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Fiction » Historical » USA
The Boxcar Blues by Jeff Egerton
You set the price! Words: 98,420. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Adventure » Action
THE BOXCAR BLUES is a hard hitting story about two homeless teenage boys, one white and one black, and their fight for survival during the Great Depression. Luke and Curly fight a phony murder charge, suffer lost love and overcome hatred on their grueling road to success. Their tempered steel toughness and street savvy allow them to rise from vagrants, to become owners of a prosperous airline.
Unrefined by Sharon Balts
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 29,760. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014 by LIFE SENTENCE Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Laugh and cry with the Unrefined Connor family—slaves to the farm and mechanic work that is their means of survival, chained by guilt and fear, trapped by despair and worry. Unrefined is the tale of a three-generation family pummeled by tragedy beyond the common hardships of the Great Depression. Some will come to see their difficulties as a refining process. None will survive unscathed—if they su
Absence of Grace by I.A. Quinn
Series: ...those conniving Gods, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,910. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014 by Fountain Blue Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
You decide. We all die with a smile or not, but death didn’t end the trial or reveal the reason for the magic of joy or a plan to the pain. Not then. Not now. Is it as simple as the god’s ennui and idle quest for amusement? Here it is, my story for you to weigh. It is our journey, our places, our moments, and above all, this is what we did…
Escape from Way Station Manor by C. L. Snapp
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,790. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Lily, the only daughter of a wealthy mercantile shopkeeper follows her dream of empowering indentured passengers from the Orphan Train. She orchestrates an escape for seven orphaned children to travel to Indiana where they will establish a private home school. Hope and courage fill this story with great expectation, but it will be five generations before the dream is fulfilled.
Seven Out by Kevin Moore
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,270. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Adventure » Action
When a gun goes off on board the steamship, the adventurous fugitive Wil Driscoll abandons his plans for buying information on a priceless artifact to make a quick getaway. An ex-pilot turned treasure hunter, Wil had booked passage down the Mississippi River in order to learn the whereabouts of a century-old pistol. With less than an hour to jump ship, he must track down the pistol's thief.
Letters to Mary by Marge Burke
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 129,130. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by Wings ePress, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Mary Crouch and her two young children are as much casualties of the Civil War as the soldiers themselves. Mary is afraid of losing her Daniel, afraid of all the dangers she must face with her children, and of failing at the work it will take to keep their lives going. What her trials prove is that Mary is as courageous as Daniel. Mary struggles to keep her focus, longing for words of love...
Battle Hymns by Cara Langston
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,050. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » Historical
1942: While her fiancé trains for the battlefront, Charlotte Donahue does her part by volunteering as a nurses' aide with the American Red Cross. Here she is drawn to a mysterious soldier, Lieutenant William Kendrick, whose jet was shot down in the skies over Germany. As Will's wounds begin to heal, he and Charlotte develop a friendship that will bind them together in ways they never imagined.
Political Chemistry: Margaret Thatcher and Dorothy Hodgkin by Rob Walters
Price: $3.48 USD. Words: 25,830. Language: British English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
A fascinating set of fiction from fact conversations between two extraordinary women. Margaret Thatcher is known to all. Dorothy Hodgkin should be: she is Britain's only female scientific Nobel Prize winner, a reward for her groundbreaking work in determining the structure of penicillin and vitamin B12. Dorothy, a woman of the left, was Margaret's tutor at Oxford university where this book is set.
Abduction at Griffith Observatory by Christopher Geoffrey McPherson
Price: $4.98 USD. Words: 70,390. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
Los Angeles. 1935. Writer James Murray is hard at work on a third novel, living with the girl he loves and enjoying a life he once could only dream about. But an innocent outing to Los Angeles’s new Griffith Observatory changes all that when a commotion during a presentation leads to a kidnapping. James feels compelled to find out the truth behind it.
The Moment The World Was Still by Bailey Magno
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 8,460. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
It's 1942 in the United States. At the moment in America the Manhattan project is going on. Then the unexpected happens when Adolf Hitler got to the Atomic bomb first and invades the United States. Follow Anten and his friends on a journey to try and stop Nazi Germany from taking over the world.
In all the breaths I’ve taken from you by Alessio Biagi
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 55,980. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014 by Meligrana Giuseppe Editore. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
“In All the Breaths I’ve Taken From You” is the story of William O'Neill, a poor boy of low class origin, born in Louisiana, the deep south of America. This book, far from being just a war novel, is a profound reflection on the meaning of life, love and friendship, but especially about the strange succession of events brought together by fate.
Market Time Conspiracy by James Duermeyer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 115,980. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
In his third novel, James Duermeyer tells a rare story - a glimpse into the life of a young man facing his worst nightmare. It is a wonderful, heart-felt story that gives the reader a look into the disability of PTSD. But the story is much more than that. It is a story woven from a boy's growth into manhood, war, friendship, humor, perseverance, genius, and most importantly, love.
MacArthur's Luck by Steven Newton
Series: The Fortunes of War, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 163,330. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Historical » USA
January 1945: Gen. George Marshall dies unexpectedly, replaced by Douglas MacArthur. American armies race the Soviets for Berlin, and history's bloodiest war threatens to spiral into an even greater conflict. From Jackie Robinson at the Rhine to Robert Heinlein at Okinawa and Barry Goldwater above Tokyo, this alternate history will forever change the way you look at the end of World War Two.
The Lincoln Stalker by Steve Akley
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 7,880. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Historical » USA
A chance discovery of journals on an Indiana farm from an individual who knew Abraham Lincoln for over 45 years, sheds some light on a few aspects which hadn’t been covered before. Thorton Andrew Davis VIII, the great-great-great-great-great grandson of the man who wrote the journals partnered with noted author Steve Akley to present these stories to the public for the first time.
Palmetto Empire by David Hardy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,750. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014 by James Reasoner. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
A classic historical adventure novel set during the First Seminole War, packed with color, action, violence, and romance. Sweeping the reader into another time and place, it tells a compelling tale filled with realistic, intriguing characters and vividly captures a little-known but vital turning point in the history of the American nation.
Flint Bluff, an American Saga by James Duermeyer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,730. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Flint Bluff, an historical fiction novel, has received high praise as an extraordinary saga which follows three generations in the lives of several families as they settle a frontier community on the Mississippi River in the upper Midwest. The author incorporates events of humor, character-building, pathos, love, war, crime, and spirituality in this exciting, entertaining and informative book.
The New Men by Jon Enfield
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 97,430. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014 by Wayzgoose Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Tony Grams comes to America at the start of the twentieth century, set on becoming a new man. He lands a job at the Ford Motor Company that puts him at the center of a daring social and economic experiment. Ford offers to double the standard wage for men who will be thrifty, sober, and dedicated--and will let Ford investigators into their homes to confirm it...
Under the Almond Trees by Linda Ulleseit
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,600. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Under the Almond Trees is the novelized account of three ordinary women who lived extraordinary lives in early California. One learns independence when she is widowed and must lead men. Another desires a career in a man’s field. The third wants only a traditional family—until her husband refuses to pay for their daughter’s college education. Their legacy resounds beyond family.
Instrument of Justice by R.G. Crossley
Series: Jazz Stiletto, Private Eye. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Historical » USA
Meet John "Jazz" Stiletto. It's 1950 Los Angeles on the eve of the Korean conflict when a would be starlet is found murdered. Military Polceman, Jazz Stiletto, is ordered to assist the LAPD investigation. Jazz soon discovers a dark conspiracy that requires a man of his special talents. This story was originally published by Over My Dead Body on-line Mystery Magazine.
A Whole Other World "Life in the Shadows of Prison" by Chip Valley
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,230. Language: American English. Published: May 16, 2014 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Historical » USA(5.00 from 1 review)
Vietnam vet Carter takes a job as a prison guard, immersing himself in the world of hardened inmates, cramped cells and locked doors. He learns the routines, uncovers the deceptions and takes on the challenges of prison life. Inmates lie, cheat, steal, gamble, and commit assault and rape—all daily occurrences faced by the correctional staff. To survive, Carter must earn the inmates’ respect