Free historical fiction Kindle books for 20 Jun 18

The Three Musketeers Collection

by Alexandre Dumas

Here you will find the complete D’Artagnan novels in the chronological order of their original publication.

The D’Artagnan Romances are a set of three 19th-century novels by Alexandre Dumas, telling the story of the 17th-century musketeer D’Artagnan.
In the English translations, the 269 chapters of the last novel (The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later) has been usually split into three, four, or five individual books. Our edition is faithful to the original text by not splitting the novel.

– The Three Musketeers
– Twenty Years After
РThe Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later (which includes The Vicomte of Bragelonne, Louise de la Valli̬re and The Man in the Iron Mask)

The Legacy’s Origin: Dalais Clan’s Fate (Enduring Legacy Book 1)

by Dawn Brower

What makes a person a witch?
For those living in sixteenth century Scotland the very word witch is terrifying. Everyone is afraid of witches, both to be accused of one, and to be cursed by one. In a series of events beyond their control one family faces their ultimate fear and the consequences they can’t escape.
The very idea of witchcraft becomes all too real for the Dalais family. Caitrìona Dalais Guaire, Sorcha Dalais Creag, and Niall Dalais are torn from their homes and put on trial. Their very lives are at stake, and everything points to their eventual demise.
In an act of desperation one of them arranges for the children to be secreted away to safety. Only time will tell if they are successful and if their legacy will live onâ?¦

Sick Heart River: classic

by John Buchan

Lawyer and politician Sir Edward Leithen has been diagnosed with advanced tuberculosis – a year to live. A former colleague, American John S. Blenkiron, requests help to find his niece’s husband, who has flown from his successful financial career to the wild Canadian north . . .

Queen’s Gambit Free 1st Chapter (The Tudor Trilogy)

by E C Fremantle

Free eBook only exclusive first chapter.

For fans of Hilary Mantel, Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, Elizabeth Fremantle’s first novel, Queen’s Gambit, is a riveting account of Katherine Parr, the Tudor queen who married four men and outlived three of them – including Henry VIII.

Widowed for the second time aged thirty-one, Katherine is obliged to return to court but, suspicious of the aging Henry and those who surround him, she does so with reluctance. Nevertheless when she finds herself caught up in a passionate affair with the dashing and seductive Thomas Seymour, she believes she might finally be able to marry for love. But her presence at court has attracted the attentions of another…

Captivated by her honesty and intelligence, Henry Tudor has his own plans for Katherine and no one is in the position to refuse a proposal from the king. With her charismatic lover dispatched to the continent, Katherine becomes Henry’s sixth wife.

Passionate about religious reform, and ever aware of the fates of his previous queens, she must draw upon all her instincts and intellect to navigate the treachery of the court. With the Catholic faction once more in the ascendency, reformers burned for heresy and those around the dying king vying for position in the new regime, her survival seems unlikely – and yet she has still not quite given up on love…

Rich in atmosphere and period detail, and told through the eyes of Katherine and her young maid Dot, Queen’s Gambit is the story of two very different women during a terrifying and turbulent time. If you loved Wolf Hall, The Other Boleyn Girl or the BBC drama series The Tudors, then Elizabeth Fremantle’s Queen’s Gambit is the book for you.

Elizabeth Fremantle holds a first in English and an MA in creative Writing from Birkbeck. As a Fashion Editor she has contributed to various publications including Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair and the Erotic Review and has had her fiction published in the Mechanic’s Institute Review. Queen’s Gambit is her first novel.

Una of the Garden: classic

by L. M. Montgomery

One evening, when the faraway hills and fields were scarfed in gauzy purples and the intervales were brimming with golden mists, Eric carried to the old garden a little limp volume that held a love story. It was the first of its kind he had ever read to her; it was a beautiful and passionate idyll, exquisitely told. He read it to her, lying in the grass at her feet; she listened with her beautiful hands clasped on her lap and her eyes on his face. It was not long and when he had finished he shut the book and looked up at her questioningly. “Do you like it?” he asked. Very slowly she took her slate and wrote. “Yes, I liked it. But it hurt me too. I did not know before that a person could like anything that hurt her. And I do not understand it very well. It is about love and I do not know anything about love. Mother told me once that love was a curse and that I must pray that it would never enter my life. She said it very earnestly and so I believed it. But that book teaches that it is a blessing. Which am I to believe?”

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