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Fiction » Historical » USA
The Forgotten Flapper - A Novel of Olive Thomas by Laini Giles
Series: Forgotten Actresses, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,370. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A fictionalized biography of silent film actress Olive Thomas, whose ghost is said to haunt the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York. Ollie's ghost narrates her story from her days as a poor girl in Pennsylvania through her heady days as a Ziegfeld girl and onto fame in Hollywood as the sister-in-law to Mary Pickford.
Caspion & the White Buffalo by Melvin Litton
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 136,260. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2019 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Western
Based on a true event, CASPION takes you on a singular quest, both heroic and tragic, through the great buffalo hunt and the vanquishing of the Plains Indians (1871-1876). Riding the crest of the bloody tide is Jim Caspion, a Civil War veteran turned buffalo hunter, a man of notable conscience and courage, ever haunted by the war, yet fleeing settlement and routine.
Closing Credits: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood by Martin Turnbull
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,540. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
When a mysterious list starts circulating, columnist Kathryn Massey's life falls under a public magnifying glass. Beset by writer’s block, screenwriter Marcus Adler finds a box in the basement of the Garden of Allah whose contents could rejuvenate his career but cost him his reputation. New to television, Gwendolyn Brick teams up with Lucille Ball but is conflicted by new opportunities.
Flashman and Madison's War by Robert Brightwell
Series: Thomas Flashman Adventures, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120,890. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA(4.00 from 1 review)
It is an extraordinary tale of an almost forgotten war, with inspiring leaders, incompetent commanders, a future American president, terrifying warriors (and their equally intimidating women), brave sailors, trigger-happy madams and a girl in a wet dress who could have brought a city to a standstill.
The Trouble with Scarlett: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood by Martin Turnbull
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,510. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Book 2 in the Garden of Allah novels finds Marcus, Kathryn, and Gwendolyn caught up in a Hollywood obsessed with finding the screen’s Scarlett O'Hara. Kathryn scoops the news which makes Louella Parsons hopping mad, Gwendolyn wants the role but faces stiff competition, while Marcus creates a fiasco at the Hearst Castle and needs an out. Who knew casting Scarlett O'Hara could cause so much trouble?
The Strongman and the Mermaid by Kathleen Shoop
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 154,610. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
2019 Donora, Pennsylvania Lucy discovers her beloved grandfather clutching a fat, hand-illustrated, antique book. In it is the story of Donora, the town that shaped America, its people and Patryk himself. 1910 American Mary Lancos and Polish immigrant, Lukasz Musial, find each other under a snowy, pink moonlit sky. They must decide if love is enough to risk losing everything else that matters.
Shaken to the Core by Jae
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,260. Language: American English. Published: June 15, 2016 by Ylva Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Historical » USA
Kate Winthrop, daughter of a shipping magnate, is expected to marry a respectable man. But her true passion lies with photography—and with women. Much to the dismay of her parents, she becomes friends with their maid Giuliana. Then an earthquake hits San Francisco. Will the disaster shatter their tentative feelings? Or will they be able to save each other’s lives and hearts?
Citizen Hollywood: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood by Martin Turnbull
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,730. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Hollywood, 1939: When Tinseltown begins to woo wunderkind Orson Welles, he stashes himself at the Chateau Marmont until he’s ready to make his splashy entrance. But when William Randolph Hearst realizes "Citizen Kane" is based on him, he won’t be happy—and when Hearst isn’t happy, nobody’s safe. Marcus Adler, Kathryn Massey, and Gwendolyn Bricky need to go for broke, and the clock is ticking.
City of Myths: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood by Martin Turnbull
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 119,890. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
Losing herself one headline at a time has dumped Kathryn Massey at the bargaining table with the man she trusts the least. Now that Gwendolyn Brick is a costumer at 20th Century-Fox, she finds that her friendship with Marilyn Monroe puts her into the crosshairs of Darryl Zanuck. Exiled in Rome but under the spell of romance, Marcus Adler must learn to say goodbye in order to give love a chance.
After ALCATRAZ Surviving the Escape by Kevin Bruce
Price: $14.95 USD. Words: 71,560. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Screenplays » Drama
On June 11, 1962, three men tunneled out of their cells, gained access to the cell-block roof, lowered themselves to the ground, and made their way to the shore of the Alcatraz Island. Clinging to an improvised raft they slipped out into the dark waters of the bay. They were never seen again. But they did not die. Read this remarkable account of what happened to the escapees from Alcatraz.
Shades of Gray: A Novel of the Civil War in Virginia by Jessica James
Price: $8.99 $2.25 USD. (75% off!) Words: 165,240. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Historical » USA
Discover the fine line between friends and enemies in this epic love story that chronicles the clash of a Confederate cavalry commander with a Union spy as they defend their beliefs, their country & their honor. Often compared to Gone with the Wind, this novel has won 6 national awards and hit #1 on the Bestseller list in its category. Selected as Book of the Year by 6 book review sites.
The Colonel by Beau North
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 122,330. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
A decades-spanning saga of a family torn apart and stitched together by love and war, The Colonel is a companion novel to Longbourn's Songbird, a postwar reimagining of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice.'
Tinseltown Confidential: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood by Martin Turnbull
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,500. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
As America embraces the 1950s, television is poaching Hollywood’s turf and Joseph McCarthy forces exiled screenwriter Marcus Adler fights to finally clear his name. Hollywood Reporter Kathryn Massey knows a secret that might take down a charismatic figure out to intimidate the film industry. When “Confidential” magazine arrives, Gwendolyn Brick figures she’s got nothing to hide - until she does.
Twisted Boulevard: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood by Martin Turnbull
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,760. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
When screenwriter Marcus Adler plans to start over with a disgraced star, a Hollywood censor reminds him that the past isn’t forgotten. Columnist Kathryn Massey must deal with a rival when she glimpses a sight on the set of “Sunset Boulevard.” Gwendolyn Brick thought her new store would be a hit, but when LA’s most notorious madam threatens it, she’ll need a Hollywood miracle to keep her it alive.
Searchlights and Shadows: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood by Martin Turnbull
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110,440. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
The dark days of Pearl Harbor loom over Los Angeles, and posters warn Hollywoodites that loose lips sink ships. MGM screenwriter, Marcus Adler, needs to come up with a sure-fire hit. Gwendolyn Brick dreams of opening her own dress store, but it threatens to drag her back into the orbit of Bugsy Siegel. Columnist, Kathryn Massey survival depend on a place nobody’s heard of: Las Vegas.
Amerikan Eagle: The Special Edition by Brendan DuBois
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 134,090. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Historical » USA
It's 1943, ten years after the assassination of President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt. Germany is at war with Russia and rules all of Europe --- including Great Britain --- and Japan is conquering China and East Asia. The United States is an isolationist nation, still struggling with the Great Depression, and is being governed by President Huey P. Long, former Louisiana governor and senator.
Reds in the Beds: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood by Martin Turnbull
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,180. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
As World War II ends, a new boogieman emerges: the Red Menace. MGM’s Marcus Adler needs to keep his reputation beyond reproach; columnist Kathryn Massey may have to take on J. Edgar Hoover himself; and at Bullocks Wilshire, Gwendolyn Brick makes a discovery that could revive her dream. In postwar Hollywood, there are reds in the beds, the sharks are circling, and it’s feeding time.
Murder Between the Pages by Josh Lanyon
Price: $2.99 $1.50 USD. (50% off!) Words: 38,710. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Historical » USA
Rival mystery authors compete to solve the "impossible" murder of a notorious author of roman à clef. If only the murderer was equally amused.
A Whisper of Bones by Rosanne Higgins
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 90,100. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
A Whisper of Bones is book two in the Orphans and Inmates series. The past and present intertwine as modern day anthropologist, Maude Travers, pieces together evidence from an exhumed poorhouse skeleton and the journal of the Keeper of the Buffalo Orphan Asylum, Ciara Sloane Nolan. Paranormal visions lead Maude to a horrifying secret that threatened Ciara's own life.
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