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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.
Going Home Book 3 in the Norah's Children trilogy
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,580. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
For three decades the fortunes of Norah’s children have ebbed and flowed. Now they must adjust to a post-war period that is not all that was promised. This third and final book in the saga of Norah’s children follows the five siblings into marriage and parenthood, and through success and sorrow. Overwhelming events now challenge family bonds that neither time nor distance have yet broken.
The Link
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,480. Language: British English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
An historical thriller set in England in 1912. Newly discovered fossil bones seem to be the missing link between apes and man. But investigator Augustus Parker believes that the fossils have been faked. As they investigate, Parker and his friend Stephen McKay stumble upon a horrendous double murder. They are attacked, their lives threatened. Between fakery and murder what is ... the link?
Beyond Captive Seas
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
This story spans time, connecting with key events that led to that fateful day when Ariana met her destiny and had her world tipped upside down, again. Stolen, when she was only six years old, Ariana had been forced to work as a slave on a smuggling ship. She endured the heartache for many years until one event forced her to make a decision that would change her life forever...
1756 Ben Brown and the Smugglers
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Series: The History of the Brown Family, I. Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 177,710. Language: British English. Published: February 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Around Plymouth Sound, smugglers and revenue men are waging open warfare; with the smugglers winning the battle for getting contraband goods into Plymouth and South East Cornwall. The Brown family now change their occupation from servicing the lighthouse into working for the Custom and Excise. Ben Brown and his son (another Ben), are now given a new cutter and contracted to clear out the smugglers
Sing Like You Know the Words
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Price: Free! Words: 141,380. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Mysterious dealings in Africa, business, politics and tangled emotions are the threads that connect the characters of this novel. Set in the north of England; it tells the story of a group of friends who come together at the end of the seventies, following the different paths their lives take over three decades, as the choices they make lead to unexpected consequences. Cover by Thomas Softley
Sorcerer: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth's Alchemist
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,690. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013 by Grand Mal Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
The year is 1584. The alchemist John Dee has turned to forbidden magic. In partnership with a visionary rogue, an ex-nun and a court beauty, he's fled across Europe, dogged by the Inquisition and a relentless assassin.
Camelot & Vine
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,470. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
"This tale of an LA poser in King Arthur’s court combines character-driven writing with great pacing and action. The fact that it also includes fascinating period details, a tweaking of ancient legend, and a sexy King Arthur for grown ups makes it the perfect indulgence for those days when you just need to live in another millennium." —Margaret Finnegan, author of The Goddess Lounge
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]
Dancing on Deansgate
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Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 128,300. Language: British English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
They called it the Christmas Blitz, but there are no festivities for Jess, locked in the cellar by her feckless, tarty mother. And when Lizzie is imprisoned for shoplifting, Jess is sent to live with her uncle, a bullying black marketeer, who treats her like a slave. Can Jess’s natural musical talent offer an escape route - and the chance for love?
The Shadow Goers
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,650. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
French-born royal, Bex Celeon arrives in England shortly after Dunkirk. Her mother dies in an air raid, leaving Bex the unlikely heir, but when she learns her mother was assassinated, England gains an enemy. She destroys herself, her American lover, and possibly the Crown.
Norah's Children
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,000. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Norah’s Children, set in 1920’s Ireland, is the heart-warming, heart-wrenching, story of five children and their five different lives as they interweave through fourteen turbulent years.
Jenny Stories
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Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 12,080. Language: British English. Published: January 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Jenny Stories are about the experiences Jennifer Thomas growing up in 1940s and 1950s. The setting is London and depicts the life of Jennifer and her brothers, David and Bryn in the aftermath of World War II.
Gaunt the Royalist
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 111,590. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013 by Aventura eBooks. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Cromwell is dead. Exiled in Europe Charles II has plotted his return for 10 years. Just when things seem to be going their way they realize they have a new & utterly ruthless enemy to contend with, someone with a deeply personal hatred of the House of Stuart. Christopher Gaunt a royalist agent, is sent to deal with this enemy, a task far more dangerous & deadly than anyone could have imagined.
Zions Promise Volume 2: Will Mercy Rob Justice?
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,760. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Pulling from his great-great-grandfather's journals, Chris Jefferies tells of the journey of William Jefferies westward to Zion. William and his family encounter illness, renegades, and the kidnapping of a family member. Using documented events from Porter Rockwell's life, we live through his painstaking search for the girl through western Utah Territory, and the showdown when he finds her captors
The Sun's Companion
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Price: $3.10 USD. Words: 166,300. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
It's 1935. Tamar has no family - so she's been told - and she relies on the friends she makes as she's dragged from lodging house to lodging house by her mother - the reckless, beautiful Sadie. Then she meets Anna, exiled from her own family by European politics, and they forge a friendship that will last through bereavement, failed love affairs, internment, betrayal, and the dislocations of war.
The King's Jockey
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Price: $7.98 USD. Words: 80,180. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 8, 2013 by Solis Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
The Suffragette Derby of 1913: a woman sacrifices her life for her cause, but what of the man who feels responsible for killing her? This novel was inspired by the life of royal jockey Herbert 'Bertie' Jones, his rise to fame, his tragic collision with Emily Wilding Davison 100 years ago, and the dramatic events that followed.
The Crying of The Children
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 103,310. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(3.00 from 1 review)
19th century Britain; Joseph Skinner wanted Ellie to disappear and he didn't care where to. He wanted Thomas to rot in the cellar, Little Will to lie silent in the mud, his workers to work harder and his wife to remain sedated in bed, where she could cause no trouble. But his wife fought back. Dr. Taylor helped her. Mandrake Jnr. was always on hand. And Ellie? Well Ellie had quite a journey.
Ballad of the Highwayman
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,160. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Kilroy Allen is a highwayman looking for the man who betrayed his father, the mysterious and wicked, Black Lieutenant. With the help of his faithful partner, Jeffcoat, a rival highwayman Roster Scarcliff and the beautiful yet dangerous Sylvia Davies, Kilroy's childhood lover, he knows he needs to track the man down before he finds out Kilroy's identity and kills him first.
The Winds of Longing Blow
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Price: $1.68 USD. Words: 87,250. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
There is hope, there is loss, there is joy...there is longing carried on the Winds. This is about what we were and those who came before us. This is about a family making their way through the turbulent Twentieth Century. This is about Ireland. This epic book is one you will not forget.