Handpicked Kindle Books for Jun 3 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Wednesday, June 3. Today we’re featuring books in the western, historical, and western/historical romance genres.

The Rose Legacy by Kristen Heitzmann

Genre(s): Historical, Romance, Western

Driven by hope and vengeance, Carina Maria DiGratia leaves her idyllic home in Sonoma, California, for a new life in the mining town of Crystal, Colorado.Though the town has a rough element, Carina is determined that it is the place her dreams will come true.Early on, two men vie for her trust, but neither is what he seems.Will Carina discern the truth in time to prevent tragedy… (more)

Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey

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.Zane Grey’s book Riders of the Purple Sage is probably the most famous Western novel ever written.The book tells the story of Jane Withersteen and her battle with the Mormon Fundamentalist Church… (more)

TEXAS ROADS by Cathy Bryant

Genre(s): Western, Religious, Romance

Contemporary Christian Texas RomanceCan a cowboy turned mayor help a wealthy city girl in her quest to find home? Dani Davis just wants a place to call home. With lovable-but-quirky town folks, quaint country charm, and loads of business potential, Miller’s Creek, Texas seems like the perfect place to start over… except for the cowboy who gives her a ride into town. She secretly finances renovations to the downtown area until malicious rumors and a devastating discovery propel her down a road she never expected to travel.Steve Miller is determined to rescue his dying hometown. When… (more)

Emma: by Ashley Merrick

Genre(s): Western, Historical, Romance

A Sweet and Clean Western Historical Romance about Mail-Order Brides set in Montana.Emma Byrne grew up in a Catholic orphanage in Boston, and her prospects are limited. She and her group of girlfriends, who all met in the orphanage, are barely getting by, working as nannies, cooks, and live-in maids for rich families. When Emma’s employer, Gerald, threatens her with losing her job if she doesn’t submit to his very unwanted advances, she stumbles onto an opportunity to be a mail-order bride and decides that couldn’t possibly be worse.Except that the groom in question had… (more)

Suffer the Little Children: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon

Genre(s): Mystery, Historical

Donna Leon’s charming, evocative, and addictive Commissario Guido Brunetti series continues with Suffer the Little Children. When Commissario Brunetti is summoned in the middle of the night to the hospital bed of a senior pediatrician, he is confronted with more questions than answers. Three men — a young Carabiniere captain and two privates from out of town — have burst into the doctor’s apartment in the middle of the night, attacked him and taken away his eighteenth-month old baby boy. What could have motivated an assault by the forces of the state so violent it has left the doctor mute? Who… (more)

Long Hard Ride by Lorelei James

Genre(s): Western, Romance

One lucky woman is in for the ride of her life with three sexy cowboys…During summer break, wannabe wild woman Channing Kinkaid is offered the chance to shed her inhibitions and horse around on the road with a real chaps-and-spurs wearing rodeo cowboy.From the moment Colby McKay–bull rider, saddle bronc buster and calf roper–sets his lust-filled eyes on the sweet and fiery Channing, he knows she’s up to the challenge of being his personal buckle bunny. But he also demands that his rodeo traveling partners, Trevor and Edgard are allowed to join in… (more)

A Winter’s Knight: A Regency Romance by Elizabeth Cole

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

The newly-expanded introductory story in the Regency Rhapsody series: lighthearted, sweet novellas set in regency-era England, celebrating the timeless power of romance with just a bit of mystery. Written for lovers of the classic regencies of the 60s, 70s, and 80s.A wounded British army captain tries to find love in the face of his self-doubt…Phoebe Hartridge runs into serious danger on an icy winter evening. But her rescuer, the mysterious Anthony Sterling, immediately melts her heart and makes her dream of a life beyond her tiny, sheltered world. The more she gets to know him… (more)

The Horsemen by Gary McCarthy

Genre(s): Western

After the Civil War devastates their home, the Ballous, a Tennessee horsebreeding family, relocate and start anew in the West where their new neighbors could become lasting friends or tomahawk-toting enemies. Another fine action adventure western from one of America’s finest historians and authors… and a horse lover… (more)

To Love a Lady: Titled Texans — Book One by Cynthia Sterling

Genre(s): Historical, Romance, Western

An English lady runs away to Texas, in pursuit of a groom.Lady Cecily Thorndale has lived her whole life preparing for her future role as wife to the Earl of Devonshire. But when the future Earl, Charles Worthington, goes to Texas to oversee land the family has purchased … and stays there … Cecily decides the only thing to do is to track him down. Arriving in Texas with her lady’s maid and all the determination she can muster, Cecily sets out to conquer both the new world and her reluctant fianc. She captivates her new neighbors and shows Charles that… (more)

Eve in Hollywood: A Penguin Special by Amor Towles

Genre(s): Historical

The further adventures of Eve Ross, best friend of Katey Kontent in Rules of Civility, the New York Times bestselling novel by Amor TowlesNear the end of Amor Towles’s bestselling novel Rules of Civility, the fiercely independent Evelyn Ross boards a train from New York to Chicago to visit her parents, but never disembarks. Six months later, she appears in a photograph in a gossip magazine exiting the Tropicana Club on Sunset Boulevard on the arm of Olivia de Havilland.In this novella made up of six richly detailed and atmospheric stories, each told from a different perspective, Towles… (more)

Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim

Genre(s): Historical

Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father. As she grows older, Mattie becomes more like family to Lisbeth than her own kin and the girl’s visits to the slaves’ quarters… (more)

Salt Water by Charles Simmons

Genre(s): Historical

In the summer of 1963 I fell in love and my father drowned…So begins this sweet, ominous novel by Charles Simmons. Set against an idyllic landscape of water, sand, and sky, it recounts in exquisite detail the momentous events of a boy’s 16th summer that reveal to him the dark facts of adult passion. On Bone Point, an island off the New England coast, the boy’s long, lazy days of boating and swimming are sharpened by a growing awareness of his charismatic father’s infidelities. Add to this the presence of a flirtatious middle-aged woman and her beautiful 20… (more)

Widow Walk by Gerard LaSalle

Genre(s): Historical

In the early days of the American Pacific Northwest, small settlements dot the wilds of streams and dense woods. Isaac Evers, a community leader and former militiaman, has established a small colony on Whidbey Island. Though the area appears calmer than in the past, the northern indigenous clans still threaten the livelihood of Isaac’s growing family.While Isaac is away on expeditions, his wife Emmy tends to the many duties required of a property owner on Whidbey Island. Bold and assertive, Emmy has little time for the restraint of social mores. But as times on the island become more turbulent… (more)

Shootout! by Cliff Roberts

Genre(s): Western

From the pen of Best Selling Western writer Cliff Roberts”TWO ROBBERS, ONE YOUNG FARMER AND WHOLE LOTTA LOOT!THE SCORE CAN ONLY BE SETTLED BY SHOOTING IT OUT!SHOOTOUT!A daring bank robbery leaves one robber wounded and the bank manager dead. Sticking to their original plan the two robbers leave town separately to allay suspicions, planning to rendezvous in the nearby forest and split the loot. But even the best of plans can go aerie.A young farmer out hunting mistakes the wounded robber for a wild animal and accidentally kills him. While searching through the dead man’s… (more)

Romancing Redemption by Bonnie R. Paulson

Genre(s): Romance, Western

Book 1 of a 5 book series. Sweet style romance.***Facing a life of prostitution or homelessness, Rosie Scott must make a choice centered on keeping her and her sister safe in the wilds of an unforgiving Montana land. With their background, the two girls need a fresh start.In Colby, Montana opportunities are as thick as needles on a pine tree. Savvy and independent, Rosie decides to take a chance and start a business, earning her the respect of many town residents.She catches the eye of two men. One interested in exploiting her past and one interested in… (more)