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.

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.

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?

Bold Seduction (The Hornsby Brothers)

An Intriguing Proposition

Passion. Seduction. Pleasure. These are the qualities of any courtesan worth her salt. As owner of The Starling Club, London's most notorious house of ill-repute, Madame Philomena McGrattan has seen it all, heard it all, done it all. There is little that surprises her anymore, and even less that excites her. So when she is presented a chance at an irresistible seduction, she can't help but rise to the challenge.



A Dangerous Game

Studiousness. Practicality. Discipline. Such are the attributes of a good scholar, and such are the principles Lord Spencer Hornsby has built his life around. Alone in the Welsh countryside, with only his wolfhounds for company, Spencer has thrown himself into his work. There is little time for the pleasures of society, not even to think of the joys of the fairer sex. But when an unexpected guest arrives at his isolated hunting lodge, Spencer cannot help but be baffled by the presence of this dangerously beautiful woman. And when he discovers the reason for her arrival, and the pleasures she promises, he cannot help but find himself irresistibly intrigued . . .

40,000 Words

Kidnapped (David Balfour Book 1)

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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!

Madeline : Paris - Books 1-3

18th Century France.

Beautiful, but naive sixteen year old Madeline escapes the clutches of her domineering mother and heads for Paris, the city of her dreams. Falling under the influence of Monique; Madame to the French elite, she is soon drawn into the murky side of the city. Her varied admirers become many which leads to lust, love, envy...and murder.

This is the on-going saga of Madeline, her plight into prostitution, the awakening of her own sexuality and her climb to become the toast of Paris.

A classic visualisation on a contemporary theme, Madeline is a must for lovers of period drama and historical fiction.

A series of novellas which contain highly explicit content and is suitable for adults only.

1964 (Made in Yorkshire Book 1) (Made In Yorkshire Saga)

Be sure to check out my other series entitled the War Years today!

Richard Warren, aged ten, is growing up in the North Yorkshire village of Ledder Bridge. Through verdant fields and meandering brooks, life is simple and easy, far from the turmoil of the Cold War world. When an adventure with his older brother Peter Warren goes wrong and Richard finds himself trapped in the dark depths of an abandoned quarry, it kick-starts a chain of events that brings him into contact with work, family conflict, and the dreaded English class system. Will Richard be able to persevere and become wise well beyond his tender years?

Part of the Made in Yorkshire saga:

1964 (Made in Yorkshire Book 1)

1969 (Made in Yorkshire Book 2)

1972 (Made in Yorkshire Book 3)

1973 (Made in Yorkshire Book 4)

1976 (Made in Yorkshire Book 5)

1981 (Made in Yorkshire Book 6)

1984 (Made in Yorkshire Book 7)

The Spinster and Mr. Glover (Blind Cupid Series Book 1)

His male beauty moved her. His vulnerability touched her. His past horrified her...

Anne Sommer, a spinster firmly on the shelf, does the unthinkable. She hires a man from the Blind Cupid brothel for a night of scandalous pleasure. Anne wants the sensual memories to keep her company in the lonely years ahead. However, she did not expect the young man to move her in ways she never imagined.

Desmond Glover gives sexual gratification--for a price. An orphan whose childhood was mired in scandal and poverty, Desmond has learned to close off his emotions with regard to his occupation. He did not count on a lonely spinster to awaken his hidden passion.

Not only do the years separate them, but so do their social standing. Can Anne and Desmond cross such a chasm and find mutual desire--or love?

This short story was previously published with a different title. Revised, re-edited, and more than 7500 words added. Heat Level: Very sensual

This is book one of the Blind Cupid series. Book two is The Governess and the Beast. Book three is The Copper and the Madam.

A Reluctant Heiress (Regency Romance)

Precocious sixteen-year-old Sophia Baker is as accomplished as a young lady can be. She

has all the graces that society requires of her- she speaks several languages, is well versed in the politics of her time, and is quite an accomplished piano player. She possesses everything a young lady should to be an ornament to society, except for one thing - the desire to be married.

Perhaps that is due to the fact that, by choice, Sophia has always shunned society gatherings, or perhaps it is part of her nature. However Sophia will soon have to face the realities of the world that she lives in; that safety and security is not always guaranteed to a young woman.

How will Sophia proceed once she learns this lesson? Will she decide to conform to society and pursue a marriage for wealth and position? Or will she forge her own path ?

Read on to find out!

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.

So I Married a Highlander (What Happens In Scotland Book 1)

A Lady's Rules of Etiquette When Eloping:

1. A lady should never leave a note behind explaining her intentions.

2. If by chance a note has been left behind, a lady must prepare to be hunted down and the ceremony thwarted.

3. In such a case, seeking consolation with a night of excessive drinking will be tempting, but ill advised.

4. And lastly, a lady must never, under any

circumstances, wake up manacled to a deliciously handsome Highlander.

Lady Evelyn Alexander has managed to break all four rules in the space of an evening--and the tall, virile Highlander she accidentally married is only the beginning. Her fiance has also mysteriously gone missing and the threat of scandal is hot on their heels...

Alec McAllister has no use for a wife, but when he wakes up entwined with the lovely and spirited Evelyn, he's willing to reconsider. He'll help her find her fiance, but when the passions ignite between them, it's only a matter of time before the Highlander claims what's his...

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.

Ruby – Book 1 Come By Chance Mail Order Brides: Sweet Montana Western Bride Romance: Volume 1

Love is in the air in the town of Come-By-Chance! In this much-loved series strong women risk everything to rise above their desperate circumstances, find true love, and wed real men who'll treat them right. Meet Ruby - She's lost her Ma, and struck out into the world on her own. The good news is she's traveled to Pittsburgh and found a good job as a schoolmistress. The bad news is, the school's owner, the portly, whiskey-breathed Mister Murphy, has developed wandering hands, and Mrs Murphy's preparing to leave to visit her sister for a month in New York. Ruby sees an advertisement in the Matrimonial News and takes a desperate chance, writing away to the handsome Six-feet-four James Drinkwater. Will James be the answer to Ruby's plight? Is the handsome Montana man all that he seems? Or will someone else come to Ruby's rescue, so together they can find true love? Book 2, Emily, and Book 3, Violet, are now available too. Book 4, Kate, will be released in late October 2014.

Engaging the Enemy

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"

Scandalous Virtue

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."

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?

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 Wild One

The bluest of blood; the blackest of rogues the de Montiforte Brothers will take your breath away - Meet Lord Gareth - "They call me The Wild One, and for good reason. The devil only knows whether or not I am husband material. But I do know one thing. I will do anything I must to win Juliet's love... and to be the husband and father - the man - I know it is within me to be" Lord Gareth de Montforte. Blackheath Castle, Berkshire, England 1776. Lord Gareth de Monforte is known as an irresponsible rake with a heart of gold. When he thwarts a stagecoach robbery, he is stunned to discover that the beautiful young woman he has heroically rescued, Juliet Paige, is his deceased brother's fiancee, accompanied by her infant daughter. Despite his family's refusal to acknowledge Juliet, Gareth is determined to do right by the courageous woman who crossed an ocean to give her baby the name she rightfully deserves. As a practical American woman, Juliet is wary of marrying this black sheep aristocrat, yet she is hopelessly charmed by the dashing devil. Never has she met anyone who embraces life so thoroughly, who makes her laugh, who loves her so well. And, even when it seems the odds are against them. Juliet has absolute faith that Gareth will go beyond the call of duty to give her and her daughter a home - and a love that will last a lifetime.

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.

The White Company

The Black Tulip

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The Perfect Fiancé: Matchmaking for Wallflowers, Book 0

Rosamund Amberly is overjoyed. And soon, she's certain, she'll start feeling the emotion.



Rosamund prides herself on her matchmaking skills. After meeting Marcus Worthing, Earl of Somerville and her older sister's childhood best friend, she knows she's found the perfect fiance...for her reclusive sister.



Unfortunately, she's spending far too much time thinking about the man.