Fiction Historical Books

Taken by the Barbarian Princes (Skatha Chronicles Book 1)

Torn from my home on my wedding day by the conquering troops of General Vespasian, I offer myself as a war-prize to two handsome, muscular barbarian princes in return for my family's safety. Far from being afraid, I thank all the gods for this unexpected rescue from my loathsome bridegroom.

Hardened by years in the army, these two men are looking for a voluptuous wife. Before they return to their tribal homeland on the distant Roman frontier, they will take what they've come for, and give me the passionate initiation into womanhood that I've always craved.

This novella is the first of a three-part serial historical romance set in ancient Rome.

The ALL SOULS Real-time Reading Companion

This exclusive ALL SOULS trilogy real-time reading guide brings to life the world created by Deborah Harkness in A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES and SHADOW OF NIGHT, taking you through the auspicious dates of the story with exciting behind-the-scenes extra content.

A world of witches, daemons and vampires.

A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future.

Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it.

It began with A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES. It continued with SHADOW OF NIGHT.

Now, as THE BOOK OF LIFE has brought Deborah Harkness's stunning No.1 internationally bestselling trilogy to its finale, re-immerse yourself in the rich fantasy world she has created and enrich your experience of the heart-stopping conclusion.

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.

This Sword for Hire!

A daring soldier-of-fortune is caught in the web of lust, treachery and intrigue during the time of the Borgias

Handsome, ambitious Adrian knew there were only two ways a lowly-born soldier of fortune could win riches in the turbulent days of Renaissance Italy on the battlefield or in the arms of an influential woman.

Never one to overlook an opportunity for advancement, Adrian used his incredible strength in both arenas-hoping to find power in his appetite for passion and glory.

His daring, dangerous intrigues in love and war make THIS SWORD FOR HIRE! a furiously exciting novel for every fan of high drama and 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?

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 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.

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 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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Emma

Emma Woodhouse, bella, brillante e ricca, con una casa accogliente e un buon carattere, sembrava unire alcune delle migliori benedizioni dell'esistenza; e aveva vissuto per quasi ventuno anni nel mondo con poco di cui angosciarsi o irritarsi. (...) I veri aspetti negativi della situazione di Emma, infatti, erano proprio la possibilita di fare troppo come voleva e la predisposizione a pensare un po' troppo bene di se stessa; questi erano gli svantaggi che rischiavano di rovinare le sue numerose qualita. Il pericolo, comunque, era presente in modo cosi inavvertito che essi non rappresentavano ancora una minaccia.

Georgiana Darcy's Diary: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Continued: Volume 1

"Mr. Darcy's younger sister searches for her own happily-ever-after..." The year is 1814, and it is springtime at Pemberley. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have married. But now a new romance is in the air, along with high fashion, elegant manners, scandal, deception, and the wonderful hope of a true and lasting love. Shy Georgiana Darcy has been content to remain unmarried, living with her brother and his new bride. But Elizabeth and Darcy's fairy-tale love reminds Georgiana daily that she has found no true love of her own. And perhaps never will, for she is convinced the one man she secretly cares for will never love her in return. Georgiana's domineering aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, has determined that Georgiana shall marry, and has a list of eligible bachelors in mind. But which of the suitors are sincere, and which are merely interested in Georgiana's fortune? Georgiana must learn to trust her heart--and rely on her courage--for she also faces the return of the man who could ruin her reputation and spoil a happy ending, just when it finally lies within her grasp.

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.

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.

Classic Starts: The Last of the Mohicans: Retold from the James Fenimore Cooper Original

VG condition book with slipcase. Content is clean and bright throughout. Free from inscriptions or markings. VG slipcase with little to no wear.

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 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?

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

Silken Threads

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?"

Fragments of Grace (Dragonblade Series)

1291 A.D. - Keir St. Hever is a powerful garrison commander for Lord Coverdale on the border of the Cumbrian vales. Whilst attending battle, he receives word that his own castle is under attack. Keir returns to Pendragon Castle to discover that his wife and daughter have been murdered, and his young son is missing. So begins Keir's descent into hell and despair. Three years later, Keir is still searching for his son as he is called upon to rescue the family of an ally whose castle is under siege. Once Keir fights his way inside, the damsel he is supposed to rescue does not believe he is there to assist her and a great battle ensues. But somewhere during that battle, Keir finds a strange and uncontrollable fascination with the Lady Chloe-Louise de Geld. When she's not trying to gouge his eyes out, he catches glimpses of a woman of magnificent red hair, porcelain skin, and delicate features. And so, the love story begins.... Chloe is a much sought after beauty, brilliant, sweet and feisty. She awakens within Keir long-dormant emotions, feelings he believed died when his family perished. He doesn't want to love Chloe but he cannot help himself. His attention should be on finding his missing son but he finds it diverted by a woman he is falling more deeply in love with by the day. A vindictive and evil neighbor, however, who has wanted Chloe for his own, discovers St. Hever's interest and uses lies and manipulation to convince Keir that he has Keir's long-lost son. He proposes a trade - Chloe for the boy. Before Keir can make a decision, Chloe takes matters in to her own hands and the situation goes horribly awry. Through death, battle, vengeful enemies and ghostly visitors, Keir and Chloe's love remains strong and unbreakable, and in the end Keir must once again wield his sword to save the woman he loves. With flashbacks of the family he was unable to save, will he be too late?

Swoardland

A tale of war, death, lust, and scheming, set in the starkly beautiful landscapes of medieval Ireland and Wales. Robert FitzStephen is a warrior down on his luck. Arrogant, cold, but a brilliant soldier, FitzStephen commands a castle - yet although his mother was a princess his father was a lowly steward. When a Welsh rebellion brings defeat and a crippling siege, his highborn comrades scorn him, betraying him to the enemy. A hostage of his cousin, Prince Rhys, FitzStephen is disgraced, seemingly doomed to a life of obscurity and shame. Then King Diarmait arrives ...Diarmait is the ambitious overlord of an Irish kingdom. Forced to flee by the High King of Ireland, he seeks to reclaim his lands by any means possible - and that includes inviting the Normans in. With nothing left to lose - and perhaps a great deal to gain - FitzStephen agrees to lead the Irishman's armies, and to drive Diarmait's enemies from his kingdom. His price? Acceptance, perhaps ...or perhaps a kingdom of his own? Butler's debut novel, Swordland is a powerful, impeccably researched story of medieval Celtic life, of the loves, losses, and hatreds of some of the most important figures in Irish and British history.

Wicked Wyckerly: A Rebellious Sons Novel: Volume 1

John Fitzhugh Wyckerly has been the spare heir all his life, supporting himself with gambling and charm. The news that he's inherited the bankrupt title of Earl of Danecroft shatters his indolent world. Even penniless, he's always paid his debts, but now the estate's creditors are closing in. He can fake his death and run for cover...or accept overwhelming responsibility and find a rich wife-one who will also accept his illegitimate terror of a daughter. On his way to find an heiress, he meets Abigail Merriweather, who is neither rich nor aristocratic, but she can tame The Terror and stomp cockroaches. Unfortunately, she needs a wealthy, powerful man who will fight her father's executor and retrieve her four half-siblings. When an unexpected inheritance falls into Abby's lap, she sets out for London to seek a lawyer. Can Fitz charm his practical Abby into trusting him to save her siblings when it's doubtful that he can even save himself? And can Abby surrender reason and logic for the folly of love offered by a man who can have any woman he wants but insists he wants only her? "Patricia Rice's historicals are deliciously fresh, sexy, and fun."-Mary Jo Putney, author of Not Quite A Wife "Rice is a master storyteller ...A wonderful blend of humor, pathos, adventure, and charm, this page-turner is book one in Rice's promising Rebellious Sons series." Shelley Mosley, Booklist -a top ten romance for 2010

Violet

Valiant Chaos

1469 A.D. - Brogan d'Aurilliac is a master sergeant in the infantry of Edward IV. The son of a Germanic knight, he came to England at his father's death and worked his way up through the ranks of the infantry to become the king's highest ranking soldier. Brogan is a very large man with power and skill, but uneducated due to his family's immigrant social standing. He meets our heroine by chance, a member of the mighty de Nevilles, the most powerful ruling family in England. The Lady Avalyn du Brant's uncle is the all-powerful Richard Neville, "The Kingmaker." Although Brogan knows she is out of his league, he is nonetheless taken by her. Avalyn, too, is intrigued by the big soldier with the heavy accent and menacing presence. What starts out as pity for the man turns to something else and her uncle, used to meddling in people's lives, seeks to separate his niece from Brogan by betrothing her to a powerful but foolish baron. Yet Avalyn is intelligent; she takes charge of the situation and, like a great chess match, seeks to beat her uncle at his own game. Brogan, the man that enemy and ally alike call "The Monster" in battle, offers support and affection such as Avalyn has never known in this story of reversal of roles. She is the 'smart and cunning' one in this battle to save her relationship with Brogan from her uncle's destruction.

Kissing the Captain

The Fine Line