Friday, December 21, 2012

Launch Post

My primary blog is Pentriloquist, however during October I followed the 31 Days project with 31 Days of Good Books.  As I'm a book lover of the most devoted sort.... it was great fun to share some of my favorite books with everyone.

As a result of that successful month, I began posting a monthly list of free Kindle books.  Who doesn't love free books?  No one.

On a lark, and because I'm making so many changes to Pentriloquist for 2013... I've started this little blog to share free Kindle books on a regular basis.

These aren't books I recommend or have even read yet.  Their content may not suit everyone.  They are simply books I've found that are free and have better than average reader feedback and/or reviews.  I trust you can select what is right for your reading enjoyment.

Here are the first offerings.  I can't guarantee they'll still be free when you read this post, as some are for a limited time only.  However, in 2013, I'll start an email list and you can receive the freshest post right in your email so you won't miss a thing.

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The Note by Richard Rudomanski
Nora Williams discovers her husband of forty-four years stroke-ridden and comatose in their home in rural New York. In his pocket she finds the cause—a blackmail note.

Robert's in a medically induced coma in the ICU, unable to speak. Nora, devastated by her husband's condition, and shocked by the allegations written in The Note, is now faced with the daunting task of uncovering the truth behind her husband's past. But the investigation becomes pitted between Nora's denial and her daughter's persistence to unearth the facts. They will soon discover, hidden within the decades of deception, there is a secret so powerful it could tear the entire family—apart!

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A Dyeing Shame (A Myrtle Clover Mystery) by Elizabeth Spann Craig

When Beauty Box beautician Tammy Smith is discovered with a pair of hair shears in her back, there are suspects and secrets aplenty in her small Southern town.

Octogenarian Myrtle Clover, bored by bingo and bridge, is intrigued by the crime...and her neighbors' secrets. But discovering, and blabbing, secrets got Tammy killed and Myrtle soon learns her sleuthing isn't just's deadly.

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Three Girls and a Baby by Rachel Schurig

Ginny McKensie's life is spiraling out of control.

Finished with college, she should have been planning her wedding. After all, Ginny and Josh were made for each other—everyone said so. Except the love of her life didn't agree.

Now Ginny is back in her hometown, unwillingly single, and stuck in a dead-end job. When she discovers she's pregnant, Ginny is convinced her life is ending. Instead of planning a future with Josh, she's learning the truth about morning sickness, juggling bills, and seeing just how far designer jeans can stretch.

Her life-plan never included dating again (not even with her too-hot new boss), or being a single mother at 23. Now, with the help of her best friends, Annie and Jen, Ginny must try to re-imagine—and rebuild—a life she never wanted.

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Wait for Me by Elisabeth Naughton

A 2013 Bookie Award Nominee – Best eBook Novel of the year!
A 2012 Readers' Choice Awards finalist!

A woman without a past…

After a tragic accident left her with no memory, Kate Alexander struggled to fit in with a husband and world that didn’t feel right. She’s had no reason to question what friends and family have told her, not until her husband is suddenly killed and she finds a photo of a young girl in his office. A girl who can’t be anyone but a daughter Kate didn’t know she had.

A man desperate for a reason to live…

Ryan Harrison lost his wife in a plane crash five years ago. To cope with the pain of her loss, he dedicated himself to his job and to raising their daughter. Now a successful pharmaceutical executive, Ryan has everything a man could want—money, fame and power—but he’d give it all up in a heartbeat for just one more day with the woman he still loves.

Two lives about to converge.

As Kate begins to dig into a past she doesn’t remember, evidence leads her to San Francisco and puts her on the path toward Ryan, a man who sees in her the woman he loved and lost. Kate feels a draw to Ryan, one she can’t explain, but is that feeling enough to convince her this is where she’s supposed to be? As Ryan and Kate search for answers, they uncover lies long buried, a passion hotter than either expected and a danger that threatens…even now…when the second chance they’ve both been searching for is finally within reach.

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Letters from a Skeptic: A Son Wrestles with His Father's Questions about Christianity 
by Gregory A. Boyd

Greg Boyd and his father, Ed, were on opposite sides of a great divide. Greg was a newfound Christian, while his father was a longtime agnostic. So Greg offered his father an invitation: Ed could write with any questions on Christianity, and his son would offer a response.

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Where is God When it Hurts by Philip Yancey
If there is a loving God, then why is it that ... ?
You've heard that question, perhaps asked it yourself. No matter how you complete it, at its root lies the issue of pain.

Does God order our suffering? Does he decree an abusive childhood, orchestrate a jet crash, steer a tornado through a community? Or did he simply wind up the world's mainspring and now is watching from a distance?

In this Gold Medallion Award--winning book, Philip Yancey reveals a God who is neither capricious nor unconcerned. Using examples from the Bible and from his own experiences, Yancey looks at pain---physical, emotional, and spiritual---and helps us understand why we suffer. Where Is God When It Hurts? will speak to those for whom life sometimes just doesn't make sense. And it will help equip anyone who wants to reach out to someone in pain but just doesn't know what to say.

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Daughter of Joy by Kathleen Morgan

Daughter of Joy is a beautiful story of redemptive love. Abby's walk of faith, sometimes followed by sheer force of will alone, resonated in my heart. And Conor's painful journey back to the safe harbor of a loving and forgiving God brought me to tears. Thank you, Ms. Morgan, for such a memorable read. -- Robin Lee Hatcher, author of The Forgiving Hour

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Disclosure:  In order to offer pictures of the books without a ton of saving, uploading, posting, and obtaining permissions to do all that... I'm posting pics from my Amazon Associates account.  Should any purchases be made, I may earn a 1% commission - but since the books are free... that wouldn't really add up to much, would it?  It is wonderfully convenient however to be able to post their code right in here and offer a nice pic.

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