Book Description: "The Sport of Kings: An Equestrian Victor's Tale of the Medieval Joust" is a simple, swift-paced, smooth-flowing picture storybook that combines the craft of storytelling with engaging, impressionist illustrations. "The Sport of Kings" is a fictional medieval tale that will be appreciated by young adults, new adults, and older adult audiences. Colorfully-illustrated and thoughtfully-written, this inspiring storybook has 32 pages of striking, specifically-sequenced pictures with an accompanying story narrative. This stimulating medieval tale is based upon the full-length story told in the epic medieval fantasy novel entitled "The Wolves of Trisidian" by Adrian Robbe. "The Sport of Kings" emphasizes virtuous themes of courage, self-control, and perseverance. In context, this mythical tale takes place in the Year A.D. 1499 at Castle Stonehaven during the 23rd Annual Frihet 'Freedom' Jousting Competition. Considered an iconic world symbol of human freedom, this mounted skills at arms competition is the largest sports game Olympic event in the entire Jandor Alliance. As you read this fascinating tale about "The Sport of Kings", you will better understand the demanding physical and mental stresses that are imposed upon the competing Paladins as they participate in this unique, combat-based, perilous sporting event in which there is no defense. From a spectator perspective, this story will help you empathize with thousands of Jandor's citizens who are observing every gesture, every nod, and every shifting motion their favored knights make from the moment they enter the distinguished coliseum carrying their colorful, heraldic flags by their side. The tale of "The Sport of Kings" will escort you back in time as if you were actually a spectator at the Frihet 'Freedom' Jousting Competition. As the anxious crowd awaits for the Field Marshall to lower the Green Starting Flag... half are in anticipation, clinging to the enraptured bliss of a hopeful dream... ...
If there was ever a marriage meant to be, the one between Tate Gallagher and Mattie Bell, the second for each, had to rank near the top for compatibility, especially since there are five children involved. But what happens when the two of them team up to wildcat for crude in an area of 1910 Oklahoma not known to have any of the stinky black stuff? Excitement over the prospects of striking it rich leads to hardship, and hardship leads to disaster. But through it all Mattie manages to hold the family together. This is a suspenseful story of love and eventual triumph against forces that are determined to have them fail. Killer cunningness in this untamed land lends new meaning to the state's moniker; Sooner State - sooner dead than alive.
The Pawnbrokerby Stuart G. Yates(Creativia) Price verified 17 hours ago
Amid the danger and death of a decaying 19th century city, the Pawnbroker plies his trade. A man of evil temper, he craves the one thing that will bring him the fulfillment he covets.
In the present day, two teenage boys explore an abandoned Tudor-style house. An eerie atmosphere fills the boys with a sense of dread, and they realize that something sinister is in the air.
As the past reaches the present, the boys must uncover the mystery of the house... and face the ancient evil only known as The Pawnbroker.
"Regency Romance with a modern sensibility
Unique and totally relatable heroines, irresistible love interests, and a cast of family, friends and villains that thoroughly captivates. I adore Tessa Candle's books." -Ev Bishop, USA Today bestselling author.
Can the fascinated marquess solve the riddle of the widow's past before her enemy finds her?
The mysterious and desperate Widow Colling is not all she seems. She is not even the Widow Colling. But she can hardly be blamed for assuming false identities: it is the only thing keeping her alive.
Her mission is simple. She must only avoid detection, dodge the merciless pursuit of the most notorious madam in London, and stay alive until her twenty-first year. Then she can get her life back -- or at least make a new one for herself, perhaps even have the home she has always longed for.
The interfering marquess-next-door is not making it easy for her, however. He is determined to find her out, and she will do anything to evade him, including hiding in plain sight, right beneath his patrician nose. This subterfuge may conceal her face, but it exposes her heart. When she discovers she no longer wishes to hide, will she risk revealing herself to him and put her future happiness, her very life, under his power?
Frobisher, the self-indulgent Marquess of Fenimore, is also not all he seems. A resolute bachelor, he poses as a dour woman-hating curmudgeon to repel the incessant onslaught of ruthless debutantes and pushy mothers. But going into hiding at his country estate leaves him utterly bored.
The case of the vanishing widow presents a charming diversion. He loves a mystery and cannot resist the allure of the one woman who decidedly does not want his attention. When he discovers the heroine behind the mask, she will challenge his own identity and shatter all his pretenses. But will she also shatter his heart with one final deception and the ultimate disappearing act?
Three Masks and a Marquess is a full length Steamy ...
In a city of bootleggers and crime, one woman must rely on a long-dead lawman to hunt down justice...
Philadelphia, 1924. Maggie Barnes doesn't have much left. After the death of her husband, she finds herself all alone to care for her young son and look after their rundown house. As if that weren't bad enough, Prohibition has turned her neighborhood into a bootlegger's playground. To keep the shoddy roof over their heads, she has no choice but to take on boarders with criminal ties.
When her son's friend disappears, Maggie suspects the worst. And local politicians and police don't seem to have any interest in an investigation. With a child's life on the line, Maggie takes the case and risks angering the enemy living right under her nose.
Maggie's one advantage may be her oldest tenant: the ghost of a Victorian-era cop. With his help, can she find justice in a lawless city?
Innocence Lost is the first novel in the Bootleggers' Chronicles, a series of historical fiction tales. If you like headstrong heroines, Prohibition-era criminal underworlds, and a touch of the paranormal, then you'll love Sherilyn Decter's gripping tale.
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One big family. Immediate danger of destruction. Tiny rays of hope.
Yaakov was the youngest son of the Kotowskis, a well-to-do Jewish family in the small Polish town of Skulsk, who enjoyed the respect and admiration of local Jews and Christians alike.
The quiet life of the family was disrupted abruptly when Nazi Germany invaded Poland.
Soon, its members were deported to a faraway village where they suffered horrific torments at the hands of the Germans and their collaborators.
The head of the family, who was blessed with sharp instincts, grasped what was about to take place and instructed his children to disperse in different directions, in the hope that at least some of them would be able to survive.
This is the fascinating story of the Kotowski family, who was thrown deep into the flames that lit the fire that exterminated six million Jews, and yet, over half of the ten-member family managed to flee the blazing inferno against all odds.
Lady Penelope Withersfield had always dreamed of finding love like the one in stories she hears and reads. But when she discovers a collection of old journals and diaries, a terrible truth comes to the surface. How could she break free of the curse that surrounded women in her family? The past seemed doomed to repeat itself and Penelope vowed that she would never be chained to a man's name, and forced to smile demurely at his whims. Her fire and determination could bring her fortune or ruin, but when she stumbles upon a fallen duke, how could she save herself from the beauty of his face?
All Lord Jules Daventry, Duke of Richmond, knew was revenge. His incessant search for truth had brought him to gloomy places full of people envying his blood or his wealth. He would not give up until the truth of his parents' murders was brought to light and his good name was restored. Yet, in his darkest moments, he came to see an angel. Is she friend or a foe?
Lord Jules must let go of his past, in order to see that there is beauty to be had and that revenge is not worth it. During this critical moment, he will have to choose between the dark desire of vengeance and his deeper need for redemption. How can he fulfill his vow without endangering the woman he grows to love?
"The Light in the Duke's Shadow" is a historical romance novel of approximately 80,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.
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Prescott Pioneers Series #2 - sequel to A Dream Unfolding
Christian Historical Romance set in the Arizona Territory in 1863.
Headstrong. Unconventional. Until life turns upside down...
Julia Colter struggles to accept life under her controlling brother's greed. The suitors he selects would benefit him, but are far from the ideal husband for her. When her rebellion against her brother puts her life at risk, she turns to her friend for help.
Adam Larson longs to train horses and plans to head west to the Arizona Territory to see his dreams fulfilled. When his sister's best friend shows up in the middle of the night, he agrees to help her flee. The decision changes his life, in more ways than he expected.
Can Julia forget the pain from her past and open her heart to love?
There was only one catch... DO NOT fall for your employer!
Amelia, a wealthy, engaged woman of the peerage is happy and excited to plan her wedding.
But all her plans go astray when her father is taken to prison for debts from gambling. Not so long after that, her fiancee abandons her with so much as a letter...
To survive, Amelia must leave everything behind and move to the misty Scottish Highlands in search of a new beginning and a new job. Her only opportunity would be to work for an elderly woman as a companion...
Yet, she did not expect that this lady would have a son and a laird at that.
Laird Jamie Kinnaird is the perfect nightmare for a female employee. Ruggedly handsome, charming, and frustrating beyond words he invades her life and dreams. For Jamie, Amelia is the ideal bet he knows he cannot win.
But what happens when his sinister cousin, Donald, makes an offer Amelia can't refuse?
Will Amelia put the need to make it on her own first, over the man she desires? Or will Jamie make the decision for her?
She was just a bet to him until she became his deepest desire...
*If you like brawny Highland warriors with a soft heart, and romantic stories depicting the majestic and mysterious Scottish Highlands, then Capturing the Highlander's Heart is the perfect novel for you.
"Capturing the Highlander's Heart" is a Historical Scottish romance novel of more than 80,000 words (around 440 pages). No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.
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In the second book of the trilogy, a young English woman comes to Imperial Russia in the early 1900s to become the governess for a noble family. She quickly becomes involved in a romantic entanglement with the master of Skaterniy, but his wife refuses to grant him a divorce. The Bolshevik Revolution of October 1917 erupts into civil war and drives Miss Brown back to England with her young son. But her lover stays behind in Moscow to defend his family estate. Will they ever be reunited, or will fate hold a different destiny for Miss Brown?
After an accidental meeting on Christmas Eve, Rosie and Magoo are about to discover if their mutual attraction supports a future despite their diverse, cultural traditions.
Magoo's a grad student from across the pond researching American Christmas traditions which he can't fathom, and has his bets on Rosie, the campus librarian, for the answers.
Have fun with this endearing couple as they explore each other's minds and hearts, escape the clutches of a wonky Santa Claus, and discover what the holiday season truly represents: that every soul God's created is as unique as a snowflake.
Genre: Historical Fiction Length: 35 Pages (676 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jan 26th, 2020
"I am not a great man, but I have met great men. The emperor Nero himself once punched me in the face."
In ancient Rome, it's tough being poor, but Sextus Fidelius is just that. He has neither money nor prospects but he does have an ambition: to buy freedom for the love of his life, the slave-girl Rufilla. But how will he find the money?
Perhaps his mysterious teacher, Hippias, can help him; perhaps his dead father's rich patron will show him the way. Perhaps he can live as an outlaw, join the army, even become a gladiator.
But first he has to flee the city; to survive in a treacherous, hazardous world; to avoid all manner of temptation; and perhaps he will also discover the shocking secret of his birth.
On May 18, 2019, Ethan McGuire, a Dodge City detective, finds the diary of his ancestor, Declan McGuire, a Dodge City Deputy Marshal. There is only one entry - from May 18, 1876 - exactly 143 years ago.
The next night he is shocked when he finds a second entry. Ethan tentatively pens a question, and soon a conversation begins.
With a link to the past, Ethan creates a desperate plan. He will change events in the past to save the life of his fiance.
However Ethan is unaware that a contrived change to the past creates a new history - one that could threaten the lives of all.
Born in the 1960s on a UK apple farm, Clare Rivers is a girl out of time, living in a family and a world that makes little sense to her. Determined to carve out her place somehow, and with her deep love of her father to see her through, Clare begins a unique journey to discover the reasons for her own existence. If she can. However, accompanied by the oddities of family, school and the strange lyrical life of the apples, can Clare really find a place within herself to call home?
This novel will appeal to lovers of rural life, recent history and a child's quirky but clear-sighted view of the adult world.