A War Within – The Healer

Author: Nathan D Maki

Category: Historical Fiction

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Deal starts: April 25, 2018

Deal ends: April 25, 2018

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What would you do to save your mother from slavery?"Excellent, thrilling, full of surprises and suspense.""If you like Historical Fiction, and you like Christian Fiction, this one will be right up your alley.""I enjoyed the link of Christianity in the face of war. Well done!"Suzanna ben Ya’ir is a slave to the king of Hatra, the indomitable fortress city. She dreams of escaping the harem and finding her way back to Rome to find her son, but she is held prisoner by the king’s soldiers, towering walls, and untold miles of murderous desert. To escape, she must earn coins as a healer among the common folk of the city and join forces with a Hatran guard who secretly loves her. But when the Roman legions arrive to besiege the city her hope of escape seems more unattainable than ever.Theudas ben Ya’ir is a fierce warrior and a member of the Roman Emperor’s guard, but he also harbors a deadly secret – he is a Christian. Theudas longs to find his mother and rescue her from slavery, but the Emperor, his legions, and Plautianus – the ruthless leader of the Praetorians – are besieging the city where she is held captive. Now Theudas must break the Roman siege and infiltrate the hostile city, find his mother, and help her escape. But doing so will mean committing treason against the Emperor. Will his quest cost Theudas his new-found faith and the life of the woman he loves?With Suzanna’s life hanging in the balance, can she and Theudas defy the odds and reunite? And if so, can they escape with their lives?Here's what other readers are saying about The Healer: "From beginning to end, this book captured my attention. The scenes came to life, the characters were unique and believable, and it was clear that the author did lots of detailed research. As a woman, I also appreciated the romantic aspect of the story, which I thought was well done.""History geeks will appreciate the fact that the author has not only researched the history well, but has "colored within the lines" by telling his fictional tale in a way that is completely true to the historical record. And those who just love a good action tale will not be disappointed either The action is almost non-stop, with lots of tension throughout.""Plot twists abound. There were several times I found myself thinking, "I didn't see THAT coming." It's not all swords and sandals, either; there are several romantic subplots to balance the action/adventure.""Perhaps the most powerful of all is his compelling reach to the heart of the matter at hand; that of THE WAR WITHIN each and every one of our hearts. Regardless of the outward struggles, opposing forces that drive our lives, the true battle for us all is within our spirit, our motives, and our heart for God."

The Only Gold

Author: Ethan Luke

Category: Historical Fiction

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Deal starts: April 24, 2018

Deal ends: April 24, 2018

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Braxes' fighting pits draw crowds in the thousands to feast upon the sights and sounds of men meeting their end. Whilst trying to find his purpose after losing everything, Atilius is thrust into this world of death and destruction. He learns to kill and finds himself reveling in the massacre. Only through his wife's memory can he regain his humanity and become the man he once was. Follow the story of Atilius in 'The Only Gold' an Amazon Top 100 bestseller.

Canawlers

Author: James Jr.

Category: Historical Fiction

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Deal starts: April 23, 2018

Deal ends: April 27, 2018

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Curious how to pronounce the title?It's CAN-all-ers. It's what boatmen on the C&O Canal called themselves. Just about everyone else said, "canallers," but canawlers had an accent. They also had a challenging and dangerous job during the Civil War. Canawlers brought coal and other goods 185 miles from Cumberland, Maryland, to Georgetown. All the while, they traveled along the Potomac River within site of the Virginia shore and the Confederate States of America. The C&O Canal ran along the border of two warring nations, the canawlers were caught in the crossfire. Hugh Fitzgerald is a proud canawler. For nine months a year, he and his family live on their canal boat, working hard to get them through the lean winter months.The year 1862 was a hard year to live on the canal, though. To this point, the Confederacy has stayed south of the canal, but now the Confederate Army intends to go on the offensive and take the war into the north. Not only are the Fitzgeralds' lives endangered by the increased activity of warring armies and raiders on the canal, but the Fitzgeralds' secret activity as a stop along the Underground Railroad only endangers their lives all the more. Then fate takes Hugh away from his family, leaving his wife, Alice, to hold the family together. With the help of her children; Thomas, George and Elizabeth; Tony, an orphan from Cumberland; and David Windover, a disillusioned Confederate soldier, they will face the dangers presented by the war, nature, and the railroad together.From the reviewers:Canawlers “A powerful, thoughtful and fascinating historical novel, Canawlers documents author James Rada, Jr. as a writer of considerable and deftly expressed storytelling talent.” - Midwest Book Review “James Rada, of Cumberland, has written a historical novel for high-schoolers and adults, which relates the adventures, hardships and ultimate tragedy of a family of boaters on the C&O Canal. ... The tale moves quickly and should hold the attention of readers looking for an imaginative adventure set on the canal at a critical time in history.” - Along the Towpath“Mr. Rada presents an interesting slice of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal boatman’s life set against the backdrop of the turbulence and uncertainty of the American Civil War. The use of the canal as a route on the Underground Railroad is also woven into the plot which reveals how hard work, a strong family and difficult times could come together along the canal.” - Rita L. Knox, Park Ranger, C&O Canal NHPScroll up and grab a copy today.

The Praying Nun

Author: Michael Smorenburg

Category: Historical Fiction

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Deal starts: April 20, 2018

Deal ends: April 24, 2018

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Part true story, part historical fiction. In 1985 two divers discover an ancient uncharted shipwreck, identified three decades later by the Smithsonian Museum as the São José de Africa, a slaver that ran aground in 1794. Then leap back in time to witness a historical tale of disturbing brutality and exhilarating human courage… Chikunda and his wife Mkiwa, stripped naked and shackled, are heaved aboard the São José. Only a miracle may save them from the horrors below deck where more than 400 fellow slaves are crammed. But nobody can guess what fate has in store. The Praying Nun will leave you pondering human nature in all its forms.

Specter of the Covington Fencibles

Author: William Deen

Category: Historical Fiction

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Deal starts: April 21, 2018

Deal ends: April 21, 2018

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Haunting and ghostly Novella from the Civil War Era based on the author's great grandfather, Pvt. Leonard B. McGrew, C.S.A. Known as an ornery and mean spirited man, L.B. McGrew was rumored to have killed a small boy for stealing food during the War Between The States. Wounded in the knee and hip at Stone's River, L.B. is sent to Rome, Ga. for medical treatment.There, he is informed the boy visited him while recuperating. Discharged and sent home because of his injuries, L.B. returns to Covington County Mississippi, starts a family, and becomes a farmer. Through the years, the boy continues appearing to relatives and friends. Enraged and agitated, he refuses to listen to the stories.Until that is, his final days. It is on his deathbed that L.B. McGrew meets the boy again.Book purposely uses period slang.

The Reckoning

Author: Michael Smorenburg

Category: Historical Fiction

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Deal starts: April 20, 2018

Deal ends: April 24, 2018

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1794—Four hundred Mozambican slaves aboard the Portuguese slave ship São José de Africa are shipwrecked at the Cape of Good Hope at the tip of Africa. Of the two hundred who survive the tempest and catastrophe, a pair evades re-capture and re-sale the next day on the town’s slave block. When Chikunda's wife goes missing, he has a monumental choice to make. A tale of hope, fear and most of all, the yearning for freedom.