Handpicked Kindle Books for Jun 21 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Wednesday, June 21. Today we’re featuring books in the western, historical, and western/historical romance genres.


Tame A Wild Heart by Cynthia Woolf







Genre(s): Romance, Historical, Religious

Catherine Evans fell in love when she was three years old, head-over-heels, forever kind of love. The very first moment she saw twelve-year-old Duncan McKenzie, she told God and her pony that she was going to marry that boy. He was handsome. He was kind. He was strong and smart and all the good things a boy should be. For thirteen years she loved him with every beat of her heart. And on her sixteenth birthday he walked away from her father’s ranch, and from her. He didn’t look back over his shoulder. Not even once… (more)


Cassie by Carre White







Genre(s): Romance, Historical, Western

Nathanial Carroll has been a thorn in Cassie Bjorn’s side ever since they were children. He has tormented her by dipping her blonde hair in ink, pouring honey into her school bag, and teasing her relentlessly. Now, grown up and more handsome than a man ought to be, Nathanial is determined to make Cassie his wife, although she loathes him with a passion. The task before him is formidable, and Nate will have to make amends for past behavior and court Cassie properly.Cassie knows Nathanial as a womanizer and drunkard with appalling manners. Any well-bred young lady would… (more)


Jeanette’s Love: Story of Napoleonic Wars by Alaric Longward







Genre(s): Historical, Romance

It is 1798, and Europe is taking a breath after the War of the First Coalition. For Jeanette, this is the time for happiness. She is a cantiniere of the French 5th Company of the 4th Light Demi-Brigade, and a soldier, finally free of the filth of the revolutionary Paris and her past. By extorting the scheming Director Paul Barras of the French Republic, she is also free of her treacherous cousin Gilbert Baxa, the servant of the Directory. She has a home in the army and she is in love with colonel Henri d’Montepello. Yet, such happiness is… (more)


Quail Crossings by Jennifer McMurrain







Genre(s): Historical

Tragedy has struck the small town of Knollwood, Texas and Dovie Grant finds herself dealing with the loss of her husband and daughter. Despite her grief, she still must fight to bring her remaining family through the already trying times of The Great Depression. Her father needs help on their struggling farm, Quail Crossings. She isn’t thrilled that he’s hired a young 18 year old boy who’s caring for his three younger siblings. Surviving her grief, as well as the constant dust storms that plague the plains, will Dovie be able to put her pain aside to care for these… (more)


The Rogue Returns: Nottinghamshire Series by Leigh LaValle







Genre(s): Romance, Historical

THE ONLY THING LESS TRUSTWORTHY THAN A ROGUE…Lady Helen Gladstone has siblings to protect and creditors at her door. There’s only one way to stave off disaster–to find the fabled fortune that her deceased brother buried years ago. Her experience with her lying father and gambling brother has left her able to spot a scoundrel at ten paces. Unfortunately, the scoundrel she encounters is a lot closer than that… and he’s planning to make off with her treasure.–IS A LADY WITH NOTHING TO LOSEAfter years of exile, Roane Grantham is eager to begin a new life… (more)


The Ming Storytellers by Laura Rahme







Genre(s): Historical

It is the 15th Century. At the dawn of the Ming Dynasty, three women’s paths will cross and of their journey, a tale will be born.An imperial concubine, a Persian traveler and a mysterious storyteller.Three women, one story.This is BEIJING. A city seething with mystery and royal intrigue.Once a palace orphan, the wilful Min Li has only ever sought to please, even if that means pleasing Emperor Zhu Di. Now a powerful concubine, Min Li unearths a terrible secret concealed within the walls of Beijing’s Imperial city. Driven to despair, she seeks help from her lover… (more)


Accomplished in Murder by Dara England







Genre(s): Mystery, Historical

Murder was never so refined…When her holiday on the coast of Cornwall takes a deadly turn, it is up to Drucilla Winterbourne to uncover the dangerous secrets the inhabitants of Blackridge House will do anything to conceal. But can a proper young lady from London society comprehend the dark motives of a killer? Accomplished In Murder is the first in a series of historical mystery novelettes featuring intrepid Victorian heroines up to their bustles in crime. These works are only loosely connected and can be read in any order… (more)


Abigail’s Mail Order Husband: Clean Cowboy Romance by Kate Whitsby







Genre(s): Romance, Historical

Abigail Doering begins her new life as Mrs. Abigail Ewing, mail-order bride to Grant Ewing of the Texas Rangers. After getting married on the spur of the moment in Borger, Texas, Grant and Abigail come home to Abigail’s cottage on the Double A Ranch. Grace and Bill Bailey have decided to stay on, too, at least until Bill finishes breaking in the mustangs running free near the ranch. Once that job is finished, Grace and Bill will set off for the northern Rocky Mountains to start a new life on the Frontier.Grant and Abigail set up house in… (more)


The Marriage List: full-length sweet historical romance by Dorothy McFalls







Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Compelled by his family to marry, Viscount Radford Evers makes a list of his requirements for a wife. Humble tenant May Sheffers meets none of these, so why does his heart beat madly at the sight of her… (more)


The Cowboy’s Mail Order Bride by Kit Morgan







Genre(s): Romance, Western

Libby Blue lived in the shadow of her sister’s accomplishments. Bonnie, the oldest, excelled at all things domestic and was the smartest of the three. Gwen, the middle sister, excelled at … well, Gwen was beautiful, so she didn’t have to excel at much else. Libby tried as hard as she could to live up to both, but always seemed to fall short. But when Gwen is caught up in a major scandal, their father decides to marry Libby and her sisters off to the most un-eligible bachelors in Beckham to save the family’s reputation. Bonnie quickly devises a plan… (more)


Raven’s Wyrd: A Novel of Germania and Rome by Alaric Longward







Genre(s): Historical

Hraban the Marcomanni has been cast out of his tribe by his treacherous father Maroboodus. He has lost his tribe, his mother and both grandfathers, and his fame and honor with the ones he loved. He has been lied to, he has been used to further his father’s plots and in the end discarded, and his lot was to linger in slavery to Odo, a priest to Lok until he would die, having fulfilled the needs of a deadly prophecy.However, he refused to die. Instead, he escaped Odo and the Roman ally king, Vago the Vangione, and took the… (more)


Missing in Action by Denise Deems







Genre(s): Historical

The most complicated thing about Lt. Evelyn Blake’s Army nursing career is that she has to tell her parents that she’s accepted a dashing English pilot’s hand in marriage. But when Evelyn’s transport plane crashes just hours before one of the biggest operations of World War Two, Evelyn Blake finds herself Missing In Action. Evelyn Blake’s adventure finds her forced into Operation Market Garden, where she teams up with a rag tag band of American paratroopers and their brave but infuriating Lieutenant to escape the Germans. When Evelyn returns back to her own unit, she is ordered to forget the… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #17, an engaging NA romance:
Me, Cinderella? by Aubrey Rose
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P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #17, an engaging NA romance:
Me, Cinderella? by Aubrey Rose
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Handpicked Kindle Books for Jun 14 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Wednesday, June 14. Today we’re featuring books in the western, historical, and western/historical romance genres.


The Crown and the Crucible by Michael Phillips







Genre(s): Historical

Against the formidable backdrop of prerevolutionary Russia, the lives of two families become inextricably entwined. Anna Yevnova Burenin, a peasant girl from the tiny village of Katyk, must leave the home she loves to work in a prince’s palace in St. Petersburg, bringing only her family’s heritage of faith with her. Anna’s future is altered forever when she is thrust into the presence of the high-minded, spoiled Princess Katrina Fedorcenko. And even as Anna’s own life is changed, her faith has a transforming influence over the willful young princess. But the aristocracy cannot be isolated forever from the forces… (more)


Little Love Affair: Civil War Romance by Lexy Timms







Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Knox Township, August 1863. Sentiments are running high following the battle of Gettysburg, and although the draft has not yet come to Knox, “Bloody Knox” will claim lives the next year as citizens attempt to avoid the Union draft. Clara’s brother Solomon is missing, and Clara has been left to manage the family’s farm, caring for her mother and her younger sister, Cecelia. Meanwhile, wounded at the battle of Monterey Pass but still able to escape Union forces, Jasper and his friend Horace are lost and starving. Jasper wants to find his way back to the Confederacy, but feels honor… (more)


The Privateersman by Andrew Wareham







Genre(s): Historical

Dorset lad Tom Andrews escapes the hangman’s noose only to find himself shanghaied onto a Caribbean-bound privateering ship, before he and crewmate Joseph, flee to America carrying illicit booty. They prosper in the vile corruptness of New York – a town destined to be on the losing side in the Revolutionary War. Betrayed and forced to return to England, they seek riches in the early industrial boom. Tom relishes wealth, but also secretly yearns for love and social acceptance. His hopes rise on meeting the beautiful daughter of an impoverished aristocrat… (more)


Jake by Cynthia Woolf







Genre(s): Romance, Western

Jake Anderson killed a man defending his fiancee from a brutal attack, but lost her and his freedom in the process. Now he’s on the run, tormented by the need for vengeance.Becky Finnegan will do anything to escape her drunken father’s fists, including slave away at their mine. Her only hope is to strike gold and make a new life for herself somewhere far, far away from Deadwood. But then Jake arrives and does the unthinkable… forces her to feel, to hope… and to love.Jake would give his life to protect Becky, but all he can offer her… (more)


Mail Order Bride: The Crippled Bride and The Ambitious Miner by Faye Sonja







Genre(s): Romance, Historical

It’s 1849, the beginning of the California gold rush, and in this book, opposites attract, when Ava, the crippled daughter of a politician, flees to the wild land of Gold Creek, to marry wild & ambitious miner, Jackson. . Ava hated politician! . What will happen when Ava discovers that her new husband has political ambitions, an arrogant streak, and a struggling gold mine? Can a man with ambition and power such as Jackson ever learn to accept anything less than perfect? Ava is thirty-one, beautiful and brave, but with a heartbreaking past, and a crippling injury. She’s always had everything she… (more)


Mister Darcy’s Dogs: A Mister Darcy series comedic mystery by Barbara Silkstone







Genre(s): Historical

Jane Austen’s beloved characters return in this novella, a contemporary variation on Pride and Prejudice, one of the most popular novels in English literature. This is Book One in the Mister Darcy Series of six books by Barbara Silkstone. Each book can and does stand alone as a separate novella and yet each allows for the relationship between Darcy and Lizzie to unfold in a natural, unhurried way. Doctor Lizzie Bennet, struggling against her conservative English countryside upbringing, determines to prove her worth as a dog psychologist. Nothing will deter her from her career until she meets the uppity and… (more)


Holt’s Gamble by Barbara Ankrum







Genre(s): Romance, Western, Historical

Kierin McKendry is indentured to J. Talbot, a ruthless saloon owner, until Clay Holt wins her in a rigged poker game. When Clay tries to collect his winnings, he’s attacked by Talbot’s men and badly injured.Clay never expected Keirin to take him to the wagon train on which he was due to leave, or that she would lie about being his wife and nurse him back to health while on the trail.But, Keirin isn’t interested in a man consumed by avenging his wife’s murder. She’s pursuing her father, who sold her for a ticket to the California gold… (more)


The Earl’s Enticement by Collette Cameron







Genre(s): Romance, Historical

She won’t be tamed.A fiery, unconventional Scot, Adaira Ferguson wears breeches, swears, and has no more desire to marry than she does to follow society’s dictates of appropriate behavior. She trusts no man with the secret she desperately protects.He can’t forget.Haunted by his past, Roark, The Earl of Clarendon, rigidly adheres to propriety, holding himself and those around him to the highest standards, no matter the cost. Betrayed once, he’s guarded and leery of all women.Mistaking Roark for a known spy, Adaira imprisons him. Infuriated, he vows vengeance. Realizing her error, she’s appalled and releases him… (more)


Tame the Wildest Heart by Parris Afton Bonds







Genre(s): Romance, Western

In the unforgiving Arizona Territory, Mattie McAlister desired only to be left alone so she could raise her half-breed son in peace. Then one day Gordon Halpern charged into her world and challenged it with an offer she couldn’t refuse. An offer that meant supreme surrender ~ and meant that Gordon Halpern was both her greatest hope and her greatest fear… (more)


The Loyal Heart by Merry Farmer







Genre(s): Romance, Historical

Lady Aubrey has a problem. Several problems. Her childhood love, Ethan, has returned home from the Crusades, but he’s more interested in winning his land back than wooing her. She has to rescue a pair of nuns who are being held prisoner in Derby Castle’s tower by the sadistic Sheriff Buxton. And to top it all off, she’s developing scandalous feelings for Buxton’s lackey, the dark and devilish Crispin. Faced with all that what’s a girl to do but don her disguise as the Derbywood Bandit and take matters into her own hands? Sir Crispin is at his wit’s end… (more)


The Netherfield Affair ~ A Regency mystery for Jane Austen fans: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Penelope Swan







Genre(s): Mystery, Historical

When Elizabeth Bennet goes to stay at Netherfield Park to keep her sick sister company, she is surprised by eerie noises in the night and ghostly faces at the attic windows. Could the rumours about the country manor being haunted be true? Then a midnight encounter with a tall, dark stranger thrusts Elizabeth straight into the path of scandal and danger. As she races to unravel the mystery, she finds unexpected assistance from the handsome but arrogant Mr Darcy. Is such a proud, reserved man to be trusted… (more)


THE SANGAMON ASSASSIN by T. H. GEARY







Genre(s): Historical, Thriller

At the time of the American Civil War, there were many threats to the Union. A secret intelligence network is established by the War Department to spy on Southern sympathizers around Washington D. C. Donovan Patton is a battle-worn veteran recruited to find any and all potential threats. He discovers a dangerous and secret organization that has infiltrated the government and the army and is preparing for an attack. Donovan must do everything he can to stop an attack without getting killed by enemies on both sides… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #16, a suspenseful espionage thriller:
The Backup Asset by Leslie Wolfe
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Handpicked Kindle Books for Jun 7 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Wednesday, June 7. Today we’re featuring books in the western, historical, and western/historical romance genres.


Tsura: A World War II Romance by Heather Anastasiu







Genre(s): Historical, Romance

In WWII Romania, Tsura, a young Roma (gypsy) woman, has no choice but to leave her lover, Andrei, behind and marry the grandson of the man whose basement she and Andrei have been hiding in. An epic WWII saga, for fans of The Bronze Horseman and Outlander.”It won’t be a real marriage.” Tsura put her hands to Andrei’s shirt and pulled him in close. “I’ll never share a bed with him. I love you. I only do what I must to keep us all safe. Once the war ends, it’ll be as if it never was.” She caught his… (more)


Everything Under the Heavens by Dana Stabenow







Genre(s): Historical

Raised in a prosperous family of 14th century Chinese merchants, Wu Johanna has grown up on camelback, in bustling city marketplaces, and in the cool, shaded depths of Silk Road caravanserai. Hers is a world of spice merchants and pearl divers, bandits and troubadours, servants and sheikhs. A world in which trust is more valuable than gold, and the right name can unlock a network of contacts from Japan to North Africa. Johanna is, after all, the granddaughter of Marco Polo. In the wake of her father’s death, however, Johanna finds that lineage counts for little amid the disintegrating court… (more)


Julian Fellowes’s Belgravia Episode 1 by Julian Fellowes







Genre(s): Historical

From the creator of DOWNTON ABBEY… Julian Fellowes’s Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London’s grandest postcode. Set in the 1840s when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is people by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond’s new legendary ball, one family’s life will change forever… (more)


Mail Order Bride: Summer’s Fury: Inspirational Historical Western by Katie Wyatt







Genre(s): Western, Historical, Romance

It’s 1851 and love is starting to blossom in this faraway corner of Wyoming! This historical, inspirational Western romance much loved series is about empowered women who turn around their hopeless circumstances in this mid-18th-century tale of the old West, with strong faith and discover authentic men and true love…. Meet Summer Percy she lost the only family she had, no work to be found for her in Pennsylvania and her meager savings is almost finished. After her father died in a carriage accident she finds herself traveling for three weeks by train to the tiny town of… (more)


Mail Order Bride: Christy by Vivi Holt







Genre(s): Western, Romance, Religious

Christy finds herself orphaned and alone when her parents are tragically killed in a robbery gone wrong. Without a home to return to, she is stranded in a strange town where she discovers the kindness of a stranger and an opportunity for new love.Brent has lost the love of his life and after years of loneliness he hopes to find a life-long companion through a Mail Order Bride service.When the two strangers meet sparks fly, but misunderstandings threaten to tear them apart. Before Christy and Brent can have their fairy tale ending they will have to learn… (more)


The Lady Vanishes by Ava Stone







Genre(s): Paranormal, Historical, Romance

After inheriting a reputedly haunted medieval castle, the Marquess of Bradenham heads to Ravenglass with his friends to inspect the place and host a Samhain masquerade party. He gets a most welcome surprise when he meets a lovely girl in the castle’s gardens and the rest of his life suddenly has a purpose.Callie Eilbeck has always avoided Marisdun Castle, there’s something about the place that has terrified her from even her youngest days. But after a chance encounter with the castle’s new owner and falling rather fast for handsome marquess, Callie vanishes without a trace just like the castle’s… (more)


Apache Ambush by Chet Cunningham







Genre(s): Western

He was half Apache, half white. As a boy, he had seen his Indian mother gunned down by the hated bluecoats during an attack on his village. Now, years later, here he was, Wade Chisholm, scout for the U. S. Cavalry, alone in Apache country, asked to locate the hostiles – his people – then decide if he had the stomach to lead soldiers in the massacre of another village. But “Longknife” knew the Apaches had already filled the desolate desert. The Apache death chant. Chisholm was as good as dead… (more)


The Grail King by Joy Nash







Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Set in 130 AD on the Isle of Avalon, a lonely young druid finds more than he expected on a quest for the lost Grail of Avalon–he finds a bewitching Roman beauty… (more)


The Falcon & the Dove by Bonnie Vanak







Genre(s): Romance, Historical

THE LEGENDIn the 18th Dynasty of Egypt, there was born a love that could never be broken – that of a young queen and a great warrior. And while the warrior’s duty to combat the infidel was strict, and though his beloved was the wife of pharaoh, the two would be separated only by death. And then only for a time.THE LOVERSElizabeth Summers came to the dig at Akhetaten in 1892. Great things were being discovered! English archaeologists had made huge advances and Egypt’s fantastic history was being laid bare. But Elizabeth was not destined to simply study… (more)


A Lantern In The Window by Bobby Hutchinson







Genre(s): Historical

Ever wondered what it might be like to be a mail order bride? Or the groom, already married to a woman he’s never laid eyes on? On the Canadian prairies in 1886, having a mail order romance wasn’t unusual. Noah Ferguson desperately needed help on his farm. Annie Tompkins knew she couldn’t go on working in Lazenby’s cotton mill. So she’d been a little less than honest in her letters, was that really so terrible? It was unforgivable, Noah fumed. He’d wanted an older widow, and Annie was a young virgin. But even that wasn’t the full extent of her… (more)


Love Me Again by Teresa Greene







Genre(s): Romance, Historical

Life for Abby Henley had been uneventful until a handsome, wounded stranger showed up on her doorstep. Abby did what any Christian woman would do; she nursed him back to health. As his strength returned Abby found herself drawn to Cord Sutton, a man who would reveal nothing about his past or the events of why he had been shot.For three weeks, Cord had fought his feeling for the gorgeous, auburn haired – farm girl. Abby was sweet and beautiful, but Cord had no intention of getting married. He knew if he succumbed to his attraction for her, she would… (more)


The Midwife’s Revolt by Jodi Daynard







Genre(s): Historical, Thriller

On a dark night in 1775, Lizzie Boylston is awakened by the sound of cannons. From a hill south of Boston, she watches as fires burn in Charlestown, in a battle that she soon discovers has claimed her husband’s life. Alone in a new town, Lizzie grieves privately but takes comfort in her deepening friendship with Abigail Adams. Soon, word spreads of Lizzie’s extraordinary midwifery and healing skills, and she begins to channel her grief into caring for those who need her. But when two traveling patriots are poisoned, Lizzie finds herself with far more complicated matters on her hands… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #16, a suspenseful espionage thriller:
The Backup Asset by Leslie Wolfe
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Handpicked Kindle Books for May 31 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Wednesday, May 31. Today we’re featuring books in the western, historical, and western/historical romance genres.


Belle of the Ball: Three Graces Trilogy, Book 1 by Pam McCutcheon







Genre(s): Romance, Western

Beauty, Charm, and Grace — something the nouveau-riche Sullivan sisters of Colorado Springs lack. But a wish at a magical rock formation is about to change all that, in a most a-MUSE-ing way… The three Sullivan sisters, named for the Three Graces of Greek legend who embody beauty, charm and grace, don’t live up to their names. Belle is no beauty. Charisma lacks charm. And Grace is somewhat less than graceful. But this doesn’t deter their ambitious mother from bribing three bachelors to escort them to Colorado Springs’ beautiful Garden of the Gods.When the girls overhear their… (more)


Herald Square: A novel of the Cold War by Jefferson Flanders







Genre(s): Thriller, Historical

New York, September 1949. When Dennis Collins arrives at Madison Square Garden for the Friday night fights, he is on top of the world. His career as the man-about-town columnist of the New York Sentinel is on the upswing; his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers are contending for the pennant; and a lover who had jilted him years ago has unexpectedly agreed to drinks and dinner at the Stork Club. Collins is sure that his luck has turned for the better.But at the Garden his closest childhood friend, Morris Rose, approaches him for help. Rose asks Collins to safeguard… (more)


Dark Desires by Eve Silver







Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Betrayed by those she trusted, penniless and alone, Darcie Finch is forced to accept a position that no one else dares, as assistant to dangerously attractive Dr. Damien Cole. Ignoring the whispered warnings and rumours that he’s a man to fear, she takes her position at his eerie estate where she quickly discovers that nothing is at it seems, least of all her handsome and brooding employer. As Darcie struggles with her fierce attraction to Damien, she must also deal with the blood, the disappearances… and the murders.With her options dwindling and time running out, Darcie must rely on… (more)


Love’s First Flames : Banished Saga, Prequel by Ramona Flightner







Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Devastated–When a fire irrevocably changes the lives of the three McLeod brothers, Gabriel, Richard and Jeremy learn to depend on each other in their harsh new reality.Determined–To thrive in prosperous, dynamic Boston of the late 1800’s, the McLeod brothers forge a bond created from loss, loyalty and shared hardship. Led by elder brother Gabriel, the three brothers battle wits against class conscious, exploitive relatives, working together to maintain a sense of family.Committed–To their dream of a better future, Gabriel worries that Richard’s interest in fellow orphan Florence Butler will only lead to heartache. Will… (more)


Blackbeard’s Freedom by Jeremy McLean







Genre(s): Historical

For Edward Thatch, there is no questioning the depths he will go for his Freedom.Edward didn’t know he bought a former pirate ship, and when the marine captain Isaac Smith threatened to take his ship, and Freedom, away Edward took matters into his own hands. Edward’s action sends him, and his best friend Henry Morgan, running from the law on an adventure across the historical Caribbean & Latin America. The two will have to fight not only to stay alive, but to stay free during the so-called “Golden Age” of piracy.Edward also finds that half the ship he… (more)


The Moonlight Palace by Liz Rosenberg







Genre(s): Historical

Agnes Hussein, descendant of the last sultan of Singapore and the last surviving member of her immediate family, has grown up among her eccentric relatives in the crumbling Kampong Glam palace, a once-opulent relic given to her family in exchange for handing over Singapore to the British.Now Agnes is seventeen and her family has fallen into genteel poverty, surviving on her grandfather’s pension and the meager income they receive from a varied cast of boarders. As outside forces conspire to steal the palace out from under them, Agnes struggles to save her family and finds bravery, love, and… (more)


Mercer Girls by Libbie Hawker







Genre(s): Historical

It’s 1864 in downtrodden Lowell, Massachusetts. The Civil War has taken its toll on the town — leaving the economy in ruin and its women in dire straits. That is, until Asa Mercer arrives on a peculiar, but providential, errand: he seeks high-minded women who can exert an elevating influence in Seattle, where there are ten men for every woman. Mail-order brides, yes, but of a certain caliber. Schoolmarmish Josephine, tough-as-nails Dovey, and pious perfectionist Sophronia see their chance to exchange their bleak prospects for new lives. But the very troubles that sent them running from Lowell… (more)


Call Of The Wolf: Viking Chronicles 1 by Paul Perkins







Genre(s): Historical

Vikings were brutal, that is what they were known for; marauders forged in the icy north. Yet, they weren’t always looters and thieves. They honored the gods, home, the land, community and friends. Magnus, son of Vargr, wanted to see the world more than anything else, but his dream collided with the ruthless sword of Charlemagne’s kingdom. The mythological god’s of the north pitted themselves against the Christian God. Both vying for dominance over creation. Both playing themselves out in the lives of men. The heart struggles between battle and love. Magnus had to chose between Romance or War. Two… (more)


A Provencal Mystery by Ann Elwood







Genre(s): Mystery, Historical

Why did a nun in a seventeenth-century convent flagellate herself until her blood spattered the wall? Why did nuns save a child doomed to death in the Holocaust and who wanted her killed? Who wants a lost head-shaped reliquary that holds something other than a head? And are answers to these questions the key to a terrible modern-day death in a quiet archive? When American historian Pandora (Dory) Ryan finds a very rare, uncataloged seventeenth century nun’s diary inside a record book at the provincial archives in Avignon, she is thrilled. This is historian’s treasure. But she… (more)


Highlander’s Ransom: The Sinclair Brothers Trilogy, Book 1 by Emma Prince







Genre(s): Romance, Historical

Laird Robert Sinclair would stop at nothing to exact revenge on Lord Raef Warren, the English scoundrel who had brought war to his doorstep and razed his lands and people. Leaving his clan in the Highlands to conduct covert attacks in the Borderlands, Robert lives to be a thorn in Warren’s side. So when he finds a beautiful English lass on her way to marry Warren, he whisks her away to the Highlands with a plan to ransom her back to her dastardly fiance.She would not be controlled.Lady Alwin Hewett had no idea when she left her father’s… (more)


Surrender the Past: Traditional Regency Romance by Elizabeth Johns







Genre(s): Romance, Historical

Elinor Abbott was only 14 years old when she and her father left England for America. Six years later, with war at their doorstep, Elinor Abbott is forced to return to her land of birth and a life amongst the aristocracy she abhors. A return to England also means facing the man who brutally attacked her as an adolescent.Viscount Easton came to the United States at the behest of His Majesty’s Army, for his last assignment. He was sent home early due to an injury and must face his new destiny as the heir to an earldom. An unexpected… (more)


The Devil’s Grin by Annelie Wendeberg







Genre(s): Thriller, Historical

In Victorian London’s cesspool of crime and disease, a series of murders remains undiscovered until a cholera victim is found floating in the city’s drinking water supply. Dr Anton Kronberg, England’s best bacteriologist, is called upon to investigate and finds evidence of abduction and medical maltreatment. While Scotland Yard has little interest in pursuing the case, Kronberg pushes on and crosses paths with Sherlock Holmes. The detective immediately discovers Kronberg’s secret – a woman masquerading as a man in order to practice medicine – a criminal deed that could land her in prison for years to come. But both must join forces… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #15, a contemporary romance by one of our favorite authors:
The Unraveling of Us by ML Gardner
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Handpicked Kindle Books for May 24 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

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


The Garden on Sunset: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood by Martin Turnbull







Genre(s): Historical

Have you ever wanted to climb into a time machine and visit Hollywood during its heyday? Right before talking pictures slug Tinsel Town in the jaw, a luminous silent screen star converts her private estate into the Garden of Allah Hotel. The lush grounds soon become a haven for Hollywood hopefuls to meet, drink, and revel through the night. George Cukor is in the pool, Tallulah Bankhead is at the bar, and Scott Fitzgerald is sneaking off to a bungalow with Sheilah Graham while Madame Alla Nazimova keeps watch behind her lace curtains. But the real story of the Garden… (more)


Eve’s Diary by Mark Twain







Genre(s): Historical

Mark Twain’s comic short story is now available as an ebook, including an extended excerpt from Twain’s End by Lynn Cullen, a fictionalized imagining of the personal life of America’s most iconic writer, Mark Twain, and his close relationship with his personal secretary… (more)


Fires of Alexandria by Thomas K. Carpenter







Genre(s): Historical

The greatest mystery of the ancient world remains the identity of who set fire to the Great Library in Alexandria. One hundred years later, Heron of Alexandria — the city’s most renown inventor and creator of Temple miracles — receives coin from a mysterious patron to investigate the crime. Desperate to be free of the debts incurred by her twin brother, she accepts and sets in motion a chain of events that will shake the Roman Empire and change the course of history forever… (more)


The Witch of Napoli by Michael Schmicker







Genre(s): Historical

Italy 1899: Fiery-tempered, seductive, medium Alessandra Poverelli levitates a table at a Spiritualist seance in Naples. A reporter photographs the miracle, and wealthy, skeptical, Jewish psychiatrist Camillo Lombardi arrives in Naples to investigate. When she materializes the ghost of his dead mother, he risks his reputation and fortune to finance a tour of the Continent, challenging the scientific and academic elite of Europe to test Alessandra’s mysterious powers. She will help him rewrite Science. His fee will help her escape her sadistic husband Pigotti and start a new life in Rome. Newspapers across Europe trumpet her Cinderella story and… (more)


Sail Upon the Land by Josa Young







Genre(s): Historical

What happens when two fractured families collide in the dynamic social landscape of the last eighty years? An accidental inheritance changes everything for an insecure young man. The mysterious death of a new mother damages the precious continuity of family love. And a gap-year student’s misguided romance ends in life-changing disaster. Or does it… (more)


I, John Culpepper by Lori Crane







Genre(s): Historical

John Culpepper was born into a privileged childhood, surrounded by abundant wealth, vast land holdings, and stately English manors. As he grew, he was expected to follow family tradition — attend law school and serve in Parliament, following which he would retire to a quiet life as a country gentleman. John, however, had different desires. He longed to captain a mighty ship, to hear the snap of the sails, to taste the salty spray on his lips. To follow his dreams, John would have to risk being disinherited by his unyielding father. He would have to defy family convention. He would… (more)


Texas Lily by Patricia Rice







Genre(s): Historical, Western, Romance

Lily Porter is newly a widow with a child to raise and a cattle ranch to run in the Texas frontier aflame with violence, and where a woman is to be seen not heard. She needs a man to stand up for her land. His name is Cade. Part Apache brave and part Mexican grandee, Cade has a past and a secret. But he possesses the power and passion to command all in his path. Lily welcomes Cade into her struggle against treachery and terror — and discovers a love worth risking everything to keep… (more)


Laird of the Wind by Susan King







Genre(s): Romance, Historical

The beautiful Isobel of Aberlady is coveted by many men for the power of her prophetic visions. Isobel’s father has kept her isolated at Aberlady Castle for this very reason. But when he is taken prisoner in battle, Isobel must rely on her own resources to protect her besieged castle and its people.Just when all hope seems lost, James Lindsay, Scottish knight turned outlaw, scales the high castle walls to save her. Isobel obeys the counsel of her guards and escapes with James, certain he will deliver her safely to her betrothed, Sir Ralph Leslie.But James has other… (more)


The Girl on the Mountain by Carol Ervin







Genre(s): Historical

When her husband disappears, young May Rose is stranded in a rough town owned by a company logging the last of West Virginia’s virgin forest. It’s 1899, and a woman alone has few options. As she struggles to sustain herself, she discovers people are not what they seem–not the husband who wooed her with stories and songs, not the wild, dirty child, the sullen cook, nor the stiff boardinghouse proprietor, and certainly not the company manager, pillar of the town. But May Rose is also not the obedient woman she once was. She’s been scorned as the girl on… (more)


The Solitary Envoy by T. Davis Bunn







Genre(s): Historical, Religious

Erica Langston’s comfortable home and loving family living near Washington, D. C., carry no outward hint of the sorrows and fears faced by her Acadian forebears, but she will soon discover that similar determination and fortitude will be required of her. When the British once again invade the nation’s capital and leave death and destruction in their wake, Erica is left to deal with the creditors circling around the crumbling family business. It seems her only recourse is to travel to England to collect on outstanding debts held in British banks. Arriving in London at the home of the United… (more)


Violet by Lauren Royal







Genre(s): Romance, Historical

England, 1673: The Ashcroft family motto is “Question Convention,” and eldest sister Violet agrees with the sentiment completely. For one thing, she’s not planning to marry. Plain Violet is smart enough to realize any suitors would be after her large inheritance, or else interested in her beautiful younger sisters–and she’d much rather spend her time improving her mind than risking her tender heart…Having wasted six years wooing a lady who eloped with another man, Ford Chase, Viscount Lakefield, has had it with women. Ford would much rather spend his time pursuing the sciences and constructing the first watch… (more)


The Huntsman’s Tale by Ann Swinfen







Genre(s): Historical, Mystery

Oxford, Late Summer 1353. On hearing that his cousin is short-handed for the harvest, Nicholas Elyot takes a group of friends back to the family farm to help. When a deer hunt in Wychwood ends in tragedy, suspicion is directed toward the huntsman, a boyhood friend of Nicholas. Yet the victim has made many other enemies, any one of whom could have shot the fatal arrow. Can Nicholas uncover the real killer before it is too late… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #15, a contemporary romance by one of our favorite authors:
The Unraveling of Us by ML Gardner
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