Fireflies by P.S. Bartlett

Dr. Owen Whelan and his wife Sarah have seven bright and expressive children. However, one of them is very unique; he’s been followed since birth by lost souls.
However peculiar Ennis Whelan has been for the first six years of his life, not until the day he found the bird did the degree of his strangeness become so tangible.
Ennis claimed it flew away.

His sister Teagan was about to bury it.

Teagan becomes increasingly suspicious of his odd behavior but their mother dismisses her claims; that is until he starts healing people.
When he also reveals the gift of sight, he questions his father about visions of his past, including his voyage to America in 1844. Owen prayed he’d never have to share those tragic memories but he will share them, when he realizes he has no choice. Ennis’ life depends on it.

Author: P.S. Bartlett

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
154 reviews

Beyond the Cliffs of Kerry (Bold Women of the 18th Century Series Book 1) by Amanda Hughes

For readers who like a little romance with their historical fiction. It seduces her like a lover; it bewitches her like a spell. It is something mysterious and powerful that Darcy McBride must follow beyond the cliffs of Kerry. Ireland in 1755 is a terrible place, ravaged by famine and the brutal occupation of the British. There seems to be no escape. Darcy joins a group of smugglers who trade illegally with the French and when their operation is discovered, she is transported to the English Colonies for servitude. Shattered by war and bloodshed, Darcy finds the colonists on a feeding frenzy of survival. She refuses to be devoured and meets them with determination and fire stopping them in their tracks. When she confronts the brash and attractive Jean Michel Lupe’, a surveyor for the Crown, sparks fly, and Darcy meets her match. His blend of refinement and frontier masculinity unsettles and entices her. Together, they are swept into a whirlwind of violence and intrigue that threatens their love and their survival. “Once again, best selling author Amanda Hughes splashes the pages with adventure and love stories about audacious women in the 18th Century. Her page turning tales will keep you on the edge of your seat as you take wild rides through passionate and dazzling periods of history.”

Author: Amanda Hughes

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
466 reviews

White Spirit (A novel based on a true story) by Lance Morcan and James Morcan

Based on the remarkable true story of Irish convict John Graham, WHITE SPIRIT is an epic historical adventure set in 19th Century Australia.

After escaping from the notorious Moreton Bay Penal Settlement, Graham finds refuge with the Kabi, a tribe of Aborigines who eventually accept him as one of their own.

Attempts to recapture Graham are orchestrated by a variety of contrasting characters working for the all-pervasive British Empire. They include Moreton Bay’s tyrannical, opium-addicted commandant Lord Cheetham, the dashing yet warlike Lieutenant Hogan, native tracker Barega and the penal settlement’s captain, Tom Marsden.

Marsden’s young daughter Helen, a progressive lady ahead of her time who is both an egalitarian and a feminist, boldly inserts herself into the clash between the Irish convict, her father and Moreton Bay’s other iron-fisted rulers. Helen complicates things further when she finds herself in a Pride and Prejudice-style love triangle with men on opposite sides of the conflict.

When Scottish woman Eliza Fraser is found shipwrecked and close to death in Kabi territory, Graham and his legion of pursuers, as well as the Irishman’s adopted Aboriginal family, are all forced to navigate a multi-faceted rescue mission. The precarious rendezvous is made all the more dangerous by Helen Marsden’s ethically-driven meddling that often outwits the men involved.

WHITE SPIRIT is not only based on arguably the great Australian (true) story, a sweeping tale that encapsulates all the nuances of the southern continent’s unique history, it also provides readers with detailed insights into the tribal life of First Australian (Aboriginal) peoples.

Author: Lance Morcan and James Morcan

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
76 reviews

Longshot in Missouri (The Longshot Series Book 1) by Keith R. Baker

Set in the Western theatre of the US Civil War during the crucial first 18 months, this first novel in the Longshot series introduces Rob Finn to Allan Pinkerton and others who will travel his journey.

Peopled with realistic characters and settings, the story, its plot, locations and cast are drawn from extensive original genealogical and historical research by the author. Introducing fictitious characters to the actual players of those tumultuous times, is both rewarding and challenging for reader and author alike.

Keith R. Baker enjoys genealogy and historical research as hobbies, and has long believed that the best historical fiction tales will always offer enough insight to the period being recorded to allow readers a learning opportunity. Coupled with mature story-telling skills, this makes a terrific and very readable book.

Author: Keith R. Baker

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
527 reviews

Fireflies by P.S. Bartlett

Dr. Owen Whelan and his wife Sarah have seven bright and expressive children. However, one of them is very unique; he’s been followed since birth by lost souls.
However peculiar Ennis Whelan has been for the first six years of his life, not until the day he found the bird did the degree of his strangeness become so tangible.
Ennis claimed it flew away.

His sister Teagan was about to bury it.

Teagan becomes increasingly suspicious of his odd behavior but their mother dismisses her claims; that is until he starts healing people.
When he also reveals the gift of sight, he questions his father about visions of his past, including his voyage to America in 1844. Owen prayed he’d never have to share those tragic memories but he will share them, when he realizes he has no choice. Ennis’ life depends on it.

Author: P.S. Bartlett

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
152 reviews

The Sword of the Banshee (Bold Women of the 18th Century Series Book 3) by Amanda Hughes

For readers who like a little romance with their historical fiction. With eyes as changeable as the sea, India Allen seduces the Irish people into a bloody rebellion which sweeps the country like wildfire. But across the ocean another revolution is brewing, and Quinn Calleigh wants to harness this woman’s mysterious power for himself. With his lusty good nature and wickedly broad smile, he entices India to seek liberty in the New World. Together they sow the seeds of the American Revolution. Taken with her icy beauty, Quinn struggles to melt India’s crystalline exterior and unlock the passion and fire within her. Is he simply an Irish gypsy looking for an adventure or a committed freedom fighter? Their battle to uncover their love and humanity is equal only to that of their struggle for freedom. “Once again, best selling author Amanda Hughes splashes the pages with adventure and love stories about audacious women in the 18th Century. Her page turning tales will keep you on the edge of your seat as you take wild rides through passionate and dazzling periods of history.”

Author: Amanda Hughes

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
177 reviews

Beyond the Cliffs of Kerry (Bold Women of the 18th Century Series) by Amanda Hughes

For readers who like a little romance with their historical fiction. It seduces her like a lover; it bewitches her like a spell. It is something mysterious and powerful that Darcy McBride must follow beyond the cliffs of Kerry. Ireland in 1755 is a terrible place, ravaged by famine and the brutal occupation of the British. There seems to be no escape. Darcy joins a group of smugglers who trade illegally with the French and when their operation is discovered, she is transported to the English Colonies for servitude. Shattered by war and bloodshed, Darcy finds the colonists on a feeding frenzy of survival. She refuses to be devoured and meets them with determination and fire stopping them in their tracks. When she confronts the brash and attractive Jean Michel Lupe’, a surveyor for the Crown, sparks fly, and Darcy meets her match. His blend of refinement and frontier masculinity unsettles and entices her. Together, they are swept into a whirlwind of violence and intrigue that threatens their love and their survival. “Once again, best selling author Amanda Hughes splashes the pages with adventure and love stories about audacious women in the 18th Century. Her page turning tales will keep you on the edge of your seat as you take wild rides through passionate and dazzling periods of history.”

Author: Amanda Hughes

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
459 reviews

Through Streets Broad and Narrow (Ivy Rose Series Book 1) by Gemma Jackson

On New Year’s Day 1925 Ivy Rose Murphy awakes to find her world changed forever. Her irresponsible Da is dead. She is grief-stricken and alone – but for the first time in her life free to please herself.

After her mother deserted the family, Ivy became the sole provider for her da and three brothers. Pushing a pram around the well-to-do areas of Dublin every day, she begged for the discards of the wealthy which she then turned into items she could sell around Dublin’s markets.

As she visits the morgue to pay her respects to her Da, a chance meeting introduces Ivy to a new world of money and privilege, her mother’s world. Ivy is suddenly a woman on a mission to improve herself and her lot in life.

Jem Ryan is the owner of a livery near Ivy’s tenement. When an accident occurs in one of his carriages, leaving a young girl homeless, it is Ivy he turns to. With Jem and the people she meets in her travels around Dublin, Ivy begins to break out of the property-ridden world that is all she has ever known.

Through Streets Broad and Narrow is a story of strength and determination in the unrelenting world that was Dublin tenement life.

Author: Gemma Jackson

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
633 reviews

Best Served Frozen (The Irish Lottery Series Book 4) by Gerald Hansen

PLEASE NOTE: Although this book is part of the IRISH LOTTERY SERIES, there is no cliffhanger. It is true that the characters get older as the series progresses, but each book is a complete story, and can be enjoyed without having read the previous book.Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but hardened mother of seven Fionnuala Flood plans on serving hers up frozen. Or so she thinks.The bells are ringing out in Derry, Northern Ireland, as the dirt-poor Floods and the rich and entitled Riddells prepare for the pairing in matrimony of their families and a bridging of the gap between the two sniping communities. But some are not best pleased, and it might be more a case of For Whom The Bell Tolls.What is the price to be paid for a mother’s love? For daughter Dymphna and son Lorcan, dangerously high. Fionnuala is already furious Dymphna has put her arch nemesis, Ursula Barnett, on the wedding list. Then beloved son Lorcan, fresh out of prison, announces he’s emigrating to the USA. He’ll get there. Unless Fionnuala gets her way.In Wisconsin, Ursula and husband Jed will find a trip to Derry difficult, as Jed’s gambling has them teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. The last chance to save their floundering beef jerky business will be to appear on Attack of the Killer Investors! But Fionnuala has ripped up their invitation, in any event. When they hear shocking news of Dymphna’s death, getting the investment from the TV show is essential.Throw in a rabble of geriatric religious fanatics, poisonous ham hocks, an X-rated wedding cake, a gown from Hell, mix with rivers of drink, intolerance, jealousy and shame, and you have Best Served Frozen, a rip-roaring tale jam-packed with dark humor.Cover by Marco Maldera

Author: Gerald Hansen

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
38 reviews

Beyond the Cliffs of Kerry (Bold Women of the 18th Century Series) by Amanda Hughes

For readers who like a little romance with their historical fiction. It seduces her like a lover; it bewitches her like a spell. It is something mysterious and powerful that Darcy McBride must follow beyond the cliffs of Kerry. Ireland in 1755 is a terrible place, ravaged by famine and the brutal occupation of the British. There seems to be no escape. Darcy joins a group of smugglers who trade illegally with the French and when their operation is discovered, she is transported to the English Colonies for servitude. Shattered by war and bloodshed, Darcy finds the colonists on a feeding frenzy of survival. She refuses to be devoured and meets them with determination and fire stopping them in their tracks. When she confronts the brash and attractive Jean Michel Lupe’, a surveyor for the Crown, sparks fly, and Darcy meets her match. His blend of refinement and frontier masculinity unsettles and entices her. Together, they are swept into a whirlwind of violence and intrigue that threatens their love and their survival. “Once again, best selling author Amanda Hughes splashes the pages with adventure and love stories about audacious women in the 18th Century. Her page turning tales will keep you on the edge of your seat as you take wild rides through passionate and dazzling periods of history.”

Author: Amanda Hughes

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
456 reviews