Free historical fiction Kindle books for 25 Feb 15

Okatibbee Creek

by Lori Crane

In the bloodiest years of our nation’s history, a young mother was left alone to endure the ravages of the Civil War and a typhoid epidemic that threatened the lives of everyone left behind.

Okatibbee Creek is based on the true story of Mary Ann Rodgers, who survived the collapse of the Confederate dollar, food shortages, and the deaths of countless family members to war and disease. As she searched for a way to feed her children and her orphaned nieces and nephews, Sherman’s Union army marched through Mississippi on their way to destroy Meridian, and Mary Ann found the distant war literally on her doorstep. Help arrived just in the nick of time in the form of an unexpected champion, and Mary Ann emerged on the other side a heroic woman with an amazing story.

Okatibbee Creek is a novel of historical fiction that brings the Deep South vividly to life and will have you cheering and crying through a real-life story of loss, love and survival.



The Chronicles of St Mary’s Boxset Vol 1

by Jodi Taylor

The Chronicles of St Mary’s Boxset Vol 1 includes bestsellers Just One Damned Thing After Another, A Symphony of Echoes and A Second Chance.

“History is just one damned thing after another” – Arnold Toynbee

Just One Damned Thing After Another – Book One in The Chronicles of St Mary’s

A madcap new slant on history that seems to be everyone’s cup of tea…

Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary’s, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don’t do ‘time-travel’ – they ‘investigate major historical events in contemporary time’. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power – especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet.

Meet the disaster-magnets of St Mary’s Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History. Their aim is to observe and document – to try and find the answers to many of History’s unanswered questions…and not to die in the process.

But one wrong move and History will fight back – to the death. And, as they soon discover – it’s not just History they’re fighting.

Follow the catastrophe curve from eleventh-century London to World War I, and from the Cretaceous Period to the destruction of the Great Library at Alexandria.

For wherever Historians go, chaos is sure to follow in their wake …

A Symphony of Echoes – Book Two in The Chronicles of St Mary’s

Max and the team visit Victorian London in search of Jack the Ripper, witness the murder of Archbishop Thomas a Becket in Canterbury Cathedral, and discover that dodos make a grockling noise when eating cucumber sandwiches.

But they must also confront an enemy intent on destroying St Mary’s – an enemy willing, if necessary, to destroy History itself to do it.

A Second Chance – Book Three in The Chronicles of St Mary’s

St Mary’s is back and nothing is going right for Max.

The action jumps from an encounter with a mirror-stealing Isaac Newton to the bloody battlefield at Agincourt. Discover how a simple fact-finding assignment to witness the ancient and murderous cheese- rolling ceremony in Gloucester can result in CBC – concussion by cheese. The long awaited jump to Bronze Age Troy ends in personal catastrophe for Max and just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse – it’s back to the Cretaceous Period again to confront an old enemy who has nothing to lose.

So, make the tea, grab the chocolate biscuits, settle back and discover exactly why the entire history department has painted itself blueâ?¦



Entering The Eastern Gin

by Ramadan Hassan

Some things in this life inspire me to see the human condition in a different light. I believe that a hearty will and strong values transcend time and place. With these ideals in mind I wrote my three tales â?¦I call them collectively, the eastern gin,

THE IRNIAN CHARM

This story derives from one of the most antiquated and culture old countries in the Middle East (Iran).

The setting of this tale takes place prior to the outbreak of the Islamic revolution. We meet an individual who is obsessed with the lives of the upper echelon, and is engrossed with a woman above his class; we also meet an Englishman who has come to a foreign land to study his historical archives. Both men have varied lives, but both their tales shall intertwine. Two different ends…One believes in love. Other believes in the mind. One lives in the past, the other studies the past in order to make a better future

LEBANESE MILK

We encounter a man whose virtues and morals have longed played with his mind. At this time â?¦ his life will be bent towards dark ventures. The devil and disciples begin this tale aboard Noah’s ark. The devil decided to make a wager that he could influence the lives of the impressionable man and his siblings, forever changing their destinies. The expanse of this story and the devils influence ends in a poor village in modern Lebanon, the story of a man willing to sacrifice it all to the devil, in order to fulfill all his unknown desires.

THE TURKISH SOLDIER

The setting of this story is 16th century turkey. We encounter a man who does services for the sultan of turkey at the time. When the man comes to collect a reward from the sultan after performing his services, he is surprised to find yet another mission awaiting him. He decides to venture on his own to find his own path. The man and his best friend decided to steal the sultan fortune, but misfortune falls upon the man and the treasure is lost…

Three hundred years later a poor Greek fisherman stumbles upon the gold…Each man lived centuries apart, they each had a motive for the money, but how will it influence their lives? And how does the story lay upon one woman’s shouldersâ?¦will history repeat itself? Or not true…are we live in false time.



The Illegitimate Lady (The Carroway Family Book 3)

by Rebekah Summersby

Lady Dannielle Carroway was a young gently bred lady, the daughter of the Earl and Countess of Fenton. She had grown up watching her father hurt and humiliate her mother, and Dannielle had refused the proposal of the man she loved to stay by her mother’s side. Then her mother became engaged and looked as though she would not need Dannielle’s support.

Lord William Harrington had always been fun loving, amusing to his friends and set against the idea of ever pleasing his over-bearing father by marrying. Until he saw Dannielle all grown up and then he got to know her, and he fell madly in love. Spur of the moment, he proposed, but she said no.

How was Dannielle going to be able to look William in the eye the next time she saw him when she went to London, when she could have said yes to his proposal?



Matthew Prior – Marlowe’s Murder

by Alan Butler

Matthew Prior is beginning to make a reputation in the London of Queen Elizabeth and compliments himself on his good business sense – that is until be discovers his career is being manipulated by the Queen. He is, once again, dragged away from his beloved plays by the monarch, in order to investigate the untimely death of his friend and fellow playwright Christopher Marlowe. As if working for the Queen is not bad enough, Matthew is also charged by the Queen’s new First Minister, the frightening and dangerous Robert Cecil, to discover who has been destroying caches of arms and gunpowder along the Thames. Despite the death the year before of his amour, Rosemary Arden, Matthew finds himself falling in love with the equally beautiful Kate Staple – who may or may not be a widow. Again Matthew Prior negotiates the twists and turns of a fate he rarely chooses for himself, aided by his ‘familiar’ – a disembodied voice that sits on his shoulder and whispers in his ear. Excitement, danger and romance follow Matthew on his latest adventures, and life is never dull in Queen Elizabeth’s London.



Marcia’s Daydreams.

by Daz Venus

Marcia compares her traditional West Indian views to popular culture and old British traditions.



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