Friday, August 9, 2013

Recent Downloads

As an annual visitor to the Outer Banks, I am fascinated by books about The Lost Colony. We have seen the outdoor drama, and I highly recommend you see it at least once if you're down there. This book caught my eye because it has a unique story line. It's also free right now!

In 1587, a fleet of English ships set sail for the Virginia colony. During a storm, one ship became separated from the others and was never seen again. The settlers on board were presumed lost at sea, but there is both historical and legendary evidence that the colonists actually founded the Roanoke colony.

Veteran novelist Hunt ("Theyn Chronicles") reimagines this slice of Colonial history through the eyes of Jocelyn White, a newlywed reluctant to leave her home in England for the wild shores of the New World. White's journey is fraught with danger, but her dependence on God and God's providence carry her safely through. Hunt's engaging historical romance will appeal to fans of B.J. Hoff and Patricia Hickman.

I downloaded a sample of this book yesterday.

Thank God for girlfriends and shared visits to powder rooms! That’s always been the concept behind our website where we’ve been entertaining women with our humor and bold, brave honesty since 2009. Now we’re taking it to the next level with an anthology of original short stories from some of the wittiest women writers we know—stories they would only tell their closest friends, most likely from within the haven of a ladies’ room. Inside you’ll find 39 (mostly) true tales by women, for women, about being women—bodily changes, relationships, careers, motherhood, aging, illness, and more—written with the humor and grit that proudly sets In The Powder Room apart. But be forewarned: we’re holding nothing back. We’re revealing our deep dark secrets—because it’s through our most vulnerable and honest moments that we forge the strongest connections and discover we aren’t so alone after all. You have a gimpy boob? Me too. You think glitter is the herpes of the craft world? Me too! You got your fishnet-clad leg stuck to your head on stage in front of thousands of people? Wait…what? OMG. Tell me everything! We are your friends, sisters, mothers, and daughters. Regardless of what life has dished up for you, chances are, we’ve been there and we can relate. We’ll help you laugh it off, or hold your hand until you’re ready to laugh again. And we promise: we’ll always tell you when you have lipstick on your teeth. Contributing Authors: Wendi Aarons Keesha Beckford Kim Bongiorno Andrea C. Liz Dawes Janie Emaus Lady Estrogen Suzanne Fleet Amy Flory Kim Forde Rebecca Gallagher Julie C. Gardner Noa Gavin Stephanie Giese Allison Hart Abby Heugel Angie Kinghorn Leslie Marinelli Poppy Marler Janel Mills Lisa Newlin Tarja Parssinen Deborah Quinn Alexandra Rosas Kerry Rossow Anna Sandler Angela Shelton Shari Simpson Mere Smith Meredith Spidel Julie Stamper Suniverse Bethany Thies Dawn Weber Robyn Welling Lori Wescott Ellen Williams and Erin Dymowski Tracy Winslow Amy Wruble

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This one I picked up when it was free. It's still a bargain at only $2.51.

Miri Brayden teeters on a razor's edge between placating and enraging her brother, whom she depends upon for support. Yet if his anger is unleashed, so is his madness. Miri must keep his descent into lunacy a secret, or he'll be committed to an asylum—and she'll be sent to the poorhouse.

Ethan Goodwin has been on the run all of his life—from family, from the law ... from God. After a heart-changing encounter with the gritty Reverend John Newton, Ethan would like nothing more than to become a man of integrity—an impossible feat for an opium addict charged with murder.

When Ethan shows up on Miri's doorstep, her balancing act falls to pieces. Both Ethan and Miri are caught in a web of lies and deceit—fallacies that land Ethan in prison and Miri in the asylum with her brother. Only the truth will set them free.

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