Historical Fiction/Historical Romance: Most Popular Kindle eBooks of the Year

Historical/Historical Romance: Most Popular Kindle eBooks of the Year

As chosen by Shelfbuzz readers. Enjoy! (Note: price info may have changed since the publication of this list. Please check prices before ordering).

With Every Letter : A Novel: Volume 1 by Sarah Sundin

Genre(s): Romance, Historical, Religious

They know everything about each other–except their real names.Lt. Mellie Blake is looking forward to beginning her training as a flight nurse. She is not looking forward to writing a letter to a man she’s never met–even if it is anonymous and part of a morale-building program. Lt. Tom MacGilliver, an officer stationed in North Africa, welcomes the idea of an anonymous correspondence–he’s been trying to escape his infamous name for years.As their letters crisscross the Atlantic, Tom and Mellie develop a unique friendship despite not knowing the other’s true identity. When both are… (more)

1929: Book One by M.L. Gardner

Genre(s): Historical

As Black Tuesday triggers financial despondency, three young couples in New York City must trade their lives of luxury for poverty, tragedy, and setbacks.When Jonathan Garrett’s brokerage firm collapses on the day of the Stock Market Crash, he unites with his closest friends (and former business partners), Aryl and Caleb, to relocate, track down a low-paying job, and cultivate a new life.As the three men toil in their laborious jobs, their wives, Ava, Arianna, and Claire, slowly adapt to life in a shabby, rundown apartment, learning to sew, cook, and clean. With the help of their former… (more)

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)

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)

1964 by James Farner

Genre(s): Historical

Richard Warren, aged ten, is growing up in the North Yorkshire village of Ledder Bridge. Through verdant fields and meandering brooks, life is simple and easy, far from the turmoil of the Cold War world. When an adventure with his older brother Peter Warren goes wrong and Richard finds himself trapped in the dark depths of an abandoned quarry, it kick-starts a chain of events that brings him into contact with work, family conflict, and the dreaded English class system. Will Richard be able to persevere and become wise well beyond his tender years… (more)

West For Love by Claire Charlins

Genre(s): Romance, Historical, Western

Shamed for not birthing a child with her wealthy husband, Anna Stewbren can no longer face her family and the disappointment that they wear on their faces daily.After her husband forces her into divorce, Anna travels to town and reads a heartbreaking letter from a wet nurse in Kansas, seeking a mail order bride for the widower she works for. She instantly knows it is the answer to her prayers…Josephine has a God given gift to nurture the infants of widowers and the wealthy who would rather not feed their own children.Never before has she met a man like… (more)

The Escape : A Mail Order Bride Romance by Cassie Hayes

Genre(s): Romance, Western

How can three sisters escape marriage to three old men? Run to Texas and marry three identical brothers!The Blue sisters are desperate. When terrible lies about Bonnie, Gwen and Libby are spread all over town, a scandal of epic proportions erupts. To save the family from further disgrace, their father promises them to three of the most lecherous old goats in Beckham, Massachusetts. They would do anything to avoid such a miserable fate, including becoming mail order brides.Walton Dalton, the oldest of identical triplets, has dreams of building a ranching empire in north Texas. He’s claimed his land… (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)

Clifton Manor – Episode One by Victoria Spencer

Genre(s): Historical, Mystery

The year is 1912, and Clifton Manor is one of the most prestigious homes in the Yorkshire countryside. But as Anna Holden is about to discover, it is a house not only steeped in history, but in secrets as well…Upon her arrival as the new assistant cook, Anna discovers that a thousand mysteries await her. What lies beyond the heavily padlocked door the other servants do their best to avoid? Who has Lady Clifton been speaking to in such hushed, surreptitious tones? What is the cause of the misfortune running rampant amongst the staff? And why does George Winston… (more)

Black Snow by Jon Tattrie

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

Tommy Joyce will never forget what he did in the mud-soaked trenches of Europe’s Great War, or the face of the comrade he betrayed.Halifax was supposed to bring peace in the arms of his wife Evie.Evie, already widowed once by the war, risked her reputation when she became Mrs. Joyce, but her love for Tommy is her second chance at happiness.Their hopes are destroyed when a ship explodes in Halifax Harbour in the winter of 1917, blasting the city into a post-apocalyptic ruin.As the city burns down around her, Evie can’t give up hope… (more)