Handpicked Kindle Books for Dec 27 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Happy Wednesday, Shelfbuzzers. It’s December 27 and we’re featuring historical novels (including historical romances) and westerns. Enjoy!

Sierra Skullduggery by Jerry S. Drake

Genre(s): Western

Former gunfighter Tom Patterson and his wife Betty are drawn into a scheme of assassination and avarice in 1880s California. Patterson seeks to find and warn the proposed victim of a failed murder attempt. He hopes to discover the criminal intent and the malevolent men who are behind it. Following a lead, Patterson’s travels to various locations near the Nevada border bring him close to finding answers to the conspiracy, but the search has deadly consequences for others and offers many life-threatening dangers for him. Fighting for survival, Tom and Betty pit their skills, wits, and courage against a… (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)

She Wore Only White by Drthe Binkert

Genre(s): Historical

At the turn of the twentieth century, five thousand people a day arrived at New York’s Ellis Island, their journeys to America signifying a new beginning. But the ocean crossing also has a deeper symbolic meaning: there comes a time for us all when we find ourselves afloat, between phases of our lives, where we say goodbye to our past and move on to new horizons. For Valentina Meyer, harboring a deep secret of tremendous guilt and pain drives her to board a trans-Atlantic voyage as a stowaway, searching desperately for a new life on a distant shore. Accompanying… (more)

Purling Road – The Complete First Season by M.L. Gardner

Genre(s): Historical

After the terrible accident that nearly claimed his friend’s life, Caleb quits the fishing business and returns to his farm, disrupting Jonathan’s plans for growth. Though the men must continue on without him, tension remains between the friends. The strain intensifies when a chance encounter with the new sheriff of Rockport sends chills down Caleb’s spine. What is it about Sheriff William that unsettles them all? David’s return to Rockport lands him in the wrong place at the wrong time, but it may just be perfect timing for someone else in need. A handsome stranger catches the eye of the… (more)

Before You Go, A New Adult Romance Novel by Clare James

Genre(s): Romance

Tabitha Kelly works her way through a bar full of locals before setting her eyes on the gorgeous Noah Adler sitting on the corner stool. He’s the one, she thinks to herself as she makes her way over to him. All part of her plan.If she can choose where, when, and most importantly, who, maybe she can take back what’s hers. And she’s convinced the guy at the end of the bar is the perfect candidate. But Tabitha soon realizes this mysterious stranger has a plan of his own.”Have you ever heard of sensate focus? ” Noah asks.And… (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)

Lies Told In Silence by M.K. Tod

Genre(s): Historical

In May 1914, Helene Noisette’s father believes war is imminent. Convinced Germany will head straight for Paris, he sends his wife, daughter, mother and younger son to Beaufort, a small village in northern France. But when war erupts two months later, the German army invades neutral Belgium, sweeping south towards Paris. And by the end of September, Beaufort is less than twenty miles from the front. During the years that follow, with the rumbling of guns ever present in the distance, three generations of women come together to cope with deprivation, fear and the dreadful impacts of war. In 1917… (more)

The Voyage: A Historical Novel set during the Holocaust, inspired by real events by Roberta Kagan

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

On May 13th 1939, five strangers boarded the MS St. Louis, a German ship leaving Hamburg on it’s way to Cuba. Four of the five were Jewish. There was much joy and excitement on the dock because the passengers who boarded that ship believed that they were the lucky ones. Hitler himself had promised them safety in Cuba far away from Nazi Germany and the murderous Third Reich. But, unbeknownst to the poor souls who began their journey to Cuba that day, they were about to embark upon a voyage of danger. The path of the MS St. Louis would… (more)

THE COUNT OF THE SAHARA: Historical fiction at its best by WAYNE TURMEL

Genre(s): Historical

From the scorching desert to the freezing Midwest… a man struggles against the elements, himself and those around him Leading a motley crew of ‘experts’ deep into the Sahara, Count de Prorok is about to make a great discovery. The acclaim of the finding the missing tomb of an ancient queen will set him and his family up for life. But, when plotted against, the money dries up as quickly as the goodwill of his team, and in more ways than one, the Count appears to be stranded, and left to the elements.Historical fiction at its best… The COUNT… (more)


Genre(s): Romance

A talented rider disappears without a trace.His frantic sister poses as a student.A private investigator’s plans for quiet recuperation are shattered.Megan is determined to find her missing brother even though no one else at the illustrious California Jockey School seems to care. Her only ally is a recuperating private investigator who unfortunately is the owner’s best friend. Soon she is caught between a blossoming romance and a far-reaching conspiracy… and misplaced trust can be deadly… (more)

Benny and the Bank Robber by Mary C. Findley

Genre(s): Religious, Historical, YA

Ten-year-old Benny found the drunken cart driver who caused his father’s death, but he’s got bigger mysteries to solve. A long, sharp knife, a bag of disguises and a savage black stallion don’t reassure Benny about his traveling companion to frontier Missouri. Still, Benny can’t shake the Scripture’s promise that God ”will never leave thee nor forsake thee… (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)

Don’t Let Go by Michelle Lynn

Genre(s): Romance

Sadie Miller is attempting to change her ways and hide somewhere no one knows her former self. She only wants to finish her final year of college, obtain her degree, and get out from the hold of her affluent parents. Then she meets Brady Carsen, the lead singer of The Invisibles, a popular local band in the college town. She tries to stay away but quickly realizes that, although he might not be what she’s used to, he’s exactly what she needs and more importantly, everything she could possibly want. Unfortunately, Sadie’s troubled past left her with insecurities that make… (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)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Dec 20 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Happy Wednesday, Shelfbuzzers. It’s December 20 and we’re featuring historical novels (including historical romances) and westerns. Enjoy!

The Boden Birthright : A Cimarron Legacy Novella by Mary Connealy

Genre(s): Western

After the death of his wife, prosperous businessman Chance Boden heads west along the Santa Fe Trail with his son to escape the powerful, controlling hands of his in-laws. He has plans to establish his own ranch, but instead he finds work with Frank Chastain, owner of a vast amount of land. Chance doesn’t want to work for anyone, but Frank’s beautiful daughter gives him reason to delay buying his own holdings. With winter coming, no home in which to live, and Veronica’s offer to care for young Cole while Chance learns the ways of successful ranching in the… (more)

All A Woman Wants by Patricia Rice

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Mac MacTavish impulsively steals his late sister’s neglected children, only to discover it’s easier to handle a clipper in a hurricane than steer two ornery brats. What he needs is a nanny until he can take the children back to his parents in America. Knowing herself to be too plain and large to attract a husband, Bea Cavendish has settled for a quiet life of feathering her father’s nest — until he dies, and she’s left with an estate she doesn’t know how to manage. Alone and terrified, she doesn’t know what to make of the very big, very angry man… (more)

Murder by Misrule: A Francis Bacon Mystery by Anna Castle

Genre(s): Historical, Mystery

Francis Bacon is charged with investigating the murder of a fellow barrister at Gray’s Inn. He recruits his unwanted protg Thomas Clarady to do the tiresome legwork. The son of a privateer, Clarady will do anything to climb the Elizabethan social ladder. Bacon’s powerful uncle Lord Burghley suspects Catholic conspirators of the crime, but other motives quickly emerge. Rival barristers contend for the murdered man’s legal honors and wealthy clients. Highly-placed courtiers are implicated as the investigation reaches from Whitehall to the London streets. Bacon does the thinking; Clarady does the fencing. Everyone has something up his pinked and… (more)

A Knight’s Vengeance by Catherine Kean

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

Geoffrey de Lanceau is a knight, the son of the man who once ruled Wode. His noble sire died, however, branded as a traitor. But never will Geoffrey believe his father betrayed their king, and swears vengeance against the man who brought his sire down in a siege to take over Wode.Lady Elizabeth Brackendale dreamed of marrying for love, but is promised by her father to a lecherous old baron. Then she is abducted and held for ransom by a scarred, tormented rogue who turns out to be the very knight who has sworn vengeance against her father.The… (more)

Warrior in Bronze by George Shipway

Genre(s): Historical

The young Agamemnon has grown up in the household of Atreus, Marshal of Mycenae, whom he believes to be his father. He learns that he is eventually succeed to the throne of Mycenae, but before this he must learn the arts of war and the ruthless politics of Greece in the Heroic Age… (more)

Daughter of Joy by Kathleen Morgan

Genre(s): Historical, Romance, Religious

Love, heartbreak, and triumph lie deep within the wilds of the Colorado highlands.Abigail Stanton’s whole life was rooted in her faith, a faith she now clings to for survival. After losing her husband and young son, Abby sets out alone, bereft, and heartsick. And when she is led to Conor MacKay’s doorstep, the very foundation of her belief starts to shift.As the volatile rancher’s new housekeeper, Abby is supposed to keep his affairs–and his capricious little girl–in order. Abby feels anything but order, though, when she and Conor are together. Can love heal the wounds of… (more)

THE FAR HORIZON: A NOVEL by Gretta Curran Browne

Genre(s): Historical

As a young British officer, Lachlan Macquarie served his country in America, the West Indies, India and Egypt, but now he is being asked to go to a wilderness on the other side of the world where famine and strife amongst the inhabitants are flourishing.A firm hand is needed, but when he arrives Lachlan surprises the population by showing them he is not only firm, he is also fair.George Jarvis, now grown to a young man, travels with him, and it is there George meets Mary Neely, a young, embittered English girl, who falls in love with George… (more)

Sword of Champions: The House of de Winter Collection by Kathryn Le Veque

Genre(s): Historical

Welcome to the definitive House of de Winter Collection. They call the sword l’Espada – the sword of the ancestors of the House of de Winter. The first born male in every generation carries this sword, infused with a legacy beyond compare. The House of de Winter is descended from the Visigoths, a line of men both powerful and fearful, but with the passage of time and the development of civilized society, the wild ways of their ancestors has turned to the warring Medieval ways. De Winter always supports the king upon the throne of England, right or wrong, and Lespada… (more)

The Earl’s Dilemma by Emily Larkin

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

He’s running out of time… James Hargrave, Earl of Arden, urgently needs a wife. He’s resigned himself to a marriage of convenience and has even chosen a bride: Kate Honeycourt, his best friend’s sister. Kate has been on the shelf for years. Why, then, does she so firmly turn him down? Surely she can’t be holding out for a love match? But Kate has a proposal of her own: she’ll find James a bride he can fall in love with. Armed with a list of requirements, Kate sets out to find James the perfect wife. But things don’t progress as… (more)

A Daughter’s Inheritance by Tracie Peterson

Genre(s): Romance, Historical, Religious

Cousins Amanda, Sophie, and Fanny Broadmoor are as close as sisters, but when their grandfather dies, the terms of his will just might destroy their bond. Seventeen-year-old Fanny has never put much stock in the conventions of society. In fact, she has given her heart to Michael, the family boat-keeper. But when she receives a surprising inheritance, she discovers just how oppressive society can be… and that she may be trusting the wrong people. Dare she follow her heart and risk going against her family? What if she loses everything she’s ever known? It all comes down… (more)

The Leopard Rider: An Epic Adventure by James Duprie

Genre(s): Historical

When his father suddenly reappears, Marco Polo is swept on an errand for the Great Kublai Khan. One that will take him away from all he has ever known and force him through strange and exotic lands while being pursued by every major kingdom of the known world… (more)

Briar’s Lookout by Larry Causey

Genre(s): Western

In 1873, young Creston Bethke rides wounded into Briar’s Lookout, the mountain stronghold of a free-wheeling New Mexico gang. Rosa, the quartermaster’s daughter, nurses him back to health. He wants to drift, but can’t leave her. Driven by jealousy, one of the gang’s deadlier members challenges Creston, who handily outdraws him. This gains him the uneasy respect of the outlaws and the fatherly approval of Rip Varlett, the gang’s aging leader. Rip is more concerned about a loony prospector who finds gold in the hideout’s abandoned mine. A gold rush would put the hideout on the map. Rip has… (more)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Dec 13 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Happy Wednesday, Shelfbuzzers. It’s December 13 and we’re featuring historical novels (including historical romances) and westerns. Have a great day!

Purling Road – The Complete Third Season by M.L. Gardner

Genre(s): Historical

With winter closing in, the cast of The 1929 Series face a brand new set of challenges. If there is one thing they’ve learned to do over the years, it’s how to stick together. Maura is called to her hardest task yet, having to take over the raising of Tarin’s newborn baby, Brigid. Gordon’s faith in life and love is put to the test. Arianna attempts to close the gap of mistrust with Caleb while pressing to bring the dream of her own salon to life. Caleb wrestles with a bad feeling that haunts him like a ghost. Claire and… (more)

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)

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)

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)

The Importance of Being Scandalous by Kimberly Bell

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

A horse race in trousers on Rotten Row. Visiting a gaming hall in a dress that would make her mother faint. Sneaking an invitation to a masquerade ball attended by only the wickedest, most debauched members of society… None of these things are scaring off bookish but strong-willed Amelia Bishop’s stuffy, egotistical fianc. The only thing left is to entice childhood friend Nicholas Wakefield into a truly engagement-ending scandal. The Wakefields are the height of propriety, and Nicholas’s parents have made it clear a wife from the neighboring Bishop family would be unacceptable… But Nicholas would give up… (more)

Dark Prince by Eve Silver

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Innkeeper’s daughter Jane Heatherington is sold into indentured servitude to cover her father’s debts, sold to Aidan Warrick, a man whose handsome face and form mock the rumors that skulk in his shadow, rumors that paint him a smuggler, a pirate… and worse. On the rainswept Cornish coast, Aidan’s business is carried out in the darkest hours of moonless nights, his secrets are many, and death follows in his wake. Isolated and alone, Jane’s only companion is the man she dare not trust, the man who looks at her with heated desire that she both fears and craves. As she… (more)

The Married Girls by Diney Costeloe

Genre(s): Historical

The war is over, but trouble is brewing… Wynsdown, 1949. In the small Somerset village of Wynsdown, Charlotte Shepherd is happily married and now feels settled in her adopted home after arriving from Germany on the Kindertransport as a child during the war. Meanwhile, the squire’s fighter pilot son, Felix, has returned to the village with a fiance in tow. Daphne is beautiful, charming… and harbouring secrets. After meeting during the war, Felix knows some of Daphne’s past, but she has worked hard to conceal one that could unravel her carefully built life. For Charlotte, too, a dangerous past is… (more)

The Reinvention Of Rudd Carter. A Western Action Adventure Novel by R.L. Davis

Genre(s): Western

South of the border, everyone is for sale. Everyone but Rudd Carter. Carter is a rarity: A martial arts expert and hired gun born to an aristocratic English family. He worked undercover for the British in China, helping put down the Boxer Rebellion. Now, in 1922, in the lawless Mexican desert, a conspiracy is brewing. Ben Mosier is a cigar-chomping American who runs hotels, casinos, bootlegging and brothels. He’s plenty rich, but he lusts for more, even if it means corrupting local authorities and seizing a foreign country. Maybe Rudd Carter has something to prove to his family for… (more)

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Genre(s): Historical

Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julin Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets–an… (more)

The Song of Hartgrove Hall: A Novel by Natasha Solomons

Genre(s): Historical

New Year’s Eve, Dorset, England, 1946. Candles flicker, a gramophone scratches out a tune as guests dance and sip champagne — for one night Hartgrove Hall relives better days. Harry Fox-Talbot and his brothers have returned from World War II determined to save their once grand home from ruin. But the arrival of beautiful Jewish wartime singer Edie Rose tangles the threads of love and duty, and leads to a devastating betrayal. Fifty years later, now a celebrated composer, Fox reels from the death of his adored wife, Edie. Until his connection with his four-year old grandson — a music… (more)

My Brown-Eyed Earl: A Wayward Wallflowers Novel by Anna Bennett

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Never send a debutante… to do a wallflower’s job. William Ryder, Earl of Castleton, is at the end of his noble rope. Not only has he broken ties with his longtime mistress, his mother has publicly announced her wish for him to marry a suitable young lady — if only to help him raise the young twins in his care. Hiring a governess should solve some of Will’s problems… but when he meets the candidate in question, he finds himself in an entirely new predicament. Miss Margaret Lacey is brainy, beautiful, and, once upon a time, Will’s betrothed. But she bowed… (more)


Genre(s): Western

It’s 1872, and young Sammy Winds has a better life than he ever imagined possible. He has a beautiful new bride, and his twenty-thousand acre cattle ranch is the best land in the highlands of New Mexico Territory, worked by Sammy and his tough and talented crew. And, he feels especially fortunate for the chance to help a down and out ex-priest and five orphans get a fresh start. But a black cloud looms on the horizon in the form of a ruthless, criminal organization that has plans on taking the finest properties in the territory long before… (more)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Dec 6 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Happy Wednesday, Shelfbuzzers. It’s December 6 and we’re featuring historical novels (including historical romances) and westerns. Enjoy!

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)

Voyage of the Heart by Soraya Lane

Genre(s): Historical

1945: Along with hundreds of other war brides, Betty, Madeline, Alice, and June set sail for New York to be with the men they love. In the days they spend at sea, the four young women become firm friends and vow to stay in touch no matter what their new lives bring. Life in a new country comes with many challenges, but Betty, Madeline, Alice, and June didn’t move half way across the world to give up without a fight. As their love is tested, the one thing they can count on is the friendship they forged while crossing the… (more)

Adventures of Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles by Edward A. Grainger

Genre(s): Western

In 1880s Wyoming Territory, two Deputy U. S. Marshals find themselves on the outside of societal norms. Cash Laramie, raised by the Arapahos, is known as The Outlaw Marshal for his unorthodox conduct toward criminals and his cavalier approach to life. Gideon Miles, one of the first African Americans in the marshal service, is honorable, fearless, and unrivaled in his skills with guns, knives, and tracking.These independent, resourceful lawmen develop a bond, establishing a formidable defense in a wayward land where good and wicked is often hard to distinguish and life is as cheap as a two-bit game… (more)

Mornings in Two Pan by B.K. Froman

Genre(s): Western, Contemporary Fiction

What if everything you know about your family is only half of the truth? Every small town has its curiosities and conflicts. For Jiggs Woolsey, the most disturbing mystery is the identity of the buried skull he digs up on his Oregon ranch. Warned not to turn it in, he seeks answers about the five generations of his family who’ve previously worked the acres. His father and the cantankerous old-timers of the fizzled-out community of Two Pan will teach him the hard way that they’re not ready to give up their secrets yet… (more)

Western: Boot Hill by Luis Antwoord

Genre(s): Western

In the small town of Jericho everyone knows Issac O’Connor, former sheriff, now a drunkard. All of that changes when his daughter comes to town in search of him. He tries to intervene when a group of outlaws come to take his daughter, but they leave him in a pine box on Boot Hill. The outlaws will soon find out that some men don’t stay dead… (more)

THE RECKONING: A Jess Williams Western by Robert J. Thomas

Genre(s): Western

Jess Williams is an ordinary young boy with a loving family growing up in Black Creek, Kansas. That all changes when he comes home and finds his entire family brutally murdered.Forced to become a man overnight, he vows to avenge his family’s savage deaths. He begins to practice with his Pa’s Colt .45 and then a stroke of destiny arrives when he discovers a new pistol and holster that mysteriously appears. Jess practices with it relentlessly until he becomes so quick that he is unbeatable on the draw.He leaves home transformed from a boy to a highly skilled… (more)

Fire and Dust by Christopher Datta

Genre(s): Historical

In the fall of 1863, there is still a chance to prevent a Union victory in the Civil War. Robert E. Lee’s most trusted senior commander, General James Longstreet, takes two Virginia divisions west to unite with General Braxton Bragg’s Army of Tennessee. Longstreet arrives just in time to join in the Confederate attack on the Union army at the battle of Chickamauga. As the fate of the Confederacy is decided, this epic saga plays out against the backdrop of the love stories of Mexican war veteran Sergeant Sam Davis and the recently widowed Sally O’Grady, and of the young… (more)

Raiding with Morgan by Jim R. Woolard

Genre(s): Historical

Pursued by the Union army, Morgan’s Raiders blazed a trail of destruction unparalleled in Civil War history. Only a handful of Morgan’s men lived to tell the tale… For seventeen years, Ty Mattson never knew if his father survived the Mexican War. But when he receives news that his father is alive–and he’s joined the Confederate forces of General John Morgan–Ty leaves home to enlist with the Raiders… Owen Mattson turns out to be everything Ty imagined he would be: a good man, a true mentor, a great soldier. But a Confederate assassin’s bullets nearly divide father and… (more)

Salomon by David Xavier

Genre(s): Western

Before the discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill brought tens of thousands of prospectors to California, the land was sparsely populated by Californios up from Mexico. It was untamed land. The wild West.Salomon Pico was one of these Californios, the cousin of Pio Pico, the last governor of Alta California, before it became a US territory after the Mexican-American War. Salomon rode the California hills as a ranchero, and then as a scout for the Mexican Army under Captain Andres Pico. These glittering hills would eventually be named for Salomon, although, the reasons for which are bloody… (more)

Finding Grand by Tim Holsten

Genre(s): Historical

Observe visitors’ eyes as they pause at the rim of the Grand Canyon and it is obvious they are looking for more than just nature’s awe-inspiring example of patient erosion. They are seeking meaning, hoping to use the big void to fill holes in their own lives, and contemplating what they are truly capable of when something so beautiful can be created out of rock. Locals call this finding grand. In the summer of 1979, the last year of a decade disco-dancing its way from counterculture to conservatism, Kevin and Mae, two adrift youths, meet in the canyon… (more)

Swept Away by Mary Connealy

Genre(s): Western, Religious, Historical

When a cowboy focused on revenge encounters a woman determined to distract him, there’s going to be trouble in Texas!Swept away when her wagon train attempts a difficult river crossing, Ruthy MacNeil isn’t terribly upset at being separated from the family who raised her. All they’ve ever done is work her to the bone. Alive but disoriented, she’s rescued by Luke Stone… so unfortunately, there are more chances to die in her immediate future.Luke is on a mission to reclaim the ranch stolen from his family. But the men currently on the property won’t let it go without… (more)

My Unconquerable Soul by Allyson Jeleyne

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

While other ladies turn their country homes into hospitals and host charity bazaars to fund the war effort, Linley struggles just to keep Wolford Abbey afloat. Driving tractors and managing servants is not the life she dreamed of in those magical days before the war. She yearns to put down the teacups, pick up a trowel, and follow in her father’s footsteps as an archaeologist-and never is this more apparent than with her husband away at the Front. Patrick doesn’t allow himself to remember life during peacetime. To think of anything other than war and death would be too… (more)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Nov 29 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Happy Wednesday, Shelfbuzzers. It’s November 29 and we’re featuring historical novels (including historical romances) and westerns. Enjoy!

The Unkillable Kitty O’Kane: A Novel by Colin Falconer

Genre(s): Historical

When fiery and idealistic Kitty O’Kane escapes the crushing poverty of Dublin’s tenements, she’s determined that no one should ever suffer like she did. As she sets out to save the world, she finds herself at the forefront of events that shaped the early twentieth century. While working as a maid, she survives the sinking of the Titanic. As a suffragette in New York’s Greenwich Village, she’s jailed for breaking storefront windows. And traveling war-torn Europe as a journalist, she’s at the Winter Palace when it’s stormed by the Bolsheviks. Ultimately she returns to her homeland to serve as… (more)

The Last Letter by Kathleen Shoop

Genre(s): Historical

Katherine wouldn’t have believed it if she hadn’t found the letter… In the summer of 1905 Katherine Arthur’s mother arrives on her doorstep, dying, forcing her to relive a past she wanted to forget. When Katherine was young, the Arthur family had been affluent city dwellers until shame sent them running for the prairie, into the unknown. Taking her family, including young Katherine, to live off the land was the last thing Jeanie Arthur had wanted, but she would do her best to make a go of it. For Jeanie’s husband Frank it had been a world of opportunity. Dreaming… (more)

Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery by M. Louisa Locke

Genre(s): Historical, Mystery

It’s the summer of 1879, and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, is in trouble. Annie’s husband squandered her fortune before committing suicide five years earlier, and one of his creditors is now threatening to take the boardinghouse she owns to pay off a debt.Annie Fuller also has a secret. She supplements her income by giving domestic and business advice as Madam Sibyl, one of San Francisco’s most exclusive clairvoyants, and one of Madam Sibyl’s clients, Matthew Voss, has died. The police believe his death was suicide brought upon by bankruptcy, but Annie believes Voss has been murdered… (more)

Trace Takes a Hand by Paul Lederer

Genre(s): Western

With the help of three strangers, a girl fights to rescue her fatherWhen he sees the string of riders coming over the horizon, Luke Cason sends his daughter, Sally, to hide in the basement. She trembles in the dark, chilled by the terrible sounds of her father’s past, come to take revenge. When the basement fills with smoke, she escapes the burning house and finds their little homestead deserted, her father taken by the mysterious men. She is alone on the prairie, without horse, gun, or food, and believes that things cannot get any worse–until she sees the… (more)

The Circle of Ceridwen: Book One of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga by Octavia Randolph

Genre(s): Historical

It is the year 871, when England was Angle-Land. Of seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, five have fallen to the invading Vikings. No trait is more valued than loyalty, and no possession more precious than one’s steel. Across this war-torn landscape travels fifteen year old Ceridwen, now thrust into the lives of the conquerors. Lost in the frozen woods, Ceridwen is discovered by the warriors accompanying young Alfwyn, daughter of a Saxon lord, sold against her will in marriage as part of a peace treaty with a marauding Viking war chief. Their destination is the captured fortress of Four… (more)

Stone Devil Duke: A Hold Your Breath Novel by K.J. Jackson

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

London, 1819 Marked for death, Lady Augustine Christopherson finds herself scouring the slums of London in a desperate search to find the men who killed her father, and are determined to dispose of her. To protect her family, to protect herself, she is determined to find the men before they find her. The last thing she wanted was an entanglement with a duke that threatens her very survival… Hardened long ago, the last thing the Duke of Dunway wanted was an entanglement with a chit of the ton. But in the flash of a pistol, his fate is altered as… (more)

Along The Fortune Trail by Harvey Goodman

Genre(s): Western

One man’s reward. One man’s journey. One man’s fight for a new life.From the time Sammy Winds pulled on his first pair of spurs, he understood the difficulties of growing up in the new American West. An orphan since he was a small child, Sammy grew up working long, dusty days as a ranch hand on the Twin T, busting broncs, herding cows, and learning to spit his tobacco juice with contest-winning precision. Sammy became used to sweat and toil and tough ranch life, but after an encounter with a murderous outlaw leaves Sammy the prospect of a… (more)

Failed Moments by A. Allen

Genre(s): Historical, Contemporary Fiction

1790, French Caribbean: biracial plantation owner Patrice Beaumont is known as a ”kinder” slave master, but his trusted friend reminds him that is no cause for pride. He claims to be committed to ending slavery, but his actions don’t back-up his words. Is being the ”best of the worst” all he’s capable of? 1863, New York City: Giant Irish street fighter Patrick Allen is days away from battling it out with a similarly oversized black fighter, when the Draft Riots ignite dangerous racial conflicts around the city. Never one to take sides outside the ring or join a fight… (more)

A Love by Any Measure by Killian McRae

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

August Grayson has secretly dreamt of the girl living on his family’s Irish estate since childhoods spent together in Killarney. Now a proper Lord of the British Empire, he knows there’s no place for Maeve in his world. Still, if only… Maeve O’Connor has nothing but her good name, which proves just enough to win a proposal to a good, Irish lad – for whom she feels nothing. Until the wedding, however, she’s in dire straits. Rent on the cottage she and her father share is due, but there simply isn’t the money to pay. Driven to desperation, Maeve hopes Lord… (more)

Shannon’s Daughter by Karen Welch

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

The last thing he expected to find in Ireland that summer was the inspiration to go on with his life, and certainly not in the form of an adolescent heiress. New York socialite Peg Shannon has everything–wealth, position, beauty and limitless prospects for happiness. or so the world believes. Aspiring London violinist Kendall Gregg is talented, handsome and charming. While hardly well-to-do, he has connections and ambition which should take him far. Or so it appears. Thrown together briefly by a twist of fate, Kendall quickly becomes young Peg’s hero, while Peg proves to be Kendall’s unlikely… (more)

All Guns Blazing by Ben Bridges

Genre(s): Western

Cal Hennessy was on his way to meet up with old friend Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls. The plan was to catch up on each other’s news over a beer or three. But before he got there he ran into two dead men and a bunch of blood-hungry Comanches. Trouble was brewing on the Staked Plains of Texas and Hennessy, who was no stranger to it, quickly found himself in the middle of a full-scale Indian war. He was a tough hombre. But was he tough enough to survive the killing to come… (more)

The Seduction of Madalyn by Cynthia Clement

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

A woman compromised. A man honor-bound to wed. A passion that cannot be denied. A bride stranded in a new land. Madalyn will do anything to find her kidnapped brother and return to England. She stows away onboard a ship headed for America and when she is found, she is sold to the highest bidder, Nathan. Forced to marry and thrust into Charleston society, she confronts new dangers as she searches for her missing brother. There are hidden perils and threats in the shadows of the city and Nathan is there to protect her. Her admiration and desire for… (more)