Free historical fiction Kindle books for 19 Feb 15

Aurora Floyd: All Volumes

by M.E. Braddon

Mary Elizabeth Braddon was a popular writer during the Victorian Era whose most famous work was Lady Audley’s Secret.



A Distant Path

by Pamela Burns

It is 1861 and the Civil War has begun to tear the country apart, but in the Territories of Colorado and New Mexico, it is a three-sided war between the Union Army, the Confederate Army of New Mexico, and warring Native Indian tribes.

Mersey Lockwood’s dream is to teach school for the children of the soldiers’ families at Fort Garland, where her father is commander. Fort Garland is a remote fort in the harsh mountains of the Colorado Territory, home to cavalry and infantry soldiers, and the raucous, tough and undisciplined men of the Colorado volunteers.

Major John Steele, a Virginian, made a difficult decision to stay an officer in the Union Army, and asked to serve at the western post of Fort Union in the New Mexico Territory. But there is trouble at Fort Garland, and Major Steele is assigned to evaluate Fort Garland’s defenses and to prepare to assume command.

Together, John and Mersey face the threats within the fort as the bloody battles of the Civil War advance northward into New Mexico.

*Author’s note: This story contains no graphic love scenes or unsuitable language, and though some concepts are of a mature nature, the story should be suitable for young adults



My Wife and I

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe is best known for writing Uncle Tom’s Cabin, an anti-slavery novel written in 1852. Many believe that Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a big factor in the lead up to the Civil War. Regardless of whether or not Stowe’s classic was one of the causes of the Civil War, its importance in U.S. history can’t be overstated, and even Abraham Lincoln himself jokingly referred to Stowe as the little lady who caused all the trouble brought about by the war.



The Colonel’s Daughter – Kit Carson Series

by Douglas Hirt

Kit finds himself on a hunt for a beautiful kidnapped young lady…and it takes him into the jaws of hell. He’ll rescue her, or die trying. The legendary Christopher “”Kit”” Carson, a skilled marksman, trapper, and hunter, finds himself involved in a manhunt when the beautiful daughter of a Missouri colonel is kidnapped, and he becomes determined to find her at any cost. Don’t miss this great action adventure by America’s finest, Douglas Hirt.



Veil of Fire: A Novel

by Marlo Schalesky

In 1894, the worst firestorm in Minnesota history descended on the town of Hinckley, consuming 400 square miles and killing 418 people in just four hours.

Heat, flame, and darkness swept through the town, devouring lives, and consuming all hope. In the aftermath of the fire, the town of Hinckley rises from the ashes, its people determined to rebuild their lives.

But in the shadows, someone is watching, someone is waiting, someone who knows the secrets the fire lay bare. A rumor spreads of a mysterious figure that haunts the hills; monster, a ghost, or a memory?



Madcap

by George Gibbs

George Gibbs was an American writer best known for writing action and adventure novels, as well as spy thrillers in foreign lands. One of them was 1913’s Madcap.



The Secret Witness

by George Gibbs

George Gibbs was an American writer best known for writing action and adventure novels, as well as spy thrillers in foreign lands. One of them was 1917’s The Secret Witness, which used the assassination of Franz Ferdinand in the summer of 1914 as the backdrop of the story.



Longhead: The Story of the First Fire

by C.H. Robinson

This is a short story suitable for all ages that explains how humans started the first fire. It’s a suitable read for all ages.



Runnymede and Lincoln Fair: A Story of the Great Charter

by J.G. Edgar

John G. Edgar wrote a number of historical novels, and Runnymede is one of them. From the intro:
“Runnymede and Lincoln Fair was the last story drawing upon the wars and great affairs of English history which its author was destined to write. Like Cressy and Poictiers, which is already included in “Everyman’s Library,” and which preceded it by some three years in its original issue, it first ran as a serial through the magazine particularly associated with Edgarâ??the Boys’ Own Magazine; it was first published as a separate book in 1866â?¦ When Edgar wrote Runnymede and Lincoln Fair, he filled a gap in English historical fiction. Scott had left the period untouched, and Shakespeare, as a dramatist, had naturally preferred to dwell on the deeds and characters of individuals, rather than on the political controversies of John and his subjects.
Yet the thirteenth century is one of the most important and interesting periods in English history; but it was not an age of chivalry and romance, and this must be borne in mind when we are obliged to admit that Runnymede and Lincoln Fair does not rank so high as Cressy and Poictiers as a work of fiction. Moreover, there is no contemporary chronicler so vivacious and romantic as Froissart for the novelist to draw upon.
The historical literature of the time of Magna Charta is largely monastic, and Edgar follows pretty closely the chronicles of Roger of Wendover and his editor and continuator, Matthew Paris, who was the greatest of the thirteenth-century chroniclers. But he has drawn on various sources besides, among which are the Memoriale of Walter of Coventry, the annals of Waverly, Dunstable, and other monasteries, the chronicle of Ralph of Coggeshall, a full and important chronicle giving many details. For the description of London which Edgar made use of to such advantage he was indebted to The Life of Thomas à Becket by a twelfth-century writer, William Fitzstephen.”



Affair in Arabia

by Talbot Mundy

Talbot Mundy was an English writer during the early 20th century who wrote historical and sci-fi novels that proved very influential on subsequent generations, including writers like Robert E. Howard and Leigh Brackett. Like his most famous work King of the Khyber Rifles, Mundy used British occupied India as a backdrop for many of his stories, giving the setting a heavy dose of intrigue, romance, and mystery.



Aurora Floyd Volume 1 of 3

by M.E. Braddon

Mary Elizabeth Braddon was a popular writer during the Victorian Era whose most famous work was Lady Audley’s Secret.



Aurora Floyd Volume 2 of 3

by M.E. Braddon

Mary Elizabeth Braddon was a popular writer during the Victorian Era whose most famous work was Lady Audley’s Secret.



Aurora Floyd Volume 3 of 3

by M.E. Braddon

Mary Elizabeth Braddon was a popular writer during the Victorian Era whose most famous work was Lady Audley’s Secret.



Zuleika Dobson

by Sir Max Beerbohm

Sir Max Beerbohm (1872 – 1956) was an English writer best known for satirical works including the novel Zuleika Dobson. This edition of Beerbohm’s Zuleika Dobson includes a table of contents.



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