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Initial post: Nov 20, 2010 12:55:40 PM PST
L. Long says:
I'm ordering an ereader and I'm looking for some great historical fiction recommendations that are available in an electronic format (free or $).

Almost anytime period from 1700 forward is fine, any location. Some favorites place and times are: Germany, Scotland, Ireland, England, Australia, China or Japan, WW2 (homefront life more than battles), survival stories and immigration stories.

I do not like supernatural, paranormal or graphic sex, violence or language.

Also, any recommendations for websites that highlight historical fiction finds available as ebooks would be helpful.



In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2010 1:08:14 PM PST
Vila SpiderHawk has a series out that covers the period between 1929 and WWII in the Polish-German Corridor that you might find interesting. It's the Forest Song series and it's rated with five stars. All her books are available in Kindle form as well as in paper. I have read all her books, and I highly recommend them. They really are beautifully written.

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Theresa says:
Check out Alexander's Riddle: An Afghan Mystery I loved it!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2010 4:17:49 PM PST
Highly recommended:
The Secret Report of Friar Otto by Sam Smith,
Heads Up for Harry by Hugh McCracken (WW2),
A Stranger and Afraid by Arthur Allwright (WW2),
The Ballad of Johnny Madigan by John A Bray (American Civil War),
Treason by Meredith Whitford,
The Playmakers by Graeme Johnstone,
The African Journals of Petros Amm by Michael J Hunt.

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@ Linda: "Also, any recommendations for websites that highlight historical fiction finds available as ebooks would be helpful."

Check out

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MelindaC says:
That series is fantastic! I love Vila SpiderHawk. She's definitely the real deal. She lives the nature she preaches.

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And BTW some very good historical/romance fiction set in Scotland, late 19th - early 20th century : The Candleriggs Trilogy by Jenny Telfer Chaplin (The Kinnons of Candleriggs, The Widow of Candleriggs and The Ashes of Candleriggs). And by the same author: A Life to Live in Glasgow and Beyond the Bridge of Time.

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Posted on Nov 26, 2010 8:39:56 PM PST
Chretien says:
L. Long,
You may find a problem with Kindle (though I've come to look upon mine as my most precious possession.) The transfer of print files to Kindle format can generate a whole new set of wild typos. The people at Amazon only fairly recently seem to have learned of the problem and are attempting to fix it. It was extremely troublesome to me with Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond series which has a lot in Scots dialect, to say nothing of its songs in Provencal, French, Russian and Italian, and passages in Spanish, Latin, Turkish and Arabic. So catching typos there is particularly tough. But I recently download The Game of Kings, the first book in the Lymond series, and it seems to be very clean of typos. So they really are hard at work fixing the problem -- if you find typos note them and let the folk at Amazon know.

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Posted on Nov 30, 2010 10:59:39 PM PST
Hi Linda,

I have two ebooks on Amazon Kindle that I consider historical novels. A Devil Singing Small follows a woman's life from World War II homefront through the Vietnam War as she rears a family and sends her son off to war. It's loosely based on my mother's life with my schizophrenic father. Download the free chapters to see how you like it before you decide to purchase it for $2.99. My second novel, The Wolf's Sun, is set in 17th century Brittany and France. I spent 8 years researching and writing it. From the Breton Peasant Uprising of 1675 to the Affair of Poisons, one of the great royal cover-ups in history. It's so long, Amazon allows free download of the first 8 chapters. Only $3.95.

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Posted on Dec 2, 2010 3:33:28 PM PST
MelindaC says:
L. Long, Amazon hasn't marketed my ebook as historical fiction (which disappointed me) but Smashwords has. It's set in West Virginia coal mining country from the 1930s-2010. Although the main storyline would be considered suspense, I deliberately included West Virginia (and American) history in the plot, partly because it interests me, and partly to make the story more believable and relatable. I was thrilled that Smashwords considered it historical fiction. If you're interested, the title is Appalachian Justice (Cedar Hollow Series Book 1)

Melinda Clayton

Posted on Dec 9, 2010 5:50:54 PM PST
Tsali45 says:
I just finished reading 'The Battle for Beaver Bay' by Brian L. Schultz. I really enjoyed this one... you should check it out.
It's set in 1864 northern Michigan and follows the life of young Jeb Creaven as he makes his way through the world of north woods lumbermen and logging camps. The characters and scenes are so well-crafted I felt as if I lived it! Great read.

Posted on Dec 20, 2010 6:43:43 AM PST
Linda, I just put my book up in kindle. The book is called "Road to La Bahia". It is a 19th century novel that is classified as alternative history. The setting is Texas 1836. I would autograph your copy but afraid I would mess up your kindle cover.Road To La Bahia. You can look it up for more description.

Posted on Dec 21, 2010 3:03:29 AM PST
Do you like Greek mythology? Do you ever wonder if Jocasta realized that she was married to her son, Oedipus? Then check out "Jocasta: The Mother-Wife of Oedipus". It was successfully published in Greek before we went to Amazon and Kindle.

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Remember, you can always download the first chapter to check things out.

Posted on Dec 21, 2010 7:52:24 AM PST
I highly recommend the historical novels by Margaret George - Helen of Troy, Henry VIII, and Cleopatra. They are quite lengthy and perfect for reading on an ebook. Also, Michelle Moran has excellent books - Nefertiti, The Heretic Princess, and Cleopatra's Daughter (which would be good to read after you read M. George's Cleopatra).
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