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Fiction » Historical » General
The Lucky One by Ray Kingfisher
Price: Free! Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European(3.33 from 3 reviews)
A Prize Winning Short Story. An elderly woman is haunted by memories of her escape from the holocaust. But how reliable are painful memories that have been kept at bay for over sixty years? And at her time of life, what exactly is she searching for?
The President Elect: Book One - Joseph Smith the Prophet by Kurt F. Kammeyer
Price: Free! Words: 86,940. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
This is a book about what might have been. What if Joseph Smith had survived Carthage Jail and had gone on to run for President of the United States? In Book One, Joseph Smith recovers from his wounds and begins his campaign for the Presidency. Joseph is thrown in jail in New York City but escapes. He revisits the Hill Cumorah, where he learns about his mission and ultimate destiny.
Barn Dance by Jules Radcliffe
Price: Free! Words: 11,600. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015 by eXcessica Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » General(5.00 from 2 reviews)
After months of furtive assignations that leave Ash cold and unsatisfied, his lover leaves him for a life of riches and respectability. Angry and heartbroken, Ash has noone to confide in until neighboring farmers Seth and Dougal discover his secret love. In their passionate embraces, Ash learns that love which uses and manipulates is not true love.
The Battlefield by Allen Hancock
Price: Free! Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Billy rubbed his hand along the smooth woodwork of the rifle slung over his shoulder. “Do you think we’ll get to fight at last.” For most of the new men their greatest fear had always been that the fighting would finish before they had their chance to join in.
Letters to Mrs Hernandez by C S Gibbs
Price: Free! Words: 83,750. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General(5.00 from 2 reviews)
It is 1942 and young Ben Hutchinson has found himself uprooted from wartime England to the Pampas of Argentina. There he finds a sense of belonging and an unlikely love in the beautiful and headstrong Setsu. As the war pulls them apart, only the letters that travel across the miles can sustain them over time as they strive to reunite at the war's end.
Other Tales: Stories from The Ballad of Gregoire Darcy by Marsha Altman
Price: Free! Words: 69,710. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General(4.00 from 1 review)
Three short stories related to Altman's Pride and Prejudice series of books.
Even The Grass Bleeds by Norbert Mercado
Price: Free! Words: 26,590. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012 and represented by Norbert Mercado. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian
On July 16, 1990, the most devastating earthquake in Philippine history takes place. Daniel, an engineering student is trapped beneath the rubble of the Hyatt Terraces Hotel. Rose, his girlfriend, is an OFW in Hong Kong. She awaits news of his situation.
The First Wife: A Short Story by Tommy Black
Price: Free! Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Meliva Maric received little fan fare or recognition as Albert Einstein's first wife during her lifetime. Although she was known, it was not until the release of the couple's love letters following Einstein's death that the world began to stand up and take notice. This is a fictionalized account of Mileva and her life.
Homefront by Tony Christini
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 72,810. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » General
"Homefront...takes on the Iraq War and the complicity of the common citizen. Set in the United States, the story is told through the words and thoughts of one family and some members of their circle. A year after losing their son during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the novel presents the family’s questions and doubts." -Ron Jacobs, Counterpunch
স্বপ্ন স্মৃতি বাস্তব by Ratan Lal Basu
Price: Free! Words: 34,290. Language: Bengali. Published: February 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
এই উপন্যাসটির বিষয়বস্তু ১৯৬০-৭০ সালের ভারতের রাজ্য পশ্চিমবঙ্গের নকসালবাড়ি আন্দোলন ও পশ্চিমবঙ্গের অর্থনীতি, রাজনীতি ও সংস্কৃতির উপর তার প্রভাব । কলকাতার প্রেসিডেন্সি কলেজের ছাত্র আন্দোলন দিয়ে এই উপন্যাসের শুরু এবং নকসাল আন্দোলনের বিফলতা ও তআর পরবর্তী স্বপ্ন ভঙ্গের মধ্যে এই উপন্যাসের পরিসমাপ্তি।
Ambrose, Prince of Wessex; Trader of Kiev. by Bruce Corbett
Series: The Ambrose Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 89,550. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General(4.00 from 1 review)
A young prince of Wessex is captured by Viking raiders. He and his friends manage to escape captivity in Denmark, and begin an epic journey to Norway and then Sweden. The rest of the story is loosely based on the Primary Russian Chronicles. There, they join a Viking expedition to conquer Novgorod, and, within a year, they travel down the mighty Dnieper river to settle in Kiev.
The Girl in the Lighthouse (Arrington Saga, book 1) by Roxane Tepfer Sanford
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,450. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General(4.33 from 3 reviews)
ARRINGTON book #1 2nd edition Not since V.C. Andrews gothic novel Flowers in the Attic has there been a series of books so shocking and immersed in dark family secrets. Author Roxane Tepfer Sanford has captured a strikingly similar gothic fiction style in her debut novel, The Girl in the Lighthouse. A recommended read for every V.C. Andrews fan.
Reminiscence by Jake Murphy
Price: Free! Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller(5.00 from 2 reviews)
As the sun sets and night creeps into the grounds, an old gentleman prepares for dinner. That evening he receives a visit from an old acquaintance, whose visit changes both their lives forever. A gripping story of love, nostalgia, ambition and betrayal, Reminiscence is the latest story from the 'Forgotten Tales' saga by Jake Murphy.
Jacob's Courage: A Holocaust Love Story by Charles Weinblatt
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 283,840. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Historical(5.00 from 1 review)
Jacob's Courage is a tender coming of age love story of two young adults during the Holocaust. This historical novel explores the dazzling beauty of passionate love and enduring bravery in a lurid world where the innocent are murdered. From despair, to unforgettable moments of chaste beauty, Jacob’s Courage examines a constellation of emotions during a time of incomprehensible brutality.
No Kiss For A Killer by John Ivor
Series: Swan River, 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,030. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2008 by Darling Newspaper Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Skilled swordsman Jeremy Hanwell vows to avenge his father’s murder. Then he falls in love – with a woman who’ll reject him if he performs this sacred duty. Romance rides a thorny trail in an 1830s British Colony.
The Art of Candle Dipping by Judy Alter
Price: Free! Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General(4.00 from 1 review)
A short story based on an actual incident in the 1880s in North Texas, when Comanches threatened a family. The mother was dipping candles and used hot wax to protect her children.
This Time by Joan Szechtman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,310. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Historical » General(4.33 from 3 reviews)
This Time rediscovers the fifteenth century Richard III as he attempts to unravel the mysteries of the twenty-first century. Not only must Richard III acclimate himself to this whole new world—to sometimes comic effect—he must try to undo the damage done to his reputation through 500 years of history. "This Time" named General Fiction Finalist in the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Amateur Rebel by John Ivor
Series: Swan River, 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,340. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2008 by Darling Newspaper Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Maggie, an interpreter, believes justice can’t be achieved without just rulers, so she fights corrupt despots of an 1830s British Colony. And tries not to fall in love with Jeremy, her hot-headed foolish ally. Magistrates commit murder, the natives mistake a missionary as an incarnation of the Rainbow Serpent come to evict white settlers, and Maggie could lose her head - literally!
The Comfort of the Shriek by Scott Crowder
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Historical » General(5.00 from 4 reviews)
When President Lincoln is shot dead, an apocalyptic cult worshiping in the swamps of Louisiana fears the end of days is near. When they find the apocalypse's angel buried in mud, they know it. One of them, though, has decided the angel is not theirs to fawn over, it's his. And he'll do anything at all to keep it...
The President Elect: Book Two - Joseph Smith the Candidate by Kurt F. Kammeyer
Price: Free! Words: 71,330. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
This is a book about what might have been. In Book Two, Joseph completes his campaign through the eastern states. He meets Abraham Lincoln and returns to Carthage as a trial witness. The national election is held, and Joseph and his shadow cabinet travel to Washington City as the Southern states begin to secede from the Union. Joseph makes preparations to move the Saints to the Upper California.