Free historical fiction Kindle books for 11 May 15

You Are My Sunshine: A Novel Of The Holocaust (All My Love Detrick Book 2)

by Roberta Kagan

“You Are My Sunshine,” is the sequel to “All My Love, Detrick,” this bestselling novel is set during the holocaust.

When Helga Haswell becomes pregnant by a married SS officer who abandons her, she finds herself alone and desperate. She is afraid to tell her parents that she is pregnant out of wedlock, so her doctor suggests that Helga check into Heinrich Himmler’s home for the Lebensborn. This is a program, he explains, that has been instituted by the Nazi’s to create perfect Aryan babies. Since Helga is of pure German blood and the child’s father is an SS officer, she will be accepted, the doctor explains. Her child will have a good life because adoption is available only to the finest of Hitler’s Elite. Not only this, the doctor says but during her pregnancy, Helga will have the finest food and medical care available. And, instead of a life of shame, she will be honored for her efforts in producing a perfect Aryan child for the new world that Hitler is in the process of creating. Then after the baby is born, the Lebensborn will take the child and assume all future responsibilities releasing Helga to live her life without the burden of a fatherless offspring. In her desperation, all of this sounded perfect to Helga, that was of course before she felt life stir within her womb. However, by the time this occurred it was already too late. She had already moved into Steinhoring, home for the Lebensorn, and there was no possibility of turning back. The papers were signed. She could not escape. Hitler owned her unborn child.

On a cold day in January Helga’s little girl came into the world. But instead of being sheltered by her mother’s arms, she was torn away by the nurses at the home for the Lebensborn and thrust into a treacherous world where the very people sworn to protect her were not what they seemed. The little girl was growing, and she was amongst some of the cruelest people on earth and subjected daily to the ideology of the Third Reich. But when Hitler became convinced that he was indestructible and, went to war on two fronts dividing his army, Germany began to fall. The Nazi’s became fearful as America entered the war joining Churchill against them in the west, while Stalin a formidable enemy with the brutal Russian winters on his side, ripped them apart in the east. And so, the tables turned on the Third Reich. The cruel Nazi’s, who believed they could not be defeated were about to swallow their pride and surrender at the feet of the Allies. The superior race would prove to be inferior after all. Hitler’s elite would run for cover, some would commit suicide; some would be tried in Nuremberg for crimes against humanity, while others would escape with their tails tucked between their legs and head for South America or other friendly ports. But God had other plans for Helga’s tiny innocent child, who had been born on that January morning. The child’s life was about to change in a very strange but significant way. Instead of becoming whom and what the Nazi’s had hoped to create, this child would be befriended and nurtured by the most unexpected people.

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Legacy

by Melissa Goetz McCaughan

Anna Perrault likes to write in cemeteries – little does she know she’s not alone.

Anna Perrault is a writer who finds herself unable to write. At the local cemetery, she encounters Jacob Hoffner, the ghost of one of her ancestors. He empathizes with Anna, and sees a way for her to live out his purpose and her own. Anna embarks on a journey into Jacob’s past, where she discovers tales of Masonic rituals, murder, redemption and hope. In modern day Cincinnati, Anna battles inner demons and struggles to find a way to leave the past behind and enlighten her future.

Legacy is the story of two people trying to leave their mark on the world. As the two stories converge, can Anna find her way out of the darkness into the light?



Mankillers

by Ken Casper

Written in collaboration with Dr. Pres Darby, author of The Reluctant Assassin, Mankillers is a gritty historical suspense set against the devastation of war and emotional reconstruction.



The White Hawk (III): Survival

by David Pilling

The dynastic wars are over. The House of York reigns supreme after the shattering victories of Barnet and Tewkesbury, and King Edward IV can look forward to a long and happy reign.

For Lancastrian loyalists such as the Boltons, there is no peace or happiness. James is a prisoner in the Tower, and has been for the past twelve years. His brother Martin is a mercenary fighting for the King of Hungary. Elizabeth, their niece, lives under a false name as a prostitute in the stews of Southwark.

Everything changes when King Edward dies unexpectedly, leaving his crown to an underage boy. The young Edward V is controlled by the Woodvilles, his mother’s relatives, who seek to use him as their puppet. Edward’s uncle, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, is named as Lord Protector. Suspicious of the Woodvilles, Gloucester takes drastic action to protect himself and seize the person of his nephew.

Across the Channel, the few surviving Lancastrians sniff an opportunity to restore their fortunes. Their last hope is Henry Tudor, the exiled Earl of Richmond, who possesses a faint claim to the throne. While the House of York threatens to tear itself apart, Richmond slowly gathers allies and plans to invade England. From the cold ashes of defeat, the Boltons are handed an opportunity to redeem their fortunes. Victory or death awaits as they fight like never before to claw back what was lost.

The White Hawk (III) Survival is the third and last instalment of David Pilling’s series set during The Wars of the Roses. It also includes THE DEVIL’S DUE, a new short story that introduces a later generation of Boltons in the English Civil War.



Conquistadors II: Devils of the Desert: Original Screenplay

by Dennis Santaniello

It is is now 1538. Sardina travels to Mexico (New Spain) where he hears rumors of another land of gold. He decides to join Coronado’s expedition, and they set out to conquer and explore the areas of the American Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico and up until Kansas).

Along the way the conquistadors are led by a curious Native named the “Turk”, who is a shaman said to know the whereabouts of this great city they are looking for.

Conquistadors is a screenplay trilogy that explores the Spanish conquest of the New World from the years of 1527-1542. The genre is Historical Epic. The story telling is wide in scope with various characters and events unfolding within spans of years. Each story is told from a truly dualistic point of view, from both perspectives of the Spanish and the Natives. 

Thematically, all stories are about the sacred vs. the profane, and each story follows a certain pattern: conquest, obsession and madness. Other aspects are also explored including religion, (of both the natives and the Spaniards), the realms of power, cruelty, and the angst of those trying to find meaning.

Each story depicts a different Spanish expedition, but in the end this is Sardina’s story. We follow Sardina through the jungles of Peru, to the vast Arizona deserts, to the Mississippi River; seeing his transformation from a young idealistic soldier, to a harden veteran, and later to a self realized individual. 



Conquistadors III: Rivers and Blood: Orginal Screenplay

by Dennis Santaniello

It is now 1542. After the Coronado’s expedition, Sardina searches the land, not trying to find gold, but meaning. He comes along a wide river, the Mississippi, where he finds his old friend, Soto, who is in charge of his own expedition to find gold in this land.

As Sardina sees that Soto has fallen pray to absolute madness, the story then flashes back in time to Soto and his expedition: one of the most cruel, dreadful, bloodied genocides in human history.

SERIES OVERVIEW

Conquistadors is a screenplay trilogy that explores the Spanish conquest of the New World from the years of 1527-1542. The genre is Historical Epic. The story telling is wide in scope with various characters and events unfolding within spans of years. The stories are told from a truly dualistic point of view, from both perspectives of the Spanish and the Natives. 

Thematically, all stories are about the sacred vs. the profane, and each story follows a certain pattern: conquest, obsession and madness. Other aspects are also explored including religion, (of both the natives and the Spaniards), the realms of power, cruelty, and the angst of those trying to find meaning.

Each story depicts a different Spanish expedition, but in the end this is Sardina’s story. We follow Sardina through the jungles of Peru, to the vast Arizona deserts, to the Mississippi River; seeing his transformation from a young idealistic soldier to a harden veteran, and later to a self realized individual. 



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