Free historical fiction Kindle books for 29 Sep 18

Evanthia’s Gift (The Gift Saga Book 1)

by Effie Kammenou

This Greek American family saga follows a multigenerational story of love, loyalty, and culture. An emotional novel about family bonds and the difficult pull between home and heritage.

In the year 1956, Anastacia Fotopoulos finds herself pregnant and betrayed, fleeing from a bad marriage. With the love and support of her dear friends Stavros and Soula Papadakis, Ana is able to face the challenges of single motherhood. Left with emotional wounds, she resists her growing affection for Alexandros Giannakos, an old acquaintance. But his persistence and unconditional love for Ana and her child is eventually rewarded and his love is returned. In a misguided, but well-intentioned effort to protect the ones they love, both Ana and Alex keep secrets – ones that could threaten the delicate balance of their family.

The story continues in the 1970’s as Dean and Demi Papadakis, and Sophia Giannakos attempt to negotiate between two cultures. Now Greek-American teenagers, Sophia and Dean,
who have shared a special connection since childhood, become lovers. Sophia is shattered when Dean rebels against the pressure his father places on him to uphold his Greek heritage and hides his feelings for her. When he pulls away from his family, culture and ultimately his love for her, Sophia is left with no choice but to find a life different from the one she’d hoped for.

EVANTHIA’S GIFT is a multigenerational love story spanning fifty years and crossing two continents, chronicling the lives that unify two families.



Senlac Hill

by S. J. Williams

1066. On a hill in Sussex, England, the army of Duke William of Normandy camps, waiting to march into battle against the Saxons. William hopes to claim the crown of England from Harold Godwinson.
In his army an infantryman frets about the fight to come. Rowan is a good fighter but has never fought in a battle of this scale before. He seeks to start his life afresh in a newly conquered England, far away from his troubled life as a noble bastard back in Normandy. Will he find his courage? And will he be the same once the fight is over?
Senlac Hill tells the story of a ground level soldier during the days leading up to the Battle of Hastings, one of the most important single battles in the history of England.



Westerns (A Collection)

by Gerald Hartenhoff

A collection of western stories filled with action, adventure, and romance.

The seven titles included in this collection are:
Rediger:
James Rediger was on his way to visit the grave site of his wife and daughter when he stopped by a river to rest. He met a beautiful widow by the name of Helen Stafford and her daughter, Grace, who were spending the day together fishing.

One thing led to another, and Helen and Grace invited Rediger to their place. He declined the offer. Helen told Rediger how bad the sheriff and deputies were in the town where he was headed, and warned him to use extra caution.

He assured her he would, and that everything would be all right, there would be no trouble. Too bad the sheriff and deputies weren’t in on that decision.
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Rotten And Ugly:
Carla Johansen was rotten and ugly. At least that’s what her stepmother had been telling her for the last five years. Every. Single. Day.

Well not quite, but it sure seemed like it to Carla. If her father Albert wasn’t around, his wife Linda was certain to slip in a hurtful remark. It took the death of Mr. Johansen to light the stick of dynamite that was about to go off.
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As You Were:
When William Banning went to stay with his uncle, he was told to stay out of trouble. That’s hard to do when a beautiful woman is in need of help.
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Bennett:
The only thing Bennett wanted to do was deliver the stallion and get the rest of his money. If it were only that simple.

The man who bought the horse from him is dead, and now he must deal with his beautiful daughter, who has bigger things to worry about besides not having the money to pay him. People are trying to take her ranch away. Lucky for her, Bennett showed up just in time.
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Michael:
Follow Gary Barten and his dog Michael, as they pursue the brutal men who have kidnapped his daughter.
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There Will Be No Wedding:
With her marriage to Doyle Stone less than twenty-four hours away, Olive Boyd has to follow her instincts and let him go. After having witnessed his dark side, the last thing Olive wants is to spend the rest of her days with this man, but Doyle isn’t about to let her walk away that easily.

Knowing that leaving him will result in dire consequences, Olive seeks refuge with the one man her mother claims can keep her safe, Zeke Whitmore.

Unfortunately for Olive, Zeke Whitmore is not the vibrant and healthy man her mother remembers him to be. His health is failing fast.

When Doyle’s men track Olive down, Zeke must gather what little strength he has left to protect her, but will it be enough to thwart the determination of a sadistic madman bent on getting Olive back by any means necessary?
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You Never Owed Me:
Nancy McQuay is days away from giving birth when her husband’s men catch up to her in Yankton, South Dakota. When Carolyn Lind and her mother Anne Adams see the young girl being abducted, they try to help, and are rewarded with brutality.

Grady Lind left his old life behind when he married Carolyn and had a daughter. He’s been able to avoid violence for sometime now, and he has never been happier.

Unfortunately for Grady, his wife asks him to help the young Nancy McQuay, and he reluctantly agrees. Hopefully that won’t be a decision he soon regrets.



Elmwood Park: A Work of Fiction

by John Brodston

In October of 1960, six teenagers were killed when their car struck a tree in Omaha’s Elmwood Park. The grisly car wreck both shocked and fascinated the city. This book is a study of grief and pain and the courage displayed by those who had to do deal with the tragedy and then move on with their lives.



El mezquino de Babel: El enfrentamiento de un hombre con un estado totalitario (Spanish Edition)

by Pedro Luis Rodríguez Molina

Es la historia de un insignificante hombre que por salvar su familia es capaz de sacrificar su vida, ser un héroe, va a morir en manos de los enemigos del imperio, su familia no le faltara nada, pero la vida es compleja e impredecible y troncha los caminos, incluso los más seguros. Indifi sobrevive y empieza para él un recorrido hacía la cima del Imperio Babilónico, con todas sus contradicciones y miserias humanas. Es incorporado a un secreto Cuerpo Religioso de Palacio. Se enfrenta a Daniel, el nuevo consejero de Nabucodonosor que pretende imponer una nueva religión (hebrea) en el imperio. Inicia una sublevación en el populacho para derrocar a Itti-Mardilk, el consejero del rey y el verdadero poder del imperio. El límite de los hombres solo se llega cuando la vida nos pone obras gigantescas. Indifi es un ser humano capaz de renegar de todo lo que una vez fue sagrado para él, la familia, la religión, quizás la vida. Sus propios proyectos lo llevan a transformarse en el hombre que nunca quiso ser. Es la historia de un hombre antes el poder político de un estado totalitario.



The Last Real Hobo

by Terry Albritton

When a handsome, young hobo jumps off a train in a small town, he becomes embroiled in a murder and infatuated with a beautiful primary school teacher. She is involved with the charismatic high school principal suspected of Communist sympathies. The Last Real Hobo is a nostalgic look at the 1950’s when changing mores and political controversy begin to intrude in the bucolic lives California’s Central Valley farmers. An F.B.I. investigation and a love triangle unfold among rumors of Reds and perverts, the nasty senate election between Richard Nixon and Helen Douglas, and the chaos created by the Korean War. Contemporary themes of bigotry, misogyny, and conspiracy resonate as a hobo comes of age among a colorful cast of characters who wrestle with personal integrity and professional ethics.



Cristina of Aspen Aisle

by Andrew Case

One day, Will Millhouse, an ordinary, lonesome bachelor, encounters a young girl who claims to be his daughter from the future. Should he believe her? Cristina of Aspen Aisle is a mystery, a frontier adventure, and a love story that reminds us of the echoing beauty and joy all around us, if we are willing to see with new eyes.

“It’s exactly the kind of book I would love to read but is impossible to find. I suppose I feel…giddy, agape, aglow, awakened to fresh awareness ‘that I too am a man in love.’ It has all the freshness of a first novel but none of the flaws. I’m in awe of the mastery of plot, suspense, timing, tone: all such delicate matters yet handled with perfect pitch. Case has really learned well from L.M. Montgomery, and indeed improved upon her in that his writing is so brilliantly and unabashedly God-struck. And the clarity of the prose: all the way through there’s nary a misstep in sentence structure, rhythm, dialogue, etc. The writing never gets in the way of itself, and this alone is no small feat.”

â??MIKE MASON, best-selling author of The Mystery of Marriage and 21 Candles



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