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)