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Fiction » Historical » USA
The Metronome by D. R. Bell
Price: Free! Words: 87,210. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Historical » USA(4.00 from 1 review)
When investigating his father's death, a man uncovers a web of money, murder, revenge and evidence of a plot involving the world's superpowers.
Floating the Balloon Bombs by Brian S. Wheeler
Price: Free! Words: 16,040. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA(4.00 from 1 review)
Sheriff Conrad looks upon the deflated oddity discovered behind a compound of mobile homes and fears the bombs connected to that fallen and decayed balloon will force his community to reappear on the road map. He convenes his neighbors, and the villagers decide the best plan in coping with the bombs' dangers is restoring that balloon so their village might simply return the oddity to the wind.
My Father the God by D. Allen Henry
Price: Free! Words: 81,290. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Having completed his first year at Hanford University in Boston, Scotsman Sloan Stewart begins the summer of 1941 working at The Orchard Inn with his friends James, Isolde and Sabrina. But entanglements inevitably lead to a shocking event that will transform each of them irrevocably. Suffering through deception, war, and personal loss, can Sloan ever surmount the errors of his youth?
The Hawk: Part One by Anna Scott Graham
Series: The Hawk. Price: Free! Words: 67,610. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
Painter Eric Snyder harbors a secret known only to his wife, Lynne. When Eric’s latest disappearance raises the suspicions of best friends Sam and Renee Ahern, Lynne can no longer keep the truth under wraps. While the Aherns ponder this phenomenon, Eric embarks upon a search for his father, once again taking him far from the woman he loves.
Rearing Young Langston In Lawrence by Napoleon Crews
Price: Free! Words: 33,850. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Langston Hughes was one of the most important poets of the twentieth century and known as the poet laureate of black life and culture. Abject loneliness, poverty, and unhappiness filled young Langston's childhood years lived in Lawrence, Kansas. This novel puts you at young Langston's side as he navigates the hardships and prejudices and of an African American youth growing up in the Free State.
Eldridge House Disappearances by Napoleon Crews
Price: Free! Words: 16,540. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA(5.00 from 1 review)
Owned by Shalor Eldridge, lives were lost when Missouri Border Ruffians destroyed the hotel with a canon on May 21, 1856. More citizens died when Quantrill burned the hotel to the ground in 1863. It is no secret that forlorn ghosts of the dearly departed haunt the rooms of the famous Lawrence hotel. This tale brings to light the origin of the most famous ghost story surrounding the Eldridge Hotel.
The Man Who Tamed Lawrence by Napoleon Crews
Price: Free! Words: 15,230. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA(5.00 from 1 review)
The Man Who Tamed Lawrence is an historical fiction tale about a remarkable, Negro police detective who rose to prominence a Lawrence, Kansas in spite of a climate of widespread discrimination and segregation.
Julianna's Secret by Lydia Anne Klima
Price: Free! Words: 66,250. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
A lovely teenage girl lives in a French Châteauesque mansion with a tyrannical father who ignores her until her mother dies. Meet Julianna DeSantis, a young woman forced to grow up quickly because of her father’s advances. Julianna flees her Midwestern village to escape her tortured past, but returns years later as the beautiful village librarian everyone’s talking about.
The Founding of Josiah Turn by Amanda Salisbury
Series: The Xyon Chronicles. You set the price! Words: 81,610. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
When an unnatural earthquake strikes Mount Xyon in 1888 Appalachia, seventeen-year-old Josiah Turn loses everyone he's ever known and gains supernatural powers. Rebuilding his life after every out-of-control incident, Josiah finds a new place to belong until betrayal sends him home again. He must channel his power to protect the mountain from military insurgence.
The Crisis in the American-Turkish Relations: The Creation of an Independent Kurdistan by Iakovos Alhadeff
Price: Free! Words: 6,290. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
The crisis in the American-Turkish relations over Syria and Iran. Another conflict over natural gas and oil.
Let's Make This Believable by Jason Wallace
Series: Humor · Novels, Novellas, and Short Stories · History and Historical Fiction · Hot Picks · Rising Fast · Complimentary Books · Freebies, Book 17. Price: Free! Words: 520. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014 and represented by JaMa Literary Agency. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(3.60 from 5 reviews)
Flash Story: Have you ever wondered if the things beheld by your public eye are only figments fed to you by the corporate news machine? This is a short, humorous take on the possibility of news media fakery, particularly, space travel. Get a behind the scenes look at the struggles of the actors involved.
Thanksgiving by Robert C. Waggoner
Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Fiction based upon truth. In any story told there is some truth woven in the tale. I heard this story from an English teacher whom I met in South Korea a few years ago. At the time I thought it tear jerking, but when she’d finished, a warm ending made my old heart glow. So, all of you out there intending on enjoying a turkey dinner, perhaps a reminder of who really to be thankful for back in 1621.
Liberty Fair by Mary J. Carter
Price: Free! Words: 62,240. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » General(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Set in a young America over the summer of 1825, Liberty Fair is a lighthearted tale of a village turned upside down as it prepares a pageant in honor of the last surviving general of the American revolution, the Marquis de Lafayette. With a lively glimpse into New England's picturesque past, Liberty Fair is a historically based romantic comedy that easily entertains and warms the heart.
A Good Car by Julia Proud
Price: Free! Words: 14,620. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Historical » USA(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Ed Valenti is stuck in a loop of booze and gambling, constantly losing track of time and happily numbing his memories whenever possible. One night he wins a car at a game of poker. That car will bring to his doorstep a worried father looking for his son and from that moment on Ed's life won't be the same.
Spake As a Dragon by Larry Hunt
Price: Free! Words: 148,350. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Follow the adventures of the Scarburgs through the Civil War as they struggle to save their beloved plantation ‘Scarlett,’ overcome the fears of battle and withstand the hardships of prison life at the hands of the Yankees while constantly trying to decipher the code from the past. Does the code tell of treasury or is it a message of dire warning.
Gold Rush Deluge, Book Two of the California Argonauts by Suzanne Lilly
Series: The California Argonauts, Book 2. You set the price! Words: 57,880. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Historical » USA
Sacramento is underwater. A deluge of epic proportions has engulfed the town. Lucinda uses her medical skills working as a physician’s assistant to Dr. Mitchell Kersey. When she uncovers lies and treachery in the doctor’s past, she becomes enmeshed in dangers even more deadly than the flood. Lucinda must fight to save her life, her dreams, and her future with George.
Huckleberry Finn by Dave Mckay
Price: Free! Words: 110,640. Language: American English. Published: August 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Historical » USA(5.00 from 13 reviews)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was first printed in 1884, eight years after Mark Twain wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It starts up where the other story finished, and the two books together are believed to be the best that Mark Twain ever wrote. Huck travels down the Mississippi on a raft, facing many dangers on the way, and learning about life and what it means to be a friend.
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.