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Definition of "Historical Fiction Genre": The most important part of ebooks in this genre are their settings. Yes, characters and plot matter. But, beyond all else, the details associated with the setting must be accurate. This takes a tremendous amount of research and familiarity from the authors who delve into this genre of ebooks. These ebooks can focus on actual historical figures, or they can insert more fictionalized elements into the plot. It is always a balancing act between the history and fiction, and is something the best authors in this genre navigate with aplomb.
Some examples of bestselling ebooks in the Historical Fiction genre are Erik Larson (Devil in the White City), Margaret Mitchell (Gone With the Wind), Patrick O'Brian (Aubrey/Maturin Novels), and Mary Renault (The Persian Boy).
Having a younger, beautiful sister is hard enough. Having one who’s on the cover of magazines and is loved by all? Torture. For single mom Marie Stephens, all she wants is to survive her new business, provide for her children, and ignore the intense feelings she has for her married neighbor.
When her famous sister, Sadie, shows up after a five-year absence, Marie’s normal life ceases to exist. Add in their celebrity-obsessed mother, it’s no wonder they can’t get along.
The most important thing Sadie and Marie will learn? Accepting your sister can change your life.
In Occupied France, a small squad of wounded misfits has one mission: eliminating rapists.
Read Chuck Driskell’s newest historical thriller, The Devil’s Garden, a sweeping saga following a team of discarded wounded in WWII Occupied France. The team are known as Les Invalides—a squad hell bent on punishing sexual predators operating under the fog of war.
Les Invalides’ leader, Boss Bourdon, has had a miserable year. He lost part of his arm during a rescue operation. His lady left him. And he now finds himself at the end of his rope, unable to propel his life forward. On a mission in Occupied France, Boss rescues a woman from being raped. She brings him out of his depths, helping him assemble Les Invalides who, together, fulfill a higher calling.
Bursting with rich history, memorable characters, and the occasional sympathetic German, The Devil’s Garden propels readers on a memorable journey of sacrifice, courage, redemption, and love—leaving the reader with the satisfying aftertaste of justice.
1940, World War II. The Nazis have crushed Europe, and Hitler launches a massive aerial assault with the Luftwaffe against the heavily outnumbered British RAF. The fate of civilization teeters in the balance.
Johnnie Shaux, a Spitfire fighter pilot, must summon up the fortitude to fly into a battle where death is all but inevitable, and continue to do so until the inevitable occurs…
Eleanor Rand, a brilliant Fighter Command mathematician, studies the control room map constantly tracking the ebbs and flows of the conflict, and sees the glimmerings of a radical breakthrough…
Breaking Point is based on actual events in the Battle of Britain. Written with a penetrating historical accuracy of World War II and breathtaking speed, Breaking Point puts you inside the cockpit as the pilots duel to the death, inside RAF Headquarters as the commanders make their decisions, and inside the lives of young men and women facing one of the great crises in modern history.
A SWEET, CLEAN, MAIL-ORDER BRIDE ROMANCE!
The terms of her father's will leave Everly with no choice but to marry before her 21st birthday to ensure the security of her family.
Will she be able to get over her anger towards men in enough time to find someone to marry?
Answering an ad for a mail-order bride, she finds Ben – a man who needs a woman to help him raise his two nieces left in his care. Can they find love while dealing with both a vindictive stepmother who wants to stop her from marrying, and a meddling woman who is determined to take the children from Ben? They will both have to learn to trust, even as the past threatens to ruin everything.
“Tangles of emotions, a little bit of suspense and then a happy ending! Everything to make a beautiful clean romance set in the old west!” – Reader
***Winner of the 2019 Book Excellence Award in the Western category***
Journey back in time to the American West, where the ancient prairie lands are stained with blood from the battles being waged between the Indians and White Man.
The Indians wish to continue living in freedom as they always have, but the White Man see them as savages who need to be eradicated.
Chief Black Kettle, of the Southern Cheyenne Indians, and his adopted daughter, Morning Dove, try and keep the peace with the Whites, wishing to protect their people from the needless bloodshed sweeping across the land.
Enter Clinton McKay, a veteran of the Civil War, who re-enlists in the cavalry and crosses paths with Morning Dove. The pair soon develop feelings for one another but fight against them, knowing society wouldn’t allow them to be together, as they are on opposite sides of a war.
What will happen? Will they bow to an unjust society? Will their love flourish? Will Black Kettle keep his tribe safe? Join the adventure on the Great Plains in Whispers Among the Prairie.
From the bestselling author of "Beyond the Tracks" comes another sweeping WWII tale...
We mustn't let darkness win.
Natan Borkowski has it all. In line to take over the successful family business, his future is set.
Julia Horowitz lives in poverty. The daughter of a shoemaker, she dreams of a different life—a different world.
Everything changes when Hitler’s armies invade Poland. Natan’s future is ripped away by the flick of a switch of a Luftwaffe pilot. When the smoke clears, Julia and her family find themselves locked within the walls of the newly-formed Jewish ghetto.
On opposite sides of the wall, Natan and Julia’s lives are not so different anymore. As the Nazis unleash a reign of hunger, terror, and death across the city, they must now decide what’s more terrifying:
To die on their knees, or go down fighting?
Based on true events, Warsaw Fury is a story of love, courage, and resilience in the face of unimaginable evil.
The Reviews are in! See what Readers have to say about 'Warsaw Fury':
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "... filled with hope, endurance, courage and justice. These themes carry the book and are made even more heartbreakingly beautiful when coupled with the realistic portrayal of the horrors experienced by the Polish resistance fighters." —Maja - BibliophiliaDK ✨
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Set during WWII in Warsaw, this riveting and tragic Historical Fiction is about despair, anguish, courage, resilience and hope. " —NetGalley Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "The story was heartbreaking, tear jerking, and filled with the spirit and enthusiasm of the young. It was definitely a good read and one that would inspire anyone. I would definitely recommend this book." —NetGalley Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Set during WWII in Warsaw, this riveting and tragic Historical Fiction is about despair, anguish, courage, resilience and hope... Their heroism and fortitude is beyond my comprehension." —NetGalley Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Michael Reit is truly a refreshing new voice in WW2 Historical Fiction! The tale of Polish resistance – a topic insufficiently explored – had me hungrily turning pages. I followed Natan and Julia’s adventures with breathless anticipation to the very end. Reit is definitely an author to watch!” – Roberta Kagan, USA Today Bestelling Author of WW2 Historical Fiction
They both hold tight to a terrible secret. When they cross paths in war-torn Europe, will their destinies lead to ruin… or victory over evil?
Poland, 1944. Wanda Odwaga will never stop resisting. As the Nazis occupy her beloved homeland, the twenty-three-year-old artist vows to do whatever it takes to help the underground movement mobilize against Hitler’s forces. But she’s devastated when the Gestapo storms her house in search of rebel leaders, killing her heroic father and leaving the face of his murderer forever etched in her mind.
New York. Finn Keller longs to balance the scales. Having escaped Germany with his mother as a teen, he’s disgusted his estranged twin brother has become a ruthless Nazi henchman with a vicious reputation. So when a covert government agency approaches him with a dangerous undercover mission, Finn willingly risks his life to play his part in turning the tide of war.
Still grieving her unforgivable loss, Wanda’s thirst for revenge takes an unexpected leap forward when she once again encounters her father’s killer. And as Finn dives deeply into the role of impersonating his cold-hearted sibling, he’s captivated by the beautiful Polish woman frozen in front of him… her eyes blazing with the promise of murder.
Can these two players in a deadly game survive the ravages of a sadistic conflict?
The Last Sketch is a breathtaking World War II historical fiction novel. If you like engaging characters, exhilarating espionage, and a dash of enemy-to-lovers romance, then you’ll enjoy Gosia Nealon’s powerful drama.
A WIDOW with the heartbreaking duty of escorting her husband’s body to his motherland, the last wish of a dying man. The HERETIC, who rose to prominence with his fierce and unyielding books, praised and beloved by an entire nation. The ENEMIES, the Greek Government, the Orthodox Church, and the Vatican with the inclusion of one of his books in the dreaded Index of Forbidden Books. A NATION in mourning.
Helen, her only consolation being the tender and exciting memories with her beloved, paces herself through the next ten days, wondering what more can be done to her husband now that he’s dead. They robbed him of the Nobel Prize, they fought to excommunicate him.
Will they now allow him a burial? Will they honor their dead?
Meanwhile, in post-Civil War Athens, the ambitious reporter Freddy Germanos is assigned his first significant reportage: to cover the funeral and expose the authorities’ machinations to silence a dead man.
Charred Remains. A mysterious Locket.
And a horrific scandal in the court of the Sun King.
A scandal that could dwarf even the outrageous affair of the poisons.
The year is 1682 and the place is the palace of Versailles, where the Sun King, Louis the Fourteenth, reigns supreme over four thousand resident courtiers.
Their social and political lives are intricately intertwined within a rigid hierarchy of etiquette. Behind the brilliant facade of lavish festivities, lies a shadowy world of intrigue, promiscuity, sorcery, and murder.
When human remains and a silver locket are unearthed on the neighboring estate of her husband’s lover, the duchess Elisabeth Charlotte d’Orléans investigates their origin and jeopardizes her own safety when her discoveries lead to the criminal involvement of her most powerful enemies at court.
Dive into Roxanne Lalande’s riveting blend of political intrigue, romance, and mystery!
Readers Have Spoken - and they LOVE Hall of Mirrors!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Duke of Saint-Simon, the best scandal monger & genial chronicler of the court of Louis XIV, would have been very proud of Ms Lalande's astonishing and brilliant novel about the dangerous world of Versailles at the tail-end of the 17th century... I just loved this novel and I must definitely command its author for the amount of research she must have done prior to diving into its writing. Bravo —Netgalley Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Beneath the glamour and opulence of the court of the Sun King in Versailles lurks a secret, danger and court intrigues are abound. This is a very well historical researched book with compelling characters, by combining historical characters and real events with a fascinating court mystery it brings to life the reign of Louis XIV and will keep you reading until you finish the story, you want to know what happens. I recommend this book to anyone who loves historical fiction." —Netgalley Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "An amazingly good novel, set in my favourite period and place. I cannot recommend this too highly, I would give it six stars if I could. Painstaking historical research brings the court of the Sun King, at Versailles, to life and the characters involved, such as the second Madame, Mathilde, Catherine, and Julie were explored beautifully..." —Netgalley Reviewer
From the bestselling author of 'Unrelenting' comes the heartbreaking first-in-series, War Girls: Ursula, a harrowing tale of courage and conscience, love and survival under the Third Reich.
In Berlin, 1943, compassion is a crime.
Newlywed Ursula Hermann is a simple woman, wanting nothing more than an end to the war and the return of her husband from the Russian front.
But some things are not meant to be.
The authorities determine that Ursula's contribution to the war effort is to guard a prison for undesirables and political prisoners.
Then, the unthinkable happens. A prisoner, Royal Air Force pilot Tom Westlake escapes, and Ursula looks the other way. If her single act of mercy is discovered, her life is forfeit.
When the injured airman returns, seeking her help, it is her opportunity to turn over the enemy and save herself from destruction. In a world where right has become wrong, and wrong has become right, Ursula must make a decision: obey the fatherland, or follow her conscience.
Inspired by true historical events, War Girl Ursula is the unforgettable story of one young woman's moral courage in the face of unspeakable suffering.
Readers who loved Ursula:
"What an amazing story. I literally couldn't put it down. My only complaint is the story ended way too soon. I need to know what happens! Well done!" - Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Excellent read! I didn't want to put it down." - Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"This book is a great reflection of what happens when you ignore your moral compass because of blind loyalty. Ursulas journey reminds me of a quote I once read that stated “I love my country it’s the government I’m afraid of.”- Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
If you're a fan of Pam Jenoff, Soraya Lane or Mark Sullivan, you'll devour this story by USA Today Bestselling author Marion Kummerow.
"I can't die but once!"
This was the rallying cry of Harriet Tubman, the most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad. Her name is legendary, but many don’t know Harriet’s full story.
The Tubman Train starts with her dramatic early years, including the pivotal day when she began having visions from God-visions of flying North. The story follows Harriet through her own escape in 1849 and the beginning of her work as the “She-Moses,” culminating in the dramatic attempt to rescue her brothers.
The Tubman Train is the first novel to explore the complicated relationship between Harriet and her brothers, as she faced obstacle after obstacle in bringing them to freedom. It also explores the deep faith of Harriet Tubman and the excruciating decision that every slave faced-whether to put it all on the line to run North.
Climb aboard The Tubman Train and hang on for an intense and memorable ride.
“God’s time is always near. He gave me my strength, and He
Set the North Star in the heavens; He meant I should be free.”
It’s no longer safe here.
When the Jewish families of Berlin start disappearing in nightly raids, 21-year-old Jacob Kagan knows it’s only a matter of time before the trucks come for him. Along with his family and best friend, he flees the country he’s always called home to find shelter in a Dutch refugee camp. Before long, the Netherlands falls to the Nazi war machine — Jacob’s new home is transformed into a transit camp with weekly trains bound for the horrors of the Eastern concentration camps.
Handpicked by the cruel new SS regime to police the camp’s Jewish population, Jacob has the opportunity to save his parents and best friend from the dreaded transport lists — but at what cost?
Based on true events, Beyond the Tracks is a redemptive story of unconditional loyalty and a will to survive at impossible odds.
Readers are raving about Beyond the Tracks:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Fantastic book. Very easy to read...hard to put down. Lots of detail. I was surprised at the end to find this was a historical fiction. It felt very real."
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "All I can say is WOW. This book holds your interest from the first page to the last."
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This book was phenomenally written and really tugged at the heart strings."
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This was an excellent read. I am well versed on WWII but this opened my eyes to a few things I was unaware of."
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This book grabs you from the first page. Each character becomes alive as their story unfolds. I quickly felt endeared by some and disgusted with others. I felt the joys and sorrows as the story unfolded. It's been a long time since I read a book I could hardly put down, and at the same time not want to end."
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "If you are considering reading this book I am sure like me, you have read many on the Holocaust. This book is particularly special because the events are true. The details of the camps are true. The events happened. Some of the characters are nonfictional. It is a true portrayal of what occurred in all of its ugliness."
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Michael Reit has a way of captivating the audience and transporting the reader into the trials and tribulations of Jacob Kagan and his friends and family. I finished this book in less than a day...I could not put it down!"
Amid the unseen world...
Psychic Profiler Dr. Kate Winter is caught between new age mysteries, astrological signposts, and a man from her past who knows secrets. Long ago… A confrontation disintegrated into a murderous end, leaving two people to deal with the carnage. He’s back to finish what was left undone.
I’m not the person you remember. Revelations during meditation opened a portal to the mysterious and the veil became a doorway. Dug and discovered a way to plumb energetic cycles to tap the law of attraction and reel in future events. Took experience a step further. Forced to embrace more than can be proven.
The mind is my specialty. How I catch killers.
What good is a premonition if I can’t peg the timing to the calendar? Kate thought.
Secrets buried deep, where Kate's most vulnerable. Clay’s on the outside, to protect their relationship and all they’ve built.
But what happens at their new California home throws them. Who is the blonde and what’s her role? Or is she part of the plot?
Across the veil, messages are cryptic.
The test comes in the moment. Preparation fails without action.
I’ve been up close with serial murderers, which is the work. Ego reveals mania.
Last year, a clear message dropped in. Let go. Prepare.
Time to face him.
“A thriller based around a psychic profiler and behavioral psychologist that will stay with me for a while. This was intense, creepy, nail-biting stuff that had me gripped. I read it in one sitting. I could not put this book down. Highly recommended.” - NetGalley Review
#1 in Western Science Fiction, #1 in Historical Fantasy Fiction, #1 in Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction, and #1 in Alternative History
No place on earth is untouched by the Shift.
It’s been two centuries since the boom of the Industrial Revolution sent the Victorian world into a devastating climatic shift. Now, chivalry is dead and the frills and frivolities of the romantic era are no more than a fading memory. And in Sagebrush Canyon, thirst rules, ignorance is power, and nothing is as it seems.
Jo has kept to the safety of her family’s farm, desperate to forget the horrific day that took her mother and left Jo battered and broken. But the marshal of Sagebrush is everywhere--he controls everything--and for years Jo has had to stomach the false pleasantries and knowing glint in the eyes of the man who killed her mother. When Jo discovers how deep the marshal’s seedy dealings run, she decides that fear will no longer keep her silent. But just when Jo plans to expose him for what he really is, the marshal plays a card of his own—his notoriously scandalous son, Clayton.
As Jo and Clayton are thrust together, lines become blurred, truths are revealed, and Jo must decide what she is willing to sacrifice in exchange for retribution.
Dust and Shadow is a post-apocalyptic love story and Victorian adventure set in the weather-ravaged, forgotten world of the American wild west. This richly imagined story, steeped with courageous, beautifully broken characters is the perfect read for Amy Harmon and Adrienne Young fans.
FROM SLAVE TO RANCHMAN – A HISTORICAL WESTERN BASED ON TRUE EVENTS.
In return for his freedom, a slave is tasked with the job of delivering a valuable stallion to a horse farm in Tennessee. The Civil War is dying down and the roads are dangerous but with some help the horse is delivered and the slave sees freedom.
Wishing to be freed from any remembrance of the slave farm, John has a last name that he refuses to use. John’s skill with horses opens doors for him which eventually take him to Fort Worth, Texas. More open doors, over a period of years, find him on a cattle drive to Montana, followed by a second drive into Alberta, Canada. From there, he chooses the name Ware. John Ware stays in Alberta, where he becomes a much loved and respected Alberta rancher.
The John Ware story is well known, however since he never learned to read or write he left no historic record of his background.
A world at war. A family drama. A girl determined to win over a man she cannot have.
As the dark shadow of war looms over the world, eight-year-old Mae Lee nurses forbidden feelings for her older sister's suitor - a dashing paratrooper. When she discovers a dreadful betrayal, her thoughtless actions lead to fatal consequences.
Years later, the young man she loves returns from the battlefield, scarred in body and soul. As the terrible violence on the front rages on, Mae Lee faces impossible choices that could make her lose everything.
Rubies from Burma is a captivating standalone coming-of-age story. If you like wartime novels, tumultuous relationships, and relatable small-town characters, then you’ll adore Anne Lovett’s enthralling page-turner!
Readers are loving Rubies from Burma!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I was mesmerized by this story and I couldn't put it down!... thoroughly enjoyed the book and look forward to reading more books by Anne Lovett." –NetGalley Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "A world at war. Romantic tension. A forlorn girl determined to win over a man she cannot have... Mae Lee goes through a real rite of passage,from adolescence to adulthood, forced to confront what truly matters to her in the end." –NetGalley Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This is not a romance story but a family saga set just before, during and long after WWII. Rubies from Burma tells the WWII coming of age story of Mae Lee Willis in South Georgia... This is a moving story spanning at least a decade about unconditional love surpassing one's own interest." –NetGalley Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Anne Lovett's novel is what needs to be called Seraphic... Thanks a lot NetGalley for this copy, and pulling me in into a tale that shall never leave my heart for generations to come! Period Romance lovers! This Book is worth everything. Do give it a shot!"–NetGalley Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I loved this bittersweet story; both the engaging plot and the wonderful prose, so that it was difficult to put down. I found it an endearing, easy read, although thought-provoking as well." –NetGalley Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "All I wanted was more, more, and more, for nothing actually seemed enough to me in this wondrous tale…Period Romance lovers! This Book is worth everything. Do give it a shot!!" - Bala, Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I was mesmerized by this story and I couldn't put it down!" - Nancy, Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I absolutely loved this book! The characters are multi-dimensional and the story is gripping." - Margot, Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Well written! Loved it!" - Christine, Goodreads Reviewer
An American Family. A World War. A First Love. A Small Hotel.
It’s the summer of 1941. Europe is at war, but New York's Thousand Islands are at the height of the tourist season. Kennet Fiskare, son of a hotel proprietor, is having the summer of a lifetime, having fallen deeply in love with a Swedish-Brazilian guest named Astrid Virtanen. But the affair is cut short and the young lovers permanently parted, first by Astrid’s family obligations, then by America’s entry into the war.
The rigors of military life help dull his heartache, but when Kennet’s battalion reaches France, he is thrown into the crucible of front line combat. As his unit crosses Europe, from the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium to Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria, Kennet falls into a different kind of love: the intense camaraderie between soldiers. It's a bond fierce yet fragile, vital yet expendable, here today and gone tomorrow. Sustained by his friendships, Kennet both witnesses and commits the unthinkable atrocities of warfare, altering his view of the world and himself. To the point where a second chance with Astrid in peacetime might be the most terrifying and consequential battle he’s ever fought.
With her signature blend of soul-stirring prose and emotional complexity, Laqueur takes readers on a journey through events that shape an American family’s weakest moments and finest hours. A Small Hotel illuminates the experience of ordinary people thrown into extraordinary circumstances, and their once-in-a-generation camaraderie, courage and resiliency. It’s a novel for the world, a heartbreaking, uplifting story of family, love and human endurance.
"...Adler & Humes have managed to make a crucial moment in modern history come alive..." –Thriller Books Journal
As Great Britain and the United States celebrate a victorious end to WWII, Joseph Stalin’s relentless Soviet Union is creeping across Eastern Europe leaving a trail of devastation and murder in its wake.
Winston Churchill, the cigar-puffing icon of the British fighting spirit, embarks on a crusade to lift the veil of secrecy that hangs over Stalin’s mission.
Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri sets the diplomatic stage upon which the world’s political players grapple for supremacy as Churchill delivers his fated Iron Curtain speech on March 5th, 1946.
Soviet operatives have infiltrated British and American governments at the highest level. As Churchill prepares to launch the Cold War, Stalin unleashes his trained mole, an American Nazi who served in Hitler’s SS.
His mission: assassinate Winston Churchill.
Churchill travels with a lone bodyguard, W.H. Thompson, a former British police officer who protected Churchill faithfully through the turbulent years of war. Thompson alone senses danger, but will his trained instincts and vigilance be enough to protect the former Prime Minister from a ruthless killer?
In this gripping historical thriller, battles are fought not on the beaches, on the landing grounds, in the fields, on the streets, or in the hills, but behind closed doors in the shadows of espionage.
They attacked his homestead, killed his parents, burned his home to the ground and left him for dead. They should have finished the job.
Con Veley is only 17 years old when the Canton outlaw gang destroys his world. He makes a vow over his parent’s grave to give them vengeance and justice. So begins a pursuit that will take him from his home state of New York across the country and into the wild, lawless territories of western America.His journey will bring him into contact with many good folks that help him grow into a man as he follows the wreckage left by the outlaws he is hunting.
Book 1 – Pursuit, The Guns of Connor Veley, begins a new western series that will take a young man and teach him what he needs to know to survive in the wild west of America.