Free historical fiction Kindle books for 24 Apr 15

A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens

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A Tale of Two Cities is Dickens’ classic historical fiction set during the French Revolution.



Conquered: (Alpha Male Semi-Historical Ravishing Erotic Romance)

by Alexis Adaire

A sexy Halloween party in Beverly Hills provides the perfect setting for two total strangers to indulge in a little steamy historical roleplay. Helen of Troy finds herself totally dominated by the ultimate alpha male, King Leonidas of Sparta, giving in to the fantasy and submitting to her king’s every desire, and Leonidas lustfully ravishes Helen as only a handsome, virile warrior can.

Amber Eberhardt’s Halloween gets off to a bad start when a wimpy Dracula shows up to escort her to a costume party in Beverly Hills, then takes an unexpectedly sexy turn when her Helen of Troy costume attracts attention from the hyper-masculine King Leonidas from the movie 300. She finds herself alone in a private indoor pool house with the Spartan warrior-king and must decide how far she’s willing to go with this incendiary fantasy.

Warning: ADULTS ONLY! This story was written for adults 18 and over and includes very hot, very explicit sex scenes.



The Stay-Behind Cave

by Boris Starling

‘Before you start this book, make sure of two things. One, you’re outside in bright sunshine: the way Starling writes, anywhere else will feel way too dark and claustrophobic. And two, your Kindle’s got a waterproof cover, as you won’t want to put it down for anything.’ – Harlan Coben.

â??A brilliant thriller. The action’s intense and the characters leap from the page. A fantastic and enthralling story from start to finish.’ – Robert Thorogood, Creator of BBC1’s ‘Death in Paradise’.

‘The Stay-Behind Cave is another departure for Boris Starling, a Second World War yarn that starts off as a boy’s own adventure seeded with real history that slowly twists into something much more dark and imagined. A departure in subject it may be but in storytelling it is not, it bears all the usual Starling hallmarks of masterful pace and plotting. If you’re already a fan you will not be disappointed. If you are new to his books, then this will make you a fan. Read it.’ – Simon Toyne, author of The Sancti Trilogy.

Lord Of The Flies meets Flowers In The Attic.

December 1940. As the German army closes in on Gibraltar, 16-year-old Rassie Elder and five friends stumble across the most secret place on the Rock.

They were never supposed to know about this place, let alone find it. And now they’re trapped inside, Gibraltar has fallen, and they’ll stay alive only as long as they can remain undetected.

But danger is not just outside the cave. It’s in there with them too. For there is no darkness greater than that of the human heart. And the terror is just beginning….

The greatest World War Two story never told. Until now.



American Indian Stories

by Zitkala-Sa

American Indian Stories is a wonderful collection of stories compiled by famous Sioux author Zitkala-Sa. A table of contents is included.



The Molly Maguires and the Detectives

by Allan Pinkerton

To keep the peace in the coal mines, the Pinkerton agency goes to war

The Civil War is over, and the Union is rebuilding using the power of coalâ??black rock dug from deep beneath the Pennsylvania earth by men from all over the globe who are seeking their fortune in America. In the 1870s, the miners are unionizing to fight for better working conditions, but within their ranks lurks a secret society whose aim is not so pure. It calls itself the Mollie Maguires, and its adherents are ready to kill to get what they want.

Fearing a bloodbath, the head of one of the coal-mining firms reaches out to Allan Pinkerton, founder of the famous detective agency, and begs him to break up the sinister ring. Pinkerton sends James McParlan undercover among the miners, the first soldier in a three-year battle against the radicals that will change the face of American labor forever.

This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.



Hildebrand, or, The Days of Queen Elizabeth Volume I: An Historical Romance

by Anonymous

This is a historical romance novel written by an anonymous author who published a series of books about Elizabethan era England. 



Trafalgar: A Tale

by B. Perez Galdos

This is a historical fiction that takes place against the backdrop of the famous sea battle of Trafalgar, where British ships under the command of Admiral Horatio Nelson defeated Napoleon’s navy and ensured the French would not be able to invade England. 



Shotgun Bride: Historical Western Steamy Romance (Ride Shotgun (Book 1))

by Aurora Rose Lynn

Love was for others. Never for her.

Emma Brewster plans her escape from her scandalous life with care. She will never cater to a man’s needs again. Instead, she’ll make her way to Kansas City, and become a respectable seamstress with her own shop. Sitting on the stagecoach to begin her journey, she knows she is leaving one thing behind. It might be a chance at love, but her trip will be interrupted in an unexpected way . . .

Excerpt:

The stagecoach lurched to a dead stop, almost throwing her from her seat. Emma lifted the leather curtain and peered outside intending to ask the driver what the problem was. The door was yanked open and the driver, his eyes bulging with concern, rushed his words. “Miss, my company warned me to give any robbers whatever they asked for.” His weather-lined face was grim and apologetic. Emma didn’t fail to note the man’s grubby hat was not on his head but in his hands. His nails were broken and dirty, digging deep in the leather.

“What are they looking for?” Emma asked, taking the driver’s hand to climb out and check out the commotion. One part of her thrilled at the knowledge that she was part of a stagecoach robbery. The other was a little afraid but since robbers rarely took more than the bags of cash and allowed the passengers to go their way, she didn’t choose to worry.

She stepped down, preparing to meet these men who dared to rob the coach she was on. Her gaze fixed on the poor, discomfited man facing her.

He gnawed his lower lip for a tense second before he said simply, barely above a rattled whisper, “You.”

Historical Western/Steamy Romance



India Was One

by An Indian

…Suddenly, he saw something shiny at the bottom of the abyss. He squinted his eyes to see what it was. He ran back to his binoculars and turned them to see what it was. Sharp barbed wires that separated the two mountains came into focus. He had come as far as he could in his country. But she was standing in another country.

He was in South India and she was in North India…

Have you ever imagined India being divided into two countries? What happens to the millions of Indians who are from South India but are now residing in North India? Kaahi & Jai were two such people who got trapped in this situation. Everything was going smoothly for them and suddenly, their world turned upside down.

How will they get together? Will India become one again?

Take an exciting journey with them from their college days in Mumbai to their life in the US and back to India when they find out that India is divided.



Romola

by George Eliot

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Romola is a classic work of historical fiction set in 15th century Florence.



Seminole Freedom

by Doug Alderson

It is late August, 1815. Eleven-year-old Jenny Moses and her mother, Annie, work as field slaves on a southern Alabama plantation. When they learn of their master’s plans to sell Jenny and separate mother and daughter, they choose to run. During a perilous week-long journey, they are helped by Cato, another young runaway, and together they travel to the banks of Florida’s Apalachicola River. There they find friendly settlements of escaped slaves, free blacks and Native Americans. With the aid of an abandoned but fully-fortified British fort, Jenny, Annie, Cato and a new friend-Crazy Bear-are swept up in the hope that a new country of blacks and Indians, one in which everyone is free, can be carved out of this strange new land. In the meantime, there are slave hunters to contend with, such as the evil Rube, and armies bent on destroying their dreams.



Finding Fritz Gerhard

by Lynn Murphy

On the eve of World War II, Fritz Gerhard, Nazi art forger, faked his own death and threw himself into the Seine. He resurfaces two years later, having joined the French resistance and professes his love for Everley Pembroke. He has no idea that he is not yet finished with the Nazis. Everley is at Chambord, watching over the evacuated treasures of the Louvre. She allows herself to fall in love with Fritz, only to have him disappear again. Alain Darnay, reformed art thief and Louvre curator, has never gotten over the wife and son he lost. When he learns that his best friend has been captured and believed to have been sent to a concentration camp, nothing will stop him from finding Fritz Gerhard.



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