Free historical fiction Kindle books for 14 Apr 18

Conquests: Hearts Rule Kingdoms (Conquered Hearts Book 1)

by Emily Murdoch

England, 1069. The nation is still recovering from the Norman invasion three years earlier – and adjusting to life under its sometimes brutal new rulers. A young girl trembles in the shadows of what was once her home. Avis is homeless and penniless, and with no family left alive she is forced to become a ward of Richard, the Norman lord who has taken her home.

But when King William decrees that Norman lords must marry Anglo-Saxon women Avis must make a terrible choice. Either marry the repulsive Richard or else take a chance on another Norman, Melville, a man she has never met.

Soon she realizes that survival in a time of turmoil and war depends on putting aside the prejudices of the past.

Conquests is a brilliantly researched and involving historical drama that is perfect for fans of Alison Weir and Philippa Gregory.

Vikings: The Truth About Lagertha And Ragnar: A historically accurate retelling of the ninth book of the Gesta Danorum (Viking Secrets 2)

by Rachel Tsoumbakos

Lagertha was known to be one of the wives of the famous Viking, Ragnar Lodbrok. But did you know they first met each other at a brothel?

And just how long did their marriage last?

Plus, was Lagertha really the revered shield maiden we see her as today?

‘Vikings: The Truth About Lagertha And Ragnar’ will unravel all these secrets and reveal a story that is more interesting than anything you knew about them previously.

In Part One their story is brought to life with a historically accurate retelling. Part Two then explores the historical facts surrounding this story.

‘Vikings: The Truth About Lagertha And Ragnar’ aims to discover just how much of what we know of the shield maiden, Lagertha, and the famous Ragnar Lodbrok in popular culture today is actually true.

Discover the truth today!

The ‘Viking Secrets’ series explores the historical fact from present day fiction in regards to the Vikings and the extraordinary women who existed in the Viking era.

PLEASE NOTE: Each of the books in this series can be read as standalone books due to the nature of the sagas involved. Therefore, the book numbering indicates the order in which the stories were published and not the order in which they are required to be read.

El tulipán negro (Prometheus Classics) (Spanish Edition)

by Alexandre Dumas

¡Este libro contiene ahora varias tablas HTML de contenidos que harán de la lectura un verdadero placer!

El tulipán negro (La tulipe noire) es una novela histórica que comienza con el linchamiento del ministro holandés Johan de Witt, un hecho histórico, y se desarrolla los meses siguientes al asesinato. En la ciudad de Haarlem se organiza un concurso para v er qui puede cultivar un tulipán negro…

McCutcheon Family Series Boxed Set Books 1-3 (McCutcheon Family Series)

by Caroline Fyffe

Enjoy the first three books of the award-winning McCutcheon Family series in this special offering. The ten book western historical saga follows the McCutcheon family, as well as the characters of Y Knot, Montana Territory and Rio Wells, Texas from 1883 to 1887. 

VCRW Laurel Wreath Winner, Maggie Finalist, Gayle Wilson Finalist ,RWA Golden Heart Finalist

Montana Territory, 1883
When Luke McCutcheon finds Faith Brown about to give birth in her rickety wagon, his first instincts are to ride for help. Instead, he stays and delivers a beautiful baby girl. Unable to leave the pretty young widow and her little son and newborn unprotected in the Montana wilderness, he brings them along on his family’s cattle drive, to the absolute delight of the other friendly cowboys.

Luke, third son of Montana’s wealthy McCutcheon family, is different from his brothers. As the offspring of a Cheyenne warrior, he carries a chip on his shoulder for all to see. His flashing eyes and handsome face make Faith feel she’s stepped into some long-ago tale where men cherish their women–and keep them safe. If only she could trust him! Faith is on the run, and although she’s pampered and protected by Luke and his family, she just can’t risk the consequences of sharing the details of her past–one that’s hunting to take her back to the nightmare she’s just escaped. Happy-ever-afters are for fairytales, she reminds herself sternly as her heart feels the warm pull of his. Still, she can’t help but dream of a loving family, a home to call her own, a beautiful and bright…Montana Dawn.

VCRW Laurel Wreath Winner

Texas Badlands, 1886
Fresh out of medical school, John McCutcheon finds his stagecoach under attack by brutal outlaws. With the help of a feisty acquaintance, Lily Anthony, he manages to fend off the assault. Lily is attracted to the charming cowboy-doctor, with his chiseled good looks and teasing ways, then heartbroken to learn he’s engaged to be married.

Once settled in Rio Wells, Texas, John tries to ignore the fact that his cousin has taken a shine to Lily. When a bounty hunter shows up looking for a priceless jewel that Lily has found stashed away in her aunt’s belongings, Lily fears her dreams of owning her own shop–and of finding true love–are about to go up in flames…or, could that just be the glow of a beautiful … Texas Twilight?

Golden Quill Contest Finalist

A mail order bride goes to Y Knot, Montana, 1886
Secretly answering a letter from the mail order bride agency she works for as a maid, Evie Davenport travels by stagecoach to Y Knot, Montana to marry Chance Holcomb, a young rancher who once worked for the powerful McCutcheon family. Evie’s never been out of St. Louis and rarely left the large Victorian where she was raised. The beauty and vastness of Montana steals her heart and soul, but will her fairytale marriage come to an end when Chance discovers the truth about her past and how his letter ended up in her care? Book three of the McCutcheon family series continues the saga…

Read the entire McCutcheon Family saga in order:
Montana Dawn
Texas Twilight
Mail-Order Brides of the West: Evie
Mail-Order Brides of the West: Heather
Moon Over Montana
Mail-Order Brides of the West: Kathryn
Montana Snowfall
Texas Lonesome
Montana Courage
Montana Promise

Watch for more McCutcheon Family novels to come…

Simon’s Wife

by L.M. Affrossman

Three decades have passed since the death of Jesus of Nazareth on a Roman cross, and Judea is teetering on the brink of apocalypse. Caught up in the horror that will inspire the Book of Revelation, a young woman is fighting for survival.

In the dark days that follow the Roman devastation of Jerusalem in AD 70, nineteen-year-old Shelamzion bat Judah finds herself captured and awaiting both her own execution and that of her husband, former rebel-leader Simon bar Gioras. Alone and forgotten, there seems little reason to go on living, yet a strange friendship begins to grow between Shelamzion and her austere, old Roman jailor, Fabius Cornelius Grammaticus.

With his pretensions to be recognized as an historian in the style of Livy, it is to her he turns to record the true version of events behind the insurrection in Judea that led to the destruction of her country. Time is running out, however, and unknowingly history is being rewritten by a traitor’s hand.

5.0 out of 5 stars Historically set unconventional love story, beautifully written, and a ‘must’ read.
By D Greenon 4 November 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A potent and imaginative story, described with details like a fine brush used in a work of art. This book will capture and hold your attention with vivid narrative about human behavior from a period of history not frequently covered.The impression given is that the historical background was well researched, carefully considered, and intelligently and sensitively articulated into a powerful story line, it is a love story with much depth.The twist at the end is unexpected and gives the reader reassurance that humanity is ever present even in the worst of circumstances.

5.0 out of 5 stars I can’t recommend this book more highly. It is excellent.
By Tavenuson 2 November 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
I’m a great fan of anything Roman. Roman Historical Fiction, Roman History, even cooking. In fact if it’s Roman I will read it, eat it or collect it.

I’ve read Roman historic fiction by Lindsay Davis, Marilyn Todd, Steven Saylor and Ruth Downie, and am always looking for new writers.

This book, in my opinion, is as good a read, as any of the above mentioned books of Roman historic fiction.

Unusually for me, it is written, not from the Roman point of view, but through the eyes of a vanquished nation. In this case the Jews, and recounts the events leading up to and through the siege, and fall of Jerusalem.

Since reading this book, which I couldn’t put down, and finished at 2am. I have gone on to download a sample of Flavius Josephus “The War of the Jews”, which I’m looking forward to reading.

I can’t recommend this book more highly. It is excellent.

Please, please, please can we have a sequel. Or at least more on this period, from the Jewish perspective.

5.0 out of 5 stars A history that rings with authenticity and grips the reader
By Lover of historical fictionon 5 November 2017
Format: Paperback
This is a terrific and unexpected book. Writing the story of a Jewish rebellion against Roman rule from the point of the view of the defeated might seem a depressing read, but Affrossman makes this an extraordinary tale of courage and grace. The characters are sharply-detailed, and Affrossman finds the balance between the grain and weight of historical events and a story with which modern readers can readily identify. This is a tale of someone who would normally not have a voice in history, but through Shelamzion’s relationship with the Roman, Fabius Cornelius Grammaticus, this become a powerful novel of what it means to discover a voice that can carry. Affrossman keeps the story rooted in its period while making it sing for the ages – I’d put it with the best recent historical fiction I’ve read, and more than that, one of the best books I’ve read in a while. Strongly recommended!

A Middling Sort

by Jud Widing

“Fidget’s Mill was a town full of secrets, populated by people who had no idea how to keep them.”

It is a time of revolution in the American colonies, an epoch in which men of exceptional talent and ambition agitate to reshape the course of human events. Their names will pass into legend: Washington. Adams. Jefferson. Hamilton. Madison. Monroe.

Denton Hedges is there too, and he’s trying his best.

In the inauspicious year of 1767, he volunteers to visit a no-account Massachusetts seaside town called Fidget’s Mill. His goal is simple: secure a non-importation agreement, so that the colonies might adopt a stronger negotiating position with England. There’s no reason for him to get mixed up with a forbidden love triangle, a witch, demons, or the three moneyed families jockeying for control of the town. And yetâ?¦

He really is trying his best.

A Desperate Wager

by Em Taylor

Nathaniel Spencer, the Fourteenth Duke of Kirkbourne wakes up with an almighty hangover and a wager note in his pocket stating he has agreed to marry the Earl of Brackingham’s daughter. And he can’t even remember ever meeting the chit. Clearly his drinking has got out of hand.

Lady Sarah Steele is horrified when her father announces that the Duke of Kirkbourne has agreed to marry her and even more horrified that her father wagered her hand in a game of cards. Not only that, but the earl has not told the duke of the riding accident that left Sarah paralysed when she was sixteen. But he’s dying and she knows he wants to see her settled before the inevitable happens.

Despite Nate’s drinking and Sarah’s possible complicity in the earl’s plan, they agree to marry. But when accidents start to happen, the newly-weds must deal not only with the fact they are practically strangers, but they must find out who is trying to kill one or both of them. Nate’s drink problem and Sarah’s disability are only a couple of the hurdles they must face to find lasting love.

This book contains scenes of an adult nature.

The Bend in the River: A Short Story

by Kurt Robinson

An expedition to extract salt for their established town turns deadly for a group of men traveling along the Kentucky River in 1780. Men from Bryan Station on their way to a salt lick near Louisville encounter something they hoped they wouldn’t on the banks of the Kentucky River. They have to fight for their lives until unexpected help arrives near what is today Frankfort, Kentucky.

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