Free historical fiction Kindle books for 28 Nov 15

The Prince and the Pauper

by Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, is perhaps America’s favorite author. A quick-witted humorist who wrote travelogues, letters, speeches, and most famously the novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), Twain was so successful that he became America’s biggest celebrity by the end of the 19th century. Despite writing biting satires, he managed to befriend everyone from presidents to European royalty.  

The Prince and the Pauper is a historical fiction about a poor boy living with his father and the Tudor king, Edward VI, the teenage son of Henry VIII. Once again, Twain uses the backdrop of England to deliver his own social commentary, this time about England’s justice system, thereby cleverly remarking about contemporary England while using historical England as the story’s background.



When the Wolf Loves (Madeleiné Book 1)

by Sadie Conall

After his father’s death in London in 1796, Ryder Benedict travels to the New World to find answers to his past. He planned to be gone no longer than a year but two years later, in the company of six men from three different tribes who have all come together to help him, he finds himself in the wilderness of the Pacific northwest, far beyond the borders of the American, French and Spanish settlements. When he is attacked and injured by a wolf, a young white girl with extraordinary instincts saves his life. Named Esa-mogo’ne’ by the local Bannock, she takes Ryder to their village to heal and over a bitter winter Ryder learns of her tragic past and discovers a love that will endure his whole life.



More Than Gold: A Klondike Adventure

by Janis Pegrum Smith

July 1897. Photographer Lars Niklasson is unexpectedly sent to record the greatest gold rush the world will ever see. The race is on to reach the Yukon before freeze-up and Lars is wholly unprepared for the perils of the arduous journey. Life and death situations become a daily occurrence on the trail to Dawson, but for those who make it that far the adventure has only just begun. Trapped on the rim of the Arctic Circle, all the gold in the world is worthless when there is nothing to buy, nothing to eat! Klondike kings and queens, Vikings, adventure, love, enmity and murder transform the ‘greenhorn’ into a ‘sourdough’ in a world where no one and nothing is what it seems – and where Lars finds himself on trial for his life…

Have you got what it takes to hit the trail?

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Reviews

“It is always a pleasure to read a book based in the Klondike during the gold rush that is rooted in realistic portrayals and the true conditions that existed. Usually, those interested in this time period, must study the diaries and documents of the time. Janis Pegrum Smith has done this for you and produced compelling characters and scenarios that will stay with you long after you’ve finished the book.”

Laura Mann Executive Director – Dawson City Museum

I enjoyed particularly that the story focused on a Swedish immigrant, which added colour and cultural texture to the plot. Lars is a well-chosen protagonist with many unique characteristics that make it fascinating to follow his path. He is not the usual hero and macho you’d expect in a novel about Alaska and he is accompanied by a great set of supporting characters.

With careful detail and atmospheric writing, the author paints a great picture of the journey to Alaska and then the life in the hostile environment, which refers not just to the forces of nature but also to the natives and the life and attitudes of the explorers. The events that unfold during a hard winter are vividly shown and made for some fascinating and captivating reading. With a hint of Jack London’s adventure writing, realistic settings and characters and a great idea and a little love story at its heart, this is a very rewarding and gripping read in a wonderfully understated way. An adventure story, a coming of age story, a love story and great historical fiction.”

Historical Novel Society Review



A STAND OF TREES: Anne Warner (Gone West Book 1)

by Anne Warner

FICTION: ADV/WESTERN/FAITH



Lady Audley’s Secret

by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Mary Elizabeth Braddon was a popular writer during the Victorian Era whose most famous work was Lady Audley’s Secret. She also wrote the multi-volume Aurora Floyd.



Dancing with Artie (Thaddeus Hunloke Book 1)

by Pete Heathmoor

England, winter 1944.

Britain is suffering from a critical labour shortage. Low risk Axis prisoners of war fill the gaps, housed in POW camps where they are released daily into the local community to work.

What better way for Germany to introduce fifth columnists into the country than to have them inserted by the British themselves…?

Captain Thaddeus Hunloke, seconded from Scotland Yard, is dispatched by the Combined Services Detailed Interrogation Centre (UK) along with Lieutenant Brian Conway to Camp 876 to investigate claims that Waffen-SS prisoners of war have successfully passed themselves off as low risk Wehrmacht troops.

Camp 876 is located in a remote area of the Derbyshire Dales amid the forested lands belonging to a private estate, home to the Gothic Revival mansion of Flash House. Here, both men fall under the influence of the imposing manor with a troubled past. Hunloke particularly is soon under the sway of the solitary inhabitant, Poppy Gray and supposed cleaner, Carey Gladwin.

When five suspected Waffen-SS POW’s escape and the camp commandant is found murdered, it falls upon Hunloke to investigate any connection between the two events whilst coming to grips with the disturbing and unnatural goings on at the house relating back to the Great War.

When coincidences begin to stack up at an alarming rate, it is clear to Hunloke that the hand of design is clearly at work and that nothing is as it first appears.



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