Free historical fiction Kindle books for 20 Sep 18

Badon Hill (Historical Fiction Action Adventure, set in Dark Age post Roman Britain) (The Dominic Chronicles Book 3)

by F J Atkinson

Rome’s protection has been withdrawn.
Britain’s underbelly is exposed.

The Saxons have conquered South East Britannia, but the lands further west have always eluded them. Repeatedly, they attempt to break Arthur’s dominance of the West Country, but to no avail. Arthur and his stronghold of Brythonfort are a breakwater upon which the Saxon threat always falters.

But now things are different; now they have forged an alliance with a rogue British tribe and the ruthless Guertepir; now they are able to attack in greater numbers and draw Arthur from his bastion. Their immediate goal is the restored spa town of Aquae Sulis.

Above the town, the high ground of Badon Hill awaits. Here, the conflict will forge the destiny of Britannia once and for all.

Perils and Promises of a Parson’s Family

by D.A. Sharron

When Lucy meets seminary student Luke Goodson at a church service, she knows she’s met the man she is going to marry, and the next May, they exchange vows. Four years later, with their two-year-old son at her side, a very pregnant Lucy proudly watches Luke obtain his seminary degree, enabling him to pursue his calling as a pastor.

Shortly after their daughter’s birth, Luke accepts a position to pastor a rural community’s mission church. The small congregation meets in a quaint clapboard schoolhouse, and they will be able to live in the old schoolmaster’s cottage next door. Excited to begin this new chapter of their lives, Lucy and Luke set out for Dawson, Texas . . . and are met by an unwelcome surprise.

The cottage is filthy, derelict from disuse. With two small children, no indoor plumbing, and only a rancid cistern from which to get water, Lucy despairs, wondering how she will care for her children’s needs or help Luke serve his new congregation. But God has bigger plans than she can see, and even in these circumstances, her little family will not fall from his hand.

Based on a true story, Perils and Promises of a Parson’s Family invokes a sense of nostalgia alongside the reminder that God provides for his children in all circumstancesâ??and that miracles still happen every day.

Granny Dollar

by Neal Wooten

In 1926, a one hundred-year-old Indian woman fantastically emerged from the woods at the Masters School, a school for underprivileged children near what is now Desoto State Park on Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. Her name was Nancy Emmaline Callahan Dollar.

Recently widowed, she found herself homeless and in need for the first time in her life. A rugged and stout Cherokee standing six feet tall with a pipe clenched in her teeth and followed by a mongrel dog and six chickens, she was a sight for the kids to behold. They were mesmerized by her and immediately put her up in one of the empty cabins on the campus grounds and tended to her every need. When the owner of the school, Colonel Milford W. Howard, returned from California to find the old Indian woman there, he too soon fell under her spell.

Granny Dollar, a term of endearment since she never had children, became a local legend and the favorite subject of journalists and writers for years to come. Most of the stories she told were the stuff of legends, like hiding out during the forced relocation of the Cherokee Indians, bitten by poisonous snakes three times, and losing almost everything in the War Between the States. Other stories surrounding her might have been exaggerated, but one thing is certain, everyone who met her knew right away she was a walking monument of life and history.

Shuckstack Mountain

by David Henry

The blinding power of even small facets of nature is the crux of SHUCKSTACK MOUNTAIN.

On Samuel Meller’s eighteenth birthday, Hitler invades Poland, and his family’s barn goes up in a blaze of fireworks and misplaced war fever. His poor vision keeps him from Western Front, and Samuel finds himself in the Smoky Mountains, a fire lookout for the forest service. In addition to raging fires, he is forced to confront his youthful foolishness, his own mortality, and the guilt of a survivor.

SHUCKSTACK MOUNTAIN echoes the simple sincerity of the transcendentalists while maintaining a sense of wonder as evoked by Charles Frazier’s COLD MOUNTAIN, and David Guterson’s EAST OF THE MOUNTAINS.

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