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Season of Regret by Brenda B. Dawson
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 104,400. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2011 by 2fires Publishing Co.. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General(4.00 from 5 reviews)
The bride wore black: severe, sedate, sorrowful black. A spirited teenager, Gillian Heinrich is pregnant and abandoned by her one-time lover. Fearing the disdain for his child in their 1950’s small town, her father bribes his ranch hand, Charlie Barnes, to wed his rebellious and unwilling daughter. Charlie readily agrees, never realizing he’s sealed his own fate in the Season of Regret.
The Battle of Chibi by Hock G. Tjoa
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,070. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient(4.00 from 5 reviews)
This book retells selections (translated by the author) from the great classic, the "Romance of the Three Kingdoms." This novel combines fascinating characters in action as well as classic ideas in conflict, battle scenes, deception and earnest debate; there is even a marriage arranged to entrap the Loyalist leader.
Olivia's Mine by Janine McCaw
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,360. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General(4.00 from 4 reviews)
It’s 1915, and newlywed Olivia Fitzgerald is leaving her affluent Seattle family to join her husband Frank in Canada, at the isolated mining community of Britannia Beach. Before she even has a chance to settle in, many of the people she meets are killed in a horrific natural disaster, triggering the first of a series of events about to befall the young Olivia, and the tightly knit community.
Unto the Breach by Amira Di Abeo
Price: Free! Words: 690. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Historical » General(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A world where humans are separated into four factions, each faction based off of a historical figure. They battle using the tools and skills inspired by their historical mascot. The two featured in this short story are the factions of Shakespeare and Beethoven. Please rate and review!
Journey from Walara by Laurel Lamperd
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,970. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Journey from Walara is the second book in the Danyari series. It is 1940. Danny and Will Hennessy have left their father, Jack Hennessy, to run Walara and gone to war. Danny is flying Lancasters over Germany. Will has joined the Militia forces and is sent to New Guinea. Danny and Will's lives are changed when they meet and fall in love two young women.
The Republican Coin by Pamela Lamb
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,870. Language: Australian English. Published: March 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Women's fiction » General(4.00 from 3 reviews)
In the dying days of the Roman republic, Marcus drops a coin on the ramparts of a hill fort in south west Britannia. Why is he there 80 years before Britannia is invaded by the troops of the Emperor Claudius? In 1966 the coin is found by Lynette, volunteering on a dig in her summer holidays. The coin could rewrite the history of Britain but, for Lynette, it holds memories she’d rather forget.
The Unwanted Heiress by Amy Corwin
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,500. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Regency(4.00 from 3 reviews)
She’s an American heiress nobody wants; he’s a Duke every woman is after…and neither is prepared for romance or murder. When Nathaniel, Duke of Peckham, meets Charlotte, he’s suspicious of her indifference. Too many women have tried to catch him. However, Charlotte is more interested in dead pharaohs than English dukes and laughs at both him, and his suspicions.
Snow Gum River by Benedicte Parthenay
Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: Australian English. Published: May 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Snow Gum River is a literary short fiction piece that unfolds around a Bushranging gang in New South Wales, Australia during the late 1800s. With the increasing effectiveness of the police, Margaret and Clarence find it growing more difficult to escape capture and punishment, forcing them to have to make decisions they never would have considered before.
Tristan of Dintagell and The Tristan Stone appendix by Leah McDaniel
Price: Free! Words: 6,650. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Helpful pronunciation guide to those tricky Celtic names. A brief glossary of some of those dark age places, people and terms. Free for the taking!
Pecos Valley Diamond by Alice Duncan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,100. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Historical » General(4.00 from 2 reviews)
It's the "Roaring '20s," but you wouldn't know the era was roaring if you lived in southeastern New Mexico. When Annabelle Blue sets out to solve an old mystery and a new murder, her reluctant sometime boyfriend, Phil Gunderson, is far from happy.
The Amber Treasure by Richard Denning
Series: Northern Crown, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 94,230. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom(4.00 from 2 reviews)
“I will take care of the body of my lord and you can carry the sword, story teller. For all good stories are about a sword.” Cerdic, the nephew of a warrior, dreams of the glories of battle. When war comes for real, his sister is kidnapped, his family betrayed and his uncle's legendary sword stolen. Cerdic is thrown into the struggles that will determine the future of 6th century Britain.
Last of the Ninth by Stephen Lorne Bennett
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 140,620. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Adventure » General(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Can the dead hold sway among the living? A Roman legion has been annihilated and an imperial agent has vanished. Malorix, "the Emperor's assassin", follows their trail eastward. Led on his journey by the ghosts of a dark present and a darker past, he moves inexorably toward a final confrontation with the Reaper, the terrible spectre that haunts the last survivors of Rome's infamous Spanish Legion.
Pearces' Ocean by A. J. Pearce
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 132,530. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011 by Bev Robitai. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Adventure » General(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Author Tony Pearce uses his own family legends as a base for this rollicking tale. Simon Pearce, born in poverty on the Isles of Scilly in Cornwall, England, escapes a dangerous life of smuggling to rise up through the ranks and eventually captain his own ship. He marries a beautiful Portuguese woman, starting a family dynasty that flourishes through the excitements of the 18th century.
An Irish Nurse in Africa by Brian Ross
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 154,300. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Historical novel during Boer War of 1899 in South Africa. An Irish Nurse, Frances O'Driscoll, is serving with the British Royal Army Medical Corps in the Colony of Natal when war breaks out. She has many adventures, including capture by the Boers. Frances meets her older runaway brother who leads a Boer Commando. A tale of divided loyalty, a feisty young woman making her way in a man's world.
Uncivil Dead by Jeremiah Coe
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,320. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011 by NetBound Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Historical » General(4.00 from 2 reviews)
If you enjoyed Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, you'll love this. It's the Civil War and a small garrison of Union soldiers are waiting for an inevitable Confederate attack. Deep in the surrounding woods a horror is beginning. The dead are starting to rise and are in search of living flesh. This tale of Zombies and the Civil War is expertly crafted by horror author, Jeremiah Coe.
The Sweetest Empire by Sally Patricia Gardner
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 89,120. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General(4.00 from 2 reviews)
This novel is dedicated to ‘successive generations of women who refused to know their place’ which sums up the story. Spanning from 1868 to 1966, it describes the efforts of a few women, all of whose lives are linked in various ways, to achieve the emancipation of all.
Tales from the Rails by Berwick Writers Workshop
Series: Annual Anthologies, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,050. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom(4.00 from 2 reviews)
An anthology of short stories and poems a theme of Railways - particularly around Berwick upon Tweed and the Eastern Scottish Borders, compiled in conjunction with the Stephenson 150 Project which celebrated the life of railway engineer Robert Stephenson. Some of the stories are fact based, some pure fiction. Contains 10 photographs. Print version published 2009. **PRICE REDUCED FOR LIMITED TIME**
A Promise of Eternity by Stephanie Campbell
Price: Free! Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The year is 1914. When Alison tells her father, Owen, that she is in love with an African American and wishes to marry him, he is angry and refuses to give her permission. After Alison begs and begs, he says that he'll give his blessing only if Alison's fiancé fights in World War I—something that he isn't likely to survive.
Sarah & Gerald by Christopher Geoffrey McPherson
Price: $3.98 USD. Words: 41,280. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In the years after the great war, life was golden and happy for those who had survived it. An entire generation of young men died so others could sit on a beach and splash in the water and have sandwiches on the sand. It was a golden time for American expatriates -- like Sarah and Gerald -- to be in Paris.