Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction

You love history.  You love history ebooks.  But, you also love fiction--and you're not afraid to admit it.  Why not have the best of both worlds? Authors who promote their Historical Fiction ebooks on our website always do so for free or at a discounted price.  Bestsellers, new releases, and authors you'll be glad to have discovered.  See the past through the eyes of these creative heroes!

 

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).

Blue Billy’s Rogue Lexicon: An Historical Bawdyhouse Romance

by David Lawrence


Oliver Twist
 meets The Crimson Petal and the White in this historically vivid, fabulously original queer romance “Great for fans of K J Charles and Mackenzi Lee” (Booklife Reviews/Publishers Weekly March 6, 2023)

William Dempsey rose from a life of thieving and prostitution to be the personal plaything of the Marquess of Argyll. Then a betrayal sees him returned to the rough streets of London without patronage, his West End apartment, or a place among the 
ton.

So on a stormy night, he arrives at a house in Southwark – Marathon Moll’s in the Mint – the bawdyhouse he worked in during his ascent and where he earned the name Blue Billy. Here, amidst the parties and antics of the house, he meets Tom, a quiet, conflicted man, who senses in Billy a kindred soul. The attraction is immediate, and they take the first, tentative steps towards each other.

Then an ambitious young rogue arrives at the house. A man with the power to make Billy question everything he thinks he wants. To dream of the promise of his failed youth. To reclaim the language of his past, even if it costs him his future.


Readers and Reviewers rave about Blue Billy:

"…it's a marvellous exercise in the use of language and historical detail, terrifically grounded, very vivid and real-feeling. I am a really big fan of what this author is doing with queer historical writing and the very strong research and language.”
 – K J Charlesauthor of A Nobleman's Guide to Seducing a Scoundrel (The Doomsday Books)

"A beautiful love story between two very different men. Elegantly written and full of fabulous historical details, this very entertaining romp is not only cleverly plotted but it is also blessed with a terrific cast of exquisitely drawn characters. A truly delightful story that will stay with you long after its last gorgeous sentences..."
 – Jean Luc Estrella, NetGalley Reviews

“...(an) evocative historical novel of rogues, sex, and found community. Scenes like a staged “marriage” at Moll’s are uproarious, and the brothel offers a heartening sense of connection and camaraderie.”
– BookLife Reviews, Publishers Weekly March 6, 2023

"A great choice for fans of historical romances. Lawrence has created a delightful world in Moll’s bawdyhouse. If you like period stories that take pains to build a vivid, engrossing picture of the time period, this is the book for you."
– Joyfully Jay

“A gritty and emotional tale of a complex young protagonist… a satisfying and moving novel.”
– Kirkus Reviews

“A beautifully written novel… a deep, poignant book with a moving storyline and complex characters. It was a wonderful read!”
 – The Historical Fiction Company

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Love in the Time of Cholera (Vintage International)

by Gabriel GarcÍA MÁRquez


INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 
 "A love story of astonishing power" (Newsweek), the acclaimed modern literary classic by the beloved Nobel Prize-winning author.

In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.

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Summers Slain: A 1920s Historical Cozy Mystery (A Lady Gayle Summer Mystery Book 1)

by Cassie Rush


Lady Gayle Summer, a young war widow, is thrown into a world of intrigue and danger when she unexpectedly inherits Bethencourt Castle from her father.


When a dear friend is murdered in what may have been a case of mistaken identity, Lady Gayle embarks on a dangerous journey to uncover the truth behind the recent deaths and bring the killer to justice. Can she solve the mystery before it's too late, or will she become the next victim in this historical cozy mystery?

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The Daughter of Doctor Moreau

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia


NEW YORK TIMES 
BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Mexican Gothic and Velvet Was the Night comes a lavish historical drama reimagining of The Island of Doctor Moreau set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Mexico.

“This is historical science fiction at its best: a dreamy reimagining of a classic story with vivid descriptions of lush jungles and feminist themes. Some light romance threads through the heavier ethical questions concerning humanity.”—
Library Journal (starred review)

“The imagination of Silvia Moreno-Garcia is a thing of wonder, restless and romantic, fearless in the face of genre, embracing the polarities of storytelling—the sleek and the bizarre, wild passions and deep hatreds—with cool equanimity.”—
The New York Times (Editors Choice)

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: 
The New York Times Book Review, Time, NPR, Polygon, Tordotcom, Paste, CrimeReads, Booklist

Carlota Moreau: A young woman growing up on a distant and luxuriant estate, safe from the conflict and strife of the Yucatán peninsula. The only daughter of a researcher who is either a genius or a madman.

Montgomery Laughton: A melancholic overseer with a tragic past and a propensity for alcohol. An outcast who assists Dr. Moreau with his experiments, which are financed by the Lizaldes, owners of magnificent haciendas and plentiful coffers.

The hybrids: The fruits of the doctor’s labor, destined to blindly obey their creator and remain in the shadows. A motley group of part human, part animal monstrosities.

All of them live in a perfectly balanced and static world, which is jolted by the abrupt arrival of Eduardo Lizalde, the charming and careless son of Dr. Moreau’s patron, who will unwittingly begin a dangerous chain reaction.

For Moreau keeps secrets, Carlota has questions, and, in the sweltering heat of the jungle, passions may ignite.


The Daughter of Doctor Moreau
 is both a dazzling historical novel and a daring science fiction journey.

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The White Cockade: A Novel of the American Revolution

by Mark James Miller


"A fictional character intertwined with real-life historical figures and events creates an engaging, difficult-to-put-down read that will definitely leave you wanting more." –Sublime Book Review

The first shots of the American Revolution. The battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill. The British Major at Lexington shouting, "Disperse, you damned rebels!" The American Colonel at Bunker Hill, calmly saying: "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!"

The White Cockade is the story of the early days of the American Revolution and of the men and women caught up in it: Josiah, who doesn't want war but can't escape it. Hugo, once Josiah's best friend but now his bitter enemy. Mercy, who dreams of marrying Josiah. Walter, eager to fight the British. Alice, whose desperate love for Josiah knows no limits. Tarleton, the roguish, womanizing British officer. Patrick, who can solve the most complex mathematical equations while living in his own world.

This is the story of people caught in historical forces that will change their lives.

 

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Orphans of War: A Heart-Wrenching Tale of Resistance and Bravery in World War II Amsterdam

by Michael Reit


Amsterdam, 1941.


German forces have invaded Amsterdam. As the tension in the city increases, the Dutch Resistance is born.

Tormented by what is happening in his city, Christiaan joins the Resistance. He risks everything to shield the oppressed and fight for the freedom of his beloved nation.

His brother—Floris—is ruthless and driven to succeed. Promoted to the Bureau of Jewish Affairs, he becomes instrumental in hunting Jews to transport them to the Nazi death camps.

Unable to tolerate Floris' actions, his wife—Nora—defies him by secretly joining the Resistance. She bravely risks her life to save orphans from the terror of the transport train and the horrifying fate that awaits them. All while fearfully deceiving the enemy with whom she lives.

These three find themselves in the middle of a maelstrom that will change the course of human history. As ambition, fear, and desperation collide, no one is safe.


Not the Jewish. Not the Dutch. Not even the powers-that-be.


Readers praise for Orphans of War:


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "
...intensely moving and unforgettable book. It is a standout. I am eagerly awaiting the next" – Netgalley reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "
Orphans of War was one of the best books I’ve read this year. Michael Reit is one of my favorite authors of historical fiction and books who have characters who struggle against Nazi persecution. In Orphans of War his main characters showed strength and courage to accomplish meaningful acts that saved many lives. Whether it was working to save people by hiding them from the Nazis or moving children and babies to safer locations under the Nazi’s “eyes”, his characters worked tirelessly even though they knew what they were doing could mean arrest and death for themselves. Mr. Reit’s extensive research shows in his writing. I wish the book had been published prior to my last visit to Amsterdam so that I might have visited some of the places noted in the novel, not that his writing didn’t already make them easy to visualize. I just would have liked to visit them and physically walk through them. Thank you for another great novel and I look forward to your next one." – Netgalley Reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "
this was truly an emotional and touching story. Worth five stars." – Netgalley Reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "
In his latest novel, Reit intuitively paints before us, the lives of a few heroes of the resistance. We become connected to the characters thanks to the author’s vivid palette of descriptive phrases and crisp dialogue. The plot is quick and loaded with twists and turns. The reader is continually held in shades of inspired suspense.
There is a rhythm connecting Reit’s passages that make the reader flow swiftly from chapter to chapter. 
Tension and concern are constantly present. The author’s books get better and better. Looks like Michael Reit has another winner! Orphans of War is one of those books readers will want to become a series!" – Goodreads Reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "
loved the Orphans of War.... It is obvious that the Orphans of War was very well researched and I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in WW2 or even an appreciation of the lengths people will go to for their ultimate survival." – Goodreads Reviewer

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Signed, A Paddy: An Irish Immigrant Story (Paddy series Book 1)

by Lisa Boyle


The gruesome truth hung in the air, and none of us wanted to go near it. Not yet.


Ireland, 1848. Fourteen-year-old Rosaleen watches her mother die. Her country is reeling from the great potato famine, which will ultimately kill more than one million people. Driven by a promise and her will to survive, Rosaleen flees her small coastal town.

She eventually arrives in America at the birth of the industrial revolution and is filled with hope and a new sense of independence. Yet the more Rosaleen becomes a part of this new world, the more she longs for a community she lost and a young man she can’t forget.

Through a series of both heartwarming and tragic events, Rosaleen learns that she can’t outrun the problems that come along with being Irish. And maybe, she doesn’t want to.


Winner of the 2022 Eric Hoffer First Horizon Book Award
Winner of the 2022 Eric Hoffer Historical Fiction Book Award
Winner of the 2022 IPPY Awards Best Regional Fiction, U.S. Northeast - Bronze Medal
Recipient of the Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion

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Magnus Maximus 1: First King of Britain: 368 AD. Real hero

by Brent Reilly


Get all 31 ebooks FREE! Almost 100,000 Magnus books sold!
 #1 in Historical Thrillers, #1 in Military Thrillers, #1 in War Fiction, #1 in Military Science Fiction, #1 in Historical Fantasy, & #1 in Alternative History on Amazon. In 367 AD, an actual evil genius named Valentinus gets 5 foreign armies to invade Britain in what historians call The Great Conspiracy. Meet the real-life hero sent to stop them. Magnus Maximus means Maximum Great – that’s his name and he’ll become a Roman emperor in 383. But this long-suffering orphan has demons from his past that darken his future. His first cousin may become a lasting enemy whose idiot sons ruin Rome, destroy Western civilization, and start 1000 years of darkness. Meet the greatest Roman you’ve never heard of, take a tour of antiquity, see what started the Dark Ages, and enjoy the 4th century today with this 31-book historical saga.

PRAISE FROM AMAZON VERIFIED REVIEWS:
“Best historical novel I’ve read.” “You can feel the fire as the Roman Empire explodes. Great series!”
Learn why Rome fell. Magnus puts it all in historical context. Great historical fiction.”
Ambitiousoutrageous, and audacious in scale, depth, and detail. Brilliantly told… I could feel the fire as Londinium burned. A remarkable read that kept me glued to my screen.”
“I 
couldn’t stop reading. Magnus flew off the page… The giant blue Pict was sensational.”
“How 
military fiction should be written. It’s fast, fun, and full of fighting…A tight tale that never bogs down.”
Highly addictive. Great book. The pace was fast and the fighting furious. Magnus shines.”
“Magnus is 
dark, daring, and dangerous.” “4th century historical fiction at its finest.”
“Shines 
a bright light on a dark time. Book 1 starts good, then the saga soars!
“Magnus Maximus is 
Julius Caesar with an attitude. I loved this book.”
“A 
stunning depiction of the fall of Rome. This saga is great. Highly recommended.”
Great military history…Great portrayal of historical characters.”
“Nice battle scenes and 
excellent suspense.”
“An 
action packed historical adventure.”
A pleasure to read. Fast and fun. I’ll be getting the next one.”
Great portrait of the withdrawal of Rome.”
Fantastic story. Great action.”
A blast! Sheet entertainment. Now I want the next one.”
“Great history… 
Amazing real men… Magnus stands up and stands out.”

31 BOOKS IN THE MAGNUS MAXIMUS SAGA
MEET THE GREATEST ROMAN YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF AND
ENJOY THE 4TH CENTURY, TODAY!
The Screenplay is a prequel.
1) First King of Britain
2) Barbarian Invasions
3) Empires At War
4) The Hun Horde
5) The First Americans
6) The Terror of Totonaca
7) Battles in the Basin
8) The Conquest of Zacatecas
9) Berbers and Bedouins
10) The Mayan Menace
11) Revenge of the Zapotecas
12) Massacre on the Mississippi
13) Alaric the Goth
14) The Forbidden City
15) The Great Wall
16) Japan’s Ancient Empire
17) The First Korean War
18) Gwan the Great
19) Rise of the Aztecs
20) League of Emperors
21) Prince of Persia
22) Gupta India
23) The Conquerors
24) Birth of a Behemoth
25) The Doom
26) Peru's City of Gold
27) El Dorado
28) The Invasions of Italy
29) The Last Romans
30) Raid on the Thames
COMING SOON: The Fall of Rome

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About Time (The Time Police Book 4)

by Jodi Taylor


From the million-copy bestselling author of THE CHRONICLES OF ST MARY'S.


'Jodi Taylor is quite simply the Queen of Time' 
C. K. MCDONNELL

---

Patience is not a virtue known to the Time Police. And Commander Hay is facing the longest day of her life...

After their heroic efforts to safeguard the Acropolis and prevent the Paris Time-Stop, the Time Police have gone from zero to hero. Then one fateful mission to apprehend a minor criminal selling dodgy historical artefacts blows up in all their faces.

An officer is attacked within TPHQ. A prisoner is murdered. And investigations are about to lead to the one place where no officer can legally tread.

Worst of all, trouble is brewing for Luke, Jane and Matthew as a shocking revelation threatens to tear Team Weird apart for good.


FOR FANS OF DOCTOR WHO, THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB AND JASPER FFORDE.

Readers love the Time Police:

'This got five stars only because I couldn't give it six!'

'I don't think I've ever laughed out loud so much reading a book'

'I am always gutted when I finish a Jodi Taylor book as I know I will have to wait for the next one'

'Joyous, breakneck-speed adventures'

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The Anonymous Scribe: An Unputdownable Historical Mystery (The Vatican Chronicles Book 2)

by Diane Cummings


When the lie is two thousand years old, who, exactly, will the truth set free?


While analyzing parchment fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls, grad student Susan Bauer pieces together text that indicates the existence of a stolen Secret Temple Scroll that was penned decades before the gospels. If discovered, this document could free the Jewish people from the centuries’-long blemish that they are responsible for Yeshua’s death.


It could also turn Christianity on its head.

From the basement of the Israeli Museum to a basilica in a picturesque French village to the ruins of Herculaneum, ex-Mossad Yigael Dorian and blacklisted archaeologists Valentina Vella and Erika Simone journey on a transcontinental chase, dodging thieves, kidnappers, cardinals, and enlisting mobsters to uncover the truth behind this rumored scroll.
It is the writer of this document, however, who has the final word in a mesmerizing depiction of life in the Galilee alongside Yeshua.

From the writers of 
The Mystery of Julia Episcopa, comes Book II in the Vatican Chronicles series: The Anonymous Scribe

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Viridian Gate Online: Cataclysm (The Viridian Gate Archives Book 1)

by James Hunter


If the destruction of Earth and extinction of humanity were imminent, how far would you go to survive? Would you kill your body to save your mind?

Jack Mitchel is willing to risk everything to survive the apocalypse—including his essential humanity.

An EMT in 2042 San Diego, Jack knows he won't survive the impact of the massive asteroid hurtling towards Earth. After all, he's not one of the handful of lucky lottery winners scheduled for rescue. But he did luck into a NexGenVR capsule, which means Jack can risk a one-way trip to the virtual reality world of Viridan Gate Online, a completely immersive online multiplayer fantasy role-playing game, or RPG. 

The transition to Viridian Gate Online (V.G.O.) is irreversible, and will kill Jack's corporeal form. And once players transition fully into the world of V.G.O., the risks aren't over—from cutthroat fellow players to greedy developers eager to replicate the wealth discrepancies of Earth in virtual reality, V.G.O. is just as dangerous as the 'real world' was. If Jack can’t game the system, he’s going to be trading in a quick death for a long, brutal one…

LitRPG books combine tropes and themes from role-playing games with sci-fi and fantasy elements to tell a unique story that's exciting and super-relevant to today's world. Jack's adventures in a cutthroat virtual reality fantasy world will grip fans of Ready Player One and The Stormlight Archive alike. With over 200,000 copies sold, this is one series you don't want to miss!

 

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The Missing Father (Jayne Sinclair Genealogical Mysteries)

by M J Lee


Alice Taylor was adopted in 1942 when she was three years old. Her adoptive parents never told her about her birth family and even changed her Christian name. Now, seventy-seven years later, she wants to know the truth.

 

Who were her birth parents?

 

How did her mother die?

 

What happened to her missing father?

 

Jayne Sinclair, genealogical investigator, has just a few days to discover the truth before she goes for a well-earned break in Australia.

 

Can she discover the truth hidden in the chaos of the war?


This is the ninth book in the Jayne Sinclair series but can be read as a stand-alone novel.

 

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The Téuta's Child: A Breathtaking Novel of Ancient Civilizations

by S. G. Ullman


Once upon a time in the Téuta, the ground shook.
The cliff fell, and boulders came tumbling down, crushing everything and everyone in their path.

The surviving villagers blamed Welo, the nightmare giant, for the disaster.

When little blind Kaikos notices mysterious spiritual activity on the ground, she must keep it a secret. The villagers will not hesitate to sacrifice Welo's cursed granddaughter if they believe it will stop the earth from shaking.

With the fragile line between love and hate erased by fear, young Kaikos must brave the growing darkness to survive.

In the tradition of Jean M. Auel's "Clan of the Cave Bear" and Michelle Paver's "Wolf Brother,"
The Téuta's Child is a gripping tale of loss and redemption set in neolithic times - perfect for all who love magic, fantasy, and ancient civilizations.


Early Reviewers love Téuta's Child (and you will too!):

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This was wonderful! ... I loved this tale of an ancient village and an amazing blind child finding a way to survive. I loved every single character. I didn't want to put it down" – NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This was a beautifully done story about loss and redemption... the characters were what I was hoping for and [I] really enjoyed getting to know them. It worked really well for the time and the story was so well done." – Netgalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I absolutely loved this novel.. Kaikos is such a sweet protagonist- you can't help but root for her. The characters were well written... Definitely recommend this one." – Netgalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Fantastic, wholesome tale of family and what bonds us together. I loved the thoughtful use of research masterfully woven into this novel of the art of Neolithic paleontology.... The set time of the novel was fascinating and so rarely portrayed in today's literature.- it gave the comforting, ancestral feeling as if reaching for Clan of the Cave Bear again for the first time." – Netgalley Review

 

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The Mystery of Julia Episcopa (The Vatican Chronicles Book 1)

by John Rigoli et al


In ancient Rome, a woman flees for her life.

Her enemies are those she once called 'brother'.
Hidden beneath her blue cloak are secrets men will kill for.

Forgeries that prove the newly self-appointed bishops are not followers of the way, but pretenders who have seized power and will stop at nothing to shape this new religion to their own ends. Now, Julia - a woman who had once walked with Mary Magdalene and taught alongside Paul must preserve the legacy of the apostles in the face of terrifying danger.


Two thousand years later, classical archaeologists Valentina Vella and Erika Simone are tasked with advising the newly-elected Pope on the historical legacy of women in the early Christian period.

The women stumble across an ancient parchment buried deep in the Vatican archives, a document that has clearly been altered. They find themselves on the trail of a woman who may have been the first woman Bishop in the Catholic faith. To reveal Julia's legacy will put them in the cross-hairs of a venomous Vatican battle for power and supremacy; to stay silent would make them complicit in an ancient heresy and would betray the teachings that Julia sacrificed her life to defend.


The Mystery of Julia Episcopaweaves seamlessly between modern day Rome and the politics of the Catholic church, and the times and life of a 1st century Roman noblewoman who rose to be a dominant force in the early Christian movement.

"Three women connected by two intertwined stories of treacherous political intrigues, ancient cover-ups, and savage vengeance."

Readers are enthralled with The Mystery of Julia Episcopa!

Wow! What an incredible book! - 
Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I truly enjoyed every part of this book! - 
Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I loved this book. Carefully researched, plausible plot, and definitely thought provoking. Can’t wait for the next book in the series! - 
Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I finished this book in 2 sittings. It was so good, I could hardly put it down!!!! - 
Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Such an engaging story! I highly recommend this book for readers who enjoyed both The DaVinci Code and Pope Joan. - 
Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

For anyone interested in early Christian church history woven with fictional characters of first century AD and twentieth century archeology, this is a masterpiece! - 
Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book is amazing, I truly hated to put it down when I had something to do. It has everything I want in a good book. - 
Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Lots of twists and turns make this a real page turner! A must read! - 
Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 
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Fortune's Call: A Gold Rush Odyssey

by Frank Nissen


What begins as a high-spirited jaunt west to claim easy riches becomes a grim race for survival. Pegg is only 13 when he and his father set off for the gold fields of California. But by the standards of the 1840's, he's on the verge of manhood. Unfortunately, the third person in their party, Fred Hoyt, is a city slicker who is of little help on the trail. Worse, he proves to be unreliable, with a dangerous habit of making rash decisions.


Even as Pegg struggles to fulfill his father's dream of a better life for their family, Hoyt's every move jeopardizes his chances. Can Pegg muster the courage and perseverance to not just survive, but to succeed in the lawless frontier?

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Axiom's End: A Novel (Noumena Book 1)

by Lindsay Ellis


THE INSTANT 
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The alternate history first contact adventure 
Axiom's End is an extraordinary debut from Hugo finalist and video essayist Lindsay Ellis.

Truth is a human right.

It’s fall 2007. A well-timed leak has revealed that the US government might have engaged in first contact. Cora Sabino is doing everything she can to avoid the whole mess, since the force driving the controversy is her whistleblower father. Even though Cora hasn’t spoken to him in years, his celebrity has caught the attention of the press, the Internet, the paparazzi, and the government—and with him in hiding, that attention is on her. She neither knows nor cares whether her father’s leaks are a hoax, and wants nothing to do with him—until she learns just how deeply entrenched her family is in the cover-up, and that an extraterrestrial presence has been on Earth for decades.

Realizing the extent to which both she and the public have been lied to, she sets out to gather as much information as she can, and finds that the best way for her to uncover the truth is not as a whistleblower, but as an intermediary. The alien presence has been completely uncommunicative until she convinces one of them that she can act as their interpreter, becoming the first and only human vessel of communication. Their otherworldly connection will change everything she thought she knew about being human—and could unleash a force more sinister than she ever imagined.

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Pelican Cove Cozy Mystery Series Box Set 1: Books 1-4 in Pelican Cove Cozy Mysteries

by Leena Clover


Flour, butter ... Murder! Recently divorced baker Jenny King sifts through a pound of clues and red herrings to catch the killer in this bestselling cozy mystery series thousands love.

5 stars - 'Great storyline. Second time I've read this series and I still loved it.'

When forty four year old Jenny King moved to a remote island for a second chance at life, she didn't know it would involve murder. She's working at the Boardwalk Cafe, baking sweet treats to forget the bitter pill that is her life. Then a stranger's body washes up on the beach and her aunt is arrested. Compelled by circumstances, Jenny goes sleuthing to prove her aunt's innocence.

But who said solving a murder was going to be easy?

Jenny follows a baffling trail of twists and turns as she battles with a disapproving sheriff. Flanked by her newly minted friends, the Magnolias, she digs her feet in and marches ahead, evaluating suspects while serving cakes and muffins with a smile. It's only a matter of time before this amateur sleuth solves the puzzle.

If you like cozy murder mysteries with friendly small towns, beach settings, yummy food and a dash of romance, you will love the Pelican Cove cozy mystery series.

This boxed set collection contains four full mysteries with recipes.

Titles - Strawberries and Strangers, Cupcakes and Celebrities, Berries and Birthdays, Sprinkles and Skeletons.

Available for FREE via KINDLE UNLIMITED

 

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The Hard Blokes Of Sparta - The Relic In The Dungeon (Tales from the Storystream Book 1)

by Jamie Brindle


Why do wizards always want you to go into the dungeon first? Dave and his friends are having a bad day. Not only are they having to come to terms with the fact they’re in a weird (and very un-Spartan) magical world, but if no one hires them soon, then it won’t be long before they have to embark on a short and boring career in death by starvation. But when a wizard, an elf, and a dwarf finally agree to hire the Spartans for a spot of monster-infested-dungeon-clearing, it soon becomes evident that the Spartans are going to have to deal with things much more magical and annoying than even they had anticipated. Funny and fast paced, strange and fantastical, join the Hard Blokes as they find out why the hell anyone would go to the trouble of keeping an ancient and mysterious relic in a dungeon, anyway…

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The World That We Knew: A Novel

by Alice Hoffman

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL

On the brink of World War II, with the Nazis tightening their grip on Berlin, a mother’s act of courage and love offers her daughter a chance of survival.


“[A] hymn to the power of resistance, perseverance, and enduring love in dark times…gravely beautiful…Hoffman the storyteller continues to dazzle.” —
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

At the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. Her desperation leads her to Ettie, the daughter of a rabbi whose years spent eavesdropping on her father enables her to create a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Hanni’s daughter, Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked.

What does it mean to lose your mother? How much can one person sacrifice for love? In a world where evil can be found at every turn, we meet remarkable characters that take us on a stunning journey of loss and resistance, the fantastical and the mortal, in a place where all roads lead past the Angel of Death and love is never-ending.

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Yellow Wife: A Novel

by Sadeqa Johnson


A Best Book of the Year by NPR and 
Christian Science Monitor

Called “wholly engrossing” by New York Times bestselling author Kathleen Grissom, this “fully immersive” (Lisa Wingate, #1 bestselling author of Before We Were Yours) story follows an enslaved woman forced to barter love and freedom while living in the most infamous slave jail in Virginia.

Born on a plantation in Charles City, Virginia, Pheby Delores Brown has lived a relatively sheltered life. Shielded by her mother’s position as the estate’s medicine woman and cherished by the Master’s sister, she is set apart from the others on the plantation, belonging to neither world.

She’d been promised freedom on her eighteenth birthday, but instead of the idyllic life she imagined with her true love, Essex Henry, Pheby is forced to leave the only home she has ever known. She unexpectedly finds herself thrust into the bowels of slavery at the infamous Devil’s Half Acre, a jail in Richmond, Virginia, where the enslaved are broken, tortured, and sold every day. There, Pheby is exposed not just to her Jailer’s cruelty but also to his contradictions. To survive, Pheby will have to outwit him, and she soon faces the ultimate sacrifice.

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