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Yellow Crocus – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Yellow Crocus: A Novel by Laila Ibrahim is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 15 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/y6iYFZ into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Historical Fiction

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Moments after her birth to the mistress of a sprawling Virginia plantation, Lisbeth Wainwright is entrusted to Mattie, an enslaved wet nurse. From then on, Mattie serves as Lisbeth’s stand-in mother, nursing her, singing her to sleep, and soothing her in the night. And yet mothering Lisbeth tears Mattie away from her own baby, Samuel, who lives in the slave quarters. Growing up under Mattie’s tender care, Lisbeth adopts her traditions of prayer, singing, eating black-eyed peas, and hunting for yellow crocuses in the spring. As the years pass, Lisbeth is drawn back into the white world, earning a growing awareness of the inequality of her and Mattie’s stations. She struggles to reconcile her love for Mattie with her parents’ expectations for her future, intent on keeping the best of both worlds-until a terrible betrayal forces her to choose once and for all. Yellow Crocus is a compelling novel of love, loss, and redemption set during one of the most sinister chapters of American history.

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Face the Winter Naked – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Face the Winter Naked by Bonnie Turner is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 54 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/pWU0A1 into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Historical Fiction

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Daniel Tomelin, a battle-worn veteran haunted by the carnage of the First World War, deserts his family in the Great Depression and goes on the road to seek relief from his soul-shaking trauma. He’s too proud to return and face his loving wife without a job, but LaDaisy is determined to care for their family alone, if that’s what it takes. After leaving his loved ones to cope with a hell he helped create, does Daniel dare show his face again? Sometimes LaDaisy feels like killing him.

FACE THE WINTER NAKED is a story for today’s struggling economy and unemployed citizens, set in a tragic era when hope was sometimes all they had.

Bonnie Turner’s Face the Winter Naked is set during the Great Depression, but her story encompasses issues that reach far beyond that era and know no time constraints”war. Political strife. Economic collapse. Environmental catastrophe. Division of families. Cruelty and oppression. Poverty, inequity, and all the faces of prejudice. But it is also about love. And faith. And strength. And hope, forgiveness, and perseverance.

Face the Winter Naked provides an engrossing read in which Turner interweaves history, geography, and a compelling love story. More than that, it is a story that looks beyond the surface, delving into the inner workings of the human mind a powerful narrative that illuminates larger issues of humanity that are timeless and volatile and just as apropos today as decades ago.

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Viking Warrior – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Viking Warrior by Judson Roberts is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 41 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/wgBk5p into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Historical Fiction

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In 9th century Denmark, a child born to a slave is also a slave, and the property of his mother’s master. Halfdan, the son of an Irish noblewoman and the Danish chieftain who captured and enslaved her, has grown up a slave in his own father’s household. But the Norns, the weavers of the fates of all men, have different plans for him–although rarely do they give a gift without exacting a price.

The Strongbow Saga is an epic tale of one man’s unstoppable quest for justice and vengeance that carries him across the 9th century world of the Vikings. In Viking Warrior, book one of the Saga, a cruel twist of fate both frees Halfdan and robs him of the mother he loves, setting him upon the path to a new destiny. But a brutal act of treachery and murder upends Halfdan’s new life, sending him on the run with ruthless hunters hot on his trail.

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Thomas Jefferson, Rachel & Me – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Thomas Jefferson, Rachel & Me by Peter Boody is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 7 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/w7ZuPM into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Historical Fiction

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What if Thomas Jefferson returned to life, penniless, powerless, and without a single slave? What if he meets a beautiful mixed-race woman he takes to be Sally Hemings reborn?

“Thomas Jefferson, Rachel & Me” is a tale told by retired history teacher, Jack Arrowsmith, a man numbed by the deaths of his wife and son. It’s about his — and his late son’s girlfriend, Rachel Carter’s — adventures with the writer of the Declaration of Independence.

They meet the ghost of Jefferson at Monticello and, fighting off their panic, agree to take him off to see America.

A history grad student at Columbia, Rachel knows secrets about Jack’s son and wife that she decides Jack must know. They will turn his world upside down, just as Rachel’s world will be changed forever by her evolving relationship with Jefferson.

Dazzled by Rachel, Jefferson regains the vigor of his prime as the trio travels together. But what then?

For all its fast pace and humor, “Thomas Jefferson, Rachel & Me” is a story about love and friendship, grief and loss, family secrets, and America’s own denial of its past. It’s a story that will stay with you long after its bittersweet finale.

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Wildflowers of Terezin – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Wildflowers of Terezin by Robert Elmer is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 14 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/yhyd4H into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Historical Fiction

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With combined sales exceeding a half a million books, inspirational author Elmer has transitioned nicely from his previous vocations as a pastor, reporter, and an ad copywriter. Elmer’s (The Duet) newest subject focuses on the Danish perspective of the Nazi takeover and extradition of the Jews. Written in quick-step style, Elmer does a fine job mixing a bit of joviality to help balance out the weighty and disturbing subject matter of this particular period of Danish history. The text centers on a burgeoning romantic relationship between Jewish nurse Hanne Abrahamsen and Danish Lutheran pastor Steffen Peterson. With a casual, impersonal faith, Pastor Steffen is challenged by his younger brother Henning’s commitment to the Resistance. Similarly, Steffen finds himself drawn to nurse Hanne and her courageous zeal to help the afflicted. Circumstances throw the two together and each begins a deeper, more introspective search for truth amidst life, death, and rampant suffering. Elmer’s work is so unaffected and genuinely heartfelt that readers find they are willingly reawakened to the horrors of genocide.

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Loki’s Daughters – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Loki’s Daughters by Delle Jacobs and Dennis Lowery is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 54 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/oZ9x6W into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Romance / Historical Fiction

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The Vikings are coming. And these men don’t have rape and pillage on their minds. They mean to stay, and take wives. The easy way or the hard way.

When Celtic maid Arienh surprises a Viking in the hills, she thinks she’s doomed. In the downhill chase, she stabs him and escapes, leaving him to die in the rain and mud. But he doesn’t die, and instead forces his way out of the freezing rain into her cottage. Meaning to calm him and protect her Celtic village from potential violence, Arienh tends his wound. But the dying man confuses her with his teasing, and in the middle of the night wakes her with a kiss and the bizarre assertion that she belongs to him.

Not in her lifetime. Torn by rage and loss from years of predation by Vikings, with all the men in her village and family lost to Viking raids, Arienh has poured her life into protecting the remaining women and children of her village. She hates Vikings. She would never submit to one. And she will never forgive.

Ronan knows she doesn’t recognize him, but he has never forgotten her. As a young boy he was forced to join his cruel uncle in his marauding, and during a raid on her village Ronan sacrificed his only chance of escape to hide Arienh from his Viking kin. He has finally found her again, only to be wounded at her own hand. How can he prove he is not like other Vikings when he has brought more of his kind with him and they all have the same intention, to take over the land of the village women who hate them, and worse, turn them all into wives?Want to have this blog sent wirelessly to your Kindle vs. reading it on your computer? Try out the free two-week subscription!  Click here for the Amazon page for Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips or type in http://www.tinyurl.com/fkblog into your computer’s web browser.

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Tempest at Dawn – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Tempest at Dawn by James D. Best is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 21 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/yR5kDH into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Historical Fiction

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The United States is on the brink of total collapse. The military has been reduced to near extinction, economic turmoil saps hope, and anarchy threatens, as world powers hover like vultures, eager to devour the remains. In a desperate move, a few powerful men call a secret meeting to plot the overthrow of the government.

Fifty-five men came to Philadelphia May of 1787with a congressional charter to revise the Articles of Confederation. Instead they founded the longest lasting republic in world history.

Tempest at Dawn tells their story.

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