. In the days after the deaths, the official story changes again and again. First, the prince is said to have died alone of natural causes. Then, it was murder. Then double suicide. Mary’s corpse is whisked away for a private burial that even her family is not allowed to attend. Though the prince’s death is ultimately ruled a suicide, the Pope allows him to be buried in sanctified ground, in the royal tomb in Vienna. A convent is erected at the site of his death, so that Carmelite nuns can pray daily for his soul. Over the next century, their deaths will be the subject of rumors, books, films, exposes. Mary’s corpse will be dug up again and again.

This novelette is a first person retelling of the events from February 1889 from the perspectives of Mary and Rudolf. Though the world thinks them dead, they are in fact Wiederganger, Again-walkers, who have been offered immortality by another famous member of the undead community, Prince Vlad of Wallachia, better known as the vampire Vlad Dracula. Due to the interference of those present at the hunting lodge on that fateful night, Mary is buried before she can complete her transformation. With the help of Vlad, Rudolf escapes from his tomb. Will Rudolf find and rescue Mary from the grave where she is imprisoned before she wastes away? Will the lovers evade those who see them as monsters that must be destroyed at all costs? Will Rudolf be able to resist the diabolic influence of Vlad, who seems determined to shape him into a killer like himself?

The story includes an appearance by Stefan Dracula and Gao, from “Mack the Ripper” and is the prequel to their next adventure.



The Judgment Books

by E.F. Benson

Edward Frederic Benson was an English archaeologist and writer. Benson’s most famous works are the Mapp and Lucia series about Emmeline “Lucia” Lucas and Elizabeth Mapp. This edition of Benson’s The Judgment Books includes a table of contents.



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