Free historical fiction Kindle books for 07 Mar 19

The Pinchbeck Peer: Book One

by Andrew Wareham

Set in 1780, Fabius is a callow undergraduate when the family falls onto hard times – relatively speaking. He is forced out of Cambridge and becomes a Militia officer on a tiny allowance. While serving he dabbles in pugilism and shows himself handy with his fists and is well-liked. The mess of any Militia battalion is a hard-drinking establishment; while under the influence he makes a number of foolish bets, double-or-quits, and wakes up the following morning to find himself owing £512 – ten years of his allowance.
Knowing that his creditor – a merchant’s son – will have no hesitation in going to law and putting him in debtor’s prison, Fabius absconds.
En route to Liverpool and a ship West, Fabius meets the proprietor of a stable of prizefighters and is easily persuaded to join them as Gentleman Jim. A little of professional tuition added to his natural flair turns Fabius into an effective bareknuckle fighter. He climbs the ranks of the profession quickly and is a contender for the Championship in less than 2 years, the fights growing harder as he meets the better men. He comes to the attention of the Marquess of Mendip, a sporting man who is looking for a strong and healthy young gentleman for his own purposes.
The Marquess has a daughter who is crippled by a club foot and a son who is stupid almost to the point of being simple as well as being frail. He wants to wed the daughter to a powerful, healthy man to bring stronger blood into the family.
Fabius agrees, initially solely for the wealth and position he will gain. He suspects that he is not quite good enough to become Champion of England, and knows that being second-best will not make his fortune in the Ring.
The first book ends after a few weeks of marriage, Fabius coming to realise that he has done very well for himself and settling into his new life.



Mary’s War

by Renee’ Irvin-Ellis

Mary Holcomb is a beautiful, young, half-Cherokee woman from Vickery Creek, Georgia who struggles with her race, the Civil War invasion by General Sherman’s troops and the death of her father. But nothing compares to the forbidden love she harbors for a Union officer, Lt. Colonel Case Hamilton.
As children, Mary and Case romped and played together along the Chattahoochee River, but once Case joined the Union army after going to West Point, everything changed for Mary and her family.
Sherman’s troops are now on the way and so is the end of the South as Mary knew it. She and her family are separated and living in constant fear and danger.
Mary and her beloved black friend and former slave, Hattie, are taken prisoner and shipped off to the Confederate women’s prison in Louisville, Kentucky.
The women’s prison is a worse nightmare than anything Mary could have imagined and she realizes she and Hattie must escape. Somehow, she and Hattie must find a way back to Vickery Creek.
Or die trying.
But one more surprise is in store for Mary. Lt.Colonel Case Hamilton is in Louisvilleâ?¦
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Renee’ Irvin-Ellis, author of “East of Orleans” has once again delivered a story steeped in the history of the civil war and the end of the old south.”Mary’s War” is the 2nd in the series of three novels that will be released as part of the “East of Orleans” saga.



The Sword of the Banshee (Bold Women of the 18th Century Series Book 3)

by Amanda Hughes

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

With eyes as changeable as the sea, India Allen seduces the Irish people into a bloody rebellion which sweeps the country like wildfire. But across the ocean another revolution is brewing, and Quinn Calleigh wants to harness this woman’s mysterious power for himself. With his lusty good nature and wickedly broad smile, he entices India to seek liberty in the New World. Together they sow the seeds of the American Revolution. Taken with her icy beauty, Quinn struggles to melt India’s crystalline exterior and unlock the passion and fire within her. Is he simply an Irish gypsy looking for an adventure or a committed freedom fighter? Their battle to uncover their love and humanity is equal only to that of their struggle for freedom.
“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.”



Son of Man

by Welles Bristol

What compelled Jesus to leave Nazareth?

Did he know this decision would lead to the sacrifice of his own life?

Join Jesus as he journeys down Nazareth Mountain, across the Jezreel Valley, through the mountains of Samaria, and to the east bank of the Jordan River. And know the pain he feels as he encounters the deep sufferings of his people under Roman rule.

And know his peace as he learns that he is, indeed, the Son of Man.



Once Beyond a Time – A troubled family, missing child, and a â??house beyond time.â?

by Ann Tatlock

“Tatlock’s prose reminds readers why it is a joy to savor her stories.” ~ Publishers Weekly

Christy Award Winner

A troubled family, whose pastor father resigned in disgrace from a church in suburban Philadelphia, moves to an old house in Black Mountain, North Carolina. They soon discover that their new home, nearly hidden from view on the side of a mountain, is no ordinary place. The family can see and speak with people who appear and disappear seemingly at will. Some of the visitors seem to have lived there in the past. More mysteriously, some will live there in the future.

Then, soon after their move into the old house, their eight-year-old son vanishes without a trace! Has he been kidnapped, or has he wandered off into the dark forest? Will the “house beyond time” provide the answers? Or does something more disturbing await this troubled family?

Written for the General Market (G) (I): Contains little or no; sexual dialogue or situations or strong language. May also contain content of an inspirational nature. Amazon customers who purchase the print version have the option to purchase the Kindle eBook at no charge.



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