Free historical fiction Kindle books for 12 Oct 17

How to Capture a Duke (Matchmaking for Wallflowers Book 1)

by Bianca Blythe

One reclusive bluestockingâ?¦
Fiona Amberly is more intrigued by the Roman ruins near her manor house than she is by balls. When her dying Grandmother worries about Fiona’s future, Fiona stammers that she’s secretly engaged. Soon she finds herself promising that she will introduce her husband-to-be by Christmas.

One dutiful dukeâ?¦
Percival Carmichael, new Duke of Alfriston, is in a hurry. He’s off to propose to London’s most eligible debutante. After nearly dying at Waterloo, he’s vowed to spend the rest of his life living up to the ton’s expectations.

One fallen treeâ?¦
When Fiona tries to warn a passing coach about a tree in the road, the driver mistakes her for a highwaywoman. Evidently he’s not used to seeing women attired in clothes only suitable for archaeology waving knives. After the driver flees, Fiona decides she may as well borrow the handsome passengerâ?¦



Gunman’s Reckoning (Serapis Classics)

by Max Brand

The fifty empty freights danced and rolled and rattled on the rough road bed and filled Jericho Pass with thunder; the big engine was laboring and grunting at the grade, but five cars back the noise of the locomotive was lost. Yet there is a way to talk above the noise of a freight train just as there is a way to whistle into the teeth of a stiff wind. This freight-car talk is pitched just above the ordinary toneâ??it is an overtone of conversation, one might sayâ??and it is distinctly nasal. The brakie could talk above the racket, and so, of course, could Lefty Joe. They sat about in the center of the train, on the forward end of one of the cars. No matter how the train lurched and staggered over that fearful road bed, these two swayed in their places as easily and as safely as birds on swinging perches. The brakie had touched Lefty Joe for two dollars; he had secured fifty cents; and since the vigor of Lefty’s oaths had convinced him that this was all the money the tramp had, the two now sat elbow to elbow and killed the distance with their talk. “It’s like old times to have you here,” said the brakie. “You used to play this line when you jumped from coast to coast.” “Sure,” said Lefty Joe, and he scowled at the mountains on either side of the pass. The train was gathering speed, and the peaks lurched eastward in a confused, ragged procession. “And a durned hard ride it’s been many a time.” “Kind of queer to see you,” continued the brakie. “Heard you was rising in the world.” He caught the face of the other with a rapid side glance, but Lefty Joe was sufficiently concealed by the dark…



Jacobâ??s Tale

by Hannah Miller

AMISH ROMANCE
A standalone short story with HEA!

Naomi’s impression of Jacob was not all that pleasant. He came across as rude, selfish, and downright cold. The entire village realized that he was a bit of a troublemaker. When Naomi’s father requires some extra help around the farm, he reaches out for Jacob’s help at his father’s recommendation, much to Naomi’s dismay.

She spends her days avoiding him and being infuriated by him. She becomes so angry that she starts to notice when her sister starts to act and think the same way. And just before winter hits, her father needs even more help around the farm, Naomi steps up to help.

One of the family horses is rowdy and unruly, and Naomi has difficulty controlling her. Narrowly avoiding an accident, she discovers something unexpected about Jacob, something that could change the way she sees him for the rest of her life.

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The Shadow’s Apostles

by Tim Curry

The first part of the story is set in Bulgaria in 1877 against the backdrop of the Bulgarian struggle for freedom from the crumbling Ottoman Empire. The lead character, a young soldier named Serafim, receives some mystical prayer beads from his father figure. He is entrusted with the task of safe guarding them, while searching for a special craftsman to engrave them. On his journey he encounters mythical beings and seekers from the future. The Broenitsa are imbued with the power of Bulgaria’s rich and glorious past, along with the fate of its people in the near future.

After several chapters the story abruptly shifts to modern day Bulgaria, where three scousers find themselves entwined with the past and the ultimate fate of the beads. A desperate search for answers takes them across several countries and tests their resolve as they struggle to safe guard the sacred broenitsa.

The Liverpool lads; an archaeologist/ a taxi driver/ and a care worker, are out of their depths but take it all in their stride as they encounter the Bulgarian Mafia, an idiot freedom fighter named Lucho, whirling dervishes and many more interesting and complex characters. Indiana Jones, meets trainspotting, meets something quite different.



The Range War

by Johanna Jenkins

Historical Western Romance
A standalone short story with HEA!

On the Oklahoma plains in the late nineteenth century, a farmer’s daughter has done the unthinkable. She has fallen in love with a Cowboy.

At a time when Farmers and Cattle ranchers are constantly squabbling over rights to land and water, Emily Porter and Gideon Elison have managed to set aside their differences and form a strong bond. Emily’s father has even come to approve of the match, despite the protests of Ben Johnson, a neighboring farmer who believes Elison to be unworthy of Emily’s hand.

But, when the Porter’s farm is ravaged by a cattle herd, Emily’s father is convinced that Gideon is behind it. He withdraws his consent from their courtship. Emily, still desperately in love with Gideon, is determined to prove his innocence. But, she has no evidence and no way to convince her father that someone else was behind the crime. What’s more, with a hearing drawing closer, Emily is running out of time. Can she save her fiance from her father’s wrath? Can she save her father’s farm from sure destruction? Or, will she discover that both have fallen beyond repair.

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The Art of War by Sun Tzu (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (Prometheus Classics)

by Sun Tzu

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The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that was written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time.

The Art of War is one of the oldest books on military strategy in the world. It is the first and one of the most successful works on strategy and has had a huge influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, and beyond. Sun Tzu was the first to recognize the importance of positioning in strategy and that position is affected both by objective conditions in the physical environment and the subjective opinions of competitive actors in that environment. He taught that strategy was not planning in the sense of working through a to-do list, but rather that it requires quick and appropriate responses to changing conditions.



Unschuldiges Herz: Nadelstiche (German Edition)

by Jana S. Morgan

Das Schicksal der jungen Schneiderin Liv ist längst besiegelt, ihre Zukunft vorherbestimmt. Um die Tradition zu wahren, soll sie einer arrangierten Ehe zustimmen. Nichts Ungewöhnliches – wäre ihr Zukünftiger nicht ihr bester Freund.

Doch alles ändert sich in einer stürmischen Nacht, als sich ein Fremder gewaltsam Zutritt zu ihrem Haus verschafft. Obwohl diese erste Begegnung vom kalten Stahl an ihrem Hals getrübt wird, ist sie fasziniert. Dieser Mann mit den graublauen Augen ist gefährlich und entfacht in ihr eine Neugier, die ihr Leben für immer verändern wird.

 

Spannend. Tragisch. Liebevoll.

Band 1 der “Unschuldiges Herz”-Reihe von Jana S. Morgan. 



Orphan Train Annie: Finding Family (Orphan Train Adventures)

by Peggy McGee

Fifteen-year-old Annie Sweeney must tend to her dying mother while younger brother, Joey and sister, Molly are placed on an orphan train heading west to find new families. After her mother’s passing, Annie boards with Widow O’Hare, while working at her callous nephew’s textile factory. Determined to find her siblings, she disguises herself as a young boy to find passage west with the other orphans for work on a farm. During her excursion, she meets a worldly street boy, who becomes central in her new existence.
Follow the adventures of Annie as she attempts to find her siblings while seeking a new life and eventually love in this heartwarming story. This is a worthy and inspiring historical novel for all ages to enjoy.



COUNTERPOINT: Theo, Earl of Suffolk: The Lydiard Chronicles 1603-1630

by Elizabeth St.John

Theo Howard, Earl of Suffolk is torn. Betrothed to a child to satisfy his family dynasty, he longs for the freedom to make his own choice. And when he attends a lavish party at his family’s newly-restored palace, he is immediately attracted to Lucy, a beautiful young lavender-seller. But in this enchanted world of Shakespeare’s Midsummer’s Night Dream, all is not as it appears. Theo’s headstrong sister Frances is determined to sabotage her own arranged marriage, and aided by the cunning of Frances and her friend Barbara St.John, perhaps Theo can find his own path to happiness and true love.

When I wrote The Lady of the Tower, the story revealed itself in the narrative of my ancestress, Lucy St.John. But, as with all novels, other characters appeared, and their voices grew strong and insistent, demanding their own story be told. This is Theo’s counterpoint to chapter six in the novel, in which Theo meets and falls in love with Lucy St.John.

A counterpoint is a melody played in conjunction with another, or an opposing viewpoint in an argument. Our lives are complex, and each one of us carries within us a counterpoint to another’s story. Here is one to Lucy St.John, the lady of the Tower.



Run and Text Me Freedom: Underground Cellroad

by Janie McGee

Run and Text Me Freedom. – The Underground Cell road. A Christian Supernatural Novel by Artist/Author Janie McGee. Editor Ramon McGee.
A fictional Christian Paranormal Supernatural story of Slaves in 1860 that use texting to escape to freedom. The mixture of history and faith blends in this novel into inspiring and faith provoking read. This book was created for those who enjoy spiritual based books, challenging topics, and black history. Third Day Sheep Books.com formally Double Latte Books.



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