Books tagged: 19th century

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Whirligig
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 146,950. Language: American English. Published: May 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
The first novel from multi-award winning short-story writer Richard Buxton, Whirligig is at once an outsider’s odyssey through the battle for Tennessee, a touching story of impossible love, and a portrait of America at war with itself. Self-interest and conflict, betrayal and passion, all fuse into a fateful climax.
Aydy's Fiddle - The Memory Thief
Price: Free! Words: 84,650. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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Music has a way of bringing back the deepest memories. In 1887, a twelve-year-old girl inherits her grandfather's violin and soon begins to get strange visions of the people who hear her play. Over time, the visions become stranger and she learns a disturbing series of family secrets. Is her uncle responsible for the death of her beloved grandfather? Who would ever believe her?
Through the Storm
Pre-release—available May 31, 2017. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,590. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Some plans are made to be broken… Being judge, jury and executioner for the magical Vallen people is Kat Havelock’s hereditary duty, but she’s desperate to live a normal life. Sometimes even just a few minutes for herself would be amazing. Her plan is to enter Regency society, fall in love, and live happily ever after.
The Little Demon Who Couldn't
Price: Free! Words: 41,790. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books, Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal
Set in a late Victorian town, The Little Demon Who Couldn't is an exciting, magical and witty story about Murmur, a young devil who is not very good at being evil. Will the demons’ nemeses, the angels, finally triumph over him? For ages 6-12.
A Gathering Storm
Series: Porthkennack. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,470. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2017 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
When grief-stricken scientist Sir Edward Fitzwilliam provokes public scorn by defending a sham spiritualist, he’s forced to retreat to Porthkennack to lick his wounds. Ward’s reputation is in tatters, but he’s determined to continue the work he began after the death of his beloved brother.
A Flax Rope
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,210. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: March 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Spooky Maori ghost story involving the guardian warriors and the ghost waka (canoe.)
The Crystal Palace New York City Its Splendor And Destruction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Architecture
The Crystal Palace was a resplendent iron age edifice built in Manhattan from European designs. The original Crystal Palace, constructed in London's Hyde Park, opened in 1851. The American structure was built specifically for the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations. Too soon the Crystal Palace was being used to store lumber, canvas and other easily combustible materials. It burned in 1858.
American Journeys: From Ireland to the Pacific Northwest (1854-1900) Book 2
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,760. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The Kaplan family, a trapper and a native American struggle to survive in the Pacific Northwest as their cultures clash and each struggles to adapt to a changing world.
Murder During the Chicago World's Fair: The Killing of Little Emma Werner (A Historical True Crime Short)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,360. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and bestselling author of Murder at the Pencil Factory and Murder of the Banker's Daughter comes the historical true crime short, Murder During the Chicago World's Fair: The Killing of Little Emma Werner.
Hotel Windsor Fire Fifth Avenue, New York City March 17, 1899
Price: $3.05 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
The Windsor Hotel was a fixture on Fifth Avenue in the late 19th century. John D. Rockefeller, authors Matthew Arnold and Oscar Wilde and foreign dignitaries stayed there regularly. My e-book looks at the day of the fire and recounts eyewitness accounts of events. It is likely that the inferno began on the first floor. A stray match or a blaze that began in the kitchen may have been responsible.