Free historical fiction Kindle books for 29 May 15

The Brahmin Ball (A Sweet Historical Romance Novella) (Brahmin Brides Book 1)

by Julianna Blake

For a Boston socialite in 1886, reputation is everythingâ?¦

Miriam Barstow’s command is clear: her daughters must find a husband without delay! If the rest of the Brahmin elite discover their family secret, the girls’ reputation could be in tatters. But Grace, Madeline, and Clara have been in mourning for a year after their father’s death. Enticing the attention of a bachelor after a long absence from society is no easy task.

At the Winter Ball, Grace meets Garrett Gladstone, a man who knows the pain of her loss. For the first time, she is ready to open her heart again. But when the disastrous truth about the Barstow family is revealed, will it ruin the reputation of the three girls, and alter their futures forever?



Blood Line (An Inspector Faro Mystery No.2)

by Alanna Knight

Who was the real King James the First?

Victorian Detective Inspector Faro investigates the death of an unidentified man on the rocks below Mary Queen of Scots apartments in Edinburgh Castle where renovations revealed the mummified remains of an infant dating back to the sixteenth century. He discovers at the bizarre fate that awaits the over curious – including his policeman father who seek to know more regarding a discovery that might have grave national repercussions



Gods and Monsters

by V.R. Christensen

As a widower, Nathanial Durham has the monumental responsibility of finding suitable husbands for his two daughters. Flirtatious and changeable Bethany might have nearly anyone, but she seems determined to toss her suitors away almost the moment they arrive. Laynie, on the other hand, far behind her sister in looks and charm, is of especial concern to her father. And so, when Harold Vaughn returns home to inherit, it seems the problem, at least for one of his daughters, is solved. Only which daughter will it be?

Even his girls cannot quite decide, and so, to cool the rivalry, the sisters are sent to an aunt’s, where they are thrown into the path of other young and eligible gentlemenâ??and a new rivalry begins.

Meanwhile, Mr. Durham, lonely for intelligent companionship, hires a gentleman to read to him several nights a week, but Mr. Holbrook is off limits to his coquettish girls. With varying degrees of reluctance, they honor the agreement. At least Beth does for herself, but if its possible Mr. Holbrook might provide a distraction for her sister while she decides which gentleman she prefers for herself, well…what harm can there be?

Some, it seems. When Laynie, accident prone and determined to get herself into any fix that comes her way, falls from a horse, it sets in motion a series of events that expose Mr. Holbrook as a man of questionable integrity. Is it possible Mr. Durham’s hired companion is capable of the wrongs laid at his door? Is it possible Laynie has been mistaken in esteeming him as a man of character?

Is it possible to know anyone truly?

Between the manufactured innocence of a young woman and the championed exploits of every man, what happens when the two opposing doctrines collide?



Caesar’s Not Here: The Inauguration of Pompey’s Theater (The Marcus Mettius Series Book 5)

by Alex Johnston

Well, it looks as if Marcus Mettius’ hobnobbing with the Roman elite has finally paid off. After receiving a coveted invitation to the lavish opening of Pompey’s Theater, he was looking forward to attending, along with his date, the beautiful tavern maid, Portia.

The first venue of its kind, Pompey’s Theater was like nothing ever seen before in Rome. For one thing, there were no plans being made to tear it down right after the performances were over, as had previously been the case with Rome’s theaters. Plus, it had a temple to Venus attached, as well as a shopping and dining area. A real entertainment complex!

Pompey had spared no expense in the construction of his magnificent theater. And same goes for the inauguration celebrations. Plays, wild beast hunts, games, he was going to make sure that Rome remembered and glorified his name for all time to come. But don’t worry about him spreading himself too thin – he’s got plenty.

Marcus and his friends did indeed partake of the good life during the celebration. Great food, celebrated actors, and pomp and glory in spades. Not to mention hanging with the purple-stripe crowd. But Marcus wouldn’t be Marcus if he didn’t find himself embroiled in some unexpected and unscheduled amusements. Otherwise, what would the fates do for grins and giggles?

So sit back, relax, and join Marcus in the thrilling fifth dramatization of his life, Caesar’s Not Here! And break a leg! It’s showtime!



An Altered Situation: A Mallorton Village Regency (Egforne Park Book 1)

by April Jensen

Eldest daughter of an elite manor family, Phoebe Densford’s beloved mother asked her to do one thing before she died: care for her younger siblings and father. Debts devastate her family’s prospects, and her mother’s last request threatens the fulfillment of her heart’s greatest desire. She must decide if she will give up a possible union with the man she has loved for three years, her brothers’ tutor, David Camburn. A man who is her social inferior in every way, including fortune.

The son of a self-made man, David longs to establish himself away from the whims of wealthy families. A romantic entanglement with another employer’s daughter almost ended his career. Similar consequences might await should he act on his growing feelings for Phoebe, and her father chooses to retaliate. And he doesn’t know if this employer’s daughter will stand firm against familial opposition.

A trip through the vibrant Lincolnshire countryside force Phoebe and David to decide if they will risk personal and professional loss to be together or separate and give into the forces opposing their love.

Formerly titled: Miss Phoebe’s Quiet Love

An Inspirational Regency Beach Read.

Egforne Park Series

Follow the six Densford siblings of Egforne Park as they overcome trials, strengthen familial bonds, and fall in love.

AN ALTERED SITUATION (Book 1)Available (formerly Miss Phoebe’s Quiet Love)

AN UNSUITABLE LOVE (Book 2)Available (formerly Miss Sophie’s Unsuitable Love)

A REMARKABLE BALL (Book 3) Coming May 2015

Title TBA (Book 4)Coming June 2015

Title TBA (Book 5)Coming 2015

Title TBA (Book 6)Coming 2015

*For readers who prefer a focus on emotional attraction over physical

Designed to provide a satisfactory read as a stand-alone or in series order.



Reluctant Love

by Gail O’Guinn

Bought and paid for, young Elspeth must learn how to please her husband, a man she only met on her wedding day. Can love bloom on the Scottish highlands between two strangers?



Highcragg House

by Cate Charleston

It is 1838. Young, unworldly Molly Dade is sent by her father as companion to an invalid lady, the mistress of Highcragg House. Her new home is a wild and dramatic region of high, rocky moorland and numerous lead mines. Moses Dade is himself a prosperous mine-owner and his innocent daughter adores him. But closer acquaintance with her new mistress’s husband and owner of the local mines, Jared Digby, leads to growing awareness of her imminent danger. Through sorrow, tragedy and personal betrayal Molly ultimately finds deep love and acceptance among the simple people of the hills whose harsh lives she will henceforth joyfully share as mistress of Highcragg House.



Gulfyrian

by A.J. Sefton

A stranger arrives in 7th century Mercia and prophesies the end of the world. Nobody is sure who he is. Some believe that he is a prince, a brother, Jesus or a god. Or a charlatan.

A brutal tale of Anglo Saxon kings, destiny and survival.



When to Say

by Beth Thompson

Questions of doubt surround Cheryll and Daniel with an insufferable power. Does he? Does she? What if he does not? What if she is repulsed? What if the truth is worse than not knowing at all? The fact that they are married does not resolve their burdening concerns. Only three words will clear the air, but the only thing is when? When to say?



Brendan’s Lot

by Tilly Zandrite

Brendan’s Lot, circa 1905-2005 is a murder mystery. Brendan’s lot foundations were taken from the archives of South East Queensland Australia. The fictional story layered over the unsolved murder of three members of an Irish family living in a country town near Murphy’s Creek Rd.

The author was burdened with information about these horrific murders some years ago and has puzzled about the facts for many years. Brendan’s Lot, does not attempt to solve the mystery of these murders, just merely to tease your curiosity.



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