Category Archives for Historical

The Ocean Liner

As war engulfs Europe, 1,500 passengers risk everything to find a brighter future.

Cousins Masha and Rachel Morgenstern board the luxury liner the SS Manhattan bound for New York, desperate to escape the concentration camps that claimed the rest of their family. America offers a safe haven, but to reach it they must survive a hazardous Atlantic crossing.

Among their fellow passengers fleeing the war, each with their own conflicts, secrets and surprises, are the composer Igor Stravinsky, making a new start after a decade of tragedy, and Rose Kennedy, determined to keep her four children from harm. Particularly worrying to Rose is her daughter Rosemary, a vivacious but troubled woman whose love for a Californian musician may derail her family’s political ambitions. And then there’s young Thomas, a Nazi with a secret…

But, under the waves, the Manhattan is being stalked by a German U-boat. Will any of those aboard the ocean liner ever achieve their dream of a new life in America?"

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Star Dust (Fly Me to the Moon, Book One)

A divorcee looking for her new normal gets tangled up in the Space Race—and the astronaut next door.

Houston, 1962

Anne-Marie Smith wanted normal: a loving husband, two beautiful kids, and a well-kept house. But when she catches her husband cheating, she decides that normal isn’t worth it. Now in a new city with a new job, she’s trying to find her new normal—but she knows it doesn’t include the sexy playboy astronaut next door.

Commander Kit Campbell has a taste for fast: fast cars, fast planes, and even faster women. But no ride he’s ever taken will be as fast as the one he’s taking into orbit. He’s willing to put up with the prying adoration of an entire country if it will get him into space.

But Anne-Marie and Kit’s inconvenient attraction threatens both normal and fast. As the space race heats up, his ambitions and their connection collide and combustion threatens their plans… and their hearts.

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Scarab: Falling Through Time (The Scarab Series Book 1)

Ancient Mystery - Timeless Love An Eternity as an immortal in slavery was not what she had in mind!
Desperate and alone, sixteen-year-old Megan uses a powerful and ancient talisman to escape modern-day life and make a new start in ancient Egypt. But powerful enemies lie in wait, seeking her destruction and the magical scarab necklace she wields.
Will an alliance with another immortal, the handsome and secretive Franklin, help keep her from harm long enough to learn the secrets of the scarab? – Or will he cause her to lose everything – including her heart.
This, the first in the Scarab trilogy, will hook you in and leave you gasping - a time-travel romance with mystery, adventure, murder and love.

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Paris Mends Broken Hearts

Paris – the City of Light… the City of Love. What could be more romantic?

A love story about falling in love with yourself, three women find themselves unexpectedly in Paris where they eat croissants, drink wine, and fall madly in love with... themselves?

It is 1981 and Delphine has never left her small-town in Quebec, Canada. She calls a cozy cabin her home and knows that her sister the best possible roommate. When she falls for an international performer, Nicholas, her predictable life is turned around. Over the course of one summer, she falls head over heels in love for the first time. When Nicholas suddenly proposes, Delphine doesn’t think that life could get more perfect. He even asks her to be his assistant with him while he performs all around the world. Her dreams of stardom are finally coming true! After seeing Nicholas perform at a casino in Montreal, Delphine is blown away by the acrobatics and knife juggling he manages so easily. Of course, there is his beautiful assistant to contend with… but Delphine doesn’t believe that she is of concern. Nicholas surprises her with a honeymoon in Paris, where they stay at the Hotel de la Belle Paix. What could go wrong? For the first time in her life, Delphine ventures outside of her comfort zone. Amazed and intoxicated by Parisian life, Delphine is smitten. That is, of course, until their honeymoon takes a turn she would never have imagined…

Margot is Delphine's carefree older sister. She has love affairs, but no interest in love. A hard worker, Margot keeps the perfumery in their small Quebecois town alive. She plans on keeping it that way. On the night of her sister’s engagement party, Margot surprises even herself when she meets a man who just might be worth sticking with. As she falls for him, she quickly learns of his secret and must decide whether to continue seeing him. In the midst of making a decision, Margot finds herself caught up in a wayward journey to Paris where she rescues her sister from a honeymoon gone wrong. Jetlagged and still in shock, Margot and Delphine re-unite in the City of Lights. As Margot makes herself at home in Paris, she grapples with love, independence, and fidelity all within the stunning confines of bistros, patisseries, and of course the Hotel de la Belle Paix.

Flashback to 1949, Gwendoline finds herself fleeing Paris in desperate search for change. She is trying to escape the memories that haunt her in her French countryside chateau. Following the aftermath of WWII, she had become a widower and desperately missing her husband, Jean. Although her loyal and quirky staff do their best to keep her afloat, Gwendoline eventually takes charge and in a quick turn of events, finds herself at the Hotel de la Belle Paix. It is the hotel run by her brother and sister-in-law in the Latin Quarter in Paris. Over the summer, Gwendoline finds work at an animal sanctuary run by an eccentric aristocrat. With new friends, an elderly cat, and a glass of wine in hand, Gwendoline proves to herself and everyone else that there is life after lost love.

As this compelling trio takes over Paris, prepare to be surprised and whisked away to perfumeries, animal sanctuaries, and knife juggling acts. A modern day romance set in times gone by; Delphine, Margot, and Gwendoline learn that the key to life is love – and what better way to find love than in yourself. Entertaining? Of course! Joyful? Undoubtedly. Champagne? Bien sur! In their worlds, nothing is predictable, and everything is extraordinary.

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The Lost Spy (Slim Moran Mysteries)

Love Rhys Bowen and Jacqueline Winspear? It's time to discover heiress Slim Moran, a detective for the lost. Winner of the 2017 Kindle Scout Award
Set in 1949 Paris, Slim Moran runs the Pitchipoi Agency with her Nazi Hunter boyfriend, Daniel. Their specialty - to find those lost in the last war. After a couple of easy cases, business has ground to halt and Daniel has just gone on another manhunt this time to find the Nazi Butcher of Lyon, Klaus Barbie. Slim is bored until a British spymistress asks her to find a missing woman spy long presumed dead. Set against the ruins of post-war Germany and France, Slim quickly learns that the scores from the last war have not been settled and she must find this spy soon before they both wind up dead.

Readers are comparing THE LOST SPY to a Sue Grafton Novel with Agatha Christie twist.
Here's what they're saying about this 'Page-Turning new mystery' --

""You'll be right there, hearing the clop of wooden high heels on Paris cobblestones and feeling the strain of a 30 lb. wireless suitcase, marinated by the terror of being snatched at any moment. With a bittersweet twist, you won't see coming.""

""Mystery with a glamorous & driven heroine, intrigue, and interesting historical perspective of Post-WWII Europe.""

""Fast-paced WWII intrigue""

""A cast of compelling characters, intrigue, suspense, hot sex, comic moments, and one ultra-heartbreaking scene that made me cry and has me looking forward to the next Slim Moran mystery.""

""Finally, a story with complex, multi-faceted female characters - but one that doesn't desert the male of the species either! This was a page turner and I can't wait for book 2!!""

""Kate Ryan takes you behind the scenes of the world of intelligence during and right after WWII. It is a world of daring, fear, code-breaking and betrayal. What makes the novel work is the blend of historical fact and detail, primarily dealing with Paris during the occupation and the story of a feisty young woman committed to solving a mystery left over from the war. This is an engaging story for fans of the genre.""

Don't miss this terrific new addition to the mystery genre, download it today or buy the paperback and get lost in a world of post-war Nazi intrigue and betrayal.

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The Muse of Fire: Captivating historical fiction

After the death of her mother, Grace Johnson follows her abusive father to London and discovers a passion for the stage. But she must fight against social norms to find her place as a Shakespearean actress in the fraught world of early 19th Century theater.

Aided by Ned, a foundling who takes charge backstage at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, Grace becomes ensnared by intrigues and setbacks that mar the pathway to stardom she craves.

Set against the tumultuous backdrop of the Old Price Riots of 1809, Grace and Ned find common purpose in a quest that threatens to tear both their worlds apart.

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Forged in Rage: Book I of Violent Sands

Biblical Historical Fiction

If you like action-packed historical fiction then you will love Sean Young's thrilling portrayal of a people's struggle for redemption.

For generations, the copper scroll has remained buried, concealing the treasure it protects and the prophecy it contains. Now that secret is about to be unleashed. In the right hands, the scroll could bring about Israel's freedom from Roman occupation, but used improperly, it could destroy her.

Barabbas, a warrior zealot and sworn protector of the scroll, has vowed to overthrow his Roman oppressors. He has raged against an empire and lashed out at its military might. But his greatest enemy remains the pain within.

His quest for vengeance and Roman blood, his love for a peace loving woman, and his commitment to the mysterious scroll pull him in vastly different directions.Death and betrayal loom around every corner as Barabbas searches for a truth that he has yet to fully understand-the force that drives him forward and ultimately requests the ultimate sacrifice to be made by a man.

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel

Soon to be a major television event from Pascal Pictures, starring Tom Holland.

Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, the USA Today and #1 Amazon Charts bestseller Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours.

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.

In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier—a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich’s most mysterious and powerful commanders.

Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share.

Fans of All the Light We Cannot See, The Nightingale, and Unbroken will enjoy this riveting saga of history, suspense, and love.

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Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew

Timed to release for the 15th Anniversary of the Columbia space shuttle disaster, this is the epic true story of one of the most dramatic, unforgettable adventures of our time.

On February 1, 2003, Columbia disintegrated on reentry before the nation’s eyes, and all seven astronauts aboard were lost. Author Mike Leinbach, Launch Director of the space shuttle program at NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center was a key leader in the search and recovery effort as NASA, FEMA, the FBI, the US Forest Service, and dozens more federal, state, and local agencies combed an area of rural east Texas the size of Rhode Island for every piece of the shuttle and her crew they could find. Assisted by hundreds of volunteers, it would become the largest ground search operation in US history. This comprehensive account is told in four parts:

Parallel Confusion
Courage, Compassion, and Commitment
Picking Up the Pieces
A Bittersweet Victory

For the first time, here is the definitive inside story of the Columbia disaster and recovery and the inspiring message it ultimately holds. In the aftermath of tragedy, people and communities came together to help bring home the remains of the crew and nearly 40 percent of shuttle, an effort that was instrumental in piecing together what happened so the shuttle program could return to flight and complete the International Space Station. Bringing Columbia Home shares the deeply personal stories that emerged as NASA employees looked for lost colleagues and searchers overcame immense physical, logistical, and emotional challenges and worked together to accomplish the impossible.

Featuring a foreword and epilogue by astronauts Robert Crippen and Eileen Collins, and dedicated to the astronauts and recovery search persons who lost their lives, this is an incredible, compelling narrative about the best of humanity in the darkest of times and about how a failure at the pinnacle of human achievement became a story of cooperation and hope.

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Wolf’s Head (The Forest Lord Book 1)

"A fast paced, gritty murder mystery through the wilds of territorial New Mexico's Rio Grande Valley with the feel of a Tony Hillerman novel and the complexity of a Ngaio Marsh mystery. Pueblos, Apache, former Mexican citizens and the US Army collide in a tale of greed and murder. A new civil war mystery series by best selling author Phillip and Jennifer Bryant.

Peter Thomas Smith's days on the post of Fort Craig, New Mexico territory, are spent fighting boredom, keeping cool, and giving the spiritual state of the 5th California Mounted Infantry volunteers a ready ear. As chaplain, he isn't asked to do much in the way of fighting Apaches and there have been no wounded in battle to tend to from fighting Confederates.

He is content to let this state of affairs continue, that is until the Piro scout, Tafoya, brings in a soldier half dead with no name, no unit, and no reason for being there. Like his preferred namesake before him, Thomas the doubter, there are too many questions to ignore.

Like historical murder mysteries? Find more civil war mysteries and historical fiction by searching Phillip Bryant or P.J. Bryant. If you like civil war fiction, be sure to hunt up The Shiloh Series by Phillip Bryant, a four novel set."

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