Free historical fiction Kindle books for 04 Nov 18

Lost with a Lord (Ravishing Regencies Book 1)

by Emily Murdoch

A man in search of a courtesan, and a woman in search of a ship – and neither will find what they thought they wantedâ?¦

Lord George Northmere is tired of his lonely existence, and takes the radical decision to go against the ton and society’s rules, and seek out comfort.

But in all his thirty years, he has never met anyone quite like the fiery Italian Miss Florence Capria.

After a riot forces them to take shelter for the night in an intimate small room, can Lord George ignore the growing passion Miss Capria is igniting in his once cold heart? Will being lost with a lord change Florence’s destiny forever?

This is the first in a series of eight Ravishing Regencies.



KNIGHT OF THE RIBBONS

by KIRBY JONAS

AFTER LOSING HIS FAMILY TO A TRAGEDY, STAGECOACH DRIVER CLAY LOGAN HEADS WEST ON THE OREGON TRAIL, HOPING TO MAKE A NEW LIFE IN THE GOLD FIELDS OF THE WEST AND TO LEAVE BEHIND HIS MEMORIES. IN ONE OF THE LARGEST TOWNS IN THE WEST, THE BOOM TOWN OF IDAHO CITY, IDAHO, LOGAN ONCE AGAIN FINDS HIMSELF DRIVING A STAGECOACH. ONLY NOW HE IS CHARGED WITH PROTECTING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN GOLD AGAINST ONE OF THE WORST BANDS OF CUTTHROATS IN BOISE BASIN. WHEN HE FINDS HIMSELF FALLING IN LOVE WITH BATTERED WIFE, NATALI HAWKINS, HE KNOWS THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY FOR THIS TALE TO END. BUT IS HE READY FOR HIS LIFE TO CHANGE FOREVER?



Meeting Mr. Baston: The Averys Book One

by Jodi Marie Mackin

*DEBUT REGENCY ROMANCE by Jodi Marie Mackin*

When the duke’s youngest daughter Violet disappears in the night, Allaster Baston agrees to keep a watchful eye on Isabella Avery, the duke’s unconventional and very stubborn eldest daughter. When their journey unexpectedly leads to a dangerous carriage ambush, Allaster finds himself caring for the young woman more than he ever thought possible.

Isabella was more than a little annoyed when her father assigned his man-of-affairs as her personal guard. Able to handle daggers and pistols, she was perfectly capable of taking care of herself. But, when Isabella finds herself unable to resist Allaster’s charms and they share their first kissâ?¦ guilt swells in her chest. How can she possibly give her heart to a gentleman while her sister was still missing, or perhaps even dead?

*CHAPTER 4 EXCERPT*

Amersham Lodge. Not as grand as Isabella was used to, but it had an elegant sort of feel with its carved ornate walls and stained glass windows. Walking inside the dimly lit room, she held the small leather sketchbook against her chest.
She made her way to her brother’s table in the center of the lounge and dropped her book opposite Simon’s arm, landing with a loud thwack.
Simon grimaced. “Oh, not that again.”
When they were children, she’d often hide in dark corners in hopes of sketching her family in their natural state. Posed portraiture was never an interest of hers. What fun was sketching a person if they knew you were doing it?
“If you must sketch me, please do so from my good side,” he jived, motioning to the left side of his face.
“I haven’t decided what I’m going to sketch.” Her eyes scanned over the room. “Besides, should you not be discussing tomorrow’s plans with father?”
“I needed a break from the bickering.” Simon’s blue eyes fell to his snifter.
Understanding filled her chest â??and a desire to gulp down her brother’s brandy in two large swallowsâ?? but such an act would earn them too many stares and her family did not need the extra attention at the moment.
Isabella studied the room and found her father standing over a table with Captain Lucas; drawing out something on a large, crumpled map.
Captain Lucas was a happily married gentleman with a young son and another babe on the way. With his wavy dark hair and unruly sideburns, he was handsome in his own disheveled sort of wayâ?? but not precisely what she was looking to draw at the moment.
The captain stepped around the table, bringing Allaster into view. The gentleman sat next to the wall, swirling a dark amber liquid around in his glass. There was something melancholy in the air of him. Appearing so very alone amongst a room full of people.
‘Worthless second son, of courseâ?¦’ Allaster’s words echoed through her mind, causing her heart to sink. What pain did the gentleman carry with him?
Isabella sighed and flipped to a clean page in her sketchbook.
Her charcoal pencil began to move at a quickened pace, though still careful and delicate.
A lone table in a dark room appeared on the paper. A man was seated in the only chair at its head. His hands gripping an almost empty glass.
Isabella looked up from the sketch to study Allaster’s features more intently. She brought the pencil to her lip as she examined the shape of his eyes. They weren’t perfectly round, more like the shape of almonds, his eyelashes were long and dark making his emerald green eyes stand out that much more.
She dropped her gaze to his lips. The curve of his Cupid’s bow so perfect the myth himself must have created it.
A slow smile crept over his face, which did funny things to her to her heart.
“What is wrong with me?” She was never a woman to gape at a gentleman. Especially one employed by her father.
She glanced back to his eyes which were suddenly staring deeply into hers.
Isabella’s body went stiff, causing her pencil to fall from its position on her lip, tumbling to the floor.

*END OF EXCERPT*



Julia Vidal (Spanish Edition)

by Lydia Kentil

Julia Vidal es una chica que vive con su madre y sus cuatro hermanas en la ciudad de Girona, en el siglo XIX. Son pobres y solteras, la madre está desesperada porque no encuentran marido. Julia está enamorada de Ignacio Campeny, pero este ama a Catalina, la hermana mayor de Julia. ¿Conseguirá Julia que Ignacio se enamore de ella? Catalina tiene un admirador misterioso, un capitán muy orgulloso, Alejo Estruch, que cuando conoce a Julia queda locamente enamorado de ella. Estalla la guerra de la Independencia, los hombres de Napoleón quieren invadir la ciudad, Julia hace de enfermera y lucha por su tierra bayoneta en mano, como una brava. Pierde a su familia, sufre con la crueldad del enemigo, mientras Alejo Estruch e Ignacio Campeny se disputan su amor.



The Bedwarmer’s Son

by Caryl McAdoo

What if Abel had killed Cain, but there was no jury of his peers?

In 1928 Georgia, a black man who kills a white man is automatically guilty, but the bedwarmer’s son, an ex-slave, is no normal black man. And the dead white man is his half-brother. Once his lily-white lawyer lady learns the truth, everything changes. Can she save him from swinging?
Will the bedwarmer murder the one she’s been bought to serve?
From the antebellum South, come travel the dusty trails of Jim Crowe Dalton, Georgia with slave and master, saint and sinner. See if God is really big enough, if He truly cares about His children. McAdoo has done it again, this time in a brand new way. A delightful morsel for the palates of Christian readers world round.



Twitter Throughout Time: Tweets you may have read on your iPhone 0 if Twitter would have existed since the beginning of time

by Randy Gish

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Bulletproof (Parallel Spies Book 1)

by Robert Dukelow

Join Saul Goldberg and Peggy on their epic adventure, which begins when Saul enlists in the Army and is sent off to fight in Vietnam. His particular skill set and linguistic abilities place him in some precarious situations which don’t always end well. This story will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you craving the sequel.
Teresa Spohn, Emelina of Corofin
Great story set in the Vietnam era that has an unlikely hero who shocks people with his tenacity and ability to get up each time he is knocked down. I grew to love Saul and wondered if I would have the same courage he shows at each test of his integrity. The love story woven throughout adds to Saul’s strength in times of danger. Fun reading adventure through all kinds of twists and turns.
Nicolette Lemmon, President, LemmonTree Marketing Group
Saul Goldberg is a good soldier. He is willing to kill people who try to harm him. A child pornographer learns this the hard way. Saul survives mortar attacks, bombings, and the wrath of senior officers. Saul attracts the unwanted attention of older women. They make life complicated for him as he works to preserve his unexpected marriage to Peggy.



The Second Thanksgiving

by Douglas Lloyd McIntosh

Has Almighty God intervened in American history?

Many great Americans have thought so, including President Abraham Lincoln as he signs the proclamation creating Thanksgiving as a permanent national holiday for the United States of America. “You must know and remember this,” Lincoln puts the matter bluntly. “Our nation began with a miracle.”

The amazing facts are little remembered today. After their first Thanksgiving celebration in 1621, the Pilgrim settlers at Plymouth Plantation experienced an unmitigated series of disasters that left almost nothing to celebrate. Their third year in the new land nearly ended in the complete destruction of Plymouth. Ultimately the colony managed to survive only as the result of what the Pilgrims saw as one of the most astounding instances of divine intervention in human history outside the pages of the Bible, an event so awe-inspiring that it turned the fortunes of Plymouth completely and permanently around.

This historically accurate novel tells the story of that terrible ordeal and its culminating miracle through the eyes of real people, Francis and Hester Cooke and their children, as they and the other people of Plymouth struggle against discord, danger, despair, hunger, exhaustion and outright terrorâ??along with all the accompanying doubts assailing their strong Christian faith.

These various conflicts play out over 1623, one of the most dramatic years in American colonial history. The great Wampanoag chieftain Massasoit Ousamequin, who has kept the peace, falls ill to the point of death. The Pilgrims learn that two hostile braves of the local Massachusett Tribe are attempting to foment a war to exterminate all the white newcomers. Should these troublemakers be stopped, even if by a murderous preemptive strike?

What happens afterward, when nature itself seems to turn against all the inhabitants of the land, with the fingers of blame pointed squarely at the people of Plymouth by enraged Native Americans? What happens when the situation becomes so ominous, so deadly, so far beyond human solution, that the Pilgrims have nowhere to turn except to God and the power of prayer?



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