Free historical fiction Kindle books for 02 Mar 19

Colt (Alaska Cowboys and Mounties Book 1) (Western Historical Romance)

by Kate Bridges

Be swept away by these passionate ALASKA COWBOYS and MOUNTIES! This enthralling western historical romance series by USA TODAY bestselling author, Kate Bridges, celebrates sexy alpha heroes and remarkable women as they fall in love. Don’t miss these steamy love stories!

Alaska and the Yukon, 1898

MEET COLT, the strong and silent Mountie who’s forced to escort the beautiful, brainy and talkative Elizabeth through the northern wilderness.

Mountie Colt Hunter is on a dangerous undercover mission with his team of Mounties, traveling to Alaska and the Yukon, and the last thing he wants is the delicate doctor Elizabeth Langley joining them. Frustrated at being forced to escort her, Colt orders Elizabeth to go in disguise too–as his make-believe sister.

He wants Elizabeth to understand that she needs to follow his orders and step in line with his men. How else will they survive the dangers? And how will Colt survive the emotional battle dueling inside his heart, between duty and passion, every time he looks at her?

Elizabeth thinks that pretending to be his sister is ridiculous. But she can fake it as well as he can. She’s not the delicate city woman that Colt believes. Elizabeth is a hardworking doctor, trying to make it to the Yukon in search of answers to a troubling family secret and to meet with her grandfather. When they get to the Klondike, she’ll finally be free of Colt’s bossy attitude, free of his close proximity and free of the way he makes her heart race….

Originally published as Klondike Doctor in 2007.

All of the books in this romance series are stand-alone novels. Don’t miss any of the ALASKA COWBOYS and MOUNTIES!

Book 1: COLT
Book 2: LUKE
Book 3: DYLAN
Book 4: WESTON
Book 5: QUINN
Book 6: BRANT
Book 7: HARRISON
Book 8: JAMES
Book 9: JOHN



Silk and Shadows (The Silk Trilogy Book 1)

by Mary Jo Putney

He called himself Peregrine, the wanderer, and he came to London for revenge…

Like the falcon he named himself for, Peregrine is wild and free, an exotic prince who fascinates 1839 London with his wealth, mystery, and dangerous allure. He emerged from his mysterious Asiatic past to exact retribution for an appalling crime. Nothing and no one can stop himâ??except perhaps Lady Sara St. James, whose fragile beauty conceals a gentle heart, genuine goodness, and a soul of steel.

Unable to resist his seductive charm, Lady Sara turns away from her ordered life to embrace a man she loves, but cannot fully trust. In Sara, Peregrine sees a chance for a life beyond revenge. But can he keep her without revealing his devastating secrets? Or protect her from the enemy he has vowed to destroy?

The Silk Trilogy
Book #1: Silk and Shadows
Book #2: Silk and Secrets
Book #3: Veils of Silk



The Singular Mr. Sinclair (The House of Lovell Book 1)

by Mia Marlowe

Lord and Lady Chatham were blessed with five sons and only one daughter. But when it comes to Caroline, one is more than enough . . .

Caroline is about to embark on her third Season and her parents fear she’ll be permanently on the shelf if she fails to make a match this time. Unfortunately for them, that is precisely what Caroline wants! Curious and adventuresome, Caroline longs for a life of travel, excitement, and perhaps even a touch of danger . . .

If only she can remain unmarried until she turns twenty-one, Caroline will inherit her grandmother’s bequest and gain her freedom. It’s not a staggering amount, but it’s enough to fund her dreams without a husband’s permission. She has her future all planned outâ??until Lawrence Sinclair appears on the scene . . .

 Intense, intriguing, and handsome, the man reminds Caroline of a caged lion. In fact, the more she knows of him, the more questions she has. And when she learns how dangerous he really is, he may just become her new fascinationâ??the one she can’t resist . . .
 
“Mia Marlowe is the mistress of saucy historical romances.”
â??Books Monthly
 
“Mia Marlowe is a rising star!”
â??New York Times Bestseller Connie Mason
 
“Mia Marlowe proves she has the â??touch’ for strong heroines, wickedly sexy heroes!”
â??Jennifer Ashley, USA Today bestselling author of Lady Isabella’s Scandalous Marriage
 
“Her three-dimensional characters truly steal reader’s hearts and keep the pages flying.”
â??Kathe Robin
 
“A delightful Regency romance, full of passion, humor, and love.”
â??USA Today Bestselling Author Ella Quinn



The French Orphan

by Michael Stolle

The year is 1640, and Louis XIII is on the French throne. However, as far as you’re concerned, this is all pretty meaningless. After all, as a teenage orphan living in a monastery school in Reims, all you have to worry about is dodging the unpleasant advances of a few unsavoury monks and looking forward to a life of penniless and celibate servitude in a religious order.

After a childhood and adolescence plagued by a constant longing to know who he really is, orphan Pierre has not the slightest idea that his questions are about to be answered. But you know what they say – be careful what you wish forâ?¦

Suddenly finding out who you are can bring with it not only happiness and fortune, but danger, friendship and the sort of swift education that the monastery could never have provided! The discovery of who Pierre really is affects not only Pierre and his friends, but has ramifications for the French nobility, the English crown, and most dangerous of all, the machinations of Cardinal Richelieu and his fierce ambition for the Church and for himself.

……And if all that excitement isn’t enough, the adventures continue in a sequel – The Secrets of Montrésor –

[This is a revised, second edition of The French Orphan]



Bridge to the Moon

by Simon Smith-Wilson

The King has died, but power does not travel down the bloodline. God decides who will lead the next generation. The Holy Father is the representative of God. His wisdom will dictate the history of the island. Six provincial lords are all candidates, but only the Lord that holds the Scroll of Heaven will be King. The Holy Father and his team of sworn swords must travel in secret through five provinces to crown the new King. The other provincial lords plan to stop this. Assassins, bandits and bounty hunters attack the sworn swords at every turn. There is no time to sleep, no time to eat. It is a desperate race to reach the moon province. Kenji struggles with nightmares of an Unknown Swordsman. He dreams of his death. He feels the mission is cursed. The bloody conflict will force Kenji and his skilled team of sworn swords to go beyond their limitations in this ultimate battle for survival, as the fight for the throne begins.



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.



The Red Wolf’s Prize (Medieval Warriors Book 1)

by Regan Walker

WINNER OF THE RONE AWARD FOR BEST MEDIEVAL ROMANCE!

“…an exciting tale and a passionate love story that brings to life England after the Conquestâ??medieval romance at its best!” ~ Virginia Henley New York Times Bestselling Author

HE WOULD NOT BE DENIED HIS PRIZE
Sir Renaud de Pierrepont, the Norman knight known as the Red Wolf for the beast he slayed with his bare hands, hoped to gain lands with his sword. A year after the Conquest, King William rewards his favored knight with Talisand, the lands of an English thegn slain at Hastings, and orders him to wed Lady Serena, the heiress that goes with them.

SHE WOULD LOVE HIM AGAINST HER WILL
Serena wants nothing to do with the fierce warrior to whom she has been unwillingly given, the knight who may have killed her father. When she learns the Red Wolf is coming to claim her, she dyes her flaxen hair brown and flees, disguised as a servant, determined to one day regain her lands. But her escape goes awry and she is brought back to live among her people, though not unnoticed by the new Norman lord.

Deprived of his promised bride, the Red Wolf turns his attention to the comely servant girl hoping to woo her to his bed. But the wench resists, claiming she hates all Normans.

As the passion between them rises, Serena wonders, can she deny the Norman her body? Or her heart?

“Ms. Walker has the rare ability to make you forget you are reading a bookâ?¦the characters become real, the modern world fades away and all that is left is the intrigue, drama and romance.” Straight from the Library

“An engrossing love story grounded in meticulous research. Regan Walker makes the transition from Regency London to Anglo Norman England with consummate ease.” Glynn Holloway, author of 1066 What Fates Impose



Vagabond Wind (Bold Women of the 19th Century Series Book 2)

by Amanda Hughes

For readers who like historical fiction with a bit of a love story.

Wild and hard-hearted, Zya Lazar is reckless with her life. Raised by the Romani, she rides with gypsy marauders terrorizing settlers across Virginia. Relishing the violence, the young woman seems hell-bent on destruction until a series of events opens her eyes. Retreating to the mountains, Zya finds a more peaceful existence, but it does not last. Another vortex of violence is brewing, and it is the American Civil War. Joining a group of Confederate partisans on the fringe of the fight, Zya and eight men wage their own kind of war in the mountains of Virginia. Captain Davis Wyndham has a dangerous plan, and Zya finds herself putting not only her life, but her heart on the line for the enigmatic commander.
Once again Amanda Hughes splashes the pages with gritty adventure and love stories about audacious women in the 18th and 19th Century. Her page-turning tales will keep you on the edge of your seat as you take wild rides through dramatic and dazzling periods of history.



Pursuers Unto Death (To Kill A Man Book 2)

by Stuart G. Yates

Gus Ritter is on his way south to avenge his brother’s murder.

Facing gun battles with Comancheros and pursued by more than one posse, Ritter must use all his skill to survive. Throughout it all, love blossoms, and Ritter finds some meaning among the killing.

For John Wesley Hardin, death stalks him like a wild beast. And an Okinawan, whose deadly hands have brought him close to the hangman’s noose, will also have his part to play.

As the dust settles, who will be the last man standing?



Audrey (The Kenrick Brides Series Book 3)

by Sherri Beth Johnson

If you loved the Andley Sisters Series, then you will love following The Kenrick family and the good people of Crawford as their stories continue in the new inspirational series, The Kenrick Brides Series. Follow these women as they find forgiveness, acceptance, healing, and perhaps even love.
Audrey is Book Three in The Kenrick Brides Series. Here is an excerpt of her storyâ?¦
“We are almost home, Audrey,” Jessie whispered.
I nodded and smiled, but felt nearly ill with my nerves. What would life in Castle Springs hold for me? I honestly didn’t expect much. Up until now, my seventeen years had been rather trying and dismal. Some might even say tragic. I didn’t feel tragic, but knew others looked upon me with pity. It had only been in the past four years, at the Broken Circle HHH that I had truly had a home, and had sincerely been loved.
Tears stung my eyes, and I blinked them back as a wave of homesickness washed over me. I could never return, for he would be watching for me. Even now his dark eyes haunted me. He came to me every night in my dreams. Could he be following me?



Just The Right Amount of Spice

by Jean L. Kuhnke

Ella was less than two years old when she wandered away from her wagon when her family stopped for a break in their journey from Ohio to Milwaukee. How long they traveled thinking their daughter was sleeping in her sleep pod, they did not know.
Vance and Hilda Hintz found the wet, hungry, frightened, child where she turned off the main road looking for her family. They stopped in the first town along their path to report the abandoned child and sent letters each of the subsequent years searching for the lost parents.
As the daughter of a sausage maker, Ella learned to love the products made in the meat market. She jumped at the chance to study at a butcher shop in Milwaukee where she found wonderful friendships and a family that never gave up searching for their long lost child.
The young man that professed to love her was given a choice; either he give up his fantasy of courting the â??sausage girl’ or he would lose his family backing for his jewelry store. A crushed heart made Ella determined to focus on her love of mixing sausage rather than finding a helpmeet. That is, until she met Griff.



Death like Me (MALAPARTE Book 1)

by MONALDI SORTI

The Island of Capri, August 1939. Italy in the grip of Fascism, the Second World War looming. At a dazzling party under the stars mingling aristocrats, Nazi officers and American millionaires, the writer, ladies’ man and Fascist loose cannon, Curzio Malaparte (1898-1957) – at that time internationally renowned – is accosted by Mussolini’s secret police: someone has accused him of murder, the killing of a young English girl, a poet, who had mysteriously fallen from a cliff a few years before – a fall that actually did happen.
Malaparte decides to go on the run: helped by a few trusted friends (a spendthrift prince, a Camorra man, an eccentric painter and his inseparable dog Febo) he finds himself embroiled in an impossible investigation. Who’s trying to frame him? Could it be that SS officer shadowed by his bloodthirsty Doberman? And what has the terrible (and true) secret hidden in Adolf Hitler’s past to do with the plot against him? Struggling to stay a step ahead of the nightmare that’s bearing down on him, the writer is forced to live by his wits, depending on a charming girl with unsuspected talents and the providential assistance of an American journalist, the perfect gentleman, destined to head US military intelligence in Europe.

The setting: Capri’s landscapes and the house Malaparte is building atop one of the island’s most spectacular cliffs. All the while, champagne corks pop, the band plays on, and Europe’s high society drifts helplessly to its doom. But Malaparte won’t play that game: no passive victim, he’s determined to save his skin, like his mind, still painfully scarred by a war hero’s wounds from over two decades before.

Yet that’s by no means all there is to it. Readers will soon find themselves up against far more than a mere literary fiction: the tale Malaparte is telling covers his entire past life; more than just a novel, he’s responding to the challenge of a lifetime. Only at the very end shall we know if he has lived up to it, or failed.

A huge success among readers and critics, DEATH LIKE ME won the Noir Mediterraneo prize for crime novels and was shortlisted at both the Acqui Storia historical fiction competition and the Premio Strega, the most important Italian literary award.

The wife and husband team, Rita Monaldi and Francesco Sorti, have published ten books to date, international best sellers translated into 26 languages and appearing in 60 countries, including the five novels featuring Atto Melani (Pistoia 1626 – Paris 1714): Imprimatur, Secretum, Veritas, Mysterium and Dissimulatio.
They also edited Secrets of the Conclaves, a secret report by Atto Melani which they unearthed in a Parisian library.
The couple live between Vienna and Rome with their children. For many years, the notorious political and publishing intrigues surrounding the publication of Imprimatur kept Monaldi & Sorti’s books out of Italy.



Artorius

by Pierluigi Curcio

Marcus Aurelius’s reign proved to be one of the most splendid moments of the Roman Empire and still shines in history. In those same years, a Roman infantry officer annihilated the best cavalry forces of the time to become a legend.

“This is a powerful, fast moving and richly detailed novel about the most enigmatic contender for the real â??King’ Arthur. Set in Roman times, with just a hint of fantasy, this is a must read for all who are inspired by the legends of the Once and Future King. Strong characters, plenty of action and some interesting speculations tell the story of Lucius Artorius Castus. Strongly recommended.” (John Matthews: Independent Historian and New York Times bestselling Author of â??Red Dragon Rising’.)

“History meets fantasy in this action-packed romp through the Ancient Roman Empire. The battle scenes are particularly thrilling.” (Linda A. Malcor,Author of From Scythia to Camelot and the Dragonlords of Dumnonia series.)

2008: First International Literary Prize of Fiction and Poetry “Borgo Ligure” section “unpublished literature”.
2009: IV Prize of the Literary Fiction and International Poetry Competition “Portus Lunae”.
2010: III Prize at the “Toscana in Poesia” International Prize.
2011: III prize at the “Terre di Liguria” international literary competition.



Winds of Retribution: Book One of The Blood Samurai

by Lynn Francis

A ghost of a dead emperor, a young Samurai with an unknown past, and a monk with many secrets.

Japan, 1179. Young acolyte Riku has spent his life training for battle. Raised by the monks of his shrine, he has never known any other life. As he struggles to understand his connection to the kami, he suspects that his shrine is somehow different. But what are the monks not telling him?

Riku has unknowingly inherited a powerful ability from his mother: the ability to share his body with a demon and survive. Now, a dark enemy wants to use that power to his own ends. Whether Riku likes it or not.

When disaster strikes the shrine, Riku is forced down a path that the monks who raised him fought to prevent. Will he be able to uncover the secrets to his family’s past and finally understand his true destiny?

Winds Of Retribution is the first book in the Blood Samurai series. If you love your historical fantasy complete with the creatures of Japanese folklore stalking its pages, you need to grab your copy today.



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.



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