Free historical fiction Kindle books for 09 Jan 19

My Heart’s Desire (All for one, and one for all Book 3)

by Kate Silver

Orphaned and penniless, Miriame Dardagny has learned to survive in the back alleys of Paris using her wits and her quick fingers. When she finds a badly wounded gentleman dying in the streets, she gladly steals his boots, his purse – and his identity. As Jean-Paul Metin, she joins the Musketeers of the King’s Guard, certain she has found a way to make her fortune.

After a miraculous recovery, Jean-Paul goes in search of the scoundrel who took everything he had. But when he finds her, and discovers her secret, his battle for vengeance becomes a passionate fight for love…

This novel was previously published by Kensington Books under the name Thief Of Hearts.



On My Lady’s Honor (All for one, and one for all Book 1)

by Kate Silver

Sophie Delamanse envies the life led by her twin brother, a Musketeer in the King’s Guard. But when tragedy strikes her family, Sophie must take her brother’s place. Only then can she get her revenge on Count Lamotte, her brother’s supposed friend and her own affianced husband, who deserted them both in their hour of need.

Lamotte is delighted when his comrade-in-arms returns unharmed from the plague-striken countryside. But his easygoing friend has been replaced by a hard-edged stranger. When he discovers Sophie hidden under the Musketeer’s uniform, he vows to keep her safe. But it is his own heart that is most in danger…

This book was previously published by Kensington Books.



Marrying the Musketeer (All for one, and one for all Book 2)

by Kate Silver

Spoiled Courtney Ruthgard gave her heart – and much more – to a dashing Musketeer in the service of the King, only to have him turn on her and arrest her father. Her solution? Infiltrate the King’s Guard and take revenge on him.

Pierre’s greatest regret is the woman he betrayed – on the direct order of the King himself. The arrival of Courtney’s young cousin in the Guard allows him to unleash his painful secrets. But when a dangerous rebellion throws them into the fray together, he learns that his comrade is none other than the lady he betrayed, and he would do anything to prove to her that his heart has always been true.

This book was previously published by Kensington Books under the title The Lady Betrayed.



The Looking Glass Goddess (Bold Women of the 20th Century Series Book 1)

by Amanda Hughes

From bestselling author, Amanda Hughes–for readers who like historical fiction with a bit of a love story.    Mysterious and seductive, Libby Durant is a woman with a past. Running from a world of nightmares, she escapes to a land of illusion, Hollywood in the 1920s. With skills bordering on the occult, she turns silent screen shadows into silver screen legends, and in a few short years builds a powerful commercial empire. But at what cost? No one knows that Libby’s greatest accomplishment is her own disguise, at least no one until Griffin Gardner enters her world, a man with a shadowy past as well. Will they be swallowed up in this maelstrom of danger and deceit?
Join Amanda Hughes as she immerses you in the decadent world of wealth and power that is Prohibition America of the 1920s.



Lady Brianna (Lady’s nº 1) (Spanish Edition)

by Jane Mackenna

Lady Brianna de Clarence se ve obligada a casarse con Alexander Mackencie, el Laird más temido de las Tierras Altas.
Su Rey esta castigando a sus padres porque se atrevieron a desobedecer sus ordenes, ahora dieciocho años más tarde es hora de que paguen el precio.
Alexander Mackencie odia a los ingleses y por ende a la mujer que se convertirá en su esposa por ordenes del Rey, ya que tira por la borda sus sueños de matrimonio y felicidad con Isabella, la única mujer dueña de su corazón desde su adolescencia y su amante, esa es razón suficiente para que odie con más fuerza a Brianna.
Alexander y Brianna deberán luchar contra si mismo, pues ninguno estará dispuesto a rendirse y sucumbir ante el deseo.



Copperhead Road: A Canadian Western Novel

by Brandon Enns

“The author doesn’t spend much time away from the suspense and action of the story, keeping you submerged in the novel, turning page after page wondering what excitement is going to happen next…Enns continues to prove that he is one of the bright, up and coming Canadian writers with every novel that he releases. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel, and look forward to his next release.” -Goodreads reviewer

1920. Life was simple for Billy Bronson. Living in the country outside of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, he and his father Frank were secluded and happily reclusive. Fishing, hunting, and farming were enough to keep Billy satisfied. That is until a hideous man named Clayton and his young partner murdered his father and torched his home to the dirt over a territorial moonshining dispute. Capone isn’t a name the folks fear. It’s Sinclair.

After the prohibition, under the roof of his neighbors, the Campbell’s, Billy works almost hard enough to forget. But when Frank Bronson’s killer stops at their farm in need of gas, Billy must face his harrowing past. With his identity unknown to the entire Sinclair organization, he investigates their illegal operations with hopes of finding his way to the man they call Sinclair and the truths he holds.

Revenge might be just down the road. Question is, where is this road?



The Golden Spike

by Alan Wilkinson

A student of Chinese-American background is researching her ancestors’ part in the building of the Union Pacific Railroad. Her Irish-American boyfriend, whose Irish ancestors worked on the Central Pacific, gives her a metal spike. As she starts to think about the ceremony that joined the UPRR and CPRR in Utah in May 1869, she re-evaluates her relationship.



Sterling: A Short Story

by J. E. Dyer

Gabriel and Emily’s relationship hangs on his ability to talk her older brother down. John seeks vengeance for her dishonor and a shame he cannot allow to stand.



Vía Muerta: Segunda parte (Spanish Edition)

by José Carlos Moreno

Una mañana de Julio del año 1990, Antonio, un experimentado maquinista del tren de vía estrecha de Valencia a punto de jubilarse, sufre un terrible incidente cuando realizaba un trayecto de comprobación y limpieza. Este incidente, aparentemente sin ningún tipo de relación con su persona, es un punto de inflexión en la doble vida de un personaje que durante muchos años ha llevado una vida aparentemente normal a los ojos de la gente que le rodea.
Vía muerta es un viaje a través de la vida del Antonio, desde el día que decide abandonar su pueblo natal en Extremadura, allá por los años cuarenta, y decide cambiar su vida de trabajador en el campo, emigrando a Valencia para intentar convertirse en un trabajador ferroviario.
Un viaje a través, no sólo del tiempo, sino de las experiencias humanas, las relaciones personales y las decisiones morales.
Es una historia que se desarrolla durante cinco décadas, en las que la vida del protagonista cambia de manera radical y en la que las circunstancias le avocan a vivir la vida de una manera notoriamente distinta a lo que había imaginado inicialmente antes de salir de su pueblo.



Vía muerta: Capítulo uno. (Spanish Edition)

by José Carlos Moreno

Una mañana de Julio del año 1990, Antonio, un experimentado maquinista del tren de vía estrecha de Valencia a punto de jubilarse, sufre un terrible incidente cuando realizaba un trayecto de comprobación y limpieza. Este incidente, aparentemente sin ningún tipo de relación con su persona, es un punto de inflexión en la doble vida de un personaje que durante muchos años ha llevado una vida aparentemente normal a los ojos de la gente que le rodea.
Vía muerta es un viaje a través de la vida del Antonio, desde el día que decide abandonar su pueblo natal en Extremadura, allá por los años cuarenta, y decide cambiar su vida de trabajador en el campo, emigrando a Valencia para intentar convertirse en un trabajador ferroviario.
Un viaje a través, no sólo del tiempo, sino de las experiencias humanas, las relaciones personales y las decisiones morales.
Es una historia que se desarrolla durante cinco décadas, en las que la vida del protagonista cambia de manera radical y en la que las circunstancias le avocan a vivir la vida de una manera notoriamente distinta a lo que había imaginado inicialmente antes de salir de su pueblo.



Woven Threads: Clara and Catherine

by Helen Lathbury

“I ain’t going to be a skivvy forever, mind. One day, I’ll get back to my books.” So declares Clara when, on the death of her father, she has to forego her ambition of becoming a school teacher and go into service. Her time spent in the home of an affluent family sets her life on a course she never anticipated, with unhappy consequences. Undeterred, Clara strives to make the best life she can for herself and her daughter, Catherine. But what is the best life for Catherine? Does Clara know?



The Judge’s Demon (The Demons Inside Book 1)

by Khris Pfeifer

Set to destroy the Romani immigrants filling his country, Claude surprisingly finds himself drawn to a young girl belonging to this minority race. He decides to steal her away, keeping her as a lover in his home, while also following orders from the king to be rid of the gypsies altogether. Will his affection for this girl be enough to soften his heart, or will his hatred of her culture add fuel to the fire in searching for the leader of uprising that’s building against him?



The Hanumanayana: From Exile to Lanka

by Yuriy Pavlo Bilokonsky

When Rama is banished from his kingdom, he must go into the world for fourteen years. This is all part of a much grander play between Gods and Demons. A modernized approach to the story, this book takes us quickly through the basics of Hindu cosmology and weaves the philosophical instruction embedded in the classic Ramayana into its narrative. This is an excellent introduction to the spiritual underpinning of Yogic Philosophy and approaches the subject matter with a quick-witted reverence that manages to never collapse under its own weight or get bogged down.



THE COUNT OF THE SAHARA: Historical fiction at its best

by WAYNE TURMEL

“â?¦ a brilliant novel, great historical fiction. I couldn’t put it down.” Angela Best

“A cleverly woven heart-warming story. Warning, it can make you giggle!” Chris Dangerfield

“Great characters brought to life in full color. A real page turner.” Ernie Fisher

“This book captures perfectly US optimism before the Great Depression.” Marianna Cage

From the scorching desert to the freezing Midwestâ?¦ a man struggles against the elements, himself and those around him
Leading a motley crew of â??experts’ deep into the Sahara, Count de Prorok is about to make a great discovery. The acclaim of the finding the missing tomb of an ancient queen will set him and his family up for life. But, when plotted against, the money dries up as quickly as the goodwill of his team, and in more ways than one, the Count appears to be stranded, and left to the elements.

Historical fiction at its bestâ?¦

The COUNT OF THE SAHARA is the story, recounted by his young assistant, of Count Byron de Prorok, a little known gentleman explorer of Africa in the 1920s. If you enjoy great historical fiction with a captivating plot, superb characters and a light sprinkling of humor, this book is for you!



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