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Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep: Book 1)
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Series: Promises To Keep, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 150,690. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2009. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.79 from 70 reviews)
In 19th Century New Zealand, there are few choices for a farm girl like Amy. Her life seems mapped out for her by the time she is twelve. Amy dreams of an exciting life in the world beyond her narrow boundaries. But it is the two people who come to the farm from outside the valley who change her life forever, and Amy learns the high cost of making the wrong choice. Book 1 of "Promises to Keep".
The Stolen Valley
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Price: Free! Words: 86,010. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
In the hot, dry summer of 1889 three young people meet in the Vyrnwy valley, mid Wales, where the dam is almost complete behind which a large lake will form to supply Liverpool with water. Passions and jealousies develop. The lake fills prematurely with disastrous consequences for a young English girl and a handsome young Welshman. The story mixes history and fiction in a most compelling way.
Mail Order Bride: Westward Winds (Montana Mail Order Brides: Book 1)
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Series: Montana Mail Order Brides, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 49,100. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014 by Gold Crown Publishers. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
(5.00 from 1 review)
A historical western cowboy romance novel about a mail order bride. Stifled in her life of high society balls and parties, Tessa O’Connor makes her escape to Montana to marry Dean Samuels, a widower with two children. She is instantly attracted to the rugged ranch owner but can she break through his defenses and make him see that a life filled with happiness and love is within reach?
White Christmas - a short story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
See the other side of a Victorian Christmas through a housekeeper's eyes. Christmas is the biggest day of the year for Felicity and all the other servants at the de Veyney London house. There is food to prepare and guests to accomodate, including drunken cousins and amorous sisters. But no matter who they are or what their position, they all long for a white Christmas.
Costumes and Filigree: A Novel of the Phantom of the Opera
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Price: Free! Words: 128,480. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In this not-so-serious retelling of the Phantom of the Opera, Christine Daaé, a rather bratty girl who lives to become a diva, is horrified to discover that her mentor, whom she believed to be an angel, is really a monstrously-disfigured man. But as she works to accomplish her goals of fame and fortune, she realizes that it is really her genteel fiancé, Raoul de Chagny, who is the true monster.
The Faith: Book I of the Uprising Trilogy
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Price: Free! Words: 96,670. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
When religious radicals murder the King of Riktenburg and replace him with an imposter, it's up to two young Englishmen to save the kindgom. But how can they when they're being chased by The Faith?
The Last Adventure of Dr. Yngve Hogalum
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Series: The Magnetron Chronicles, Volume 1. Price: Free! Words: 13,820. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
In this first novelette of the Magnetron Chronicles series, eccentric Nineteenth Century inventor Phineas J. Magnetron reveals his association with the secretive Hogalum Society. When his mentor and Society founder Dr. Hogalum dies, Phineas embarks on a daring and improbable caper to bring the good doctor's greatest dream to fruition posthumously, thus unearthing a haunting and compelling mystery.
Roses for Cassandra
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Price: Free! Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
This is the small, but pleasant tale of how the theater brought together two lovers: a dancer and a stagehand.
The Invitation
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Price: Free! Words: 9,890. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
When Arabella and Mariana Gray are presented with an invitation to assume residence in their landlord's grand country estate, a decision must be made. It isn't as simple a matter as it seems. The Invitation is bonus material—the first five chapters of the original version of Cry of the Peacock—reworked to be told as a short story.
Of Secrets, Letters, and Lions
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Series: Secrets of the Lion, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
"Father has started keeping secrets so deep and so large that he has locked himself in his study..." so starts the series of letters that Hannah Hunt sends to her best friend in America. With her friend's encouragement, Hannah teams up with her younger sister in hopes of solving the mystery surrounding their father. But what the girls are unaware of is just how dark and deadly his secrets are.
Violet's Mail Order Husband (Montana Brides #1)
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Series: Montana Brides, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 35,550. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014 by Gold Crown Publishers. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Rocking Horse Ranch desperately needs cowboys, and Violet Kilburn and her two younger sisters agree to marry mail-order husbands to fill the void. But their guardian, Cornell Pollard, doesn't approve. When the sisters bring their intended grooms home, he makes life difficult for the three couples. The sisters' plan goes terribly wrong, and their budding romances face the ultimate test.
A Crack in Time/The Beast Within
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Price: Free! Words: 22,270. Language: British English. Published: May 8, 2014 by Clover Digital Media. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
(5.00 from 11 reviews)
England 1851, Queen Victoria is on the throne, the year of the ‘Great Exhibition’ and the building of the Kings Cross Railway Station. ‘Big Ben’ hadn’t been constructed and London is filled with poor and destitute souls living in the filth of the slums. Can John Pitt survive these harsh conditions.
Wicked Down Below
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Price: Free! Words: 7,710. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Miriam Walker lives and works in 19th century London. There are monsters out in the dark streets but they are nothing compared to the wickedness humans get up to. Miriam battles wickedness both human and inhuman while always remaining prim and ladylike.
Natalie Tereshchenko - The Other Side
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Series: Natalie Tereshchenko, Book Two. Price: Free! Words: 64,680. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
(5.00 from 1 review)
They wanted her to become the new Tsarina, but Natalie had other plans. Now she finds herself in the heart of the Kremlin, trying to hide her true identity. In this sequel to ‘Lady In Waiting’ the tension explodes into terrifying action. All protection lost, and deceived by her own mother, Natalie must again cross Russia searching for her beloved Max, relentlessly pursued by unknown assassins.
Wessex Tales: "Crossing" (Story 31)
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Price: Free! Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Long ago, the ancient lady in the darkened bed had been the first white woman to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Or had she been the first to walk around it? Whatever the truth, that legend from her lifetime would soon die with her. Unconscious on her deathbed, scenes from her life run through her head while caregivers chatter around her. [1976]
Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery
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Price: Free! Words: 108,800. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
In this light-hearted historical mystery, Annie Fuller is a widow who works in San Francisco as Madam Sibyl, a clairvoyant. In 1879, when a creditor threatens to take away her home, and Voss, one of Madam Sibyl’s clients, dies suddenly, Annie Fuller and Nate Dawson, the Voss family lawyer, try to find out the truth about Voss’s death in order to save his family and Annie from financial ruin.
Wessex Tales: "The Dorset Ooser Dines" (Story 26)
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Price: Free! Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
In the village of Child Okeford a ‘Bull’ or 'Ooser' used to show up uninvited at Christmas festivities, causing mayhem. One guest at his manor's annual ball sees an opportunity to make a good match for his daughter. He pays the Ooser to carry her off. Rescued by her otherwise timid suitor, the girl's future is assured. *The Plain Text version cannot display the photo of the Ooser in this tale.
The King Of The Irish
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Price: Free! Words: 106,670. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013 by Newcastlewest Books. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
British spies have infiltrated the United Brotherhood, to quash another Irish rebellion. When one of the spies turns up dead in a Chicago sewer, police detective Daniel Coughlin is swept up in a power struggle between warring factions of the Irish nationalists, a fight that could see him hanged for a murder he did not commit. If his political clout does not come through for him, he is a dead man.
Alma's Mail Order Husband (Texas Brides Book 1)
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Series: Texas Brides, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 38,330. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014 by Gold Crown Publishers. Category: Fiction » Romance » Western
A historical western cowboy romance story about a mail order husband. Alma and Jude McCann get married in the little adobe church in Eagle Pass. But the minute they come home to the ranch, their plans for happily ever after run off the rails. Jude joins the sisters on the range, and conflicts develop in their approaches to managing the ranch. Can their marriage survive?
Bloody Rain - Murder, Madness & the Monsoon
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Price: Free! Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Bloody Rain is a short story set in the 1880s on the sailing ship, Queen Charlotte, in the Hoogly River off the Calcutta and in the Bay of Bengal - a tale of murder, madness and the monsoon.