Handpicked Kindle Books for May 6 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Wednesday, May 6. Today we’re featuring books in the western, historical, and western/historical romance genres.

Scandal: A Regency Historical Romance by Carolyn Jewel

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

The earl of Banallt is a reformed rake determined to win the heart of the only woman he’s ever loved.Two years after the death of her husband, Sophie Mercer Evans still has no use for Banallt. It’s true she knows him better than anyone, and that’s why she’ll never forgive him his past and the mortal insult he dealt her. And yet, when her life is falling apart, it’s Banallt who stands by her.ReviewsThis book took my breath away.- SBTBWOW. Simply, wow. That is the only word I can use to describe this masterpiece. It has… (more)

Scavengers by Steven F Havill

Genre(s): Western, Mystery

A body is found in the unforgiving New Mexico desert, its face so smashed that identification is impossible. It’s the beginning of a brutal murder spree that will take Posadas County’s new undersheriff, Estelle Reyes-Guzman, into a case with roots on both sides of the border.Retired Sheriff Bill Gastner, now a state livestock inspector, is still close at hand to provide unerring logic and horse sense as Reyes-Guzman attempts to identify the ”Juan” Doe. Another body turns up in a shallow grave, revealing little about the killer, but more about the victims. And when a suspicious fire… (more)

Highland Fire by Tanya Anne Crosby

Genre(s): Historical

Scotland, 1125, the Legend Begins …For two centuries, Aidan dun Scoti’s kinsmen have guarded Scotland’s greatest secret, awaiting a worthy successor to arise and unite the Highland clans. His people are the last of the “Painted Ones,” the guardians of the true Stone of Destiny.A Struggle for PowerThe Highland tribes are fractured. Scotland’s King David seeks an alliance with the fierce mountain Scot. But only one woman will tempt Aidan dun Scoti–the accursed beauty whose father once betrayed his clan …Tempted by revengeCursed by Aidan’s people for the sins of her father, Lleas MacLaren is the… (more)

Thundersnow by Sheila Hollinghead

Genre(s): Historical, Romance, YA, Religious

In the Deep South of the Great Depression, Sarah Jane, a strong, courageous yet vulnerable fourteen-year-old girl, battles a mentally ill mother. While enduring emotional and physical abuse, she strives to rescue, not only herself, but her four-year-old brother from a lifetime of pain. Sarah Jane’s fearless faith sets her on a hope-filled path where bliss awaits… if she will only seek… in the shadow of the cedar.Sheila took rich history and laced it with her characters’ turmoil to create a heartbreaking story of loss and the steps one takes to love.~Moonlight Reviews… (more)

Return of the Outlaw by C.M. Curtis

Genre(s): Western

1 Bestseller”As the Indian slipped past one of the horses, he abruptly stopped and for an instant his attention was distracted. He heard a small sound and spun around. Directly in front of him loomed a dark figure and for the tiniest instant he looked into a pair of eyes–and in those eyes he saw hell. Then, the razor-sharp steel of Lopez’ knife sent him there.”They killed his friends, stole his ranch, and took from him the woman he loves. They branded him an outlaw, accusing him of the very crimes they committed. But they’re about… (more)

The Duchess’s Tattoo: Thoughts on THE AMERICAN HEIRESS by Daisy Goodwin

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms (who isn’t? ) will find an instant tonic in Daisy Goodwin’s The American Heiress. The story of Cora Cash, an American heiress in the 1890s who bags an English duke, this is a deliciously evocative first novel that lingers in the mind.” –Allison Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of I Don’t Know How She Does It and I Think I Love You”For daughters of the new American billionaires of the 19th century, it was the ultimate deal: marriage to a cash-strapped British Aristocrat in return for a title and social status. But… (more)

The Twelfth Tablet: A Short Story by Tom Harper

Genre(s): Historical, Thriller

Twelve golden tablets sit in museums around the world, each created by unknown hands and buried in ancient times, and each providing the dead with the route to the afterlife. Each has taken its own journey, and each has its own story to tell. This is one of those stories.The Twelfth Tablet is a short story that includes a sneak peek of The Orpheus Descent by Tom Harper… (more)

The Silverline by Mike Wolfe

Genre(s): Historical, Western

The Silverline is a historical fiction novella set in southwest Colorado in 1907.Samuel and Benjamin have been best friends since childhood. When Samuel’s father dies and leaves him a large inheritance, the two young men leave their home in New York and set out to Colorado to purchase a working silver mine from the richest man in Durango, Mr. Kingsley.However, everything is not as it seems. Samuel and Benjamin find themselves embroiled in a devious scheme and have to use their wits to protect themselves from ruin. Tension heightens when a spark ignites between Samuel and Kingsley’s beautiful… (more)

In the Shadow of El Paso by Frank Zafiro

Genre(s): Western, Romance, Mystery

Carl is a Yankee cop in a small Texas border town. Isabella is a beautiful Mexican woman that everyone in town loves, including the hapless Pete and the wealthy, powerful Jack…but most of all, Carl.Part romance, part police procedural, IN THE SHADOW OF EL PASO contains two short stories by Frank Zafiro. Both stories explore love, race, class and the ambiguity that exists on the southern border… (more)

They Met At Shiloh: a Civil War Novel by Phillip Bryant

Genre(s): Historical

Pittsburg Landing was a place at peace–one that never expected to be the site for one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Peace is shattered as Confederate and Federal troops meet on the fields and farms surrounding a tiny Methodist church. In the midst of death and destruction, friendships form as four soldiers struggle to survive the battle.Forced to leave his position as minister, Phillip Pearson knows his life is in danger, but not just from the Confederates. The Harper family, incensed at Pearson’s refusal to bury a philandering son, has a vendetta against him that… (more)

TOWARD A NEW BEGINNING – Arkansas Valley – Book 1 by r. William Rogers

Genre(s): Western, Historical, Religious

This book won the Christy Award Winner for “Excellence In Christian Fiction.”Although Sam Bartlett enjoyed a successful horse-supplying business in Independence, Missouri, he was none-the-less envious of the hundreds of folks who passed through on their way west. Unable to stand it any longer, he convinces his wife, Judith, to pull up stakes, pack up their three-year-old son, Tom, and accompany him on a journey that turns out to be much more than either of them could have imagined.The trek quickly develops into one of extreme hardship and survival that is complicated by… (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.AnnieTompkins 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 lies.Problem is, Noah hasn’t exactly… (more)

They Called Him Cav: Reloaded by William Coury

Genre(s): Western

Our father wrote this western back in the late forties to early fifties, when he was a young man with big dreams fresh out of college–dreams which had to be postponed by his stint in the Navy during World War II.He has long since passed away, but his book remains, gathering dust on my shelf when it should have been entertaining good folks like you.So here it is at last: a western with heart written on an old manual typewriter.The story takes place in the badlands of West Texas (where he lived), and is chock-full of all the… (more)

Blood of Pioneers by Michelle Isenhoff

Genre(s): Western

Hannah craves excitement, but all local adventures dried up long ago, when her parents unpacked their wagon on the Michigan frontier. Then war breaks out and her father and brother leave to fight the Confederacy. Hannah is left at home chafing under the boredom of never-ending chores–until unscrupulous speculators set their sights on the unmanned farm. The one place she longs to leave suddenly becomes the one place she’ll risk everything to save.The Divided Decade Collection includes three stand alone stories that view the American Civil War through three different lenses. All are set within Michigan. The… (more)

The Kindling Heart [2nd Edition] by Carmen Caine

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

Scotland, 1478) – Ruan MacLeod was through with women. They were nothing but trouble.Leaving the rash life of his youth behind, he returned to Skye, seeking peace. He never meant to split the clan or start a war with the MacDonald of Duntulm. He certainly never foresaw an arranged marriage to the most scandalous woman in Scotland. Even though she was twice his age, the size of a horse and mother to more than one illegitimate child, he agreed to secure his sister’s freedom.However, even that plan goes drastically awry. On his wedding day, he finds himself faced instead… (more)