[Free eBook] The King’s Bed by Margaret Campbell Barnes [Tudor Historical Drama with Romance]

The King’s Bed by the late English author Margaret Campbell Barnes, is her vintage standalone historical personal drama novel with strong f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

This was originally published in 1961 by Macdonald & Co. The novel is set in medieval England, taking place during the transition from the Wars of the Roses under Richard III to the Tudor ascension under the future Henry VII.

The story centres around a young woman of commoner birth, who is swept up in turbulent events of the years going by as she becomes enamoured of a young man who is closely involved with them due to a lingering secret which may prove to endanger their lives as well as chance of happiness. NB: Unless you want to be spoiled for the charater’s mysterious secret, which is a pretty significant reveal, avoid reading the customer reviews.

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For seventeen-year-old Tansy Marsh, life centres upon her father’s inn, The White Boar, in Leicester.

Richard III sits upon the throne of England, and all seems well.

But the threat of the would-be usurper, Henry Tudor, looms like a gathering storm. And soon the eye of that storm is uncomfortably close to Tansy, disrupting her reassuringly ordinary life.

Once King Richard is defeated, that life becomes even less ordinary.

For Tansy has met Dickon Broome, the man who will change her existence forever.

And while life goes on under the Tudor, Dickon has particular reason to bear a grudge.

Meanwhile in Leicester, Tansy’s beloved father dies, and she is left at the mercy of her self-absorbed, self-interested stepmother.

Until her stepmother also dies, in a most horrible way, and Tansy finds herself terrifyingly close to the centre of that drama.

It soon becomes clear that there is nothing more for Tansy in her childhood home. She travels to London, to Dickon, and to a future that will be marked by some of the most noted events in England’s history.

For Dickon, Broome is not quite all that he seems, and the quality that sets him apart forces him to take some difficult decisions; decisions that affect Tansy as much as himself.

While the couple seems happy, Dickon’s secret has the power to destroy them. Will he allow that to happen, or will he come to terms with some of the nation’s most famous historic events, and live out a quiet and happy life with his beloved Tansy?

Only one man can decide.

[Free eBook] Rogue of the Highlands by by Cynthia Breeding [Historical Romance]

Rogue of the Highlands by Cynthia Breeding is the 1st novel in her Rogue series of f/m historical romances, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Entangled: Select Historical imprint.

This was originally published in 2013 by the now-defunct Samhain. The series apparently incorporates a few paranormal elements into a traditional Highlander setting, which the reviews mention add a touch of magic and espionage and Regency flavour.

This story has a touch of suspense and My Fair Lady in it, as a Highlander who’s inherited an English title commissions a penniless and very proper noble English widow to “refine” his wild ways so he can claim the profits from his new lands, and in the meanwhile spots something off about her stepson.

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[Free eBook] Beauty and the Highland Beast by Lecia Cornwall [Historical Romance]

Beauty and the Highland Beast by Canadian author Lecia Cornwall is the 1st novel in her A Highland Fairy Tale series of f/m historical romance with mild supernatural elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Swerve imprint.

This is the featured eBook Club of the Month selection for May from Macmillan’s HeroesAndHeartbreakers.com romance community. The series mixes fairy tale concepts with Ye Auld Scotland, but is not overtly paranormal or fantasy in nature.

This installment stars a dangerously damaged clansman who has developed a reputation for madness, and the special bride whom a pagan healer has predicted is the only one who can heal his body and heart, if he can only bear to let her.

Offered DRM-free through May 29th, available only in Canada & the US, directly from the community website.

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[Free eBook] An Unexpected Wish by Eileen Richards [Historical Romance]

An Unexpected Wish by Eileen Richards is the 1st novel in her A Lady’s Wish series of f/m historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Kensington’s Lyrical Press imprint.

The series is set during the Regency, and linked by the theme of a character making a wish on “the fabled Fairy Steps” (no other paranormal/supernatural elements). This story stars a plain, impoverished spinster as the wish-maker who is providing for her sisters, who finds herself suddenly surrounded by a slew of romantic suitors except the one she really wants, of course.

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[Free eBook] The Highlander’s Bride by Amanda Forester [Historical Romance]

The Highlander’s Bride by Amanda Forester is the 1st novel in her Highland Trouble series of f/m historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

This is a Scottish Highlander romance series set in the 14th century, during the wars between England and Scotland, who are allied with France. The story stars a Highlander mercenary tasked with escorting a French heiress to her betrothed in Scotland, only to find themselves running into danger which forces them to pose as a married couple to escape safely from France, finding the passion in their faked relationship turning real.

Offered through January 5th, available in several regions worldwide at assorted retailers.

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[Free eBook] Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt [Historical Romantic Suspense]

Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt is the 1st novel in her Maiden Lane of series of f/m historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Hachette’ Grand Central Publishing imprint.

The series is set in London during the 1730s, and features pairings of apparently virtuous and apparently wicked characters. This installment is one with mystery/suspense elements, as a disreputable Lord searching for a murderer strikes a bargain with a respectable local widow in charge of an charity orphanage, in return for her help navigating the slums.

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[Free eBook] Gold for the Gay Masters by Denise Robins [Historical Drama Novel with Romance]

Gold for the Gay Masters by the late Denise Robins, a prolific and highly popular British romantic novelist back in the day, is the 1st novel in her Fauna Trilogy of vintage f/m romantic historical drama novels set in Georgian England, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Hodder & Stoughton.

This was originally published in 1954 using the Harriet Gray pseudonym. The series is an old school passionate dramatic generational saga involving high society scandal, akin to the works of later authors Jackie Collins and Barbara Taylor Bradford where the love story does not necessarily play out according to romance genre conventions and/or end happily ever after. This volume is centred around a heroine who rises from unfortunate beginnings as a slave and plaything to the wealthy, who escapes her seeming rescuer and becomes a dazzling socialite in Regency London, with her heart set on taking revenge upon the only man she has ever loved.

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[Free eBook] Luck Is No Lady by Amy Sandas [Historical Romance]

Luck Is No Lady by Amy Sandas is the 1st novel in her Fallen Ladies series of f/m Regency historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

This series is centred around the underworld of Regency London, starring protagonists with shady backgrounds and/or scandalous situations. This story pairs up the mathematically-talented daughter of a fiscally imprudent gentleman and an illegitimate nobleman’s son turned gambling venue owner as together, they fight crime! the former takes a dubious secret job as a bookkeeper to try and pay off her family’s debts.

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[Free eBook] The Next Together by Lauren James [YA Time Travel Science Fiction with Romance]

The Next Together by Lauren James is the 1st novel in her Next Together series of young adult historical science fiction novels with strong f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Walker Books.

This is the 1st novel in a duology told in a partially epistolary style, where two young persons are repeatedly reincarnated throughout history from the 17th to 21st centuries, with a mysterious mission to fulfill every time, falling in love only to be torn apart until their next encounter in their next lives, as they try to piece together what is happening in the future through records from the past. This is also the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store, and is apparently a special promotion timed with the recent release of the 2nd novel which wraps up the duology.

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[Free eBook] In Search of Scandal by Susanne Lord [Historical Romance]

In Search of Scandal by Susanne Lord is the 1st novel in her London Explorers series of f/m Victorian historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

This features an adventuring botanist determined to embark on an expedition back to a place that nearly killed him, and a spirited socialite equally determined to secure him for herself.

Offered through October 6th, available worldwide at multiple retailers.

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