Fiction Historical Books

Mask Of Duplicity: Volume 1 (The Jacobite Chronicles)

Following the death of their father, Beth's brother Richard returns from the army to claim his share of the family estate. However, Beth's hopes of a quiet life are dashed when Richard, dissatisfied with his meagre inheritance and desperate for promotion, decides to force her into a marriage for his military gain. And he will stop at nothing to get his way. Beth is coerced into a reconciliation with her noble cousins in order to marry well and escape her brutal brother. She is then thrown into the glittering social whirl of Georgian high society and struggles to conform. The effeminate but witty socialite Sir Anthony Peters offers to ease her passage into society and she is soon besieged by suitors eager to get their hands on her considerable dowry. Beth, however, wants love and passion for herself, and to break free from the artificial life she is growing to hate. She finds herself plunged into a world where nothing is as it seems and everyone hides behind a mask. Can she trust the people professing to care for her? The first in the series about the fascinating lives of beautiful Beth Cunningham, her family and friends during the tempestuous days leading up to the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, which attempted to overthrow the Hanoverian King George II and restore the Stuarts to the British throne. Join the rebellion of one woman and her fight for survival in... The Jacobite Chronicles.

1914 (The War Years Book 1)

It's 1914 and the great powers of Europe are on the brink of war. In Holbeck, Leeds, the Keeton family struggles to get by on their meagre wages. The six Keeton brothers couldn't be more different, but the outbreak of World War I puts their lives on hold and sets them on a course of destruction.

Danny Keeton drags his identical twin brother Charlie off to war with the idea that this will be one great adventure. At the tender age of fourteen, he soon discovers war is no place for boys. With the sadistic Sergeant Archibald Braddock and the tender Corporal Nathan Dettmer alongside them, the only goal is to stay alive long enough to make it back home.

But how many of the brothers will survive the first brutal year of the bloodiest conflict in human history?

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Remember to check out my original Made in Yorkshire series, where you can meet the offspring of many of the characters featured here. It all starts with 1964 (Made in Yorkshire Book 1), which you can own for free today!

The United States of Vinland: The Landing: Volume 1 (The Markland Trilogy)

What if? What if the descendants of the Vikings who settled Greenland and went on to reach North America around the end of the first millennium had stayed? Five hundred years later, would Christopher Columbus have arrived to the south of an eastern seaboard dotted with centuries old settlements and towns hosting devotees to Odin and Thor? Might the Norse have gone on to build a nation as dominant as the United States of our own world? A thousand years after reaching Greenland, Vinland and Markland, would we still have had two world wars? What might the world look like? Where might the political and religious divides be drawn? This is the New World. *** At the turn of the first millennium: Eskil, orphaned in war, but now a man, is leading his followers to found a settlement dedicated to Asgard's gods in the newly discovered lands in the west. There, after tests, adventures and challenges, he will leave a legacy that will grow to be the strongest nation the world has ever seen. Welcome to Norse America. The Landing covers the establishment of the first Norse Halls in Markland, setting us up for a grand (alternative) historical adventure!

Mail Order Bride: Susannah's Story (Book 1) (Sweeping Montana Romances)

Historical Western Montana Romance- meet Susannah and the Mackenzie cowboys!

After discovering an ad in the Matrimonial Times for a Montana cowboy looking for a mail-order bride, Susannah jumps at the opportunity to leave her job of hardship with the Davenports in New York for a new opportunity in Montana. She soon learns that the ad was posted in error, and in fact Jared was not looking for a wife- but he could use a writer at his newspaper. Susannah takes off immediately for Montana, thrilled to embark on a new life and career. She does not anticipate the being in Jared's life- even as a writer, not a wife-comes with a dangerous price, and that falling love is not something you can necessarily control.

Jared was definitely not planning to get married, and when he read Susannah's letter it took him a moment to realize it was his mother looking out for him that caused the mail-order bride ad to be printed. He saw an opportunity in the situation and decided to take a chance on Susannah- his newspaper could sure use a lady's touch! Not realizing that Susannah's move meant that she now became part of his close circle of family and friends threatened by an old rival of his, he felt a strong need to protect her from the danger she now faced. Unexpectedly falling in love with her did not make things any easier. Will Jared be able to keep Susannah safe and reveal his secret love for her?

The White Queen of Middleham: An historical novel about Richard III's wife Anne Neville.: Volume 1 (Sprigs of Broom)

For Anne Neville, a timid and delicate child, ignored by her mother, patronised by her elder sister and bullied by her formidable father Warwick the Kingmaker, her childhood friend Richard Plantagenet becomes a source of strength throughout her life.As she moves abruptly from castle to castle, from England to France, with Warwick's changing fortunes in the turbulent Wars of the Roses, Anne is a pawn in the dangerous games of political intrigue that she struggles to understand.The third son of the ambitious Duke of York, later King Richard III, is a hero in the eyes of the shy and bewildered Anne, and the key to her understanding of the great events happening around her. Their love, almost wrecked by the feud of York and Lancaster, culminates in great happiness and the last Plantagenet reign in England.

The Tower is Full of Ghosts Today

The Tower is Full of Ghosts Today by historian Alison Weir is an e-short and companion piece to the Sunday Times bestseller Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession, the second novel in the spellbinding series about Henry VIII's queens.

Jo, historian and long-term admirer of Anne Boleyn, takes a group on a guided tour of the Tower of London, to walk in the shoes of her Tudor heroine. But as she becomes enthralled by the historical accuracy of her tour guide and the dramatic setting that she has come to love, something spectral is lurking in the shadows . . .

Contains first chapters of Sunday Times bestsellers Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen and Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession, as well as the upcoming Six Tudor Queens novel about Henry VIII's third wife, Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen.



SIX TUDOR QUEENS. SIX NOVELS. SIX YEARS.

The Shrine (A gripping short story in the bestselling Eagles of Rome series)

A closely fought race, treachery in a back alley, a visit to the shrine of an Egyptian Goddess. A Roman centurion discovers that Fate will always hold him in her power.



The German frontier, spring 6 BC. When Lucius Cominius Tullus, a recently promoted centurion, gambles on a foot race between rival legionaries, he has no idea that his wager will endanger his very life, and that the streets of an Empire border town can be as deadly as the bloodiest battlefield.

A prequel to Ben Kane's dramatic new trilogy, Eagles at War, The Shrine also includes a sample chapter from the first book in the series.

The Change: Volume 1 (Unbounded)

No Second Chances. Death, Life, or Love-Unbounded Always Play for Keeps. There are only two ways to kill Unbounded, and fire isn't one of them-as law school dropout Erin Radkey learns the hard way. By fluke of a recessive gene, she has become Unbounded, a nearly immortal being with paranormal abilities. Erin's Change separates her from her loved ones and alters everything she believes to be true. A week earlier she was considering a marriage proposal; now she contemplates the best way to stay alive. Caught in a battle between two Unbounded groups, she is also hunted by a secret mortal society sworn to eradicate the Unbounded gene. As Erin plunges into this dangerous new life, she must carve out her own place in the madness, protect her mortal family, and decide which group she should join. Her unique ability is vital to both groups in the race to secure an identification software that spells death for all Unbounded-or enslavement for the entire mortal world. Some will stop at nothing to use Erin as one more pawn in a battle that has spanned centuries. Erin's undeniable attraction to Ritter Langton, whose family was massacred by opposing Unbounded two hundred and forty years ago, complicates her choices. There are no second chances. Death, life, or love-Unbounded always play for keeps. Non-stop action, terrifying consequences, and powerful romance make this an exciting addition to the world of romantic urban fantasy.

Cloak Games: Thief Trap: Volume 1

In 2013, a gate to another world opened, and Elves used their magic to conquer Earth, crushing all resistance before them. Three hundred years after the Conquest, the exiled Elven High Queen rules an orderly but stagnant Earth, with humanity forced to fight in the High Queen's war against the traitors on the Elven homeworld. Nadia Moran doesn't care about that. She doesn't care about the High Queen, or the Rebels seeking to overthrow her. All she cares about is getting her baby brother the treatments he needs to recover from his potentially fatal disease...and those treatments have a steep price. Fortunately, Nadia has magic of her own, and she's a very, very good thief. Unfortunately, the powerful Elven lord Morvilind has a hold on Nadia. If she doesn't follow his commands, her brother is going to die. Of course, given how dangerous Morvilind's missions are, Nadia might not live long enough to see her brother's death...

Sinful Confessions: Cynfell Brothers Book 1

Locked behind the walls of Lockwood Manor, Julian Cynfell, the Marquess of Lockwood, whiles away his days writing angry letters, drinking and sleeping. He never expects his solitude to be interrupted by a brazen American heiress.

An American heiress who is expecting a wedding.

Viola Thompson can't believe her luck when the English lord she has been corresponding with for the better part of a year asks her to visit him. This has to mean an offer of marriage, surely? Finally, Viola will prove to her family and friends that she is more than a ruined woman with no prospects. Not to mention she knows they will be a love match. No one could write such beautiful letters without being the perfect man.

But when she arrives in cold, dreary England to be faced by a foul-tempered, grizzled - albeit in a handsome way - marquess, her dreams of marriage are quickly dashed. Can she draw the lord out of his melancholy ways? And does she even want to remain in England while rumors of three dead wives circulate around Lockwood?

Secret Brethren

Oregon Trail

Historical Western Romance

A standalone short story with HEA!

Mabel Coates has always gotten her own way. Having lived a comfortable life on a small farm in Pennsylvania with her overly indulgent father and her put upon mother, she has never been forced to do anything she did not want to do. Until one year when their farm fails and Mabel's father makes plans to move the family to Oregon. Mabel suddenly finds her comfortable life turned upside down. Not only is she forced to leave most of her possessions behind and walk on rocky roads for hours at a time, she also has to contend with Bill Atkinson.

The guide hired to take her family through to Oregon, whose mission seems to be to relentlessly mock Mabel's soft upbringing. Mabel, stubborn and persistent by nature, gives Bill as much grief as he gives her. But, when tragedy strikes on the Oregon trail, the two must work together to see that the family makes it out alive. And, in the process, they may discover a deeper connection than either of them had ever dreamed.

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The German Connection (True Fiction Series Book 1)

The True Fiction Series Boxed Set is also available on Amazon.

True Fiction Series Book I.

An international Thriller that takes place in Europe, South America, and the USA.

Your best friend needs help. He tells you that his father is friends with some of the vilest murderers in history. Everyday things you take for granted may be complete lies.

A thought provoking and gripping novella set in the 1980's at the end of the cold war. Beginning with the innocents of childhood and ending in a world of lies and death.

Who is telling the truth?

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The Arena (A gripping short story in the bestselling Eagles of Rome series)

An exclusive digital short from Ben Kane, 'the rising star of historical fiction' (Wilbur Smith).

A day out with comrades, brutal gladiator fights, a bet with disastrous consequences. A Roman soldier's much anticipated payday plays out in very different ways to those he expected.

The German frontier, AD 12. Legionary Marcus Piso is set to enjoy a four monthly payday with his comrades. Wine, food and gladiatorial entertainment are on offer, and his purse is full.

But thanks to a dishonest bet maker, events take on a very dangerous life of their own...

The Arena is a prequel to Ben Kane's upcoming novel, Hunting the Eagles, the second in the new gripping three-part series, Eagles of Rome. It also includes a sample chapter from the new book.

Dying for a Living

On the morning before her 67th death, it is business as usual for Jesse Sullivan: meet with the mortician, counsel soon-to-be-dead clients, and have coffee while reading the latest regeneration theory. Jesse dies for a living, literally. As a Necronite, she is one of the population's rare 2% who can serve as a death replacement agent, dying so others don't have to. Although each death is different, the result is the same: a life is saved, and Jesse resurrects days later with sore muscles, new scars, and another hole in her memory. But when Jesse is murdered and becomes the sole suspect in a federal investigation, more than her freedom and sanity are at stake. She must catch the killer herself-or die trying.

Stone Devil Duke: Volume 1 (A Hold Your Breath Novel)

London, 1819 Marked for death, Lady Augustine Christopherson finds herself scouring the slums of London in a desperate search to find the men who killed her father, and are determined to dispose of her. To protect her family, to protect herself, she is determined to find the men before they find her. The last thing she wanted was an entanglement with a duke that threatens her very survival... Hardened long ago, the last thing the Duke of Dunway wanted was an entanglement with a chit of the ton. But in the flash of a pistol, his fate is altered as he finds himself honor-bound to protect Lady Augustine from, of all things, herself. The Hold Your Breath series begins. A thousand reasons to hold your breath, and one to let it go. Historical romance with strong women, undeniable men, and hold your breath adventure.

An Invitation to Scandal: Volume 1 (The Sins & Scandals Series)

The Sins& Scandals Series Three gentleman friends are forced into marriages in recompense for their past sins and scandals. One must marry for redemption, the other for money, and the last for honor. AN INVITATION TO SCANDAL Nicholas Sheridan, Viscount Roxton - can the wicked aristocrat ever atone for his sins? Infamous for his wickedness, Nicholas Sheridan, Viscount Roxton, must pay the price after his sinful actions lead to the death of one of his peers. Guilt forces him to change his scandalous ways and seek redemption through marriage to a proper lady. Miss Abigail Laytham - will the headstrong beauty be able to forgive? Miss Abigail Laytham is determined to avenge her beloved uncle's death and make the man responsible pay, even if that man is her former beau, Viscount Roxton.

The Kiss of a Viscount: Volume 1 (The Daughters of the Aristocracy)

A kiss is just a kiss ... or is it? George Bennett-Jones has just inherited his uncle's viscountcy. His politically astute mistress, Josephine, insists he must find a bride. Through a series of lessons, she instructs George on the finer points of meeting and courting a woman of the "ton" - and she has one in mind for him. George spies Lady Elizabeth Carlington dancing with the Earl of Trenton and it's love at first sight. But the auburn-haired beauty is quite sure the earl will offer for her hand, and she has every intention of accepting; even if his kiss has left her feeling as if she was kissed by her best friend's dog! When Elizabeth mentions her horrible first kiss during the ball's supper, George implies there is an art to kissing, innocently offering to replace her poor first impression with a proper kiss. Intrigued, and unaware that George is a titled gentleman, Elizabeth accepts his offer at the next ball. George's stunning kiss has the emboldened daughter of a marquess asking for more, but will George do whatever Elizabeth asks of him? Knowing she will probably accept the earl's marriage proposal despite his efforts to prove his love for her? When George has only one evening to court Elizabeth, the lessons of a mistress prove invaluable in "The Kiss of a Viscount."

Once A Mistress: Volume 1 (Mistresses of the Marquess)

What's a gentleman to do when he inherits a title, a fortune...and his father's mistresses? When legendary lover, the Marquess of Templeston, dies in the arms of his mistress, he charges his son and heir Drew Ramsey with the future care of all of his mistresses. Determined to honor the outrageous request, Drew returns home to bury his father and is stunned to find living on the grounds of Swanslea Park the one woman whose charms he could never resist. Kathryn Stafford abandoned Drew at the altar six years before and vanished in a cloud of mystery. She had hoped her feelings for him would fade, but when she comes face-to-face with the gorgeous new marquess, she discovers they have only deepened. Drew is determined to keep his distance from the woman he believes to have been one of his father's mistress. But every yearning glance and sizzling touch draws him closer to Kathryn...and to the scandalous secret that drove them apart. Book 1 of the "Mistresses of the Marquess" Series, which includes ONCE A MISTRESS, ALWAYS A LADY and EVER A PRINCESS "An emotional, sensual tale!"-"Romance Reviews Today" ""Once a Mistress" is filled with passion and tenderness. Will bring a smile and a few tears to its readers."-"Romantic Times" "Tender, enthralling romance straight from the heart!"-Eloisa James, "New York Times" bestselling author "Rebecca Hagan Lee warms my heart and touches my soul. She's a star in the making!"-Sabrina Jeffries, "New York Times" bestselling author "Rebecca Hagan Lee taps into every woman's fantasy!"-Christina Dodd, "New York Times" bestseller "Rebecca Hagan Lee is a writer on the rise!"-"Romantic Times"

The Warden (Collectors Library)

The Warden introduces us to the lives of some of the most beloved characters in all literature. Septimus Harding, the warden of the title, is a kindly and naive clergyman who finds himself caught between the forces of entrenched tradition and radical reform amid the burgeoning materialism of Britain in the 1850s. The deeply insightful portrayals of figures such as the booming Archdeacon Grantly and the beautiful Eleanor Bold at the heart of this moving and deliciously comical tale launched the enduringly popular Barsetshire Chronicles series of six novels, and won Anthony Trollope an eternal seat in the pantheon of great literary figures. Illustrated by F C Tilney.

Sentence of Marriage: Promises to Keep: Volume 1

"I won't have her forced," Jack said. "Let her decide for herself." Amy knew her father meant it. She could say no if she wanted. But this marriage would make everything all right. They could put all the trouble she had caused behind them. Everyone would be happy again. Everyone except her. In nineteenth century New Zealand, there are few choices for a farm girl like Amy. Her life seems mapped out for her by the time she is twelve. Amy dreams of an exciting life in the world beyond her narrow boundaries. But it is the two people who come to the farm from outside the valley who change her life forever, and Amy learns the high cost of making the wrong choice. "Sentence of Marriage" is the first book in the three-volume "Promises to Keep."

Flowers in the Snow (Betty's Book): Volume 1 (The Edenville Series)

If you step across the threshold of Betty Grafton's house, you can be sure of two things: she'll feed you until you're ready to bust and she'll love you before you even realize you're worthy of it. She's spent her life building a family that finally feels complete. But as sad news forces her to relive the darkest moments of her life, she decides to share the story with those she loves. Revealing the hard truth about growing up in the South during the 1960's is difficult but necessary. She tells the tale of how an unlikely friendship shaped her into the woman she is today. Exposing her mistakes, her fears, and her impossibly difficult heart break, Betty strives to teach them all what it means to truly love.

Blackbeard's Freedom: Book 1 of: The Voyages of Queen Anne's Revenge: Volume 1

"Kept me turning page after page to see what was going to happen." - Teressa J Betts "Pirates of the Caribbean meets Indiana Jones!" - Aidena liam What would you do for your Freedom? Would you steal? Kill? Die? For Edward Thatch, there is no questioning the depths he will go for his Freedom. Edward didn't know he bought a former pirate ship, and when the marine captain Isaac Smith threatened to take his ship, and Freedom, away Edward took matters into his own hands. Edward's action sends him, and his best friend Henry Morgan, running from the law on an adventure across the Caribbean. The two will have to fight not only to stay alive, but to stay free during the so-called "Golden Age" of piracy. Edward also finds that half the ship he bought is locked, and the previous owner left clues to find the keys. Edward and his crew must follow the clues and face games of life and death before they can claim said keys. Will Edward and Henry embrace the life that's been thrust upon them, or will they crash against the rocks of their misfortune? See how Blackbeard came to be the scourge of the Caribbean Sea and beyond, and follow him on his fantasy adventures in The Voyages of Queen Anne's Revenge! Click "Look Inside" on the cover picture above to read the first few chapters, then buy and enjoy the rest.

The Lady's Slipper (Macmillan New Writing)

In rural Westmorland, artist Alice Ibbetson has become captivated by the Lady's Slipper orchid. She is determined to capture its beauty for posterity, even if it means stealing the flower from the land of converted Quaker, Richard Wheeler. When Alice is implicated in a brutal murder, she is imprisoned along with the anti-royalist Wheeler.

The Amber Treasure

I Am England

The Duke's Shadow

ONE MAN, William Kenilworth, a young Victorian aristocrat, was never born to be the Duke of Romsey. When his older brother, Henry dies in a freak racing accident, William inherits a legacy and title he has not been groomed for nor wants. TWO LIVES... Bullied by his domineering mother and rejected by love, William falls into a deep depression. His saviour is his sister, Lottie, who helps him to create a second identity as Reuben Chambers, a London business man. SHADOWS FROM THE PAST. As Reuben, he finds true happiness which helps him to fulfil his duties as William, heir to the Dukedom. But a secret from the past threatens his family and the delicate balance he has created for his double identity. Can he continue to keep his two lives separate?

Three Great Lies

Jeannette travels to Egypt. A tour guide takes her to a newly discovered tomb where she enters and tumbles 3000 into the past. She searches for a way back to the present with the aid of her new friends.