A few good reads, free4Kindle

2.99 for Kindle version of Elizabeth Goudge’s Gentian Hill

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Free: The Secret Garden

A classic children’s book that is fun to read and reread.

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Astonished: Recapturing the Wonder, Awe, and Mystery of Life with God

It is an incredible thing to get even a tiny glimpse of the real Jesus. Not the watered down Sunday school Jesus. Not the Jesus a TV preacher who wants you to give money talks about, but the one found in the Bible. Read Astonished and then go back and read your Bible with fresh eyes. Ditch the religion and rekindle the relationship.

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Treasure Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson

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War and Peace: With bonus material from Give War and Peace A Chance by Andrew D. Kaufman

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The Mysterious Islandby Jules Verne

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This has over 200 five star reviews, and only 15 1 and 2 star reviews. On the other hand, those low reviews all seem to like the plot. They have some criticism about the writing style and flaws in execution- a common one being that the main character has trouble with figures of speech, and yet, she uses some herself. I think it looks like it might be worth taking a chance on if you’re just looking for a new writer and some escapist reading:
The Gauguin Connection (Genevieve Lenard)

As an insurance investigator and world renowned expert in nonverbal communication, Dr Genevieve Lenard faces the daily challenge of living a successful, independent life. Particularly because she has to deal with her high functioning Autism. Nothing – not her studies, her high IQ or her astounding analytical skills – prepared her for the changes about to take place in her life.

It started as a favour to help her boss’ acerbic friend look into the murder of a young artist, but soon it proves to be far more complex. Forced out of her predictable routines, safe environment and limited social interaction, Genevieve is thrown into exploring the meaning of friendship, expanding her social definitions, and for the first time in her life be part of a team in a race to stop more artists from being murdered.

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Dickens: Great Expectations

David Copperfield

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1918 British mystery, a little slow, but that’s not always a bad thing: The Hunt Ball Mystery

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Not great literature, but great escapist reading for me: Grace Livingston Hill’s: Phoebe Deane
Lots of other titles by GLH are only .99

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2 Comments

  1. Joy
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    I love GLH books when I need a comfort read. I don’t know that I’ve ever thanked you for the kindle book links you post. I have found several books that I may have missed otherwise. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Kizmet
    Posted April 17, 2014 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the rec for The Gauguin Connection. It was a great read. Unfortunately, none of the sequels are available at my local library.

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