Handpicked Kindle Books for Aug 16 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Wednesday, August 16. Today we’re featuring books in the western, historical, and western/historical romance genres.

The Heartbeat Thief by AJ Krafton

Genre(s): Fantasy, Historical

Haunted by a crushing fear of death, a young Victorian woman discovers the secret of eternal youth–she must surrender her life to attain it, and steal heartbeats to keep it.In 1860 Surrey, a young woman has only one occupation: to marry. Senza Fyne is beautiful, intelligent, and lacks neither wealth nor connections. Finding a husband shouldn’t be difficult, not when she has her entire life before her. But it’s not life that preoccupies her thoughts. It’s death–and that shadowy spectre haunts her every step.So does Mr. Knell. Heart-thumpingly attractive, obviously eligible–he’d be her perfect… (more)

The Bone Feud by Wynne McLaughlin

Genre(s): Western, Thriller

At the height of the American Wild West, two friends and scientific colleagues went to war. Each scrambled to out-wit and out-discover the other in a race to unearth the skeletal remains of dozens of previously undiscovered species of dinosaurs. What began with spying, bribery, and theft, quickly exploded into a bitter feud involving hired gunfighters, secret deals, and sticks of dynamite. Scientist-adventurers Edward Cope and O. C. Marsh inadvertently unleashed ”dinosaur fever” across the globe, and their amazing discoveries became the subject of bidding wars by universities, museums, and even the great showman P. T. Barnum… (more)

Tangled Trails: A Western Detective Story by William MacLeod Raine

Genre(s): Western

Chios Classics brings literature’s greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents. William MacLeod Raine was a prolific American writer of western novels. One of Macleod’s best known works is Tangled Trails… (more)

The Mule Tamer III, Marta’s Quest by John Horst

Genre(s): Western

Nineteen-eleven is the year our two beauties, Rebecca Walsh and Marta del Toro leave the comfort and safety of their boarding school back East, under the watchful eye of their grandmother Abuelita and Madame Boutin, headmistress of Stonefields School for Young Ladies. They’re headed to Smith College in the fall, to continue on the path of the blueblood debutante. But something is rotten in their beloved Mexico. The Revolution has started; Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa are on the move. Adulio, their faithful servant and overseer of the Del Toro ranch has come to fetch them. They are needed… (more)

Ride With Me by Janith Hooper

Genre(s): Western, Romance, Religious

He is her dream come to life. She is invisible to him…Jessica Harper is a sweet and innocent woman, held back from a life of her own. Clint Wilkins is a cut above the rest, but he’s broken, and emotionally unavailable. When Clint’s vow to never marry and his attraction to Jessie square off, will he take her innocence… or her heart, and change both their lives forever.Jessica Harper only daydreams of escaping her demanding family. So when her Uncle Roy begs her to come to his large cattle ranch in Montana to help Mabel, his cantankerous cook… (more)

Voices Beckon, Pt. 1: The Voyage by Linda Lee Graham

Genre(s): Historical

A voyage across the Atlantic does far more than deliver young Elisabeth Hale to post-revolutionary Philadelphia; it lands her squarely in the path of steerage passengers David Graham and Liam Brock–the very rabble her father has warned against. Disparate characters all, the three form an unbreakable bond on an unforgettable journey… (more)

My Steadfast Heart by Jo Goodman

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Colin Thorne finds his way out of a London workhouse but at the cost of losing his two younger brothers. With an uncertain future ahead of him, Colin makes seafaring his life until the inexorable pull of revenge draws him back to London. The debt owed to him by the Earl of Weybourne will be paid. Weybourne Park has been Mercedes Leydon’s home her entire life. Now serving as the estate’s manager and caretaker of her uncle’s two children, Mercedes knows the earl’s frequent absences are what make Weybourne Park a home. But the earl’s gaming has taken its toll… (more)

Last Train to Istanbul: A Novel by Ayse Kulin

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

International bestseller by one of Turkey’s most beloved authorsAs the daughter of one of Turkey’s last Ottoman pashas, Selva could win the heart of any man in Ankara. Yet the spirited young beauty only has eyes for Rafael Alfandari, the handsome Jewish son of an esteemed court physician. In defiance of their families, they marry, fleeing to Paris to build a new life.But when the Nazis invade France, the exiled lovers will learn that nothing–not war, not politics, not even religion–can break the bonds of family. For after they learn that Selva is but one of… (more)

The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Potzsch

Genre(s): Historical

Germany, 1660: When a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play. So begins The Hangman’s Daughter–the chillingly detailed, fast-paced historical thriller from German television screenwriter, Oliver Potzsch–a descendent of the Kuisls, a famous Bavarian executioner clan… (more)

Capital Bride by Cynthia Woolf

Genre(s): Romance, Historical, Western

In this western historical romance, unexpectedly homeless, un-wed mother Sarah Johnson has few options. They could go live with her cousin William, but Sarah believes there’s something untoward about his offer and it leaves her feeling uncomfortable. She’s qualified to be a governess, but no one will have her because she wasn’t married when she had her precious MaryAnn. Matchmaker & Co could be her salvation as mail-order-bride to Mr. John Atwood… (more)

The Thunderbolt by James Duprie

Genre(s): Historical

Hannibal Barca has grown up in the pearl of the Mediterranean, Carthage. The sole power of the seas, and feared upon the land with their mighty war elephants and Numidian mercenaries. He has ever known the main threat to their power, the upstart empire of Rome. Now a chain of events will set him upon a path that will march him on into history. Will the desolation of Rome consume the fire that burns within him, and at what cost… (more)

Jake Masters, Bounty Hunter by W.R. Benton

Genre(s): Western

Ex-Confederate Colonel Jake Masters became a bounty hunter following four years of bloody conflict, because all he knew was how to kill. After an Arizona bank robbery turns bad and people die, the robbers turn south into Mexico, thinking they’ve made a clean getaway. Little do they know, Jake Masters, a bounty hunter who never fails to get a man he’s after, is on their trail and he’s determined to bring them in… dead or alive. In the Sonoran Desert, hot on the path of the outlaws, Jake meets a beautiful but injured woman, the lone survivor of a… (more)