Fiction Historical Books

Changing of the Guard (Pomp and Poverty Book 1)

"I thought my parents were killed when two runaway packhorses threw off their loads at the Ebonson Carrying Company...I was wrong."

Queen Victoria ascends the throne in 1837 and heralds in a new era of prosperity for the British Empire. Whilst the great Norlong and Ebonson families fly the flag for the British Empire, Edward Urwin spends his time scratching pieces of art into the cobblestones of Birmingham.

Life is straightforward for Edward until a strange old man approaches him in the street. With the help of Henry Beechworth, Edward learns to read and use his special talents to win a place at St. John's Boarding School.

But it isn't all down to good fortune. Edward doesn't realise he's under control of forces far more powerful than him. Forces that are determined to shape him in their image. Forces that are determined to bury the mystery of the demise of the Urwin family for good...

Check out the first books of my other series, including Made in Yorkshire and the War Years.

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 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.

Marti Talbott's Highlander Omnibus, Books 1 - 3 (Marti Talbott’s Highlander Series)

In love with a woman he had only seen once and could not find, the Highlander, Kevin MacGreagor was growing older and needed a wife to give him sons. No other woman pleased him, not even the daughters of other lairds, so he finally settled for Anna sight unseen. But when his men went to meet her guard, she was all alone and badly beaten. Who could have done such a thing and why?

Over the Sea to Skye

The year is 1746, and after a crippling attempt to reclaim the English throne, Charles Edward Stuart is on the run from the very country he was brought up to rule. Hiding in Scotland, the renegade Prince has the King's hounds in his shadow and the blood of his allies in his footsteps, and he's running out of time.

Loyal to his cause and unwillingly drawn to the charming yet arrogant young heir, Highland maid Flora MacDonald and Charles' companion Sir George devise a plan to reach the safety of Skye. Meanwhile the English, led by the ruthless Duke of Cumberland, begin to close in.

Based on the true story of one woman's daring courage and one man's just cause to reclaim a crown and free his people, Over the Sea to Skye is this history that legend will never let die - the legend of Bonnie Prince Charlie, and his Flora MacDonald.

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!

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?

Kidnapped (David Balfour Book 1)

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Dialing Dreams (The Sweethearts & Jazz Nights Series of Sweet Historical Romance Book 1)

Get swept into the whispers of a bygone era filled with fedoras and stilettos, sleek jazz and polished manners...in May, 1946

Belinda Thompson, a San Francisco telephone operator, longs to sing in the spotlight. But when Belinda puts through a fateful midnight call for Nick Hart, a broken-hearted jazz crooner who offers her a chance at her dream, will theirs be only a switchboard connection or something more, in the City by the Bay?

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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?

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.

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."

Worth of a Duke: A Lords of Fate Novel

One on the wrong side of the ocean. Lost and wandering the woods, Wynne Theaton was surviving quite nicely until Rowen Lockton appeared. He saves her from getting trampled by a thief's horse, but then becomes insistent on showing her where she truly is... One refusing to deny fate. Fate tossed Miss Theaton into his path, and the Duke of Letson is not one to deny fate. But the woman comes with a host of problems, not the least of which is her belief that she is in another country. An undeniable attraction neither expected. He was not looking for a wife. She was only searching for home. But fate has very different plans for the two of them-if they can survive the secrets of the past and the forgotten.

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 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.

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.

My Wild Highlander

Lady Angelique Drummagan, a half-Scottish, half-French countess, has suffered much pain and betrayal in her past. She wants nothing to do with the sensual Scottish warrior that the king has ordered her to marry because the rogue could never be a faithful husband, but she has little choice in the matter. Dangerous, greedy enemies threaten her from all sides and she's in dire need of his protection. Sir Lachlan MacGrath, known as Seducer of the Highlands, possesses a charming wickedness and canny wit which has earned him much popularity. After the king decrees that he wed the fiery hellion, Lachlan discovers there is one woman who can resist him-Angelique. Can he break through her icy facade and melt her heart, or will the dark secrets lurking in her past not only cost them their future together, but their very lives?"

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Lost in Temptation: Regency Chase Family Series Book 1

" England, 1815" The eldest of three sisters, Lady Alexandra Chase has always done what was expected of her. But when the man she's loved since her girlhood returns from a long spell abroad, she quite suddenly finds herself hoping the fine lord her brother has picked for her "won't" propose. She decides that if he does, she'll quite improperly turn him down--that is, until the man of her hopes and dreams informs her he has no intention of marrying her. The last time Tristan Nesbitt saw Alexandra, he was a common man with no hope of ever wedding the daughter of a marquess. Seven years later, he's now Lord Hawkridge, which should make him eminently suitable for the woman who long ago captured his heart. But a dreadful scandal has tarnished his name in England--a scandal so horrid that marrying Alexandra would ruin not only her flawless reputation but her whole family. For Alexandra's own good, he must fight his relentless desires and stay far away... Book One of Lauren Royal's "Regency Chase Family Series"Special Author's Cut EditionA full-length novel of 103,500 words (about 415 printed book pages)R-rated content: explicit love scenesOriginally published by Penguin Putnam (Signet) This Author's Cut Edition e-book has been completely revised from the original and includes Bonus Material, including an Author's Note, a sneak preview of Lauren's next book, and a link to an online contest where you can enter to win a piece of jewelry associated with the book. "Lost in Temptation" was a finalist for the Holt Medallion, Golden Quill, Book Buyers' Best, Award of Excellence, and Beacon Awards! REVIEWS"A captivating historical romance. Fans of Jo Beverley and Julia Quinn will love Lauren Royal!"--Kira Morgan, author of "Seduced by Destiny" "This deliciously humorous, tender, touching romance, with a dash of recipes from the era that you can try, is a delight for the heart, soul and stomach. Royal takes history out of the doldrums and gives the era brightness and color that dra

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"

Rebel without a Rogue: Volume 1 (The Penningtons)

A woman striving for justice Fianna Cameron has devoted her life to avenging the death of her father, hanged as a traitor during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Now, on the eve of her thirtieth birthday, only one last miscreant remains: Major Christopher Pennington, who both oversaw her father's execution and maligned his honor. Fianna risks everything to travel to London and confront the man who has haunted her every nightmare. Only after her pistol misfires does she realize her sickening mistake: the Pennington she wounded is far too young to be her intended target. A man who will protect his family at all costs Rumors of being shot by a spurned mistress might burnish the reputation of a rake, but for Kit Pennington, determined to win a seat in Parliament, such salacious gossip is a nightmare. To regain his good name, Kit vows to track down his mysterious attacker and force her to reveal why she fired on him. Accepting an acquaintance's mistress as an ally in his search is risky enough, but when Kit begins to develop feelings for the icy, ethereal Miss Cameron, more than his political career is in danger. As their search begins to unearth long-held secrets, Kit and Fianna find themselves caught between duty to family and their beliefs in what's right. How can you balance the competing demands of loyalty and justice-especially when you add love to the mix? Finalist: Hearts Through History's Romance Through the Ages contest The Beau Monde's Royal Ascot contest The Valley Forge Romance Writers' Sheila Contest

Seeking Catherine