Free historical fiction Kindle books for 25 Jan 19

The Hardest Ride

by Gordon L. Rottman

Book 1 in the bestselling “Ride” series, which won the Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award for Best Western Novel 2014 Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award Finalist for Best First Western Novel 2014 Western Writers of America Spur Award Finalist for Best Traditional Western Novel for 2013.
The Texas-Mexico border, the winter of 1886â??The Great Die Up. A raw rift separates Mexicans and Anglos. A loner cowpoke and a mute Mexican girl fight man and nature to reunite.
Out of work cowpoke Bud Eugen comes across Marta, a mute sixteen-year old Mexican girl whose family has been killed by Indians. Bud reluctantly takes her along, even though he’s never had to accommodate another person in his simple life. He’s unable to find anyone willing to take her. In spite of his prejudices, Bud grows to like the spunky girl (and her excellent cooking).
Eventually, they both find work on a border ranch. Here, the relationship between the girl and the young cowboy hesitantly grows. But banditos raid the ranch, kidnapping the rancher’s daughters and Marta. Bud, with twelve other men, pursue the banditos into the most desolate reaches of Mexico. Ambushes and battles with banditos, Rurales, and traitors are constant, and the brutal weather is as much a threat as the man-made perils. Life and death choices are made at every turn as one side gains the advantage, then the other.
The rancher’s daughters are rescued, and the exhausted party turns back. But Bud presses on alone, against insurmountable odds, determined to fulfill his unspoken promise to Marta.



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.



Death by Disputation (A Francis Bacon Mystery Book 2)

by Anna Castle

Thomas Clarady risks his life, his eternal soul â?? and his chastity!

Tom is recruited to spy on a group of radical Puritans at Cambridge University with Francis Bacon as his spymaster — his tutor in tradecraft and politics. Their commission gets off to a deadly start when Tom finds his chief informant hanging from the roof beams. Now he has to catch a murderer as well as a seditioner. His first suspect is the volatile poet Christopher Marlowe, who keeps turning up in the middle of Tom’s investigations.

Dogged by unreliable assistants, chased by lusty women, and harangued daily by the exacting Bacon, Tom risks his heart and soul to stop the villains and win his reward.

First In Category for the 2015 Chaucer Awards Elizabethan/Tudor period.

Get this second exciting adventure in the Francis Bacon historical mystery series today!



Manhunter: Frank Hamer, Texas Ranger

by Gene Shelton

Best known as the Texas lawman who played the major role in bringing down Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow on May 23, 1934, Frank Hamer was already a legend before that bloody shootout in Bienville Parish, Louisiana – the final act of a long and courageous career.

There is more to Hamer’s story than the ambush of the two outlaws. His career spanned the times of western law enforcement from horseback and Winchester days to the invention of the telephone and automobile. During that time, he built a reputation as an incorruptible lawman, fearless, a good man with a gun whether on horseback or behind the wheel of a Ford V8, or facing a violent mob. He survived 52 gunfights and 23 bullet wounds.



The Forgotten Flapper: A Novel of Olive Thomas (Forgotten Actresses series Book 1)

by Laini Giles

A presence lurks in New York City’s New Amsterdam Theatre when the lights go down and the audience goes home. They say she’s the ghost of OLIVE THOMAS, one of the loveliest girls who ever lit up the Ziegfeld Follies and the silent screen. From her longtime home at the theater, Ollie’s ghost tells her story from her early life in Pittsburgh to her tragic death at twenty-five.

After winning a contest for “The Most Beautiful Girl in New York,” shopgirl Ollie modeled for the most famous artists in New York, and then went on to become the toast of Broadway. When Hollywood beckoned, Ollie signed first with Triangle Pictures, and then with MYRON SELZNICK’s new production company, becoming most well known for her work as a “baby vamp,” the precursor to the flappers of the 1920s.

After a stormy courtship, she married playboy JACK PICKFORD, MARY PICKFORD’s wastrel brother. Together they developed a reputation for drinking, club-going, wrecking cars, and fighting, along with giving each other expensive make-up gifts. Ollie’s mysterious death in Paris’ Ritz Hotel in 1920 was one of Hollywood’s first scandals, ensuring that her legend lived on.



Love on Trial (Rivals in Love Book 1)

by P.C. Zick

TWO LAWYERS ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE AISLE DESPISE ONE ANOTHER…AT FIRST.

When Jude Crandall fights for justice, she is a formidable opponent. Malik Moore may hate his job as an attorney for a prestigious Chicago law firm, but he stands up to the force of prosecutor Jude in the battle of opposites.

They disagree on most everything, except the love they both feel for their dogs, a Boston terrier and a Jack Russell terrier. When their mothers meddle, Jude and Malik find it impossible to avoid one another.

But his Persian heritage and her father’s political aspirations and biases throw the biggest barrier of all between them.
Their dogs, Clyde and Suzanne, show them how to love. It’s up to the two lawyers to overcome culture, religion, and their families to find happiness.

The two lawyers are forced together by their dogs and their mothers and discover they have more in common than not.

Love on Trial is the first novel in the Rivals in Love sweet contemporary romance series. Rivals in Love showcases the Crandall family siblings who are all in successful careers. But they forgot one thing while becoming rising stars. They forgot all about love. Their father a U.S. Senator aspires for high office, but their mother, the heir to a fortune, only wants her children married and with children.

Buy your copy of Love on Trial to begin reading about the Crandalls of Chicago and their attempts to find love.



Senkumo War Stories: Book of Blossoming

by Haruto Tonbogiri

“Young girls and mass-murderers are tender-hearted creatures.”

Tsukiakari was unlucky.

Daughter of the Shinto gods Amaterasu and Tsukuyomi, she was supposed to live a lavish life of fortune and favor. She was supposed to be a princess, planning for the day when she would rule Heaven and its subjects, like her father and mother before her. She would soon learn that fate laughs as these pallid, charmless machinations called “plans”.

Her father was banished from Heaven for the murder of a fellow god, while her mother’s waning mental health made it impossible to continue living with her. And so, Tsukiakari fled from Heaven, descending upon the Honshu island of Japan during the kickoff of the Onin War. Tsukiakari finds herself exposed to both the horrors and the beauties of the mortal world, and the humans therein. She becomes accustomed to Japan’s landscape, its aromatic sakura trees and waving fields of moonlit susuki, but is left terrified by the madness and brutality of war. She has walked right into an era of social upheaval, of lordless armies engraving their mark in history with their bloodstained blades. No one was there to guide her.

Except for him.

Bishamonten, the legendary god of war, discovers the young Tsukiakari’s affinity for the blade. He takes the stray goddess in, offering her a home and a place in his new society; the Senkumo clan. Just imagine, a militaristic society unbound by power-hungry daimyo or an ever-increasingly useless Shogun, a parallel state hiding beneath the underbelly of feudal, war-stricken Japan. The Senkumo are not bound by a common bond of blood, but by a common bond of ideals. They vow to not only become a nation unto themselves, but to also bring the fear of the gods back to the outside world. With Tsukiakari in their ranks, the Senkumo embrace their second lord, and the clan begins their long, bloody, and tragic journey to achieve their vision.

Senkumo War Stories is a chronicle of the battles, the brutality, and the betrayal Tsukiakari and her experienced during the Warring States period of Japan. It is a chronicle that has already played out many centuries ago. Nothing can be changed, taken back, or altered. The triumphs and tragedies within shall remain ever permanent.

This chronicle’s first tale is the Book of Blossoming. It’s the story of a stray goddess finding her purpose on the battlefield. It is also a tale of the clan she came to love and nurture, of the people that were loyal to her to the very end. Tsukiakari’s long legend begins with a blossoming, but it ends in a tragic bloodbath. Many of the people who took part in her chapter of history are no longer with us. And yet, their memory can live on here, in the first Senkumo War Story.



The Angry Whore of the Sea (A Pirate Song Book 1)

by M. Sydnor Jr.

On the last pirate ship in the Caribbean, a civil war commences. Factions are formed, blood is spilled, and The Burning Sword and its king clash with its first mate. The battle is lost, but Holiday and his crew live to fight another day. They escape in a small boat through dangerous waters, hunger and heat until they come upon The Angry Whore of the Sea, the oldest, most resilient ship in all the world. Despite the heavy presence of civilians and soldiers, the pirates climb aboard, do whatever they can to survive and escape The Burning Sword that’s after them.
This is a tale of the end of an era. One last lyric in the pirate song, The Angry Whore of the Sea.



APRIL 1845: Actions of Thomas Shouppe, April 1845 (Travels of the Shouppe family from Europe through America Book 1)

by Larry Shouppe’

Thomas Shouppe came from south Germany to America to follow the dreams of his Great Grand Father and Great Uncle to an area that they scouted for General Cornwallis during the American Revolution. He bought property and progresses to find friends and brings together a crew to expand a business in the mountains of North Carolina.



On the Kennebec: Volume Three (Joseph Shorey of Maine Book 3)

by William Michael Wochna

LARGE PRINT EDITION now available. Search “Wochna Large Print”

Here at last! Final volume of series. Joe Shorey is sure Roxie is the soulmate the Indian fortune teller Molly Molasses told him about. But is she?



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

by Khris Pfeifer

Set in olden day Paris, The Judge’s Demon spins a tale of terror and persecution of Romani immigrants, known as gypsies, trying to live their lives. The story unfolds from the perspective of Judge Fontaine, who presents himself as the protagonist as he hunts down the “criminals” who are working to undo his evil deeds and corruption under those he serves. When a gypsy girl appeals to him as no other has, he steals her secretly away to his home, and keeps her as a lover, while at the same time being under orders from the king to rid the city of its gypsy population. Paranoia and twisted delusion bind Claude’s double life as a charming official to the public, but also a criminal narcissist with a blood obsession in his discreet search for the leader of the rebellion rising against him. Will the girl soften his heart and help him keep his sanity, or will he lose everything in order to appease the king?



Adelsblut (Die Deutschlands Bürgerkrieg Saga ( Historische Romane ) 1) (German Edition)

by Markus Willinger

Die Deutschlands Bürgerkrieg Saga – Die Bücher rund um den DreiÃ?igjähren Krieg
Bestseller in der Kategorie Historische Romane

â??Krieg ist ein Feind, der sich nicht in der Schlacht besiegen lässt.”

Deutschland 1618: Das Reich ist gespalten. Protestanten und Katholiken stehen einander hasserfüllt und verständnislos gegenüber. Väter verachten ihre Söhne, Brüder wechseln kein Wort mehr, und Geliebte wenden sich von einander ab.
Mit der protestantischen Union und der katholischen Liga haben das katholische Bayern und die protestantische Pfalz eigene Militärallianzen gegründet. Beide Parteien sind bis an die Zähne bewaffnet und bereit ihren Glauben mit allen Mitteln zu verteidigen. Auf beiden Seiten gewinnen die Fanatiker und Radikalen an Einfluss und fordern die andere Seite zu vernichten.

In dieser angespannten Lage wird der katholische Ferdinand der neue König des protestantischen Böhmen. Ferdinand ist entschlossen seine protestantischen Untertanten mit allen Mitteln wieder zum Katholizismus zu bekehren. Der böhmische Adel dagegen will Ferdinands Herrschaft beenden.
Auch wenn sie damit riskieren ganz Deutschland ins Chaos zu stürzen.

Die Geschichte des Drei�igjährigen Krieges

Erzählt aus der Sicht von fünf Personen. Maria Elenaora, der Prinzessin von Brandenburg. Albrecht von Wallenstein, einem mährischen Offizier, Richard von Hoheneck, einem böhmischen Diplomaten, Martin di Simoni, einem fanatischen Priester und Ferdinand von Habsburg, dem Thronerben des Reichs.

Die Erfolgsmischung aus Liebe, Krieg und Politik. Bestseller 2018 in der Kategorie: Historische Romane

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The Lost One: A Russian Legacy

by Penelope Haines

She is an orphan, independent, unattached and free of any personal ties.
So why is Purdie Davis, an unexceptional nurse from New Zealand, receiving unsolicited gifts? Nothing ordinary but unusual, valuable antiques that must have a story behind them. Purdie doesn’t know their source, and has no idea of their significance. Is she wrong to find this attention menacing?
A romantic saga spanning three generations, The Lost One begins as Kyril Komarov flees Moscow, escaping the Russian Revolution. The story crosses the globe as Purdie learns about her family and of the treasure entrusted to their protection at the dawn of the twentieth century, a treasure that now could put Purdie’s own life in danger.
Balanced between the past and the present, with history, intrigue and fabulous Russian treasure, The Lost One unfolds one family’s legacy



Nora From the Hollow

by Marlena Owens

In the fall of 1895, in the small town of Hollow Springs, there have been a string of murders. Most of these killings have happened during a fog, causing the townspeople to create superstitions around this naturally occurring event. This time it was Nora Lusk’s husband, Lucius. Lucius wasn’t perfect. He was actually far from perfect. This leads Nora to make a list of three people who were capable of killing her husband. Lucius was known for putting counterfeit money into the church’s offering plate. Therefore, the angry Preacher Cliff is the first suspect. The second, Alice Mabe, was Lucius’ lover. She seemed like the type who would kill someone for the simple reason that if she couldn’t have them, no one could. Lastly, Silas Blanche, saw the way Lucius treated Nora and looked forward to the day he could treat Nora better. Yet, he couldn’t do it with Lucius in the way. Ironically, when the town points their fingers at Nora, she and her beloved friends must work quickly to investigate the twists and tangles of the deep family rivalries, and the small town secrets of Hollow Springs, to clear her name! Just when you think you know what happened and why, another curve ball is thrown into the mix!



Krückenmann: klassischer   Kriminalroman (German Edition)

by Sven Elvestad

“Und er hielt einen Stock in der Hand?” “Ja, ich sah deutlich, daÃ? er einen Stock hatte.” “Einen Stock aus Elfenbein?” Das Mädchen wurde immer unruhiger. Es schien eine Qual für sie zu sein, die Fragen beantworten zu müssen. “Ja, wenigstens war ein weiÃ?er Griff daran”, erwiderte sie leise. In diesem Augenblick wandte sich der schlanke Herr, der plötzlich von dem Stuhl an der Tür aufgestanden war, an den Chef und fragte: “Gestatten Sie, daÃ? ich das Verhör einen Moment übernehme?” “Bitte, Herr Krag”, lautete die Antwort. Das junge Mädchen zuckte zusammen, als sie den Namen des berühmten Detektivs hörte. “Ich habe nichts weiter zu sagen”, stammelte sie. “Ich will auch nur noch ein paar Fragen stellen”, erklärte Krag. “Sie sahen deutlich, daÃ? der Stock weiÃ? war?”



Schwesterliebe: klassischer   Kriminalroman (German Edition)

by Annie Hruschka

Ihr Herz klopfte laut. Etwas wie Gespensterfurcht schnürte ihr die Kehle zusammen, während sie sich im Dunkeln der Mauer entlang tastete. Und doch wagte sie kein Licht zu machen, obwohl sie Streichhölzer in der Tasche trug und ein Lichtstümpchen. Mara konnte durch den Sturm erwacht sein und ihre heimliche Rückkehr bemerken … Yolanthe erbebte bei der bloÃ?en Vorstellung. Sie waren Zwillingsschwestern, und wenn sie auch Mara genau so beherrschte wie alle andern im Hause, und wenn Mara sie auch liebte und ihr blind vertraute – so gab es doch Momente, wo die stolze, verhätschelte Yolanthe sich vor der sonst bescheiden zurücktretenden Schwester fürchtete. Das war, wenn Maras klare hellgraue Augen sich, wie manchmal in der letzten Zeit, vorwurfsvoll oder fragend auf Yolanthes Antlitz richteten.



Das silberne Auto: klassischer   Kriminalroman (German Edition)

by Annie Hruschka

Frau Gottschalk empfing den Privatdetektiv in ihrem Büro, einem Turmzimmer, das behaglich eingerichtet war und in dem nur der Schreibtisch darauf hindeutete, daÃ? hier die Fäden der Verwaltung eines groÃ?en Besitzes zusammenliefen. Sonst standen bequeme Sessel herum, an den Wänden hingen Aquarelle in freundlich-hellen Farben, und die zum Nebenzimmer offenstehende Tür zeigte einen groÃ?en Flügel. Frau Gottschalk war eine verschlossen wirkende Dame von etwa fünfzig Jahren, die Hempel liebenswürdig entgegentrat und sich bei ihm ob des ungastlichen Empfanges entschuldigte. “Ich brauche Ihren Rat und Ihre Hilfe in einer Angelegenheit, die mich bedrückt”, begann sie ohne Umschweife. “Es darf niemand, weder im Dorf noch hier im Hause, ahnen, warum Sie eigentlich nach Tannroda kamen. Ich habe mir daher gleich von vornherein erlaubt, Sie – da unser Bibliothekar kürzlich starb -, als dessen Nachfolger auszugeben.” Hempel sah sie nur an und lieÃ? sie reden. Als er seine Schuhe betrachtete, bemerkte er, daÃ? der Strumpf an der linken Ferse ein groÃ?es Loch hatte. In der Eile hatte er wohl gestern abend die alten Socken angezogen. Er zog den FuÃ? unter den Sessel. Frau Gottschalk sagte gerade: “… Vielleicht täusche ich mich ja, vielleicht beruht alles auf falschen Vermutungen …” “Um was für Vermutungen handelt es sich?” fragte nun Hempel. “Um den Tod unseres alten Bibliothekars Gottfried Kluge. Er wurde vor acht Tagen im Archiv aufgefunden, erschossen. Man nahm Selbstmord an, auch die Polizei. Doch ehe ich mich dieser Ansicht anschlieÃ?e … Nein, es muÃ? ein Mord vorliegen!”



Highland Passage: A Highland Passage Novel

by J.L. Jarvis

What would you risk to find love?

Mackenzie Cooper has had it with romance. On her way home from another blind date arranged by her well-meaning sister, she is caught in a snowstorm. While maneuvering the twists and turns of the icy road, Mackenzie loses control of her car and crashes into the rocky hillside.

 When a rugged Scotsman pulls her to safety, Mackenzie is sure she must be hallucinating. Through the storm’s fury, he takes her to shelter in one of the mysterious stone chambers scattered throughout Putnam County, New York. Snowbound, Mackenzie must wait out the storm with this strange, kilted man who claims to be a Highlander from eighteenth-century Scotland. By morning, she not only believes Ciarán MacRae’s story but has also lost her heart just in time for him to kiss her, promise his loveâ??and then vanish.

 Unable to forget him, Mackenzie returns again and again to the stone chamber, hoping to unlock the secret of Ciarán’s disappearance. But if she does, she will have to decide whether her fierce feelings for Ciarán are worth abandoning all that she knows to travel through time to find her gallant Scotsman.



An Engagement with War

by Dione M. Sheehan

Annie Lore has always dreamed of one day being Mrs. Albert Wyst. It is as simple as that. Albert’s special smile and sensitive, caring eyes captured her heart long ago. But when a proposal finally comes, nothing is simple anymore. A devastating civil war is ripping the country apart. Albert is abandoning his home of Brucston, Kansas to aid the Union cause. And Annie, the bride-to-perhaps-never-be, is left behind.
Yet as Annie struggles with Albert’s departure, an old passion arrives and seems quite intent on staying. Medicine. She has always been interested in doctoring, although now it is much more than simple interest. With Albert gone, she needs a diversion from her lonely heart and hollow thoughts. And medicine seems quite the suitable solution. But in a small prairie town like Brucston, not all folks take too kindly to the idea of a woman pursuing a career in medicine. Is God leading Annie in the wrong direction? Is He leading her at all?
Deeper than uncertainty though, deeper than anything else, runs the fissure of war. Correspondence forestalled, Annie and Albert begin to question their own feelings and wonder if their relationship can truly survive the ravages of war. Daily confronted with death, Albert loses faith in himself and his mission, while tragedies at home cause Annie to severely doubt her medical capabilities as well as her relationships – most of which have begun to crumble. Coming desperately close to losing faith in one another, can Annie and Albert find a way to bridge war’s irreparable crevice?



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