Free historical fiction Kindle books for 08 May 15

Purling Road: Season One (A 1929 Serial) Episode One: A Wink and a Nod

by M.L. Gardner

Each episode of Purling Road: Season One is available individually on Amazon and more suited for subscribers to the Kindle Unlimited program. If you are not enrolled in Kindle Unlimited it is a better value to purchase The Complete First Season as a whole for 2.99. Just like the days of old when folks tuned in to the radio for weekly shows in serial format, now you can, too.

Purling Road picks up right where 1931 left off and dives into the daily lives of all your favorite characters.

Continue the journey with ten episodes of laughter, tears, struggles and joys in Purling Road.

In Episode One “A Wink and a Nod”

Caleb tells the others that he’s decided to quit fishing. As everyone is adjusting, they meet William, the new Sheriff, whose odd tic has everyone a bit on edge. Someone new in town catches Muzzy’s eye while Emily’s reunion with Arthur brings unexpected news.



Through the Sins of the Parent

by Cynthia Hommel

Devon has only one thing on her mind and that is to retrieve the letter her mother wrote to another man before it ruins her family’s name. To do this, she must sneak into the house of her mother’s ex-lover and steal it from his son’s possession. As far as she”s concerned, it was a simple thing to do. Her source had told her that no one would be home that time of night and the servants would be below stairs. Her source was wrong, for who should find her as she begins her search but the very man whose sole purpose was to protect the letter from ever getting into the wrong hands.

From the moment Devon and Nathan meet, one event after another draws them closer and closer together. Sometimes, it is through the sins of the parent that destinies are made.



Forbidden Flame: (Quest For The West Series BOOK 2)

by S. K. McClafferty

When Catherine Breaux sets out to find her brother’s killer and bring him to justice, getting set upon by bandits along the Natchez Trace is not in her plans. Yet, when all seems lost, a mysterious night-riding stranger comes pounding out of the night to scatter the outlaws.

Wealthy planter, Jase St. Claire’s timely appearance is a mixed blessing. He may have saved Catherine from ravishment at the hands of the outlaws. . . but who will save her from him?

Upon discovering that the hotheaded young lady is set upon seeing the infamous renegade, the Black Lion hanged for murders being perpetrated along the deserted wilderness highway, Jase decides she will be safer as a guest at his plantation. Especially, since he is the man she is seeking. Keeping Catherine out of trouble, however, proves harder than he imagined; keeping his hands off her is impossible, even while he tries to catch a killer.

Forbidden Flame, is the second book in the Quest For The West Series.

It was originally published by Avon Books under the author’s pen name Selina MacPherson. Warning: This book contains strong language and sexual situations!!



Cordia’s Will: A Civil War Story of Love and Loss

by ID Johnson

The Civil War is coming to southwest Missouri, whether the residents of Lamar are ready for it or not. “Bleeding Kansas” has begun to spill over into the neighboring counties and the threat of guerilla warfare is an ever-present danger. Now, young men across the county are choosing sides, prepared to fight and die to save the Union or defend state’s rights.

Cordia Pike has always been known for being stubborn and determined. When she is faced with marrying childhood sweetheart Jaris Adams just before he departs for war, she realizes she does not love him. But how can she send him away to fight with a broken heart? Complicating the situation even more, Cordia finds herself attracted to Jaris’s mysterious cousin, Will Tucker. When she finds out that Will reciprocates her feelings, Cordia becomes trapped between protecting the feelings of a dear friend and following her heart.

Once the Civil War is upon them, Jaris and Will find themselves across the battlefield from each other, swept up in the bloodiest conflict our nation has ever seen. From the Battle of Carthage to Wilson’s Creek to the siege at Vicksburg, the men from Lamar must fight to defend their believes. The final test comes with the defense of their home when Lamar is threatened by the Devil Quantrill and his band of guerillas.

Cordia’s Will weaves together the story of one strong young woman’s search for love with the indescribable horrors of war. Will Cordia acquiesce to those around her or choose her own path? Can her one true love fight his way back to the solace of her arms? Or will Quantrill destroy the town and any chance Cordia has for finding happiness at last?

Author ID Johnson grew up in Lamar, Missouri. Her interest in the U.S. Civil War began with a visit to Wilson’s Creek battlefield as a young child. She has spent her lifetime studying this great American conflict. She holds a Bachelors in History from Central Missouri State University and a Masters in Education from Dallas Baptist University.



From a Foreign Shore: Stories of History and Alternate History

by Andrew Knighton

What if someone had conquered the Vikings, someone claiming to be their gods?

What if King Arthur’s knights met a very different metal-clad warrior?

What if you were ordered to execute a statue, and hanging just didn’t seem to work?

These short stories explore different aspects of history, some of them grounded in reality, some alternative takes on the past as we know it. Stories of daring and defiance; of love and of loss; of noble lords and exasperated peasants.

This short collection contains five stories:

Holy Water – a pair of medieval peasants struggle with faith and futility as they try to execute a statue.

Farewell to a Foreign Shore – a Viking sets sail from the raiding lands.

Odin’s Mirror – Vikings face the image of the divine in an alternative Dark Ages.

From the Sea – a messenger is plagued by visions on his run from Marathon.

Sir Cai, the Shining Knight – an Arthurian warrior proves to be more than he appears.

From reviews of the author’s other short stories:

“Andrew Knighton paints a vivid picture and sweeps you up in the story from the very start.”

“I found myself drawn in to the world of this story right from the first page.”

“Highly entertaining!”



Unguarded: Book Two in the Faces of the War Collection

by Eli Kale

Oliver, a young college boy in London, sees the life he knows and loves changed when the Nazi blitz of 1940 tears through the heart of his home. The choices he makes from there lead him through a world of danger, fear, and isolation, challenging his will to overcome the obstacles before him. Unsure of where his fate lies, Oliver must be bold and take chances if he has any hope of surviving the war.



Escorts: Part Two

by Camilla Hope

Escorts: Part Two

Alice Richards runs a successful escort agency under the guise of a modeling agency. She is a demanding madam, not just on behalf of her clients but she also likes to sample the goods herself. Alice holds a long list of clients which includes judges, senators and police chiefs but she is the epitome of discretion. She vets all her clients carefully so that her escorts are safe – unless she needs to keep them in line...

Meet the escorts in Alice’s stable and see how they live and work in a world of lust, jealousy and depravity.

In this second episode, Maggie and Simon are sent to meet a couple of swingers, but are they all they seem? And Alice puts her new recruit, Renee, through her paces…

New Adult Contemporary Romance **Mature Content** Recommended for ages 18+ due to sexual situations and language.



Cuc

by Lewis MacLeod

This novelette explores the tenuous connection between an American GI who spent a year of service in Saigon VN and a two-year-old orphan child who came to believe the man was her father. Central to the narrative is the child’s-eye experiencing of a horrific occurence, historically accurate, which took place a short time before the Fall of Saigon in April 1975…an event which should never be forgotten worldwide, in the annals of that doleful chapter called the Viet Nam War.



A Son’s Prayer

by Israel West

A short story in the genre of historical fiction about a boy named George who helps his mother find her faith in God once more. The setting is the Siege of Vicksburg.



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