Handpicked Kindle Books for Aug 24 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – Western/Historical Wednesday

Here are our eBook picks for Wednesday, August 24. Today we’re featuring books in the western, historical, and western/historical romance genres.


Don’t Poke the Bear! by John Locke







Genre(s): Western

After the former gunslinger and prostitute open a saloon in Dodge City, Kansas, Emmett kills a man in self-defense and winds up inheriting a dancing bear. But that surprise pales in comparison to the secret his witchy friend, Rose, has been keeping from him since the day they met… (more)


Moonlight in the Valley by Wilson Harp







Genre(s): Western, Paranormal

The little town is in danger, its people unaware of the threat they face. Blackclaw leads a pack of werewolves intent on slaughter and the full moon will soon shine in the valley. The quiet town is doomed unless a hero comes to their rescue.Moonlight in the Valley is a short story that brings the threat of werewolves to the old west. It’s a world where legends are real, nothing is as it seems, and good guys wear white hats… (more)


Deer Run Trail by David R. Lewis







Genre(s): Western

The year was 1881, an’ young Ruben Beeler was makin’ his way along near the Missouri River, findin’ work when he could an’ livin’ the only life he knew. When he come on ol’ Arliss Hyatt, beat to hell an’ near shot to death, Rube done what he could for him. He didn’t know that act of kindness was gonna wind up changin’ his whole life, but it did. Green as grass, Rube was a long way from bein’ any kind of pistoleer or shootist, but when Marshal Marion Daniels come on him an’ Arliss, an’needed help with the Duncan… (more)


Celtic Cross by Tammy Doherty







Genre(s): Historical

Shot–Bleeding–Barely Conscious– She’s Dying! A stranger arrives on the Donovan ranch one breath away from dead. Matt Donovan doesn’t hesitate to help, despite her unknown past. Who is she? Will the man who shot her come riding down the trail after her, shattering peaceful Glenpark, Colorado? When Cristeen wakes, one thought haunts her day and night: trust no one.Matt fears Cristeen’s fierce independence will lead to tragedy. Can he help Cristeen see the need to trust the Lord before it is too late? Can Cristeen overcome her belief that loving can only bring heartache? Then a madman… (more)


Bane of the Innocent by Oliver Phipps







Genre(s): Historical

There’s no reason for them to shoot us; we ain’t anyone. – Sammy, Bane of the Innocent.Two young boys become unlikely companions during the fall of Atlanta. Sammy and Ben somehow find themselves, and each other, in the rapidly changing and chaotic environment of the war torn Georgia City.As the siege ends and the fall begins in late August and early September of 1864, the Confederate troops begin to move out and Union forces cautiously move into the city. Ben and Sammy simply struggle to survive, but in the process they develop a friendship that will prove more important… (more)


A Mighty Fortress by Faith Blum







Genre(s): Western, Religious

Stay back!” Joshua ordered. He kept his eyes on the scene below while waving his arm in Ruth’s direction. “Get deeper into the woods and stay down low to the ground.”Joshua hazarded a glance behind him. He could no longer see Ruth and breathed a sigh of relief. In one swift move, he grabbed his rifle and lay flat to the ground. Extending the rifle, he aimed at the shorter man whose gun was pointed at Bradshaw.Joshua and Ruth Brookings are traveling by stagecoach to finally join their parents in Montana. Attacked by murderous outlaws, the teens barely… (more)


The Jailer’s Son: The Legend Begins by S. A. Ferkey







Genre(s): Western

Maxwell Beck is no average boy. Thanks to his Pa’s insistence, he’s a sharpshooter, sleight of hand artist, acrobat, and cardsharp. These are handy, yet highly unusual skills for the son of a traveling salesman. Even so, Max thinks he’s living a normal life, until one fateful day when he inadvertently sets a chain of monumental events in motion.Just days after his Ma dies, Max accidentally shoots his Pa. It’s then that Max learns a secret about his past that will change his life forever, and maybe even chase him to the ends of the earth.Max’s Pa might… (more)


Railroad! Volume One:Rodger Dodger by Tonia Brown







Genre(s): Sci-fi, Western

Railroad is a fast pace steampunk story of gadgetry, gunplay and grit.Join us as we follow the strange stand-alone train known as the Sleipnir; eight cars of free traveling steam powered might. Able to lay her own tracks, as well as pick them up again, the train is a marvelous feat of engineering, and as an unbound entity she can travel anywhere her master desires. The only trouble is the trouble she attracts. Her owner and creator, one Professor Hieronymus J. Dittmeyer, can’t seem to help but catch the attention of all manner of odd characters, including an… (more)


Poppy’s War by Lily Baxter







Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Would she ever see him again? Thirteen-year-old Poppy Brown is evacuated to a village in Dorset with nothing but her gas mask and a change of clothes. Billeted at a grand country house, she is devastated when she hears her family has been killed in the Blitz. Moved on once more, she earns a meagre income as a hospital cleaner, and as soon as she is able to, she starts her training as a nurse. While the man she loves is fighting in the skies above Europe, Poppy battles with the day-to-day hardships and dangers of… (more)


The Virtues of Oxygen by Susan Schoenberger







Genre(s): Historical

From the award-winning author of A Watershed Year comes a heartrending story of unlikely bonds made under dire straits. Holly is a young widow with two kids living in a ramshackle house in the same small town where she grew up wealthy. Now barely able to make ends meet editing the town’s struggling newspaper, she manages to stay afloat with help from her family. Then her mother suffers a stroke, and Holly’s world begins to completely fall apart.Vivian has lived an extraordinary life, despite the fact that she has been confined to an iron lung since contracting polio… (more)


Drifter: Book Four by M.L. Gardner







Genre(s): Historical, Mystery

In this fourth book of The 1929 Series, we are led into the world of Richard Sloan, a Massachusetts missing person’s detective who seems to be losing his touch. After six months he hasn’t found anyone alive and becomes desperate to redeem his reputation.Aryl Sullivan, who suffered amnesia in a boating accident, finds himself caught up in a series of events that land him in London. While in the hands of Gina, a secretive and controlling woman, and her boss, Mickey, Aryl is forever changed as he does what he has to in order to survive.Following leads on… (more)


Scavengers by Steven F Havill







Genre(s): Western, Mystery

A body is found in the unforgiving New Mexico desert, its face so smashed that identification is impossible. It’s the beginning of a brutal murder spree that will take Posadas County’s new undersheriff, Estelle Reyes-Guzman, into a case with roots on both sides of the border.Retired Sheriff Bill Gastner, now a state livestock inspector, is still close at hand to provide unerring logic and horse sense as Reyes-Guzman attempts to identify the ”Juan” Doe. Another body turns up in a shallow grave, revealing little about the killer, but more about the victims. And when a suspicious fire… (more)


In the Land of the Long White Cloud by Sarah Lark







Genre(s): Historical

Helen Davenport, governess for a wealthy London household, longs for a family of her own–but nearing her late twenties, she knows her prospects are dim. Then she spots an advertisement seeking young women to marry New Zealand’s honorable bachelors and begins an affectionate correspondence with a gentleman farmer. When her church offers to pay her travels under an unusual arrangement, she jumps at the opportunity.Meanwhile, not far away in Wales, beautiful and daring Gwyneira Silkham, daughter of a wealthy sheep breeder, is bored with high society. But when a mysterious New Zealand baron deals her father an unlucky… (more)


Lady Harriet’s Unusual Reward by Em Taylor







Genre(s): Romance, Historical

Lady Harriet Weatherby is at the end of her tether. Her brother, the Earl of Oldbeck is running amok. That would not normally be her problem, but the ton consider the earl to be an imbecile. Since her father died, he has had no one to guide him and he will no longer listen to Harriet. And now that Mary the kitchen maid is carrying his child, Harriet sees no other option but to marry. And there is only one man for the job.Two years ago Lord Stephen Charville, a widower and second son of a duke, promised Lady… (more)


Legions of the Forest by Mark Richards







Genre(s): Historical

The year is 9 AD, and Publius Quinctilius Varus has just been appointed by Emperor Caesar Augustus to oversee the subjugation of the Germanic people and annexation of the German lands. Varus, a lawyer and former governor of Syria, has frighteningly little experience as a military leader. He is resolved to prove himself as one, nevertheless. He believes the Germanic people to be conquered. He is wrong.His ranks are filled with seasoned veterans and novices alike, the latter of which includes Lucius, a young man whose conscription into the Roman imperial legions represents only the first step in his… (more)