Saturday, July 27, 2013

Kindle Freebies!

Hello Literary Maidens!
My kindle with a skin #kindle
{Not my photo // Used from Pinterest}
I hope you all are having a splendid weekend! Today I wanted to share a quick post to let you know about some good Kindle e-book freebies that I've come across and wanted to share with you all. I have a Kindle and ever since purchasing it, I've been scouring Amazon for free Christian e-books, and have found a few invaluable resources that have lead me to getting 400+ free Kindle books over time-all for FREE! (Maybe one day I will do a post with links to the resources for my Kindle freebies. If you are interested in seeing such a post, please let me know in a comment!)
Needless to say, I've got a boat load of  e-books on my Kindle, so many that they would all last me a couple years-and I didn't pay a single cent for one of them! This weekend I've come across some wonderful freebies, and two of them had been on my wish-list for quite some time so I was delighted to load them onto my Kindle for free! Now while I always prefer print books over e-books, I will admit there are advantages and cons to e-books. Personally I like taking my Kindle along with me on vacations so I won't have to haul a bunch of books around and wonder if I've brought enough and keep up with them all through hotels and touring the area. So I will have to keep these recent freebies on hand for our next road trip!
So now that I've gone off on a rabbit trail, I'm sure you are all curious as to which e-books are currently free on Amazon (and possibly Barns and Noble for Nook users, though I've not checked). but before sharing them with you I wanted to let you know that even if you don't have a Kindle, there is a Kindle app that you can load onto basically any Smartphone or tablet. More info on that at the bottom of the post though. Now on to the freebies!
A Daughter's Inheritance (The Broadmoor Legacy, #1)         // A Daughters Inheritance //
The Broadmoor Legacy // Book 1
By Tracie Peterson & Judith Miller
Free on Amazon Kindle Until August 31st, 2013
Purchase it for free on Amazon HERE!
(Note: Be sure and double check that the e-book price is still $0.00 before purchasing to make sure you will not be charged for this e-book)
I have been very eager to read this series from Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller and was so excited when I found out it was free! Though I haven't read any of these ladies' work yet, I'm eager to start this book!

Skip Rock Shallows (Copper Brown, #3)
// Ship Rock Shallows //
By Jan Watson
Free on Amazon Kindle Through July 27th, 2013 {TODAY is the last day this e-book is free, so pick it up soon!}
Purchase it for free on Amazon HERE!
(Note: Be sure and double check that the e-book price is still $0.00 before purchasing to make sure you will not be charged for this e-book)
// Book Synopsis //
"Lilly Gray Corbett has just graduated from medical school and decided to accept an internship in the coal camp of Skip Rock, Kentucky. Her beau, Paul, is doing his residency in Boston and can't understand why Lilly would choose to work in a backwater town. But having grown up in the mountains, Lilly is drawn to the stubborn, superstitious people she encounters in Skip Rock--a town where people live hard and die harder and where women know their place. Lilly soon learns she has a lot to overcome, but after saving the life of a young miner, she begins to earn the residents' trust. As Lilly becomes torn between joining Paul in Boston and her love for the people of Skip Rock, she crosses paths with a handsome miner--one who seems oddly familiar. Her attraction for him grows, even as she wrestles with her feelings and wonders what he's hiding."
I have read this book, and actually had just finished it the day before it was free on Kindle. I absolutely loved it and would highly encourage you to read it! It reminded me a lot of Christy by Catherine Marshall and I eagerly await other opportunities to read more of Jan's novels in the future!
Harvest of Rubies: (Book 1)// Harvest of Rubies //

By Tessa Afshar
Free on Amazon Kindle Through August 9th, 2013
Purchase it for free on Amazon HERE!
(Note: Be sure and double check that the e-book price is still $0.00 before purchasing to make sure you will not be charged for this e-book)
// Book Synopsis //

"The prophet Nehemiah's cousin can speak numerous languages, keep complex accounts, write on rolls of parchment and tablets of clay, and solve great mysteries. There is only one problem: she is a woman.

In her early childhood years, Sarah experienced the death of her mother and her father's subsequent emotional distance and she came to two conclusions: that God does not care about her, and that her accomplishments are the measure of her worth - the measure of her self.

Sarah, the talented scribe and cousin to Nehemiah, is catapulted into the center of the Persian court, working too many hours, rubbing elbows with royalty, and solving intrigues for the Queen. Ironically, it isn't failure but success that causes Sarah to lose her only source of external validation.

Sarah soon learns that she has something of worth to offer beyond her ability with languages and sums - her very being proves to be a blessing to others particularly the aristocrat, Darius, she was given to in marriage.

Sarah and Darius' story continues in Harvest of Gold. Darius may be able to learn to love his wife, but can he ever learn to trust Sarah and her Lord?
I've not read this book yet, nor any of this authors other novels, but have heard good things about them and can't wait to read this one! I've always been interested in biblical fiction, and am interested to read this one and see how Tessa fictionalizes well-known Bible events.

Gentleman of Her Dreams (Ladies of Distinction, #0.5)// Gentleman of Her Dreams //
By Jen Turano
I'm not sure how long this e-book will be available for free, but it's been free for all the time I've known about it!
Purchase it for free on Amazon HERE!
(Note: Be sure and double check that the e-book price is still $0.00 before purchasing to make sure you will not be charged for this e-book)
// Novella Synopsis //
"When Miss Charlotte Wilson asks God for a husband, she decides He must want her to pursue Mr. Hamilton Beckett, the catch of the season. The only problem? She's never actually met Hamilton. Fortunately, one of her oldest and dearest friends, Mr. Henry St. James—who has returned to New York after a two-year absence—does know Hamilton. Much to Henry's chagrin, Charlotte immediately ropes him into helping her meet Hamilton. However, none of her plans to catch Hamilton's eye go as she expected, and she is even more confused when her old feelings for Henry begin to resurrect themselves. In the midst of the mayhem Charlotte always seems to cause, she wonders if the gentleman of her dreams might be an entirely different man than she thought.

This novella is a companion to A Change of Fortune, Jen Turano's full-length debut novel, available fall 2012."
This is one of my favorite novellas and a definite re-read! While I normally shy away from books that have a lot of feminism, I really enjoyed this novella! (This book is set in the time when women were trying to be allowed to vote, and while I have nothing against women voting, I don't like the superior-to-men attitude that this time period brought.) Normally I wouldn't have read it, but it was a free novella that was a short story to start off Jen's new Ladies of Distinction series. Personally I loved Henry, and he is the main reason why I enjoyed this novella so much! Plus it's very short and could easily be read in a day making for a nice light quick read!
So there you have it ladies! I hope you all will take advantage of these great deals and load the books onto your Kindle! For those of you who don't have a Kindle, then there is a Kindle app that you get on all Smartphones as well as tablets where you can read these free e-books, so if you'd like to read any of these books, but don't have a Kindle then check out the app! I believe they also have the app available for MACs too! To visit the Amazon page that give info on all the different devices that you can get a Kindle app on click HERE! Oh, and also remember to let me know if you'd like to see more posts with details on Kindle Freebies! And before I sign off, I wanted to leave a link to Bethany House's site where they share the dates for this month's free and discounted e-deals so you can load your Kindle with even more free books! There were too many e-deals to actually list on this post, so go check out the website HERE!
Happy reading!
Bethany for The Literary Maidens

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for all the links, Bethany! These look like great reads!


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