Free historical fiction Kindle books for 19 Apr 15

The Red Chrysanthemum

by Linda Beutler

” Pride and Prejudice” and the language of flowersâ?¦
When Fitzwilliam Darcy leaves the inn in Lambton after a tense but fruitful visit with Elizabeth Bennet, her words cultivate his hopes. “Less naturally amiable tempers than Mr Bingley’s have found ways to forgive you.” Has she excused his flaws of character and errors in judgement? While dining at Pemberley, Elizabeth is confounded when Darcy says of her scent, “Now I find I am more fond of lavender than everâ?¦ certainly even more fond of it than I was in, say, April.” Has he pardoned her intemperate assault on his pride?

As her esteem blossoms into love and his desire flourishes into devotion, the meanings of every leaf and petal allow Elizabeth and Darcy to express emotions too vulnerable to speak aloud. But can messages in fronds and leaflets save their fragile hearts when scandalous news arrives from Longbourn?

Perhaps flowers do not always say it best.

Join garden writer Linda Beutler (Gardening with Clematis, 2004 and Garden to Vase, 2007) as she plants herself in Jane Austen’s most admired novel, bringing her love of all things blooming with her. The gardens at Pemberley may never be the same!



Love at First Slight

by J. Marie Croft

It may not be universally acknowledged, but the unvarnished truth is that a young widow in possession of a good fortune is not necessarily in want of another husband.

In this humorous, topsy-turvy Pride & Prejudice variation, all major gender roles are reversed. It is Mr. Bennet’s greatest wish to see his five sons advantageously married. When the haughty Miss Elizabeth Darcy comes to Netherfield with the Widow Devonport (nee Bingley), speculation â?? and prejudice â?? runs rampant.

William Bennet, a reluctant and irreverent reverend, catches Miss Darcy’s eye, even though he is beneath her station. His opinion of her is fixed when she slights him at the Meryton assembly. As her ardour grows, so does his disdain. When she fully expects to receive an offer of marriage, he gives her something else entirely . . .



Detour

by James Wharton

Storytelling in the tradition of Stephen King’s 11/22/63! Framed by chilling historical fact and edge of the seat adventure, two college professors and a beautiful Indian shaman suddenly find themselves in a gripping time travel odyssey which may cost them their lives!

In the closing days of World War Two Adolf Hitler retreated to his Fuhrerbunker in Berlin. Surrounded by thousands of Russian troops, no escape was possible. Hitler committed suicide on April 30, 1945. Physics professor Peter Krause was there when it happened. Russian Intelligence obtained a bullet pierced fragment of Hitler’s skull, the definitive proof he was dead.

In 2010, History professor David Kelly is aware of these facts. However, a DNA analysis by the genetics laboratory of the University of Connecticut reveals the “Hitler skull fragment” actually belongs to a woman less than forty years old.

Lomasi Goodwater is a Navajo shaman living in the Arizona desert in 2010. She is haunted by frightening visions of George Washington being assassinated in 1775 and a coming nuclear holocaust.

A mysterious man named Tse sets in motion a terrifying journey across continents and centuries which will bring Peter, David and Lomasi together to confront the greatest evil civilization has ever faced. Romance, harrowing adventure and high drama add to the suspense.



Wherever He Leads

by Jeanne Desautel Foster

Two sisters leave Massachusetts to teach at a Choctaw missionary school in Indian Territory in the 1880’s. On their way they meet a marshal for Judge Parker’s court and encounter outlaws who threaten their safety. With descriptive imagery that puts the reader right in the mountains of eastern Oklahoma, this story follows the journey of the two sisters from Boston by train to Fort Smith, Arkansas, where they set off on horseback through the Winding Stair Mountains to reach the school where they will work. One of the sisters finds love as well as a reason for coming to this far away territory.



Ravishing The Cave Girl (First Time Historical Group Menage)

by Chera Zade

“Rahel make Thak happy”, Thak says again, his hand moving to the animal fur that has been crudely fashioned into a loin cloth and hangs bloated from his waist. “Rahel make all Thak friends happy.”

One challenging situation turns into another for inexperienced cave girl Rahel, when she finds herself saved from the jaws of a dangerous land beast, only to wake up in an unfamiliar stone dwelling, surrounded by a handful of hulking brutes.

Thin on words but big on actions, it doesn’t take long for Rahel to work out what these colossal cave men want.

Snatched up and saved from certain death, the innocent girl can’t leave until she’s paid her debt, and each man has been adequately rewarded.

Rahel may be unprepared, but it doesn’t matter. These Neanderthal alpha males ALWAYS get what they want.

Ravishing The Cave Girl is a steamy, stand along 10,000 word romance novella with adult themes and strong sexual content.



Seven Seconds: Episode 1 (7 Seconds)

by Dorothy De Kok

It’s the decade of big hair and bigger shoulder pads, and Scarlatti has been dispatched to put an end to Preacher Harold Summerton who is holding a seminar at the sumptuous President Hotel.

New Year’s Eve, twenty years later and it’s the same hotel, except that it’s now derelict. But someone has organised a big bash on the rooftop and they are going party all the way from 2014 to 2015. Jacques is the night watchman and it’s his job to make sure that nothing goes wrong. At least he has Sam, his five year old grandson, to keep him company.

So what can go wrong . . .?



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