Free historical fiction Kindle books for 24 Dec 17

Christmas Bride – True Love This Christmas (Brides For All Seasons Vol.3)

by Terri Grace

The death of her mother throws Emma Johnson, nineteen years old, into a great state of confusion when someone from her mother’s past takes an interest in her life.

Sheldon Hunter is on a mission for his father, which is to find the daughter of his dead best friend and business partner. When Little Emma turns out to be the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen, Sheldon is glad to have made the journey east.

Brides For All Seasons Vol.III is a heartwarming seasonal series by bestselling author Terri Grace. Sincere seasonal stories filled with simple honest characters you will fall in love with.

Tin Can Serenade: (Inspirational Victorian Christmas Short Story)

Two homes in the mountains
Snowed in for winter’s keep;
A river in between them,
A rope tight o’er the deep.

A mother and her daughter,
A father and his son,
A cottage and a cabin,
A story yet unspun

But time did freeze a tin can
Dangling from that rope
A messenger from days gone by,
Echoing long lost hope.

Until a cold November day
Saw decades fall away;
Young hands inscribed a folded scrap,
A missive sent to sayâ?¦

So begins the plucky correspondence of Timothy and Genevieve, two children about to uncover a story long-buried… one filled with love, with loss, and with hope. An enchanting Christmas story laced with joy, God’s healing hand in the broken places of life weaves through each letter passed over the river in that tin-can strung from the rusted pulley.

Enter into a simpler time in this petite tale, written to be just long enough to tuck into a stolen moment as you rest your feet and quiet your heart in the bustle of a busy season.

Scepter und Hammer (German Edition)

by Karl May

Dieses eBook: “Scepter und Hammer” ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen.
Aus dem Buch:
“Neben der verfallenen Gestalt der alten Wahrsagerin hob sich vor seinem geistigen Auge die Erscheinung der Prinzessin wie ein lichtes, glanzvolles Phänomen ab, dessen Strahlen unter den Lidern hindurch bis hinab in die tiefste Seele dringen. Er hatte die süÃ?en, beglückenden Regungen der Liebe noch nie empfunden; es entging ihm also der MaÃ?stab für die wunderbare Stimmung, in welche er sich seit heute versetzt fühlte, und er lieÃ?, halb sinnend, halb träumend, mehr noch aber empfindend, die Erinnerung an das eigenthümliche ErlebniÃ? ungestört auf sich einwirken.”
Karl May (1842-1912) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller. Karl May war einer der produktivsten Autoren von Abenteuerromanen.

Divine Invasion: A Jesus Novel

by Michael Monhollon

From the dust jacket of Divine Invasion: A Jesus Novel â??

How do you stop a man who can raise the dead?

“We have spoken against him,” Annas said. “Denounced him in so far as we dared, yet he is still as popular as ever.”
   “Even more popular.”
   “The people don’t like us,” said a Pharisee. “They respect us, to a degree, but they have never liked us.”
   “Whereas they adore him.”
   “Exactly,” Annas said. “They adore him. Their adoration only increases with time. We try to warn him off, and he keeps preaching. We try to run him off, and he returns. Now we get reports of a man raised from the dead, raised in front of a hundred witnesses. What can we say to counteract the effect of that on the people?”
   “And what happens tomorrow when he performs his next miraculous sign?”
   Nicodemus said, “Listen to you! Listen to all of you. What are you saying? Jesus raises men from the dead, and you ask, â??What effect will it have on the people?’ Better to ask what effect it will have on us. On the whole world! If this Jesus is raising people from the dead, the Day of the Lord is upon us. Indeed, it is already here.”

Scoundrel or saint…Madman or God Incarnate? Read this account of the life of Christ to see Jesus on trial. Do we join the Sanhedrin and Pontius Pilate in judging Jesus, in killing Jesus? In this true story, drawn from the original accounts, meet the man Jesus and decide for yourself.

“What do the prophets say about Jesus Christ? That he will plainly be God? No, but that…he will not be recognized, that people will not believe…that he will be a stumbling-block on which many will fall…”
      – Blaise Pascal

Jesus Messiah

Don Quixote

by Miguel de Cervantes

Don Quixote is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes. Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published, such as the Bokklubben World Library collection that cites Don Quixote as authors’ choice for the “best literary work ever written”.

The story follows the adventures of an hidalgo named Mr. Alonso Quixano who reads so many chivalric romances that he loses his sanity and decides to set out to revive chivalry, undo wrongs, and bring justice to the world, under the name Don Quixote de la Mancha. He recruits a simple farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire, who often employs a unique, earthy wit in dealing with Don Quixote’s rhetorical orations on antiquated knighthood. Don Quixote, in the first part of the book, does not see the world for what it is and prefers to imagine that he is living out a knightly story. Throughout the novel, Cervantes uses such literary techniques as realism, metatheatre, and intertextuality. It had a major influence on the literary community, as evidenced by direct references in Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers (1844), Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) and Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac (1897), as well as the word “quixotic” and the epithet “Lothario”. Arthur Schopenhauer cited Don Quixote as one of the four greatest novels ever written, along with Tristram Shandy, La Nouvelle Héloïse and Wilhelm Meister.

Cervantes said the first chapters were taken from “The Archive of La Mancha”, and the rest were translated from Arabic by the Moorish author Cide Hamete Benengeli. This metafictional trick appears to give a greater credibility to the text, implying that Don Quixote is a real character and that the story truly occurred several decades back. However, it was also common practice in that era for fictional works to make some pretense of being factual, such as the common opening line of fairy tales “Once upon a time in a land far away…”

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