Free historical fiction Kindle books for 16 Dec 15

The Light of the Western Stars

by Zane Grey

Zane Grey (1872 – 1939) was an American author best known for writing Western novels, with his most famous being Riders of the Purple Sage. That work is widely considered the greatest Western ever written, and Grey remains one of the most famous authors of the genre. Grey also wrote many other novels on fishing and baseball.



A Meeting of Clans: A Misfits and Heroes Adventure

by Kathleen Rollins

She slumped against the rock and hugged her arm close to her body. “Do I have a clan? I bear the marks of my clan, my history from the day I left childhood behind to the moment I was accepted as a fully initiated member, right here, written for all to see, yet I ran away from my clan before they could finish killing me.”

Lured to the mysterious rock by prophetic dreams, Nulo the dwarf discovers what he always knew he would find: a sign that his South Pacific tribe is not alone in the new land.

But not everyone welcomes the news. Some, including Nulo’s wife, want to ignore the strangers, but Nulo knows they must meet the people who left the message carved on the stone. He doesn’t know that others also roam the wild country, men pushed out of their villages and left to survive any way they can.

The third entry in the Misfits and Heroes series, A Meeting of Clans follows a group from the north coast and one from the south coast as they push across the wild interior of what is now southern Mexico, 14,000 years ago.



The Girl From Garfield Park

by Joe Kherson

The historical family drama follows the life and work of artist Keelin Ennis-Kherson beginning in the 1930s through the 1980s. The fictional account starts with her courtship, marriage and early years in Chicago, then follows her young family to Miami where she becomes a locally-celebrated sculptor. The story, based on actual events, documents how the main character, her family, and immediate peers adapt to major Twentieth Century events and public policy changes including the Kefauver investigations and congressional hearings, WWII, Civil Rights- era legislation, and more.

Equally heartwarming, informative, and provocative, “The Girl from Garfield Park” follows the entire arc of the title character’s life from the naive ingénue to the wise old sage. It also

captures thoughtful insights into the heart, mind and soul of the artist at all stages of her journey.



Helen with the High Hand

by Arnold Bennett

Arnold Bennett was a prolific British writer who penned dozens of works across all genres, from adventurous fiction to propaganda and nonfiction. He wrote plays like Judith and historical novels like Tales of the Five Towns.



A Book of Escapes and Hurried Journeys

by John Buchan

John Buchan was a Scottish author and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. He wrote a series of books that follow the adventures of Richard Hannay, an expatriate Scot who was first introduced in the classic novel The Thirty-Nine Steps.



A Gentleman’s Promise (Hot Regency Read) (Scandalous London Series Book 1) (Scandalous Series)

by Tamara Gill

Against her better judgement, Charlotte King bows to family duty and marries a man who is not as he seems. Now trapped in a marriage of the worst kind, her life is an endless cycle of pain and fear. That is until Lord Helsing shows her another way to live…

Lord Mason Helsing walked away from the one woman he’d always cared for, but upon returning to London, he finds Charlotte is in a loveless and cruel marriage. Should he throw away the principles by which he lives and follow a different path than he ought?

But divorce for Charlotte means ruination. And Mason is relied upon to marry well and continue his family. Can they overcome the strictures of society and live the life they’ve always wanted? Or will they bow to pressure and do as society deems appropriate?



Abbe Mouret’s Transgression

by Emile Zola

Ã?mile Zola is one of the greatest writers of the 19th century, and one of France’s best known citizens. In his life, Zola was the most important exemplar of the literary school of naturalism and a major figure in the political liberalization of France. Around the end of his life, Zola was instrumental in helping secure the exoneration of the falsely accused and convicted army officer Alfred Dreyfus, a victim of anti-Semitism. The Dreyfus Affair was encapsulated in the renowned newspaper headline J’Accuse.

More than half of Zola’s novels were part of this set of 20 collectively known as Les Rougon-Macquart. Unlike Honore de Balzac, who compiled his works into La Comedie Humaine midway through, Zola mapped out a complete layout of his series. Set in France’s Second Empire, the series traces the “environmental” influences of violence, alcohol and prostitution which became more prevalent during the second wave of the Industrial Revolution. The series examines two branches of a family: the respectable Rougons and the disreputable Macquarts for five generations. Zola explained, “I want to portray, at the outset of a century of liberty and truth, a family that cannot restrain itself in its rush to possess all the good things that progress is making available and is derailed by its own momentum, the fatal convulsions that accompany the birth of a new world.” 



The Pretty Lady

by Arnold Bennett

Arnold Bennett was a prolific British writer who penned dozens of works across all genres, from adventurous fiction to propaganda and nonfiction. He wrote plays like Judith and historical novels like Tales of the Five Towns.



The Three Cities Trilogy: All Volumes

by Emile Zola

Ã?mile Zola is one of the greatest writers of the 19th century, and one of France’s best known citizens. In his life, Zola was the most important exemplar of the literary school of naturalism and a major figure in the political liberalization of France. Around the end of his life, Zola was instrumental in helping secure the exoneration of the falsely accused and convicted army officer Alfred Dreyfus, a victim of anti-Semitism. The Dreyfus Affair was encapsulated in the renowned newspaper headline J’Accuse.

More than half of Zola’s novels were part of this set of 20 collectively known as Les Rougon-Macquart. Unlike Honore de Balzac, who compiled his works into La Comedie Humaine midway through, Zola mapped out a complete layout of his series. Set in France’s Second Empire, the series traces the “environmental” influences of violence, alcohol and prostitution which became more prevalent during the second wave of the Industrial Revolution. The series examines two branches of a family: the respectable Rougons and the disreputable Macquarts for five generations. Zola explained, “I want to portray, at the outset of a century of liberty and truth, a family that cannot restrain itself in its rush to possess all the good things that progress is making available and is derailed by its own momentum, the fatal convulsions that accompany the birth of a new world.” 



Judith: A Play in Three Acts

by Arnold Bennett

Arnold Bennett was a prolific British writer who penned dozens of works across all genres, from adventurous fiction to propaganda and nonfiction. He wrote plays like Judith and historical novels like Tales of the Five Towns.



Christmastime 1943: A Wartime Romance

by Agnes Irene

Though the war intensifies, the Christmas season arrives – and love is kept alive on the

home front. In New York City, Lillian Drooms struggles on her own while her husband,

Charles, is away at sea. Her work at Rockwell Publishing grows ever more demanding;

the behavior of her two sons is troubling and must be reined in; and in part to battle her

increasing loneliness for Charles, Lillian volunteers with Artists for Victory at a hospital

for wounded soldiers – but she soon begins to doubt her ability. Added to that, her friend

Izzy Briggs is convinced that she has finally found true love, after overcoming her

heartbreak years earlier – but Lillian fears that Izzy is setting herself up for

disappointment. Meanwhile, on a farm in Illinois, 17 year old Ursula, a beauty who

dreams of life beyond the farm, is torn between her sense of duty and the power of love.

She finds the source of her deepest yearning and her deepest hatred in Friedrich, one of

the German POWs recently hired to work on their farm. The Christmas season brings its

charm and warmth – but can love survive in these turbulent, fragmented times?



A Lodge in the Wilderness

by John Buchan

John Buchan was a Scottish author and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. He wrote a series of books that follow the adventures of Richard Hannay, an expatriate Scot who was first introduced in the classic novel The Thirty-Nine Steps.



The Christmas Eve Visitor: A Saint Maggie Short Story (Saint Maggie Series Book 4)

by Janet R Stafford

Sometimes miracles happen when you expect them least but need them most. The year 1863 was a difficult one for faithful Methodist Maggie Blaine Smith, her free-thinking husband Eli, and their diverse household that includes African-American friends Nate and Emily Johnson. Having been violently uprooted from their home in Blaineton, New Jersey, the family had moved to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania only to suffer the terrifying battle in July and the burden of caring for wounded soldiers left in its aftermath. It is now Christmas Eve. A snow storm howls outside as the family cares for Maggie and Eli’s children, Bob and Faith, and the Johnsons’ son Natey, all of whom are seriously ill. A knock at the door brings an unanticipated interruption – an odd little peddler has found his way to their doorstep. Despite the anxiety over her children, Maggie invites the stranger in and feeds him supper, never thinking of the impact that her act of kindness will have on her entire family.



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