Free historical fiction Kindle books for 20 Feb 15

Salomon (Part One)

by David Xavier

Before the discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill brought tens of thousands of prospectors to California, the land was sparsely populated by Californios up from Mexico. It was untamed land. The wild West.

Salomon Pico was one of these Californios, the cousin of Pio Pico, the last governor of Alta California, before it became a US territory after the Mexican-American War. Salomon rode the California hills as a ranchero, and then as a scout for the Mexican Army under Captain Andres Pico. These glittering hills would eventually be named for Salomon, although, the reasons for which are bloody.

He returned home to a land overrun with gold seekers. Brutal circumstances lead Salomon to become of the most legendary bandits California has ever seen. The life of Salomon Pico became the basis for the fictional character the world knows as Zorro.



Alice and Her Grand Bell (Americana Book 1)

by Will Tinkham

ALICE AND HER GRAND BELL tells concurrent stories of two familiesâ??unwittingly relatedâ??and several eras.

At the brink of the first Gulf War, 18-year-old Brock dreads his sister’s deployment in the Gulf while he seeks answers for twin brothers lost to Vietnam. Instead, he discovers his father’s secret about dodging World War II and a legendary family Civil War hero is exposed as no more than a deserter.

The parallel story deals with Graceâ??born of the rape of her mother by that same Yankee deserterâ??and her family’s journey through the South’s Reconstruction. Grace grows from teenage baseball writer to venerable whistle-blowerâ??fighting for Woman’s Suffrage and the Cincinnati Reds, and against the Indiana KKK and most everything else.



Life of a Legionnaire

by Caellum Kennedy

The life of a legionnaire climbing the ranks in Ceasar’s army. Takes place in Gaul. Historical Noval.



An Arrogant Proposal (The Carroway Family Book 2)

by Rebekah Summersby

Miss Lucy Stanton had lived a privileged life of status and fortune, until her father gambled the family’s entire fortune away to Sir Arnold Othelson. Sir Arnold demanded immediate payment or Lucy’s hand in marriage; Lucy would rather die than marry him.

Lord Marcus Carroway’s last meeting with Miss Lucy Stanton had not gone well; he had come across arrogant and self-important. Marcus was determined that their next meeting would be better. When he hears about Lucy’s problem, he makes An Arrogant Proposal.



An Executive Action (1600 Pennsylvania)

by Donald Churchwell

It’s 1976 in Washington, D.C., a city where powerful people make world-changing decisions on an hourly basis.

Steve Moring continues to work as a freelance consultant for the FBI, and his wife, Samantha, is now a syndicated columnist. No strangers to the powerful elite of the nation’s capital, or their secrets and lies, the Morings now have a friend in President Gerald Ford. When the president asks a favor of them, Steve and Sam assist a team of counter-terrorists from Israel’s Mossad. Their missionâ??to take out a cell of Black September that has made its way to the States. The falloutâ??a beautiful, and possibly psychotic, woman of mystery attempts to ruin the Morings’ marriage by drawing Steve away from Sam.

Tensions mount between Steve and Sam, their relationship held together by a tenuous thread. As Steve battles his guilt, Sam has a personal crisis of her own when an old lover from college attempts to charm her into bed.

As personal secrets tear the couple apart, an election brings a new president, and life becomes even more perilous for the Morings.

The new president has more undercover work for Steve, sending him into harm’s way in South America. As Steve becomes embroiled in a dangerous world of drugs and violence, Sam’s troubles with her old lover escalate. But when Steve’s cover is blown, and his helicopter is shot down, can Sam save him?

The first two books in the 1600 Pennsylvania series, The Knights of 1600 Pennsylvania and The Head of the Snake, laid out mysteries and conspiracies galore. In this third installment, old questions are answered, but new ones are also raised. Read An Executive Action for the answers.



Red Horse (Babbitt Book 1)

by M J Logue

September 1642, and the storm clouds of civil war are gathering over England. After the King raises his standard against his rebellious Parliament, idealistic young Luce Pettitt sees his duty clear – to defend the noble cause of freedom against the Royal tyrant. He doesn’t expect that duty to lie with possibly the scruffiest, most disreputable troop of cavalry in the Army of Parliament, commanded by maverick ex-mercenary Hollie Babbitt. Events conspire to bring Hollie and Luce to a wary friendship, in spite of their differences. But in the aftermath of the first bloody battle of the war, will Luce keep faith with his ideals, or his friend?



Command the Raven (Babbitt Book 2)

by M J Logue

February 1643, the beginning of the English Civil War and for once Captain Hollie Babbitt thinks his luck’s turned. After a typically daredevil assault on Prince Rupert’s elite cavalry troop, he’s presently in favour with the Army of Parliament’s commander. He’s also personally in favour with Luce Pettitt’s fragrant Auntie Het. And although they haven’t managed to break Luce of the poeting habit, he’s turning into a competent and capable officer. But what seems on the surface to be a minor promotion to a quiet backwater posting, sees Hollie forced to confront the demons of his past.



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