Handpicked Kindle Books for Feb 22 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Wednesday, February 22. Today we’re featuring books in the western, historical, and western/historical romance genres.

The Secret Heart by Erin Satie

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

She’s a fortune-hunter. He’s nobody’s prey. Adam, Earl of Bexley, lives to work. His only relief is the sordid savagery of bare-knuckle boxing. Not women, and definitely not a disreputable, scheming woman who dances in secret with such passion… Caro Small is desperate to escape her selfish family. Her only chance is a good marriage, and she intends to marry Adam — whether he likes it or not. But the more she schemes to entrap him, the more she risks trapping her own heart. Adam won’t be caught by a fortune-hunter’s ambitious schemes. But the vulnerable, passionate woman… (more)

Dangerous Faces: Saratoga by Joseph Jammer Medina

Genre(s): Western

All’s not quiet on the western front… A massive breakout at Rawlins Prison kills most of its personnel. As 72 inmates escape, the United Territories begins the greatest manhunt of all time. Two of those inmates are Dan Q and Cole Jackson. Linked by a pair of shackles, Dan and Cole search for their contacts and a chance at freedom in Saratoga. But in this town, aptly nicknamed “The Den of Bounty Hunters,” the fugitives have little chance at a second escape. As a gang of corrupt bounty hunters chases them down, with the U. T. marshals not far behind… (more)

Mail Order Bride Margaret: Sweet Clean Historical Cowboy Romance by Amelia Rose

Genre(s): Western

Declan O’Bryan left Ireland to seek his fortune in the New World, but the journey was long for a man without a penny to his name. It took years of back-breaking work as a sailor and a journeyman for him to finally reach Montana, and to have enough money to his name to earn the title of proud homesteader. There’s only one thing missing from his life now, and unlike the boys in town, he’s not convinced a man should find a wife in a catalog, the same way he buys a plow.But for Margaret McGreggor, answering an… (more)

Ambush on the Creeks: A Klondike Era Short Story by Sharon Rowse

Genre(s): Western

In the midst of the Klondike gold rush, some gold claims are paying off with big nuggets, others with nothing but rocks. Competition has never been fiercer. With everything at stake, some are prepared to make their own opportunities. Regardless of the cost to others. A fellow miner is attacked and John Lansdowne Granville fears this is just the beginning. But the others are oblivious. Granville won’t just ignore the threat. But can he overcome it? Ambush on the Creeks is an prequel story to the novels in the Klondike Era Mystery series. The Silk Train Murder is the first… (more)

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

Genre(s): Historical

The golden skies, the translucent twilight, the white nights, all hold the promise of youth, of love, of eternal renewal. The war has not yet touched this city of fallen grandeur, or the lives of two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha Metanova, who share a single room in a cramped apartment with their brother and parents. Their world is turned upside down when Hitler’s armies attack Russia and begin their unstoppable blitz to Leningrad. Yet there is light in the darkness. Tatiana meets Alexander, a brave young officer in the Red Army. Strong and self-confident, yet guarding a mysterious and… (more)

Blood Eye: A Novel by Giles Kristian

Genre(s): Historical

A Viking adventure, packed with battles, blood and gore, Raven is historical fiction at its very best, and marks the debut of an outstanding new talent. For two years Osric has lived a simple life, apprenticed to the mute old carpenter who took him in when others spurned him. But when Norsemen from across the sea burn his village, Osric is taken prisoner by these warriors. Their chief, Sigurd the Lucky, believes the Norns have woven this strange boy’s fate together with his own, and Osric begins to sense glorious purpose among this fellowship of warriors. Immersed in the Norsemen’s… (more)

Longshot in Missouri: A novel of a Civil War soldier by Keith R. Baker

Genre(s): Western

Rob Finn is a man of unusual qualities: the nickname Longshot reflects his uncanny skill with a precision rifle, as well as his ability to succeed in nearly impossible missions of spying and assassination. He possesses sense of duty, personal resolve and physical strength beyond that of most other men. When a tragedy strikes close to home, he must dig deep to find the emotional strength to continue.Rob’s special orders often come from Abraham Lincoln, through his spymaster Allan Pinkerton. A growing problem for Rob arises as he becomes increasingly aware of the duplicity in government. As a man… (more)

The Shopkeeper by James D. Best

Genre(s): Western

In 1879, Steve Dancy sells his New York shop and ventures west to explore and write a journal about his adventures. Though he’s not looking for trouble, Dancy’s infatuation with another man’s wife soon embroils him in a deadly feud with Sean Washburn, a Nevada silver baron. Infuriated by the outrages of two hired thugs, the shopkeeper kills both men in an impulsive street fight. Dancy believes this barbarian act has closed the episode. He is wrong. He has interfered with Washburn’s ambitions, and this is something the mining tycoon will not allow. Pinkertons, hired assassins, and aggrieved bystanders escalate… (more)

Corsets and Crossbones by Heather C. Myers

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

At twenty years old, Brooke Cunningham should already be married to a wealthy older man of means, position, and power. Instead, she’s refusing rouge and powder, sassing potential suitors, and staring out her window at the sea, wishing for something more. Enter Captain Charlie Colt, a branded pirate with charm dripping from his lips the way rubies drip from Brooke’s earrings. Charlie seeks revenge on those who forced him into this life of crime and Brooke wants to escape from a life she has labeled as mundane. When Brooke finds an old treasure map, Charlie recognizes its value, and they… (more)

The Arkansas River by Jory Sherman

Genre(s): Western

Eastward, as far as the eye could see, stretched the Great Plains. Westward rose the Rockies, snow-capped shadows against the sky. In the middle flowed a mighty river–silent, glistening, and turbulent–the bloodline of a wide and wild land. Three hard, tough men staked their claims on its potent shores; Jake Stonecipher, pioneer merchant, seeking his fortune–yet finding a war. Will Burke, a mountain man as savage as the wilderness itself. And Francisco Serrano, determined to carve a fertile ranch out of the stubborn soil. Three men blazing trails, forging a future– building lives as bold–and… (more)

Along the Way Home by Christi Corbett

Genre(s): Western, Historical

Kate Davis is intrigued when her father reveals his dream of starting a horse ranch in Oregon Territory. Settlers out west value a strong woman, and though she manages the financials of her father’s mercantile her competence earns her ridicule, not respect, from Virginia’s elite society.Jake Fitzpatrick, an experienced trail guide, wants land out west to raise cattle and crops. But dreams require money and he’s eating dandelion greens for dinner. So when a wealthy businessman offers double wages to guide his family across the Oregon Trail, Jake accepts with one stipulation–he is in complete control.Departure day… (more)

A Song for Bellafortuna: An Italian Historical Fiction Novel by Vincent LoCoco

Genre(s): Historical, Religious

The beautiful, yet secluded, hilltop village of Bellafortuna, Sicily, is a great producer of wine and olive oil. The entire village prospers. However, after the arrival of the Vasaio family, production dwindles and the villagers soon find themselves in crushing debt to the Vasaios. Only the Sanguinetti family remains outside the control of the Vasaios, but the reason haunts Antonio Sanguinetti every day of his life, and he offers financial and emotional support to his fellow villagers. When Antonio’s only son, Giuseppe, discovers his family’s past, he becomes determined to take on the Vasaios and remove them from power. Led… (more)

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Flypaper by CK Vile