Free historical fiction Kindle books for 12 May 15

Western: Birth of a Legend

by Rob Wadell

Ray wanted to escape ranch life, with its horrible smells and endless chores. He had a plan to leave his family business behind, and then an encounter with a gang of cattle rustlers forced him to come up with a new one. The result was the Birth of a Legend.

From the Sidelines: A Collection of Historical Flash Fiction (FTS Series Book 1)

by Remi Roy

A design guru, a slave turned governor, despondent widows, a bohemian RomanĂ¢?¦

These are just a few of the many people who lived and breathed in Bible times and whose lives were significant enough to find their way into the scriptures, for better or worse.

The collection of flash fiction in From the Sidelines takes you through the hearts and minds of these characters. You will not only imagine what life must have been like for them, you will experience their joys, feel their pain, root for them and even wonder what on earth they were thinking. But most importantly you will see yourself in their stories and hopefully come to greater appreciation of the One who holds us all together.

The Children of the Gods: The Hurricane’s Brothers

by Semisi Pone

Latou and Mafanga was persuaded by Langi to go on a trip to the Land of the Gods. Latou was afraid as it was a dangerous journey. Langi persisted…then he remembered the Seer. He can help them get to the land of the Gods safely. The Seer asked his brother the Giant Fish to take them…on the journey…with monsters and whirlpools to avoid on the way.

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler: An Unofficial Summary and Analysis

by SpeedReader Summaries

Your Quick and Simple Summary and Analysis of A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Inside this SpeedReader Summary, you’ll find:

– An introduction to the book and a short biography of Ms. Tyler

– Brief chapter summaries

– Discussion of prominent themes

– Analysis of major characters

– A guide to additional resources, including book reviews, author interviews, and suggested reading

About A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Ms. Tyler’s bestselling book follows the stories of four generations of the Whitshank family. They are a down-to-earth, quirky bunch, seemingly indistinguishable from other families. Despite the love and affection the Whitshanks have for each other, they also carry secret jealousies, insecurities, and rivalries.

Please note that this summary is NOT the original book and is meant to be read as a supplement to the original.

The Colour Of Envy

by Sebastian Swan


This story is set in the reign of Henry II arguably one of England’s greatest kings. Unfortunately his reign is forever overshadowed by the murder of Thomas Becket.

On hearing of the fortunes to be made at the tournais in France, a young knight Richard Maillorie rides away from his impoverished home hoping to restore the family’s wealth. He is handsome, talented, successful, and is invited to become part of the acclaimed William Marshal’s elite band of warriors. They soon become firm friends both having the highest ideals of honour and self-sacrifice.

When Richard returns to England, he is preceded by his fame and asked to King Henry’s court.

Richard falls in love, but his relationships are complicated by the very ideals that set him above his peers.

The challenges with which he is faced are common to man of every century, love, hate, jealousy, envy, loyalty, and forgiveness.

Sebastian Swan draws the reader into the lives of the characters, compelling one to engage in their moral dilemmas.

Learn about the forces, which moulded this fascinating period of history through the lives of these fictionally,

“Real people”.

Silent Night: A student’s version

by Semisi Pone

A story of migration from the Pacific Islands to New Zealand and the sacrifices that people make to get their permanent residence.

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