Have you ever wished you could travel back in time? Meet Mr. Darcy. Change the course of WWII? Become and Elizabethan princess? While science may not have perfected the art of time travel yet, books have. These ten daily deal picks for Kindle will take you back to Elizabeth’s England. Medieval Europe. WWII. The heartland of America. So grab a cup of coffee, curl up on the sofa and wander back through time. Just make sure you don’t forget to come back to the present!
- 1 The Forgotten Sister: Mary Bennet’s Pride and Prejudice
- 2 Next to Love: A Novel
- 3 The Baker’s Daughter: A Novel
- 4 The Hangman’s Daughter
- 5 The Handfasted Wife – an historical novel (The Daughters of Hastings)
- 6 Memoirs of a Time Traveler
- 7 Minette
- 8 Precious Bones
- 9 Austenland: A Novel
- 10 Isabeau, A Novel of Queen Isabella and Sir Roger Mortimer (The Isabella Books)
Set in the time of the Norman Conquest and told from the viewpoint of Edith, Harold’s common-law wife. When Harold becomes king in 1066, and sets Edith aside for a political marriage, she is thrown into a battle for her children’s destinies and her own economic future. Based on the historical story of Edith Swan-neck, this is a fascinating look at the beginning of Europe’s emergence from the Dark Ages from the viewpoint of a woman who was at the heart of the struggle.
A fun romp through time, from ancient to future, as a wild, Amazonian tourist and a young archaeologist race against time (literally) to track down the man who is rewriting history. A wildly entertaining look at history from a wacky and enduring author. A delightful story set in 17th century Europe. Princess Henrietta-Anne Stuart is the original Cinderella, waiting breathlessly for her handsome prince to carry her off and restore her to her proper place at court. A look inside the courts of Louis XIV and Charles II, as seen through the eyes of a charming, engaging and enchanting heroine. Cassandra has discovered the skeletal remains of a young woman and her child entombed in the walls of an historic Tudor house. Certain that she feels a connection to them, she begins the search for their story and finds herself inexplicably drawn to the house, and the story of the Thorne siblings who occupied it during the reign of Elizabeth I, and when her own life takes an unexpected turn she finds herself connected to them in ways she could never have imagined. Jane Hayes is 33 years old, and obsessed with the Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice. When her Great-Aunt Carolyn sends her on a trip to England to a resort straight out of a Jane Austen novel, she discovers that she is quickly losing her taste for Colin Firth, and for the Austen novel itself. Forcing herself to give it “one more chance” before she heads back to Manhattan, Jane begins to wonder if maybe her trip could end in a Mr. Darcy of her own? A fun, modern day romp through Austen’s England. It is 14th century England, and Isabella is seeking revenge on her husband, Edward II. When she speaks out against his favorite, Hugh Despenser, her lands are immediately forfeited and her children taken from her. Determined to regain both, she enlists the help of her lover, Roger Mortimer, to engineer the downfall of Edward. A fascinating look at the reign of Edward II, which has long been viewed as a corrupt and ineffective period in English history.
Whether it is medieval English history, Tudor murder and suspense or a WWII coming of age story, we hope that you will find something in this selection to while away the hours. Tell us in the comments below–which of these appeals to you the most?