Many of you who know me well, know I love to read. To the point that I can devour an entire series in a weekend (ala Memorial Day weekend, when I read all 3 books in the Fifty Shades of Grey series). One of my favorite things are the free books that amazon.com offers for kindle readers. Sometimes it is a book that is only free for a few days. More often than not, its the first book in a series that is free. They get you hooked and you’ll pay for the other books (yeah, I’m guilty of that!).
I have read so many wonderful books I might not have because they were free. Even if I am not sure I will like it, I download it anyway. What hard is it if the book is free and you hate it? You aren’t out any money for it, so just download it!
I will try to share the freebies I find a few times a week as I can. Keep in mind that at the time the list is posted, the books were free. Amazon is always changing its prices, so by the time you read & click – it may not be free any longer.
Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardner Mystery #1)
I loved this book so much, I willingly bought its sequel (which is not free, but still good!). It was a little quirky, which is just how I like a good mystery book. The literary world calls them “Cozy Mysterys”. I just call them GOOD! The sequel is Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons
Preview: For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV on a Friday afternoon is bad even before she sees a vision of herself dead. She’s had plenty of visions, usually boring ones like someone’s toilet’s overflowed, but she’s never seen one of herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered on her sofa instead, two things are certain: There isn’t enough hydrogen peroxide in the state of Arkansas to get that stain out, and Rose is the prime suspect. Rose realizes she’s wasted twenty-four years of living and makes a list on the back of a Wal-Mart receipt: twenty-eight things she wants to accomplish before her vision comes true. She’s well on her way with the help of her next door neighbor Joe, who has no trouble teaching Rose the rules of drinking, but won’t help with number fifteen– do more with a man. Joe’s new to town, but it doesn’t take a vision for Rose to realize he’s got plenty secrets of his own.
Somebody thinks Rose has something they want and they’ll do anything to get it. Her house is broken into, someone else she knows is murdered, and suddenly, dying a virgin in the Fenton County jail isn’t her biggest worry after all.
(Rose Gardner Mystery #2).
The Doctor’s Secret Bride – Book One (Billionaire Brides of Granite Falls)
I hadn’t read this book yet, but it is downloaded and ready for me to read when I choose.
Preview: Michelle Carter has been down on her luck since the day she was born. So it comes as no surprise when through a series of unfortunate events, she finds herself jobless, penniless, and practically homeless. In a desperate attempt to get back on her feet, Michelle accepts a job as a nanny, and finds it absolutely impossible to resist the sexual magnetism of her handsome, sexy billionaire boss–but resist she must for as long as she could, especially since she’s keeping secrets from him.
Believing that his late wife betrayed him with another man, falling in love again is the last thing Dr. Erik LaCrosse wants to do. But fall, he does, and so hard, he secretly marries the alluring nanny from the wrong side of the tracks. However, when he unearths a disturbing secret from Michelle’s past, Erik must choose between his loyalty to a dead woman and the love burning in his heart for one who is very much alive.
Long Time Coming
This book I downloaded awhile ago, and just read this past weekend. I could not put it down. It has a little suspense, a little “who done it” and a little romance. My mom read it before me and told me how good it was.
Preview: Years and distance kept the memories at bay. But back at home, the past is ready and waiting to haunt her…
Eighteen years have passed since Joy’s childhood best friend, Jenny, met her death in a tragic car accident just a few days after their senior prom. A broken Joy left their small Kentucky hometown shortly after–determined never to come back. But when her father’s illness forces her to return, she realizes that neither time nor distance have truly healed her troubled soul. Plagued with nightmares of the accident and crippled by a vague fear whose source she can’t identify, Joy realizes that in order to move on she must face the truth behind several disturbing gaps in her memory of that fateful spring. But the only person who can help her is a man she despises–Jenny’s erstwhile boyfriend Jeff, now a respected doctor, whose carelessness as a teenager was the cause of Jenny’s horrendous death–and Joy’s own emotional destruction. Can she ever forgive? She may have no choice but to try. Because both the danger she sensed–and the childhood friendship she treasured–now suddenly seem very much alive.