Free historical fiction Kindle books for 27 Oct 18

LA DAMA DEL AMAZONAS: Aventuras, acción, misterio y una mujer que luchó hasta más allá de cualquier límite (Spanish Edition)

by Teresa Ortiz-Tagle

Por increíble que parezca, esta historia sucedió en realidad.

Aventuras, acción, misterio y una mujer que luchó hasta más allá de cualquier límite.

La más grande historia de amor del siglo XVIII.
Y tal vez la más grande de todos los tiempos.

Las obras de Teresa Ortiz-Tagle se centrarán en descubrir mujeres a lo largo de la historia, heroínas que realizaron grandes gestas y han sido olvidadas con el paso del tiempo.

Children of the Wise Oak

by Oliver J. Tooley

Blyth, Teague, and Abbon, three brothers of the Durotriges tribe in southern Britain, discover a strange old man, living alone in the forest, who warns them of a coming storm.
Soon afterwards, their father returns from travelling in distant lands. But then, terrible events force them to flee from their village; the only home they have ever known.
The old man teaches them some magic, before they embark on a journey across the sea to Gaul, guided by the warrior mage Gwenn.
Gwenn brings them to train with the mysterious Deru-Weidi, but will their magic be enough when they come face to face with the mighty city of Rome?

Set in a historically accurate backdrop of iron age Britain, Gaul, and the Roman Republic; “Children of the Wise Oak” is a historical fantasy featuring magical realism, Celtic culture and religion, the occasional dragon, and more.

Age suitability. Recommended minimum age of 11-13 (with parental guidance) for the series. Book 1 contains some moderate violence, including battles, individual combat, Roman games, and a ritual killing. Later books in the series also contain some mild sexual content and some moderately adult themes.

Sweet Barbarian

by Jayla Jasso

Look what the Chihuahua dragged in.

When Karly wanders outside her mountain cabin into the snowstorm to see why her dog is going nuts, she’s expecting an injured animal, not a muscular mammoth of a man who’s unconscious and about to freeze to death if she doesn’t drag him inside and try to tend his wounds. He’s wearing only a few pieces of fur-and-leather armorâ??cosplayer or insane mountain man?â??and his wild hair and beard haven’t seen a pair of scissors in a year or more. But when he wakes up and opens those amber-hazel eyes, Karly’s too caught off guard to protest his lack of appropriate clothing.

He doesn’t speak English, so Karly uses her skills as a foreign language teacher (and a lot of charades) to teach him. She needs to figure out who he is, why he’s dressed like a Skyrim character, what happened to him, and where he belongs so she can get him home.

That plan goes awry when his story starts coming out in broken English, and he claims to be a Visigoth from the year 483. Other than that little glitch, he doesn’t seem crazy, so Karly’s not sure whether to take him to the mental hospital or the homeless shelter. Or, just keep him around and drool over his hunky physique, his sweet smile, and his lion’s mane of hair. Plus, when her druggie ex-husband shows up high and hell-bent on manhandling Karly, it comes in handy to have a 6 foot 6 barbarian around to bounce him right on back to his Hummer with a bloody nose.

Valamir is condemned to execution, and the dungeon guards are on their way to his cell. So when his captor’s wife offers to use her Druidic powers to save his life in exchange for his undying pledge of love and loyalty, he sees no other way out. A quick blood-pact and hasty incantation later, he finds himself transported out of prison, trudging down a mountain in a blizzard and stumbling into the back yard of the most lovely guardian angel Wodin could have ever sent him. Karly is beautiful, smart, efficient, and caringâ??everything Valamir’s ever wanted in a woman. Only problem is, she suspects he’s either lying or delusional when he tells her where he’s from, a huge barrier to winning her trust and love. He has to find a way to prove himself to Karly while protecting her from her ex-husband and praying the Druidic priestess doesn’t make good on her promise to call him back to her side forever.

Bordertown Gypsy (The River Series Book 1)

by R.M. Snider

Set 100 years ago in Fort Smith, Arkansas, a raucous western town with a history of outlaws, marshals, hangings, and prostitution, Bordertown Gypsy unfolds as a tale of tragedy, blackmail, and bravery.

When a boating accident claims the lives of Dr. Franco Cordero, his wife Catrin and six of their children, his oldest son, Franco, an eighteen-year-old with wits and resourcefulness, is forced to take on the responsibility of raising his younger sister, Daniella. With no one but the two children standing in his way, their Uncle Konrad, a shrewd gambler and bitter alcoholic who’s heavily in debt, transforms the late Dr. Cordero’s large Colonial Revival house into a brothel. Further, he forces the beautiful and naïve Daniella to work in the bawdy house as a cigar seller. Despite her young age, the brothel’s patrons take notice of the beautiful young girl. Desperate to ensure her safety, Franco makes a deal with his uncle, one which, if he’s not cautious, could disrupt his future plans of becoming a pharmacist and get him locked away for many years. To complicate matters, Mr. Ulric, the city’s District Attorney, has caught wind of Konrad and Franco’s crimes and has threatened to prosecute them both. As if that weren’t enough, the United States is calling all young men- including Franco- to join in the Great War.

Can Franco salvage what remains of Daniella’s innocence after what she’s witnessed in her uncle’s brothel? And can Franco rescue her from succumbing to a life as a woman of the night? Or will he be forced to serve his country or, worse, serve time for his crimes?

Bordertown Gypsy is the first novel in The River Series. Look for Lynchtown Wolf, scheduled to release March 2018.

Holderness House

by Robert Wilkinson

A short haunted house story set in post World War 2 England. It is a haunted house story with a twist.

Cinco Lobas (Spanish Edition)

by Javier Montes

Galindo regresa a Córdoba, acompañado de un capitán vallisoletano con un cargamento de libros para venderlos en la ciudad, jamás pensó que el mismísimo Abd al Rhaman, sería su mejor cliente. Al califa para provenir de un antiguo monje del norte, le encantaban sus fabulas cargadas de descripciones poéticas y su recatado exotismo. En su anterior visita lo exhortó para pasar una noche con una de sus esclavas, de la que terminó enamorándose perdidamente. El capitán Alfonso, después de convertirse al islam, sorprendentemente, contrae matrimonio con una misteriosa mujer muladí. Este hecho le hace ganarse la simpatía de Abd al Rhaman, que lo nombra junto con Galindo embajador real. A partir de ahí comenzarán una serie de misiones, acompañados de un grupo de músicos y bailarinas que junto a sus esposas, terminarán triunfando con sus actuaciones por toda la península.
Conocidas como las Cinco Lobas: Shifa, Raquel, Sira, Sayida y Laura; desafían los cimientos morales de una sociedad dominada por los hombres, sin pronunciar una sola palabra, lo hacen mediante la danza, utilizando la expresión corporal como único lenguaje para defender sus derechos. Sira decide abandonar el escenario temporalmente para trabajar en un hospital regentado por Hasday, un erudito judío que además poseer una amplia formación médica, sabe hablar todos los idiomas conocidos. Mientras tanto, Galindo y Alfonso, emprenden una nueva embajada con la misión de firmar un tratado de paz con el rey leonés, convencidos de que la difícil convivencia entre culturas tan diferentes como la cristiana y la musulmana, solo será posible, si triunfa la tolerancia y el diálogo se impone a la barbarie.

Illumination: The Newton Secret

by Eric M. Howe

There are some things beyond the ability of science to explain.

In 1693, while using alchemy to recover lost knowledge of the Illumination, Isaac Newton suffered a mental breakdown, revealed through letters he wrote to John Locke and Samuel Pepys. Newton spent the next three decades affected by what he created, while concealing a secret to preserve his scientific reputation. Upon his death in 1727, Newton’s descendants hid the evidence of his discovery, contrary to his wish that it be burned to protect his image.

Energy healing practitioner Helen Simons longs for validation from the general public, which largely considers her work as fraudulent. History of science professor David Michaels struggles with his faith following the sudden death of his wife. Helen inherits an unknown document written by Newton that reveals his discovery, and together with David they follow clues to the contemporary location of Newton’s secret, leading to a convergence of science, faith and the mystery of consciousness.

The Sharecropper Prodigy: A Southern Historical Thriller

by David Lee Malone

A true underdog story of an unlikely hero and two best friends coming of age in depression era, rural Alabama. Tom is white, Ben is black. This creates problems in this particular historical period.
Ben Evans was born forty years too early. A black kid growing up in the height of the Great Depression in the South, being raised by an alcoholic, abusive and incestuous father. This is not the place, nor the circumstances, you would expect one of the brightest young minds of the time to emerge. But Ben has an insatiable curiosity from a very young age to learn everything there is to know about the world. With the help of Rachel Winston, the benevolent daughter of the man who owns the farm the Evan’s family lives on as sharecroppers, Ben finds a way to educate himself. He gains access to Rachel’s text books, as well as her fathers extensive private library. When a series of adventures cause Ben and his best friend Tom Martin to move to Atlanta to find work, Ben gets the opportunity to really expand his education. But the more educated Ben becomes, the more trouble he encounters in a time where black folks were not supposed to forget their place. Despite racism and other seemingly impossible barriers, Ben doesn’t give in to self pity or hatred. Instead, he becomes more determined than ever. Genius and tenacity vs. racism, envy and lynch mobs in this southern historical thriller. Which will prevail? A novel for adults as well as young adult readers.

One Dark Night (The Dark Moon Series Book 1)

by Anna Faversham

A lovely romance woven into swashbuckling action that will keep you enthralled for many a dark night. It is 1821 and smuggling is rife on the English coast. Lucy Yorton, dragged away from her privileged early life, must slave on a bleak, run-down farm. Those around her suspect she is a spy and treat her accordingly. Her problems increase when two men enter her life:-

Lieutenant Karl Thorsen, sworn to avenge the murder of his father, is a King’s man. He is determined to stop the violent smugglers, hang them, and hang and gibbet one in particular.

Daniel Tynton has smuggling in his blood. Undaunted by Thorsen’s threats, he is respected and feared.

The choices we make determine our futures and Lucy is torn between two determined men.

A romantic thriller mystery, dark and intriguing.

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