Jonas Parker, the Earl of Harrington has no desire to marry. He rather enjoys being unencumbered and a wife would complicate things. His club is his haven and he isn't ready to give it up for matrimony. His grandfather, the Duke of Southington wants nothing more than to see him wed and return to the fold. For that reason alone he'll avoid proper ladies and wedding bells.
Lady Marian Lindsay rather likes being a spinster and embraces her bluestocking ways. She's studying to be a physician and wants to be a proper doctor. She longs to be taken seriously in the medical field, but her efforts go unnoticed. After careful deliberation she devises a scheme that is foolproof, but she needs the help of one of her father's friends to make it happen.
Harrington is appalled at Marian's request and refuses outright; however, she somehow manages to charm him into saying yes. Before he realizes it, he's escorting her to Kent and a house party made of his worst nightmares. Propriety must be met at ...
Jane Blanchard is well-educated shy girl from New York.
She recently lost both of her parents from cholera, but she wasn't able to be there for them, at the end because of her work at the factory.
She feels guilty about that, but also feels like there's nowhere for her anymore.
Thornton Duvall was orphaned at a young age, and he was taken in by a rancher. He's been working on a cattle ranch all his life.
He can read and write, but he's not well-read. He's a good man, one who would give the shirt off of his back to anyone who needs it.
Despite the strong objections of his boss, Thornton says that it's time he got married and puts out an ad seeking a mail order bride. He has always wanted a family of his own.
Jane starts falling in love with a man that she's never met before. But how could a city girl learn how to live on a ranch? Will she be able to break through the hardships of a ranch life for the sake of a stranger?
Can two people coming from completely different ...
He survived Auschwitz but now Simon Mendelevski has to find out who betrayed his family
September 1945. Auschwitz survivor Simon Mendelevski, penniless and unkempt, returns to Amsterdam in a desperate search for his family, friends and neighbours.
Simon meets two Dutch women, both of whom have also suffered. One, known to him before the war, is anxious to make amends for what she perceives as a failure by her fellow citizens to protect the Jewish population while easing the pain of her own loss. The other arrived in the city after the bombing of Rotterdam in May 1940 during which she lost a limb.
He searches for the address where he and his Jewish family were hidden prior to their arrest by the Nazis for anything tangible connected to his family, and for whoever betrayed them. Only after finding answers can he start to rebuild his life.
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In the historical fiction, "WASHITA! Weird Custer" the author draws heavily from historical anecdotes and completely jumps the rail with his speculations as to what really occurred on the Washita that early November morning, back in 1868.
In WASHITA! Weird Custer, the author resurrects a retinue of colorful villains from the dustbins of history. The conniving, self serving General William Tecumseh Sherman, General "Little Phil" Sheridan, and the schizophrenic President Andrew Johnson just to name a few.
No Weird Custer novel would be complete without the Custer women - here, as you've never seen them before!
Custerphiles and Custerphobes! Set aside your bickering and come join the party! You've all been educated as to what one establishment or another wants you to think about the Massacre at the Washita. Now, come along and see it from Sumrall's point of view...
November, 1868 finds peace loving, Army fearing Chief Black Kettle startled from beneath his buffalo fur blankets in the ...
For readers who like historical fiction with a bit of a love story.
Wild and hard-hearted, Zya Lazar is reckless with her life. Raised by the Romani, she rides with gypsy marauders terrorizing settlers across Virginia. Relishing the violence, the young woman seems hell-bent on destruction until a series of events opens her eyes. Retreating to the mountains, Zya finds a more peaceful existence, but it does not last. Another vortex of violence is brewing, and it is the American Civil War. Joining a group of Confederate partisans on the fringe of the fight, Zya and eight men wage their own kind of war in the mountains of Virginia. Captain Davis Wyndham has a dangerous plan, and Zya finds herself putting not only her life but her heart on the line for the enigmatic commander.
Once again Amanda Hughes splashes the pages with gritty adventure and love stories about audacious women in the past. Her page-turning tales will keep you on the edge of your seat as you take wild rides through ...
In the early fall of 1966, A hurricane hits the ocean resort community of Westhampton, NY. It breaks through the barrier island of Dune Road and washes several houses into the bay. It has happened before.
A brash young Colton Banyon and his friend Dale decide to have a look, but are prevented from entering the area by the military. It seems the storm has dredged up more than the houses and the western part of Dune Road is suddenly off limits to everyone.
The storm has uncovered a lost German U-Boat that hides a secret. But there are also more items discovered that are threatening a way of life.
Colt and Dale embark on a weekend long adventure that takes them all over town while meeting with several unusual characters as they try to uncover the secrets of the Westhampton Hurricane.
In this concluding story of the Trails series, young George Northwood (formerly known as Georgy), all grown up, travels back East from Oregon and lands in the middle of the American Civil War. Unwilling to take sides, having loyalties in both the North and the South, he chooses to use his medical abilities in treating the wounded -- on both sides. Along the way he teams up with a young nurse from Montana, and rescues a little orphan boy. Donning the uniforms of both sides, George finds himself in the ticklish situation of having to prove his loyalty to the North as well as to the South. His refusal to lie makes this all the harder to do. But through it all, God's hand shelters him and molds him into the man He created him to be, accomplishing His purpose in George's life.
The Civil War is over. But for Sergeant James Taft, there seems to be no end in sight. He had seldom considered what he would do after the war, because he never believed he would live through it.
James briefly returns to Pennsylvania in an unsuccessful attempt to work as a farmer. He then sets out to find peace and somehow vanquish the ghosts in his soul. What he can't possibly foresee, as he rides west, is the epic story of tragedy, triumph and finding oneself.
"It's unfortunate, but true, that darkness must often be complete before we notice the subtle glimmer of hope." - Doc Jefferies, Ever the Wayward Sky.
The year is 1202 and the Catholic Church rules the hearts and minds of all Europeans. The leader of the Church, Pope Innocent III, issues a summons to every able bodied man and boy: Take up arms and reclaim Jerusalem from the Muslims. The un-civilized world has been called to wage holy war.
In the streets of Barcelona, Spain, Rayjo de Merafiza is celebrated as a hero of the Third Crusade. His name is known throughout the land. But the peaceful life has never been Rayjo's purpose, and now he must join the Fourth Crusade. His two adolescent sons are also deemed fit for service and they follow their father to war.
Ruggiero is Rayjo's first son and his quiet, passive nature puts him on the path to Catholic priesthood. In seminary, Ruggiero is confronted with the horrors of religious fanaticism disguised as holy providence. When he joins his father, his pious teachings are put to the ultimate test. Juan is Rayjo's younger son and is endowed with his father's violent, unrestrained ...
Valerie sat in her wedding dress trying to understand what went wrong after Dillan left her standing at the alter. She and her father had to explain to their guests why there would not be a marriage ceremony. The humiliation alone was enough to make her fall apart, but with the help from her father, they made it through the afternoon encouraging their guests to enjoy the prepared celebration meal.
As she sat on the steps in her back yard, she determined to fulfill a childhood dream and go to the ocean cottage she reserved for their wedding trip. It was not exactly how she planned to spend her honeymoon, but it was something she always wanted to do. Many of the people she met along the way helped her to adjust to her new reality.
The excitement of experiencing her lifelong dream, Valerie blossomed as she explored the shore of Edgewater Cove until she met Rachael, a woman able to identify with the jilted bride. Rachael and Valerie helped each other overcome circumstances they had ...
For two thousand years, the name of Pontius Pilate has been remembered with vile contempt. Cursed by countless generations for his one fateful decision, this otherwise obscure Roman bureaucrat has been forever damned in the eyes of history. Now, however, a subway construction project under the streets of modern Rome has inadvertently uncovered the archeological find of the millennium. Inside a long forgotten chamber beneath the ruins of Nero's Golden House, a confidential report to Emperor Tiberius has been discovered that could turn all of history on its head.
In this fast-paced, action-packed, historical thriller, archeologist Dr. Thomas Lampton and his girlfriend, Victoria Alberghetti, will have their relationship tested, and their comfortable world turned upside down as a result of this astonishing find. After translating the ancient scrolls, Thomas uncovers the story -- behind the story -- of the most famous trial in history. A lifelong skeptic, reading the eyewitness account of ...
John Sexton IV's retired parents spend two years assembling a book of John's genealogy and present it to him on his fortieth birthday. But strangely missing from the old letters, official documents, and newspaper clippings, is information about John's namesake, the first John Sexton.
A family legend does tell a vague story of John's great-great-grandfather having married an unnamed Choctaw Indian woman, but there are no records of the marriage, only proof that they bore a son. In an attempt to complete his family tree, John begins a search for his mysterious ancestors.
Months of research eventually lead him from his home in Washington to a restored plantation mansion in Mississippi. There, the current resident takes John on a journey back in time and reveals an extraordinary truth that will change the Sexton family name forever.
Of Guardians and Angels is a story of humanity in a time of war. It is a story of great courage, love, and faith, and how, even in the darkest days of our ...
Mordecai Goldman is a man born of chaos.
His life changes when Simmy, his little brother, comes home with a knife stuck in his shoulder.
After turbulent years in a Christian high school in Poland and his military service, Mordecai finds himself manning a tank for the Soviets in the Second World War. After he fights his way to Germany, Mordecai falls in love with his future wife and emigrates to Canada.
Saying goodbye to everyone he loves, Mordecai moves on with his life and toward the inevitable conclusion that awaits us all. But will his life end like it began: in violence?
This story is based on true events, and Mordecai Goldman was a real person. This is the story of a man tough, passionate and stubborn - to the end.
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- "Deeply touching."
- "The story is vivid and detailed, and I felt like we are really living through the main character. A powerful read."
France, 1889. The Eiffel Tower has just been completed for the World's Fair of Paris. But amid the grandiose festivities, dark forces pursue their own terrible agenda to end President Carnot and his Third Republic. A tale of high society, anarchists and beasts, this is one period piece you won't want to miss!
This saga involved 40 months of intensive research and drafting. The original work was 200K words, then chiseled down to half that, coaxing a timeless flash of light from the 'Golden Age' of Paris.
If you liked Les Miserables, this story continues in that same vein. If you are interested in French history, Paris, or enjoy a riveting adventure set in a fascinating place and time, be sure to check out this rare gem!
*This special e-book version comes fully illustrated with original, antique views of Paris!