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Fateful Decisions by Trevor D'Silva (Black Rose Writing) 3.8 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified 51 minutes ago

A Wishing Shelf Book Award Finalist 2018 It's 1915 in the heat of WWI. Two friends heading to England aboard the British ocean liner, RMS Lusitania, meet and fall in love with a charismatic woman. After battling for her affection, Rachel Williams makes her decision, beginning a journey that no one can predict or soon forget. For the next thirty years, Rachel is forced to live with the choice she made, as the dominos fall around her, sequentially. Is there a sinister force at work? Who can Rachel trust? Will Rachel ultimately regret her decision when she learns how it impacted others? Set in America and Europe, history and fiction intertwine, commencing with the sinking of Lusitania. Historical events like The Russian Revolution, Prohibition, The Great Depression and World Wars I and II also play important roles in the lives of the characters and the decisions they make to love, betray, forgive, and reconcile.

Genre: Historical Fiction [x]
Length: 325 Pages (771 KB)
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Added: Apr 8th, 2020

LESSONS FROM LIFE by JEFF ROSENFELD 4.0 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

This is the first of four novels portraying the uplifting and timeless journeys of four generations of the Bird Family. This book is about the lifetime friendship between a seventy-five year old Holocaust survivor and an eighteen year old car accident survivor as well as their incredible experiences both before and after they met. Their will to live life to the fullest and capacity for love conquers all, even death. The novel is based in part upon my own true story and recovery from a serious car accident. KIRKUS REVIEWS An unlikely friendship is kindled when a young disabled man meets a Holocaust survivor. In this short novel, Rosenfeld weaves together the tragic, yet inspiring stories of two unlikely friends. Jonathan, 18, is a car-accident survivor and working to regain strength in his legs. Sarah, a Holocaust survivor with many emotional scars, searches for ways to live with a past that continually haunts her. When the two meet in a fitness-center Jacuzzi after swimming for rehabilitation, each opens up to reveal a tragic story of overcoming emotional and physical pain. Rosenfeld's novel moves quickly. The author advances the narrative and maintains momentum with the back-and-forth dialogue between the two characters. While the age difference between Jonathan and Sarah renders their relationship platonic, this age gap allows a distance that collapses all artifice. What the reader will find is a true sense of human connection between these characters--one that defies sex, gender and self-consciousness. At times, the reader may long for a more present-tense world. Much of the novel is occupied by back story, and the characters' present-time interactions are brief and in service to the delivery of past stories. Similarly, Jonathan and Sarah are often largely defined by their disabilities and past abuse, leaving little to present them as rounded characters except for their struggles and delicate treatment of one another. However, the author satisfyingly ...

Genre: Historical Fiction [x]
Length: 157 Pages (410 KB)
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Added: Apr 8th, 2020

Gin Empire: Book Three: An 18th Century Historical Romance Serial by Catherine Hudson 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 34 minutes ago

New money meets old money, and passionate sparks fly. In 1796, Peter Atlee the head of Atlee Gin, dies. His seven adult children learn their fate on a cold November day. Seven children, but not all can be trusted, and only two are given the power to bring the company into the future. Gin, once the coveted drink of the Georgian period is now out of favour. A manufacturing company that once did well, allowing the Atlee family to live life amongst polite society, but now it is an upward struggle. Too, couple the difficulties with a legal challenge for half of the company, and life doesn't look good for the seven Atlee siblings; brothers and sisters that are all so different. Trusted with the company is Viola Atlee. A young woman who isn't afraid to speak her mind and challenge the conventions of the day. Described as a firecracker, she is determined to make Atlee Gin successful, and equally, she is motivated to quash the legal challenge for half of the company. A legal challenge made by Sir Brandon Wandsworth, who believes his grandfather was denied what was truly his all those years ago. Believing the Atlee family to be liars and cheats, single-mindedly he wants to bring justice for the Wandsworth family, but what he isn't counting on is Viola Atlee. A woman who makes a big impact on their first meeting, but also, she is a woman determined as him to fight for what she believes is right. Two strong characters, so it is inevitable Viola and Sir Brandon clash. Enemies maybe but one day will they become lovers? Gin Empire is a dramatic 18th century historical romance serialisation that centres on Viola Atlee, her brothers and sisters, her extended family and her acquaintances in London. The serial will contain CLIFFHANGERS and ADULT CONTENT, content which includes STEAMY SEX, VIOLENCE and other matter considered adult in its nature. As a serial, each part will be approximately 18,000 to 20,000 words and will be released on a WEEKLY BASIS, every Friday until the ...

Genre: Historical Fiction [x]
Length: 67 Pages (656 KB)
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Added: Apr 8th, 2020

The Mercian Brexit: England: The Tenth Century (A Short Story of AD957) by M J Porter 4.4 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 34 minutes ago

England, AD957 Two brothers. One kingdom. Unease runs deep within the newly formed England, the young figurehead of the Wessex kingdom, King Eadwig, doing all he can to disadvantage the ancient kingdoms of Mercia, East Anglia and Northumbria, (the kingdoms north of the Thames) so that Wessex and Kent can flourish, at the expense of the newer additions to the core kingdoms of ancient England. But the nobility of Mercia, East Anglia and Northumbria, only recently united with Wessex, have no qualms about separating their kingdom once more, and placing another on the throne, who has their best interests at heart. Edgar, Eadwig's brother, has been raised in the heartlands of the Northern Territories, by a man so powerful he's earned the nickname of 'Half-King', and Edgar has that special talent that his own brother has failed to grasp; he's beloved of the people. As the popular movement, headed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Oda and Athelstan Half-King proclaims Edgar, King of Mercia and King North of the River Thames, there's nothing that King Eadwig, can do, except decry the grabbing hands of the nobility of Wessex, the men and women who've counseled him so badly, and accept the division. But the divided kingdom of England stands open to attack once more, the Scots to the North, led by King Ildulb, the diverse Welsh kingdoms to the West, where the sons of Hywel Dda vie for power, and of course, the Viking raiders to the east, never quiet and now raiding the Scots kingdom under the command of King Hakon of Norway. Can a fragmented England survive? (Can be read as a prequel to The First Queen of England series, a sequel to The Chronicles of the English, or a short story in The Tenth Century series) Suggested Reading Order: The Tenth Century Series The Chronicles of the English The Mercian Brexit The First Queen of England Trilogy The King's Mother Trilogy The Earls of Mercia Series MEET THE AUTHOR Author of historical fiction (Anglo-Saxon/Viking) and ...

Genre: Historical Fiction [x]
Length: 61 Pages (3,999 KB)
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Added: Apr 8th, 2020

Acre's Orphans: Historical fiction from the Crusades (The Lucca Le Pou Stories Book 2) by Wayne Turmel (Achis Press) 5.0 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 34 minutes ago

An Indie BRAG, Discovered Diamond, and Chill With a Book Award Winner! "A rollicking adventure with new peril at every turn" Ten-Year-old Lucca the Louse narrowly escaped the worst disaster to befall the Kingdom of Jerusalem, but he's not safe yet. His beloved but doomed city of Acre is about to fall into Saracen hands, and there's nothing anyone can do to stop it. Days after his return, he uncovers a plot to rip apart what remains of the Crusader Kingdom. Acre's only chance lies in the last Crusader stronghold; the port of Tyre. Carrying an important secret, Lucca -- accompanied by a young Lebanese girl, a leprous nun, and a Hospitaler with a dark secret -- must make his way through bandit-infested wilderness to seek help. Will he find assistance for those left behind, or will it be too little, too late? This exciting sequel to "Acre's Bastard" is a rollicking, humorous and thrilling adventure story that stands alone, but adds to the growing legend of Lucca le Pou. "... another rollicking and gritty medieval romp for the incorrigible orphan-hero, Lucca Le Pou. A delightful read for any historical fiction devotee... accessible, violent, and naughty enough for adventurous YA readers, too. " Jeffrey K Walker, author None of us the Same

Genre: Historical Fiction [x]
Length: 222 Pages (2,492 KB)
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Added: Apr 8th, 2020

Marching With Caesar: Birth of the 10th Legion by R.W. Peake 4.5 Stars (171 Reviews)    Price verified 34 minutes ago

*This edition of Marching With Caesar-Birth of the 10th Legion contains material previously released in the First Edition of the bestselling Marching With Caesar-Conquest of Gaul.* Titus Pullus, the hero of the 10th Legion and the Marching With CaesarĀ® series, tells his story from the very beginning of his life, starting with his relationship with his father, how his friendship with Vibius Domitius began, and how their burning ambition to join the Legions was helped by a veteran nicknamed Cyclops. Enlisting in the 10th Legion, raised in 61 B.C. by Gaius Julius Caesar, Birth of the 10th Legion recounts the first campaign ever conducted by Julius Caesar as a commander, when he quells an insurrection in Hispania, as seen through the eyes and from the perspective of the men like Titus and Vibius who actually did the fighting.

Genre: Historical Fiction [x]
Length: 384 Pages (1,425 KB)
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Added: Apr 8th, 2020

Elizabeth Bennet's Deception: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary by Regina Jeffers (Regency Solutions) 3.8 Stars (58 Reviews)    Price verified 34 minutes ago

What if Fitzwilliam Darcy refused to approach Elizabeth Bennet when he observes her upon the grounds of Pemberley? What if Elizabeth permits Mr. Darcy to think her the one ruined by Mr. Wickham? What if love is not enough to bring two souls together? FITZWILLIAM DARCY's pride makes the natural leap to ELIZABETH BENNET's ruination when the lady appears, without notice, upon Pemberley's threshold to plead for Darcy's assistance in locating his long-time enemy, George Wickham. Initially, Darcy cannot look beyond the pain of lost hopes, but when Charles Bingley demands that Darcy act with honor, Darcy assumes the task. Even so, the idea of delivering Miss Elizabeth into the hand of Mr. Wickham leaves Darcy raw with anguish. Yet, Darcy loves Elizabeth Bennet too much to see her brought low. He sets his heartbreak aside to save the woman he loves, but it is not long before Darcy realizes Elizabeth practices a deception, one Darcy permits so he might remain at her side long enough to convince the lady only in each other can they find happiness. Their adventure takes more twists and turns than does the original "Pride and Prejudice," but the reader will enjoy the devotion displayed by Darcy and Elizabeth as they bring Wickham to the line in Lydia Bennnet's defense, as well as their working their way through multiple misconstructions and vulnerabilities. Darcy's final wooing of Elizabeth brings two very private individuals to a very public declaration of their love.

Genre: Historical Fiction [x]
Length: 284 Pages (510 KB)
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Added: Apr 8th, 2020

Spring's Fury (The Seasons Series Book 3) by Denise Domning 4.4 Stars (229 Reviews)    Price verified 34 minutes ago

A DEADLY WOMAN, A POWERFUL MAN, THE HUNGRY SEASON Nicola of Ashby stages a daring escape to avoid marrying the man who killed her father. To no avail. Even trained to the sword, she cannot elude marriage to this knight who is as much her match as her mate. Until Gilliam FitzHenry besieged Ashby and claimed it as his own, he had no hope of home and family. Now Nicola's home and hand are his, but if he is to ever own her heart it will take every bit of his natural talent for taming wild creatures.

Genre: Historical Fiction [x]
Length: 321 Pages (1,450 KB)
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Added: Apr 8th, 2020

The Oliver Quintrell Trilogy: Under Admiralty Orders - The Oliver Quintrell Series (Books 1-3) by M.C. Muir (Grindelwald) 3.5 Stars (18 Reviews)    Price verified 34 minutes ago

Set sail with Captain Oliver Quintrell on his first three voyages spanning the years 1802 through 1804. When commanded to go to the nether ends of the globe during the Peace of Amiens, Captain Quintrell cannot conceive what manner of dangers await him (FLOATING GOLD). After one successful mission, war with France resumes and Quintrell is despatched on another secret mission far from the sea-lanes of Europe (THE TAINTED PRIZE). In 1804, with his regular crew aboard, Oliver is commanded to assist in the defense of Gibraltar. But the insidious enemy that confronts him is both deadly and unforgiving in whom it targets (ADMIRALTY ORDERS). But Gibraltar is not the end of the series - Book 4 (THE UNFORTUNATE ISLES) is on the market and Book 5 will be published late in 2016.

Genre: Historical Fiction [x]
Length: 691 Pages (2,399 KB)
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Added: Apr 8th, 2020

Ben-Hur : A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace (Enhanced Media Publishing) 4.4 Stars (423 Reviews)    Price verified 34 minutes ago

Ben-Hur recounts the adventures of Judah Ben-Hur, a fictional Jewish prince from Jerusalem, who is enslaved by the Romans at the beginning of the 1st century and becomes a charioteer and a Christian. Parallel with Judah's narrative is the unfolding story of Jesus, who comes from the same region and is a similar age. The novel reflects themes of betrayal, conviction, and redemption, with a revenge plot that leads to a story of love and compassion.

Genre: Historical Fiction [x]
Length: 241 Pages (1,468 KB)
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Added: Apr 8th, 2020

The House at Zaronza: A powerful and compelling historical novel of family secrets (Tales of Corsica series Book 1) by Vanessa Couchman 4.3 Stars (101 Reviews)    Price verified 34 minutes ago

A story of betrayal, lost love and reconciliation, set against the rugged mountains of Corsica and the turmoil of World War I. The death of Rachel's mother leaves unsolved questions about their ancestors. Can Rachel find the answers she desperately seeks on the island of Corsica, where she knows her grandmother was born? In a remote Corsican village, a bundle of century-old letters comes to light. The tale unfolds of a secret love affair between the new school master and Maria, the daughter of a wealthy family. But Maria's parents have other plans for her future. Can Maria escape her destiny, or must she see her dreams crumble? And does she hold the key to the mystery of Rachel's ancestors? As Rachel digs deeper, she uncovers a remarkable story that has lain hidden for four generations. "Emotionally powerful." - Historical Novels Review "Gripping." - French Village Diaries *Note: the 2nd edition of The House at Zaronza is reissued with a brand-new cover and minor editorial changes.*

Genre: Historical Fiction [x]
Length: 253 Pages (1,064 KB)
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Added: Apr 8th, 2020

Hunger: A collection of short stories on war, famine, and starvation by Shawn Basey (Facetious Books) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

The only difference between man and animal is hunger. From an SS scientist caught in the Stalingrad kessel who makes a dreadful discovery on the nature of starvation, to a woman NKVD agent in war torn Leningrad who learns a chilling truth, to a modern day Georgian living in Vienna who finds a demon from his childhood. This collection of 6 haunting stories will make you lose your hunger and question your humanity.

Genre: Historical Fiction [x]
Length: 189 Pages (2,438 KB)
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Added: Apr 8th, 2020

Beyond Redemption (Book One) (The Redemption Trilogy 1) by Alex Hudson 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 34 minutes ago

Isabella lives on the grand estate at Brayfield House, where her governess mother is employed, but when she is traded to pay off her father's gambling debt, there must be consequences and she has to discover if her father truly is beyond redemption. Set against the backdrop of Georgian England, BEYOND REDEMPTION is a tale of seduction, rejection and tragic circumstances. But all is not what it seems as they fight trickery and cunning along the way. In the wake of something dreadful, Isabella's strength of character helps her through some of the darkest times of her life. Brace yourself for hairpin twists and edge-of-seat suspense. What if your tomorrow turns out not as you have expected. Could you turn your life around? Will justice and law win through... ? This is the first book in Alex Hudson's REDEMPTION trilogy.

Genre: Historical Fiction [x]
Length: 196 Pages (1,031 KB)
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Added: Apr 8th, 2020

Varangian: Historical Fiction Set In 11th Century Byzantium by Stuart G. Yates (Creativia) 3.8 Stars (31 Reviews)    Price verified 34 minutes ago

In the new Rome, duplicity and death reign supreme. It's the mid-11th century, and the Byzantine Empire dominates the world. Within the walls of its great capital, Constantinople, treachery, debauchery and power politics are part of the lives of the ruling elite. Thrust into this mix is the Viking adventurer, Harald Hardrada. In the court of the deranged emperor, Michael the Fifth, danger lurks at every turn, and Harald soon becomes a pawn in the various factions' thirst for power. Can he survive this dangerous place, and turn his mind towards regaining what is rightfully his? Praise: - "The author weaves a fascinating and compelling story that captures the reader instantly. A compelling, heroic tale." - "Perfect blend of reality and fiction." - "An excellent historical thriller."

Genre: Historical Fiction [x]
Length: 338 Pages (504 KB)
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Added: Apr 8th, 2020

The True History of Joseph Smith by Michael Cooney Price verified 13 hours ago

For the millions of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Joseph Smith was an inspired prophet of God. For many other millions, he was a consummate con man, the founder of an authoritarian cult that was discredited even in his own time. This new historical novel gives voice to Joseph Smith's long-forgotten sister, Sophronia, who tells the story of their shared lives from early childhood to his violent death. She was there when he saw God and uncovered the golden plates that became the Book of Mormon. She was a witness to his first experiments with polygamy, and to the persecutions that followed. When Joseph was taken to his death in the Carthage jail, it was Sophronia and two of his wives who rode to his rescue. The book is also a story of family and friendship. Sophronia's reliance on her strong-willed mother Lucy lasted well into adulthood, and her affection for her young brother Don Carlos lasted until his tragically early death. The happiness that she found with two husbands was brief, and often troubled, but her one surviving daughter was the joy of her life. Her circle of female friends was always of vital importance to her. Sophronia Smith was a woman of uncommon independence for her time and did not hesitate to speak the truth to the men around her. Although her brother was idolized by his followers, she loved him without blindness to his faults. In an age dominated by religious controversy, her own faith in the Mormon prophet was contradictory and deeply emotional.

Genre: Historical Fiction [x]
Length: 266 Pages (803 KB)
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Added: Apr 7th, 2020

The Rich Earth (Heron Saga Book 1) by Pamela Oldfield (Endeavour Media) 4.1 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 34 minutes ago

As the clashes between the Houses of York and Lancaster cost the working families more and more in lives and taxes, a new era dawns in medieval England. The pressure is higher than ever to ensure a prosperous bloodline. Young Elizabeth Sheldyke discovers this truth when she is married off to the ageing and heirless master of the Heron estate, but as the years progress and her belly remains flat a seed of fear is planted in the young woman's mind. Could she possibly be barren? When widowhood hits her earlier than most, Elizabeth is taken with the notion of restoring Heron to its former grandeur. But a deep and passionate love threatens her new found independence when John Kendal sweeps her away in a whirlwind of desire she has never experienced before. More anxious than ever to have a baby of her own the years fly past Elizabeth on the Heron estate; love grows, feuds break out, war rears its ugly head and her desperation reaches its climax... The Rich Earth is passionate historical romance set during the Wars of the Roses. 'A memorable read.' - Robert Foster, best-selling author of The Lunar Code. Pamela Oldfield was an exceptionally prolific author, producing more than 100 books - adventure and picture stories for children and historical fiction for adults.

Genre: Historical Fiction [x]
Length: 464 Pages (796 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Apr 7th, 2020
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