Free historical fiction Kindle books for 05 Mar 19

Touch of a Highlander (Arch Through Time Book 2)

by Katy Baker

Gretchen Matthews is a woman on a mission.

Haunted by the disappearance of her friend, Gretchen is determined to discover the truth. So when a strange old woman gives her a cryptic clue to her friend’s whereabouts, Gretchen packs her bags and heads to Scotland.

But things aren’t as simple as she’d hoped. When she steps through a stone archway on a wind-swept hillside she realizes that to find her friend she must travel not only thousands of miles but hundreds of years into the past – and avert a clan war in the process.

Lost in a world of passion and peril, Gretchen is rescued by Ewan Murray, a brave Scottish warrior. He just might hold the key to everything: finding her friend, averting a war – and unlocking Gretchen’s heart.

But Ewan Murray has demons of his own. Returning to his clan after years of exile, he is eager to build a new life for himself. But with enemies all around, Ewan isn’t sure who to trust – including Gretchen. Does the dark-haired beauty hold the key to his future? Or the destruction of his clan?

And can they figure it out in time to avert a war that will destroy all they hold dear?

Touch of a Highlander is the second book in the Arch Through Time series. Each book can be read as a standalone novel.
Dreams of a Highlander, Book 1, is available now!



The Hands of Time (The Hands of Time: Book 1)

by Irina Shapiro

When a young woman vanishes without a trace from a quaint fishing village on the coast of England, only one person knows the truth, but he remains silent allowing the authorities to search for her in vain.

Meanwhile, Valerie Crane finds herself transported to the year 1605. Terrified and confused, she turns for help to the Whitfield brothers, who take her in and offer her a home. Both Alexander and Finlay Whitfield fall in love with the mysterious woman, who shows up on their doorstep, creating a love triangle that threatens to consume them all. Valerie must make her choice, deciding between the brother who will lead her down the path of destruction, or one who will give her a love she couldn’t find in her own time.



Awaken the Sleeping Heart (Children of Graistan Book 2)

by Denise Domning

AN ANCIENT PROMISE OF MARRIAGE,
A WEALTHY WIDOW STOLEN BY A POOR KNIGHT,
AND A KING DETERMINED TO KEEP THEM APART

Stephen de Brazdifer sails from Ireland for England, seeking the bride promised to him by an ancient royal writ. But he’s too late. King John has already claimed the rich widow as his royal ward, wanting to cheat a man he dislikes, and keep her wealth for himself. If Stephen is to have his promised wife, he’ll have to steal her from his monarch.

For all her life Cecilia de Gradinton has cursed her wealth and beauty for the freedom they cost her. Now, newly widowed, with all hope of home and happiness gone, she rides toward her new prison under royal escort. But more than one deadly danger stalks her on the road to King John’s court.



Legacy of Hunger: Druid’s Brooch Series: #1

by Christy Nicholas

In 1846, on a farm in Ohio, 22-year-old Valentia is haunted by her Irish grandmother’s tales of the family she once left behind and a missing heirloom she held dear. Longing to find what was lost, Valentia embarks on a transatlantic steamship bound for Ireland with her brother, Conor, and two servants.

Her delight in the journey upon one of the first steam ships to cross the Atlantic, however, becomes one of unexpected hardship and tragedy. Despite her loss, she becomes determined to complete her quest, lest the loss be for nothing. 

After the harrowing crossing, she arrives to find Ireland is wracked by a crippling potato blight, sweeping the land with tragedy and death. Not knowing whether they’ve even survived, Valencia presses on in search of her lost family. 

Traveling along the west coast of Ireland, Valentia finds implacable enemies and an impossible love, but also sweet delights and a small bit of true faerie magic. The heritage she finds is richer than she had ever imagined as well, but it comes with an unexpected cost.

If she makes the wrong choice, the price will be paid by the ones she loves most.



Intrepid Journey: Book One: An Untamed Frontier (The Bennett Family Saga 1)

by Lilly Robbins Brock

An untamed frontier. A family’s new start. To survive, they’ll need luck and they’ll need each other…

New York City, New York, 1835. Thomas Bennett never planned on living in the shadow of his in-laws. But when a devastating fire wipes out New York City and forces him and his wife, Jane, to leave, he’s willing to do anything to gain his independence. Years later when an opportunity opens up to travel to the dangerous but promising frontier of the Pacific Northwest, Thomas and his reluctant wife prepare for the journey.

Thomas and his brothers pave the way by booking passage on a steamship by way of South America, and Jane and the children are scheduled to follow twelve months later on the shorter Nicaragua route. But nothing could prepare them for such a long separation and the life-changing adventure. Then the outbreak of two wars threatens the timid Bennett family and prolongs their separation. They must rely on each other for the courage to carry on. But will their bond be enough to outlast the worst-case scenario of a dangerous journey and a lawless, unforgiving land?

Intrepid Journey: An Untamed Frontier is book one of the Bennett family saga. If you like complex characters, lesser-known historical journeys, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love this action-packed journey west.

It’s an exhilarating historical fiction novel.



The Firefly Witch (Bold Women of the 17th Century Series, Book 1)

by Amanda Hughes

For readers who like historical fiction with a bit of a love story and some fantasy.
It is a life of enchantment in a world gone mad with hatred. The daughter of Puritans in 17th Century Massachusetts, Circe Swinburne must hide her pagan dreams and strong ties to Mother Earth or be banished forever. Fortunately, she finds solace in the serenity and magic of the Great Marsh near her home. But visions of fireflies soon began to haunt her, flooding her with riddles. At last, the tiny creatures guide her to a group of people living in secret, practicing the ancient ways of the Celts in the backwoods of the colony. She lives in peace with them until one day a mysterious man appears with an unusual map. Circe joins this dark and enigmatic Spaniard in his fight against the malicious witch hunters that are determined to execute her new family and destroy her way of life forever.



The Pony’s Tail Ranch (Vail Series Book 3)

by Brenda Clemmons

Jenna James, the youngest of the beautiful James sisters and the owner of the Pony’s Tail Ranch, is recovering from a failed love affair while rebuilding her dream accommodation-and-experiences ranch for visitors to Vail.

Can Jenna overcome the hurt she experienced when Will left her and move on with her life?

Why does the Rodeo cowboy, Bo Daniels, have such an unsettling effect on her?

Jenna’s old rival, Lizzy Simpson, is back in town – has she grown up since she’s been away or has she brought with her Trouble with a capital T?

Read The Pony’s Tail Ranch, the Third book in VAIL SERIES a brand new clean and wholesome contemporary western romance series By best selling author Brenda Clemmons

Vail Series
Book 1: Dresses, Dreams and Cowboy Boots
Book 2: The Cowboy Pirate
Book 3: The Pony’s Tail Ranch
Book 4: Lizzy’s Freedom
Book 5: True Investment Offer
Book 6: Tasha’s Taste
Book 7: Capturing Kirstin
Book 8: Jennifer’s Journey

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Cartwright Wilderness Outfitters

Book 1 Comfort Embrace

Book 2 The Witness

Book 3 Zach’s Dilemma

Book 4 Yancey’s Luck

Book 5 Seeking Faith

Book 6 Tessa’s Hope

Book 7 To Love Again

Book 8 The Hunted

Country Christmas Romance
Book 1. Home for Christmas Gift
Book 2. Unexpected Gift
Book 3. Sweet Gift
Book 4. Diamond are a girls best gift
Book 5. Surprise Gift

Snowy Mountain Series
Book 1: Juliana’s Journey
Book 2: Building Bailey’s
Book 3: Patricia’s Patient
Book 4: Hannah’s Handyman
Book 5: Freeman’s Farm
Book 6: Writing Romance
Book 7: Wendy’s Wild Love
Book 8: Jesse’s Jewel
Book 9: Cassie’s Cause

Christmas Romance In Willow Springs Series
Book 1: New Christmas Gift Bells
Book 2: New Christmas Dreams
Book 3: New Christmas Blessings
Book 4: New Christmas Gift

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Brenda Clemmons ‘s Clean and Wholesome Contemporary Western Romance series is enjoyable for all ages.



THE GRAFTON SESSION

by J.B. Aspinall

This is fiction based on historical fact: the Paramount recording session in May 1930 by four Mississippi blues musicians: Charley Patton, Louise Johnson, Son House and Willie Brown. The book relates the experiences and interactions of the quartet, four very different personalities, during their journey from the Mississippi Delta and their stay in Grafton, Wisconsin. A number of issues are raised: racial, sexual, political, religious… It is also about the triumph of art over circumstance: the amazing music they produced in contrast to their stinted and shambolic lives.



The Crusader’s Bride: A Medieval Romance (The Champions of Saint Euphemia Book 1)

by Claire Delacroix

Gaston battled for duty and honorâ??until his new wife tempted him to fight for her love.

Gaston has had his fill of war and the Latin Kingdoms when he learns that he has inherited his father’s estate in France. He accepts one last quest for the Templars, the order he has served for fifteen years, and agrees to deliver a package to Paris on his way home. A practical man, Gaston knows he now has need of a wife and an heir, so when a lovely widowed noblewoman on pilgrimage catches his eye, he believes he can see matters solved to their mutual convenience.

But Ysmaine is more than a pilgrim enduring bad luck. She has buried two husbands in rapid succession, both of whom died on her nuptial night, and believes herself cursed. Accepting the offer of this gruff knight seems doomed to result in his demise, but Gaston is dismissive of her warnings and Ysmaine finds herself quickly wed againâ??this time to a man who is not only vital, but determined to remain alive.

Neither of them realize that Gaston’s errand is one of peril, for the package contains the treasure of the Templarsâ??and some soul, either in their party or pursuing it, is intent upon claiming the prize for his or her own, regardless of the cost. In a company of strangers with secrets, do they dare to trust each other and the love that dawns between them?

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The Champions of St. Euphemia is a medieval romance series, following a company of knights and Templars on a quest from Jerusalem to Paris and on to Scotland, with suspense, mystery, action and adventure. The series is complete with five books:
1. The Crusader’s Bride
2. The Crusader’s Heart
3. The Crusader’s Kiss
4. The Crusader’s Vow
5. The Crusader’s Handfast



The Third Peregrination (The Jade Owl Legacy Book 2)

by Edward C. Patterson

THE SECOND BOOK IN THE JADE OWL SERIES.

The world is on the brink, now that the relics flow together again. The new China Hands should have left the Jade Owl in the tomb, to fester silently for another age, but they didn’t. Now there is a tapping in the basement and a flowering of new relics, all seeking to move Curator-General Rowden Gray and his crew into the field again to solve the mystery of The Seven Sisters. However, the world has changed since Rowden managed his first task. The new China Hands are sucked into the maelstrom of time, flowing together with the relics, now that the world is at the brink.

Rowden Gray and Nicholas Battle, joined by three new stalwarts in pursuit of the next level in the triad, find a fortress in a mystery deeper than the first warrant, something that compels them to return to China and unravel a more difficult truth – one that challenges them beyond time’s membrane. This second book in the Jade Owl Legacy Series pushes the new China Hands to the world’s brink – now that the relics flow together again.

Review fom Rainbow Reviews:

Sinologist Rowden Grey is back at the San Francisco Museum of East Asian Arts and Culture, formerly his dream career. The museum has benefited over many decades from artifacts and treasures provided by Rowden’s late mentor, John Battle, including the mysterious treasures of China’s only Empress, which impelled the events in the initial story. In this second volume, beginning after the “China Hands” return from China, the paranormal element introduced by the Jade Owl artifact becomes increasingly prevalent. Once again, Rowden, John Battle’s son Nick, Nick’s life partner Simon/Simone, and Rowden’s new love Audrey, are put on the spot in a struggle for life, limb, and sanity as stakes escalate.

The Third Peregrination, second volume in Edward C. Patterson’s The Jade Owl Legacy, is subtitled The Search of the New China Hands. Like its predecessor, The Jade Owl, the novel is riveting as escalating suspense has readers turning pages as fast as they can read. The continuing main protagonists are joined by a revolving cast of well-developed secondary characters who provide human interest as the plot lines begun in The Jade Owl further develop. Author Patterson never drops a stitch nor leaves a subplot dangling. Rife with suspense, character development, and a newly intensified focus on the paranormal, The Third Peregrination is a valid stand-alone novel, but will also inspire readers new to The Jade Owl Legacy to seek out the first volume and to eagerly anticipate the next book in the set. Once again, Mr. Patterson delivers don’t miss excitement. Run, do not walk, to your nearest bookselling outlet and enjoy The Third Peregrination.



Gone But Not Forgotten: The Boghy Trilogy, book 1 The White Tower Series

by John Grant

An ancient evil is loose and causing mysterious disappearances throughout both the kingdoms of An Péirse and Cath Deora. Carl is only fourteen, but as the Eagle Keeper’s apprentice, he found himself in the middle of the circumstances that had instilled fear in the minds of the subjects of the twin kingdoms. He must work with his counterpart, Aeyrn, who is from a primitive and secretive group of people, who posses magical powers, and live in the surrounding forest. Together, they must find the answer to this mystery, before everyone they love disappears.



Runaway Rails

by E. A. Catania

When their violent stepfather threatens them, Katherine Aldenburg (Kat) reacts in a desperate attempt to keep her sister Annie safe. Unsure if she’s murdered him and terrified that she hasn’t, Kat convinces her sister to flee together on the train to escape a past that haunts them both. Despite the ever-growing distance between Kat and what she’s done, peace and comfort elude her; she often finds herself at odds with what she wants to do and what needs to be done to keep her sister safe. When the sisters are joined by two questionable but knowledgeable youths who often travel the rails, Kat realizes there’s more to life than running in this adventurous 1940’s historical fiction.



Hope Reborn (Texas Romance Series Book 3)

by Caryl McAdoo

New York dime novelist May Meriwether decides a heroic Texas Ranger will make a great love interest for her new heroine. Bored to tears and loving adventure, she sets out to the Lone Star State with her constant companion and confidant Chester in tow.

Dreams for a husband and children are relegated to the recesses of her heart, the self-confessed old maid deems it too late. But the near-perfect widower resurrects a smidgen of hope. Only his impenetrable, superstitious religious beliefs stand in the path to her falling head over heels, those and his love for his dead wife. Would there ever be room for her in his heart? And would he give up his fanaticism for God?

An unexpected romance surprises both. Hope is reborn in God’s unfailing love and grace. Can a life built on lies find the Way to confession, forgiveness, and true joy? In a day when the church offers the only stability on the 1850 Texas prairie, these unlikely players find one another and fall in love. But will it be enough?



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