Tag Archives: Historical Fiction

Featured historical fiction books including African American, alternate history, biographical, cultural heritage, military and war books!

Princess of the Emerald Valleys (The Princess of Nature Series Book 3)

The year is 1773. Aisling and the prince have returned home to Ireland in time to celebrate the holidays. But their festivities are short-lived. New enemies are threatening their way of life.

As evil swirls around them, Aisling and the prince must destroy their adversaries, protecting each other and everything they love. Continue reading

Concession Street Secrets

The year 1868 and it is a tough time to be intersex—and in love. Eliza Malkins, a printer at the Kingston British Whig newspaper, is secretly in love with reporter Alex O’Shea.

Although they are best friends with a shared passion for many things, including the mystery novel Alex is writing, Eliza would never dare to voice her feelings for fear of being rejected due to her unique anatomical makeup. Continue reading

The Forgotten Note: Book I Adventures of The Para Club Gang

A thriller tale of San Franciscan students who discover an old, hidden note from a Nazi soldier in Paris.

Young and beautiful Annette Kings tries to have a normal college life until the day she buys a vintage suitcase which is mysteriously connected with her haunting dreams. What Annette uncovers leads her thirteen-year-old nephew Ivan, and his buddies into a dangerous journey throughout Europe. What did the note say? Who were these lovers? Two brilliant stories are weaved into one, as the past comes into the present, in this historical fiction of fantasy, romance, and terror. Continue reading

Strangers in Another Country

Set in the late 60s and in two environments, London and Stockholm.

A collection of two short stories and two novellas describes social and personal problems encountered by the four protagonists respectively: David, Charlie, Binky, and Moby – each a fictionalised expatriate from the Caribbean.

Themes are dreams, loneliness, alienation, disappointment, and the lack of solidarity are some of the main challenges they face. There is humour to ease the pain. The question is whether this handful of marginal men of colour succeed or fail in their pursuit of a better life. Continue reading

Papillon Noir: A Len Champagne Story

Papillon Noir (Book 2 of Len Champagne Series) tells the story of Mahieu Len, the grandfather of Korbel.

When Gatsby is struggling to find the reason for Korbel’s secretive behavior, he confides in Mahieu for advice and support. Along the way, he can’t help but ask the story of how Mahieu met his late wife, Seraphina. The answer will shock him.

Travel back in time to 1944 in France, when a young Mahieu Len fights at D-Day in order to liberate France and gain back the Len Estates in Champagne. Continue reading

Carefree and Consequences

It’s 1950 and young couple, Annie May and Lewis have just left high school.. can they handle the consequences?

Annie May is a prim young lady who now has to deal with her fall from grace and finds not everything in the world is easy especially, without money. Lewis has always been one of the guys but now it’s time for him to grow up and be a man. However, whilst under the pressure to provide for Annie May he makes a choice that could end his whole relationship. Meanwhile, their gang of friends seem to be moving on with their lives and the young couple feel trapped… can they pull through? Continue reading

Ruby Moon (By the Light of the Moon Book 1)

Ruby Moon embodies a tale of grief, guilt, and romance set on the shores of Lake Superior in Ontario during the mid 1890’s.

Jenay, a young woman of mixed French and Ojibwe descent, must survive the trauma of causing a horrific accident. Her maturity accelerates as the challenges of grief, and romance enter the scene.

Amidst this drama, Jenay is caught in a web spun by Renault, a rich, charming man who once threatened ruination of her father’s shipping company but now seeks something even more valuable–Jenay. Renault, her past enemy, suddenly becomes her friend then something more Continue reading

From Darkness: A Novel of the Ancient Roman World (Republic’s End Book 1)

“…skillfully manages an extensive and diverse cast of characters to illuminate a complex, multicultural Roman world… A lavishly detailed, character-driven tale” -Kirkus Reviews

A debut historical novel captures the last years of the Roman Republic from varying perspectives. The story opens in Rome in 90 B.C. with the young Julius Caesar being tutored on the fall of the ancient empires of the Mediterranean. The narrative charts Caesar’s development from eager scholar to esteemed soldier Continue reading

Garrett’s Ghost

Garrett's Ghost by Pamela AckersonWhat’s a time traveling Texas Ranger supposed to do?

Garrett Houston is being harassed by a ghost. Trouble is brewing and her name is Margarite. She’s an unrelenting force determined to get his attention. It may be too late for her, but if she could get him to listen, she may be able to save some lives.

A story of unrequited love, the power of healing, and the embracing need to never give up. Unforgettable moments and unforgettable characters will tug at the heartstrings with a myriad of emotions. Continue reading

The Holy City Murders: A Duke Dempsey Mystery

Duke Dempsey is a private investigator in 1938 Charleston, SC. Thrust into the case of a lifetime when the Vatican comes calling and hires Duke to find an invaluable relic.

Charleston is also hit with the mysterious murders of a prominent priest of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and a local cop. Duke is forced into a partnership with the presiding detective, Johnny Stampkin, to find the relic and solve the murders.

The case takes a multitude of twists and turns Continue reading

Waiting for Evening to Come

This book is about the friendship that develops between a young white boy and an elderly African American man in rural Indiana in the 1950s.

In rural Indiana in the 1950s, an elderly African American man befriends a young white boy whose father is openly racist and who is determined to put the friendship to an end, even if that means exhibiting violence toward his son and the elderly man. Continue reading

The Earl and The Enchantress (An Enchantress Novel Book 1)

The Earl and The Enchantress (An Enchantress Novel Book 1) by Paullett GoldenNot all scars can be healed with a kiss.

Sebastian Lancaster, Earl of Roddam, harbors a family secret so dark he has forsaken marriage to hide the past. When fate introduces him to Lizbeth, he believes he has met his perfect match—a woman with whom he can share passion without commitment.

Lizbeth Trethow risks everything to follow her heart until Sebastian’s past returns to haunt them. Desperate to hide the blood on his hands, he sabotages their happiness. Everything depends on Lizbeth unraveling the truth and turning this villain into a hero. Continue reading

The Baron and The Enchantress (An Enchantress Novel Book 3)

​Lilith Chambers’ quiet life as a parish midwife shatters when the brother thought responsible for her death discovers she’s alive and well.

Having been raised in an orphanage, she has few memories of her real parentage or the circumstances of her disappearance from the life she ought to have. As she reorients herself in a new life, she meets the one man she can’t have.

Walter Hobbs, Baron Collingwood, is struggling to assume the mantle of his untimely inheritance. Then he meets Lilith Chambers Continue reading

Princess of Wind and Sea (The Princess of Nature Series Book 2)

Princess of Wind and Sea (The Princess of Nature Series Book 2) by Cassandra FinnertyIn 1773, the prince and princess travel across the globe on a series of secret missions.

Along the way, they run into unexpected dangers.

Aisling’s magical abilities are increasing, but dark forces who seek to destroy her powers are hunting them.

The prince must protect her at all costs, as they fight for survival and abiding love. Continue reading

The Broken Tree (The Laurelhurst Chronicles Book 3)

An anxious homecoming. A three-hundred-year-old curse. A betrayal that threatens to break the Cavert and Bainbridge families apart. Welcome home to Laurelhurst.

Lancashire, Summer 1959. Fifteen years ago, Lydie Cavert Bainbridge left the dark memories of her youth at Laurelhurst Manor behind her.

Now thirty-two, an expectant Lydie returns with her family of five with two goals: Continue reading

Heart of a Marquess: Regency Romance (Gentlemen and Brides)

Heart of a Marquess Regency Romance Gentlemen and BridesA plan born of deception… Can Charlotte overcome her stepsister’s cruel actions and find the love she deserves?

Miss Charlotte Richardson was heartbroken when her father died, but is elated when her mother remarries. It brings Charlotte such joy to see her mother happy again.

Charlotte hopes to develop a close bond with her new stepsister, Lady Emma, but her hopes are quickly shattered. Lady Emma is upset that she must now share her home with Charlotte, whom she feels is beneath her. Continue reading

The Story of Grenville King: A feel-good Irish summer read

Handsome, kind and funny, Conor O’Shea has had enough of driving and guiding tours of Ireland.

So when an opportunity to renovate and run the magnificent but rundown Castle Dysert as a five-star resort presents itself, he grabs it with both hands.

But problems arise almost immediately when his business partner appears to have more on her agenda than just business. Continue reading

Gus

GusWhen aging cowboy Gus Matthews gets fired from Rocking-C ranch for laying out the mean-spirited, know-nothing foreman, he heads north for Oklahoma, where he finds work with the Aronsons, an elderly couple whose ranch has seen better days.

What should be easy work for kindly employers quickly turns sour when Gus discovers that the neighboring Slash-M ranch have been rustling the Aronsons’ cattle. Even worse, Gus becomes the corrupt sheriff’s main suspect in a string of violent crimes plaguing the county. Continue reading

Escape from Andersonville: A Novel of the Civil War

Escape from Andersonville: A Novel of the Civil War by Gene Hackman and Daniel LenihanAn explosive novel of the Civil War about one man’s escape from a notorious Confederate prison camp—and his dramatic return to save his men.

July 1864. Union officer Nathan Parker has been imprisoned at nightmarish Andersonville prison camp in Georgia along with his soldiers. As others die around them, Nathan and his men hatch a daring plan to allow him to escape through a tunnel and make his way to Vicksburg, where he intends to alert his superiors to the imprisonment and push for military action. His efforts are blocked by higher-ups in the military, so Parker takes matters into his own hands. Continue reading

Where the Wild Horses Roam (Wild Horse Westerns)

Where the Wild Horses RoamFrom the author of the bestselling Gideon Johann Western Series comes the new western Where The Wild Horses Roam.

Caleb Berg is wanted by the law in Tennessee. The young widower is forced to leave behind his parents and sister to start a new life in the wide-open west. His adventures along the trail lead him to a horse ranch in the Wyoming Territory.

After Indians killed her daddy, Caroline Langley took over her family’s horse ranch. Continue reading

Edelweiss: A heart-rending tale of suspense, tragedy and love

Edelweiss A heart-rending tale of suspense, tragedy and love by Madge SwindellsSet in Europe during World War II, Edelweiss is a story of heroism and love.

Marietta von Burgheim is a woman of beauty and morality, and an heiress to a fortune. Turning her back on the responsibilities of her noble birth and her father’s wrath, Marietta joins a student resistance group determined to overthrow the Nazis.

Bill Roth, Reuters’ correspondent based in pre-war Berlin, is the maverick heir to his uncle, an American industrialist. When Bill and Marietta meet they fall headlong in love, but their passion is overshadowed by the horror of the Nazi occupation Continue reading

Mail Order Majesty: Clover Lake Grooms Book 1 (Brides of Beckham)

Mail Order Majesty Clover Lake Grooms Book 1Lorraine Vus is a princess who has been promised to an American banking magnate since her childhood. She is looking for adventure and love…not an arranged marriage to a man she hasn’t seen in years.

She travels to America to join her betrothed and quickly realizes that the boy she met and wrote letters to is not the man she is committed to marry. Thanks to a chance meeting with a local matchmaker, Lorraine gets the opportunity for a second chance in the woods of Northern Pennsylvania.  Continue reading