Free historical fiction Kindle books for 18 Aug 18

Lady Charlotte’s Marquess: Sexy Regency Romance (The heir and a spare Book 2)

by Fiona Miers

This Duke’s daughter swears she will marry only for love–but can she convince a certain gentleman to do the same?

Lady Charlotte is the daughter of a Duke. She’s been raised with everything her heart desires–except for love. Her parents’ arranged marriage brought wealth, influence and power, but their happiness was never considered. Must she accept a union like theirs? Certainly she won’t find the gentleman she’s looking for in her family’s social circle â?¦ except perhaps her brother’s mysterious, handsome friend Archie. He draws her attention like no other, but can she convince him to trust his heart?

Archibald Turner, second son of a Marquess, lived the carefree life of a ‘spare’ until he was eighteen. That was the year he learned his older brother would not live to inherit the title. Archie has worked hard to become a suitable heir, but he dreads the coming time when he must give up all his own dreams, and assume their father’s mantle. The only source of joy in his life is the lovely, audacious Lady Charlotte, who brings his dreams into bold, vivid color. But dare he ask her for her hand, when it means dragging her into scandal?

Can the two find a way to claim each other’s hearts, even against a backdrop of family tragedy and shame?
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A Kentucky Mail Order Bride

by Tate Stevenson

Tales of mail order brides and Amish widows mark this anthology of historical romance….Katie is released after being arrested following a suffragette protest. Needing a change, she follows the lead of her friend and answers a mail order bride advertisement. Finding herself in Montana, she ends up at the farm of Daniel…a cowboy who wants a wife but not love. Knowing that this will not work, can Katie heal his past hurts and can they develop the marriage that God intends?



Breaking Ties (Lost Colony Series Book 1)

by Jo Grafford

A bluestocking before her time, Rose Payne signs up as a ship clerk for a risky colonial venture and flees to the New World to outrun a broken heart. When she and her friends fall prey to a deadly conspiracy, she must turn to their only Native ally for help. But the price for his services won’t be cheap. He wants her!

PROLOGUE: Sometimes murder isn’t as messy, up-close, and personal as many people imagine it to be. Sometimes it is distant and impersonal — as simple as crossing a line through a name on a sheet of paper. Or one hundred and fifteen names in our case.

For centuries to come, we would be called the LOST COLONISTS of ROANOKE ISLAND.



A Fashionable Affair

by Caroline Linden

Love is never out of fashionâ?¦

Felicity Dawkins is determined to save her dress shop, Madame Follette’s, from ruin. Times and styles have changed, but the upcoming coronation of King George IV is just the opportunity she needs to bring it back into vogue.

Evan Hewes, Earl of Carmarthen, also has big plans for Follette’s dress shop: he intends to tear it down to make way for the grand new boulevard he’s building. All he has to do is persuade Felicity.

She won’t sell. He won’t be denied. But the attraction that sparks between them every time they meet might upend all their plansâ?¦

Originally published in Dressed to Kiss.
Now with a bonus preview of An Earl Like You, available 8/28/18



Knowledge Is Power: A Prometheus Saga Vol 2 Short Story

by T. L. Woolsley

A short story in The Prometheus Saga 2.

INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR

Q – What is The Prometheus Saga?

A – In the Prometheus Saga 2, ten authors unite to interpret how an alien presence would interact with the human condition over a time period that spans from the dawn of man to the present. The stories cross genres and genders, allowing for entirely different narratives and insights on historical events and the human experience.

Q – Where should a reader start when selecting a short story to read in The Prometheus Saga?

A – Each story is self-contained and can be read in any order. The reader is free to select any of the stories at random to begin their experience. The book description will explain the premise for each particular story.

Q – What is this alien probe?

An alien civilization landed a probe on Earth at the dawn of mankind. This probe, a form of artificial intelligence, can morph into any human form, take on any human identity, either male or female. Its life spans hundreds of thousands of years. Its mission is to report everything it can about us to its home planet. What this humanoid observes and learns over centuries of human existence will be interpreted through each short story in the saga. The alien probe is as mythic as Prometheus, the Greek Titan who was said to have brought fire to mankind.

About the Author

T L WOOLSLEY T. L. Woolsley is the pen name of writer Kim Campbell, who lives and works in the Fort Lauderdale area. She has been interested in science fiction since junior high, when she discovered that those fascinating creaturesâ??boysâ??read SF, too. Then it was re-runs of “Star Trek” after school and “Dr. Who” (the fourth Doctor) on Friday nights â?¦.
Freelance nonfiction writing honed much of her writing skills while college, a career in public relations, and life experience rounded out the skills she brings to the page.
She is managing editor at a book publishing firm in Fort Lauderdale. At night and on weekends she writes short stories and works on Whisper Sister, a novel about a woman running a speakeasy in 1929 New Orleans.
Visit T. L. at www.tlwoolsley.com for updates on her work, and ramblings on writing, life, and the writing life.



Calpurnia’s Dream: A Magical Perspective of Julius Caesar’s Rome

by Maria Lourdes Alonso

“Calpurnia’s Dream” is in fact, a long, long letter that Caesar’s widow writes to her late husband, showing all her pain, scarce self-confidence and passionate love for him. But, simultaneously, she also reveals us a unique account of Julius Caear’s Rome through her eyes, in which shamanism , historical perspective and a profound analysis of female psychology are combined. Calpurnia Caesaris, like King Arthur’s Queen in “Gades y Camelot”, is a highly charismatic man’s sensuous wife who is still madly in love with her lord and has to face the risk of being repudiated due to her barrenness. She desperately seeks for a way of her own that might enable her to survive her crisis. Her turning point comes through a wise man and a Celtic priestess who initiate her into some kind of unusual healing which was reserved to high-ranked ladies in the past.
This story also offers us the chance to see historical characters from an unknown perspective, such as that deep genuine friendship the heroine shares with Marcus Portius Cato’s daughter and wife and , on the other hand , with Sulla’s daughter. Caesar is an ageing though still magnetic man, torn between bitter irony and ambition..
Praise for M.L.Alonso’s works
“Las mujeres de Wagner”:
A.Reverter in “Ars canendi” (Radio Clásica) (5/5/2013).”Interesante y enjundioso trabajo.Felicitamos a María L.Alonso “.
C. De Matesanz in “Viaje a Ítaca” (Radio Clásica) (25/4/2013)”Ensayo claro y completo que recomendamos”
“La autora realiza una interesante incursión en el mundo de la magia celta según fue versionada por G.A.Bécquer, Oscar Wilde y ha sido posteriormente recogida por la moderna literatura artúrica(…)La importancia del mundo feérico en la poesía becqueriana, la presencia del arquetipo de la triple diosa en el excesivo y romántico Oscar Wilde y el papel de la doncella cazadora y la diosa madre, las sacerdotisas de Avalon y el reino de las hadas son algunos temas en los que Lourdes Alonso, pertrechada de una excelente cultura literaria y mitológica se detiene y cuya lectura recomendamos”
(About “La magia celta según G.A.Bécquer, Oscar Wilde y la novela artúrica contemporánea” in MAS ALLA DE LA CIENCIA,nº129:November,1999).



Out of Necessity

by John Hansen

Times were tough. Myles Keegan was a logger in the “big woods” of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. He took pride in what he did even though it barely made a living for him and his wife and son. The reality of his situation was Taulman Logging dictated his financial well-being. And then came that fateful day in the fall of 1897. It was a day that would start him on an insane quest that he never imagined himself doing but, as it turned out, he didn’t really have a choice. He’d laughed at the others who had gone before him but now, seemingly everyone, his wife included, thought he should do this. If he were man enough to see it through, and he had some luck, life would be good. On the other hand, if he fell short in either of these categories, his life might not be worth living at all.



A Tropical Frontier: The Legacy

by Tim Robinson

[Rating: R, for language] The Twelfth novel in the series, this is a story of greed, rust, and glory – and what might happen if Ponce de Leon had been right. Bamboo returns for his swan song and, in the process, prompts us to ask that eternal question: Are there really angels?



The Dark Side of the River: A Novel of Survival

by Bonnie S. Johnston

Historical novelist, Bonnie S. Johnston, brings to life the story of Elizabeth Blackmore Sollars, who, over two centuries ago, endured hardships and losses almost unimaginable today. Using Elizabeth’s own words, the author describes her move from her wealthy Maryland home to the frontier of Pennsylvania. From there, she is taken by her Revolutionary War veteran husband to the bloody wilderness of Kentucky where she is confronted by Indian depredations as they crossed the Ohio River to eliminate the encroaching settlers.



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