Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-26-13

My Way Home (St.Gabriel Series Book 1)

By Cynthia Lee Cartier / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (57 reviews)

My Way Home (St.Gabriel Series Book 1) (St. Gabriel Series)

With its honest, journal-like style, My Way Home (the first book in the St. Gabriel series) has endeared and captivated readers. For over twenty years, Cammy Coleman dreamt of visiting the beautiful island of St. Gabriel. Filled with history and tradition, it’s surrounded by the brilliant northern waters of Lake Brigade. Charming old buildings line its main street, and grand homes, cottages, gardens and woods complete the picture-perfect landscape. Life has never allowed Cammy to make the trip to St. Gabe, but she’s been content to be a homemaker, mother, and wife to her husband of twenty-five years, tucking away her dreams for someday.

But when the husband Cammy adores asks for a divorce, she’s devastated; the last thing she wants to do is leave the safety and solitude of her home. Her well-meaning friends, however, have something else in mind. Hoping to distract her from her grief, they convince Cammy to go with them on a week-long retreat to St. Gabriel. Cammy grudgingly agrees, but finds herself immediately drawn to the island and an abandoned lodge in a way that opens up the possibilities of a new life, new loves and finding her way home.

Warm and inviting, My Way Home is a touching, entertaining and emotionally powerful story that speaks to the inner strength within us all.

Free as of 10/26/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Love Gone to the Dogs (Second Chances)

By Margaret Daley / Genre: Humor / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (93 reviews)

Love Gone to the Dogs (Second Chances)

Single mom, Leah Taylor, has her hands full with a grandfather, an inventor, who lives a bit risky when it comes to his job and two sons, one a rambunctious genius. But it is her free spirited beagle who gets her into trouble with her new neighbor, Dr. Shane O’Grady, when her dog makes a move on his champion bichon that he wants to breed.

Leah and Shane clash over their dogs that clearly like each other. Leah is determined to ignore her neighbor, but when her youngest son who tries to defy gravity and fly ends up hurt, it is her neighbor, the doctor, who takes care of her son. Can Leah and Shane find love or has love gone to the dogs?

Free as of 10/26/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Quicker (an Ell Donsaii story)

By Laurence Dahners / Genre: Terrorism, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (100 reviews)

Quicker (an Ell Donsaii story)

Quicker is a near future SciFi/Thriller whose young heroine Ell Donsaii is an intrepid athletic phenom who reminds one of David Weber’s Honor Harrington. Like Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) Ell is also a mathematical genius who, instead of counting sheep, works on her own theory of quantum mechanics to help her drift off to sleep. At once shy and concerned about her social skills, yet well loved by those around her, she finds herself at the center of a terrorist plot at the Olympics. The terrorists never contemplated trying to hold a hostage with the unbelievable quickness and athleticism of Ell Donsaii!

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Eye of the Beholder

By Jackie Weger / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (20 reviews)

Eye of the Beholder

Twenty-four year old Phoebe Hawley is on a quest to find a place for her homeless family. Phoebe is Alabama tough, country smart and sapling thin. On the road with two siblings, twelve year-old Maydean and five year-old Willie-Boy, Phoebe is out of money, out of gas and out of patience. Now the only things she owns in abundance are Hawley backbone and Hawley pride–neither of which she can trade for food or gas.

A collision with Gage Morgan puts Phoebe’s mission in even worse jeopardy–until Phoebe discovers Gage Morgan owns the perfect place for the Hawley clan.

But Gage Morgan has a bruised ego, a tight fist on his wallet and an iron fist on his heart. Once Phoebe discovers Gage is too wily to succumb to her schemes to pilfer his wallet and claim his home, she has to try something different to win his heart.

But will Hawley backbone and Hawley pride step aside to let her do it?

Free as of 10/26/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Ember X (Death Collectors)

By Jessica Sorensen / Genre: Angels, Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (246 reviews)

Ember X (Death Collectors)

For nineteen-year-old Ember, life has always been about death. With a simple touch, she can see when someone will die. It’s her curse and the reason she secludes herself from the world. The only person that knows her secret is her best friend Raven.

But that changes when she meets Asher Morgan. He’s gorgeous and mysterious and is the only person Ember can’t sense death from. The silence he instills in her mind and body allows her to feel things she’s never been able to before, so despite her initial reservations, Ember lets Asher into her life and lets herself to get close to him. But the closer they get, the more Ember realizes that Asher is keeping secrets from her.

When unexplained deaths begin to surface in her town, Ember questions why she can’t see Asher’s death and what it is he’s hiding from her.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-25-13

Party Crashers (humorous romantic mystery)

By Stephanie Bond / Genre: Women Sleuths, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (329 reviews)

Party Crashers (humorous romantic mystery)

No invitation, no alibi… A young woman is stressed to the max, selling shoes at Neiman Marcus during a busy holiday season. Also pressing on her mind is the fact that her boyfriend of the last few months is missing, along with her car. With problems piling on, she manages to make a new friend at work, but too late she realizes her gal pal is a serial party crasher. It’s fun–at first. But no one’s laughing when a body turns up at an upscale party they’ve crashed and they’re the only people who aren’t supposed to be there!

Free as of 10/25/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Outside The Lines (Line Series)

By Kimberly Kincaid / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (36 reviews)

Outside The Lines (Line Series)

As an Ivy League ER doctor who eats double shifts for breakfast (and lunch…and dinner), Blake Fisher has little appetite for anything other than work. Being on the staff at Brenstville Hospital means taking care of people, a need Blake understands all too well from losing his brother to cystic fibrosis eight years ago. When he’s asked to coordinate a carnival fundraiser for the cause, he jumps at the chance to help others with the disease…until it lands him side by side with the one woman he never thought he’d see again: his ex-fiancée.

Streetwise and rough around the edges, Jules Shaw is no stranger to earning a living through hard work. But when her job as the restaurant manager of Mac’s Diner puts her shoulder to really broad shoulder with Blake Fisher, she nearly balks. She’d rather dodge and deflect than admit the real reason she broke things off, but the catering contract for the carnival means big business for Mac’s, and feeding people is Jules’s lifeblood.

As Blake and Jules join reluctant forces, they quickly rediscover the spark between them. But the possibility of a future together hinges on coming clean about the past, with potentially devastating consequences. Can Blake and Jules overcome their drastically different backgrounds and learn to love again, or will they always be outside the lines?

Free as of 10/25/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

The Gaze

By Javier A. Robayo / Genre: Drama / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (37 reviews)

The Gaze

As a sophomore in college Samantha Reddick meets Tony Amaya, a brokenhearted young man, whose written words she keeps as a memento of a weekend long affair. The words, written on the back of a paper placemat, become her only solid ground during a tumultuous decade that nearly destroys her, leaving her searching for answers at the bottom of the bottle.
Haunted by guilt and the constant menace from a man she once loved, Samantha searches for Tony and inserts herself into his life through an online friend request to his wife, Gwen. Mutual curiosity opens the door to an unexpected friendship that becomes the catalyst of an inner battle between the better woman Samantha longs to be, and the Samantha who despises her own gaze.

Free as of 10/25/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Desire by Blood

By Melissa Schroeder / Genre: Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (24 reviews)

Desire by Blood

Enter the world of By Blood where an entire class of vampires poerates within the glittering realm of the victorian ton.

A man with a secret.

Nicodemus Blackburn has seen the best and worst of mankind. Five hundred years of dealing with them teaches the vampire to be very wary of the creatures. Unfortunately, alarming events leave him no choice but to enter the world of the ton to hunt a rogue vampire—one who is making his own army of blood thirsty vampires. Searching for the villain is not the worst of his troubles. That can be laid at the feet of bluestocking Lady Cordelia Collingsworth.

A woman on a mission.

Cordelia has always been an outcast, even in her own family. She has forged her way in the world with her ability to write, and Nico Blackburn is the focus of her next article. Before she can obtain any information about the mysterious man, she is pulled headlong into a scandal that leaves her with no choice but to marry Nico—a man with dangerous secrets.

A passion that consumes them both.

Thrust into a world she knows nothing of, Cordelia finds herself falling in love with a man who claims to be a vampire. As their passion grows, so does the danger around them and Nico will have to call on all of his powers to protect the one thing he has realized he cannot live without: his opinionated, infuriating, and thoroughly delectable wife.

Free as of 10/25/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Secrets: (Finding Love ~ THE OUTSIDER SERIES)

By Lorhainne Eckhart / Genre: Collections & Anthologies, Romance / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (26 reviews)

Secrets: A sizzling western romance series (Finding Love ~ THE OUTSIDER SERIES)

For Diana, Jed was the first man she trusted. He was the first man to show her what true love was. He was the father of her child, the one man she could always count on. Until one spring day Jed falls from the roof of the barn and Diana’s world as she knows it begins to unravel.

Diana is forced to face two things, her husband’s secrets, and what if… there was no Jed.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-24-13

Sisters in Love (Love in Bloom: Snow Sisters #1), Contemporary Romance

By Melissa Foster / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (86 reviews)

Sisters in Love (Love in Bloom: Snow Sisters #1), Contemporary Romance

Danica Snow has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister. As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life.

Blake Carter is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful lifestyle, he has no trouble finding willing participants. When his friend and business partner dies in a tragic accident, he suddenly, desperately, wants to change his ways. The problem is, he doesn’t know how to stop doing what he does best.

When Blake walks into Danica’s office, the attraction between them is white hot, but Danica isn’t the type to give into the heat and risk her career. Danica’s desire sets her on a path of self-discovery, where she begins to question every decision she’s ever made. Just this once, Danica wants to indulge in the pleasures of life she’s been so willingly ignoring, but with her Little Sister in turmoil and her biological sister’s promiscuousness weighing heavily on her heart, she isn’t sure it’s the right time to set her desires free.

Free as of 10/24/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Shackled Lily (Winsor Series)

By T L Gray / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (43 reviews)

Shackled Lily (Winsor Series)

Beautiful, selfish and spoiled Kaitlyn “Issy” Summers had it all, or so everyone thought. Then, one night changed everything. Now trapped in the world that destroyed her to begin with, Issy finds herself in the arms of the one man she vowed to forget.

Issy Summers spent her life hardening and numbing her heart to the world. Raised by a weak mother and controlling father, Issy learns quickly that self-preservation is essential, and manipulation is often the key. When a night of over indulgence lands her in a coma, Issy wakes to find her life completely shifted as her father forces her back into his world–a world far darker than even Issy was prepared for.

The only light now is a man who has loved her for years, a man who recently found the loving grace of Christ. Letting him in will destroy the walls and armor she has worked so hard to build, but will shutting him out trap her forever in the chains that cover her?

Shackled Lily is the second book in the Winsor Series, but can be read as a stand alone novel.

Free as of 10/24/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Secret Shopper

By Tanya Taimanglo / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (20 reviews)

Secret Shopper

After moving to California from the tropical island of Guam, Phoenix Farmer’s marriage to her high school sweetheart, Bradley unravels. Forced to find a job, she retreats into the world of SECRET SHOPPING and thrives. As Phoenix discovers her true self without Bradley, she becomes an unwilling goddess with the help of her best friend Rachel. She snags the attention of Thomas-the creative, handsome and persistent target she has been assigned to evaluate. Can she hold off Thomas’s charm until her divorce becomes final? What will she decide when her father falls ill unexpectedly and pulls her back to Guam?

This romantic comedy will have you cheering for Phoenix as she rises from the ashes and becomes a shinier version of her former self.

Free as of 10/24/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Coco Pinchard’s Big Fat Tipsy Wedding: A Funny Feel-Good Romantic Comedy

By Robert Bryndza / Genre: Humor / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (23 reviews)

Coco Pinchard's Big Fat Tipsy Wedding: A Funny Feel-Good Romantic Comedy

A year has passed, Coco’s career has taken off, and her relationship with the hunky Adam is going from strength to strength… there is even talk of marriage!

Then the day before Adam is due to move in – he ends their relationship without explanation… After the initial shock and anger (and an ‘I told you so’ from ex mother-in-law Ethel) Coco digs deeper and discovers why. Adam is in terrible trouble, and he needs her help.

Will Adam’s mistake come between them? Or will they get to live happily ever after?

Featuring an exciting cast of characters both familiar and new, and of course a starring role for the wonderfully horrible Ethel! Coco Pinchard’s Big Fat Tipsy Wedding is a hilarious, heart warming romantic comedy.

Free as of 10/24/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Lie or Die (A Shelby Nichols Adventure)

By Colleen Helme / Genre: Women Sleuths, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (40 reviews)

Lie or Die (A Shelby Nichols Adventure)

Shelby has her hands full managing her new agency where she hopes to put her mind-reading skills to good use. Her first case to track down money stolen from a bank leads her into the lingerie business where nothing is as it appears. She also finds plenty to keep her busy with the police department and Detective Harris. But all that pales in comparison to what she must do to help Uncle Joey, the local mob boss. He knows her secret and is determined to make her use it for his own purposes. When her husband, Chris, receives threatening notes, and his former client, Hodges, turns up dead, it is up to Shelby to determine what is going on and who is behind it all. It seems the past has a way of catching up with her. Soon, Shelby must use all her wits to stay alive, and her only option? Lie or Die.

Free as of 10/24/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-23-13

Rescued by The Rancher

By SORAYA LANE / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (50 reviews)

RESCUED BY THE RANCHER

Can anyone heal this rugged rancher’s broken heart?

Volunteer firefighter Jake McGregor can’t believe it when he arrives to the scene of a burning house, and finds out that someone in his small town has committed arson. When he looks into the frightened eyes of Faith Walker, he can’t imagine who would want to hurt her or her son, so why was the fire intentionally lit?

Faith has only been back in town a week, and already she’s wishing she’d never returned. Until handsome cowboy Jake rescues her and invites her to stay at his ranch, her old home town has been nothing short of unwelcoming. When she was sent away years ago, as a teenager and pregnant, she had hoped to never come back. Her dad turned his back on her, and she’d learned to fend for herself – the hard way.

Jake doesn’t particularly want a woman in his life, but he can’t turn Faith away. He’s been a bachelor since his fiancée died in a car crash five years before, and that’s how he wants to stay. Even if staying away from Faith starts to feel like the hardest task he’s ever endured…

Free as of 10/23/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Musings of a 20-Something Mom, and the Perils of being a Mommy Blogger

By Jenny Schoberl / Genre: Parenting & Families, Humor / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (200 reviews)

Musings of a 20-Something Mom, and the Perils of being a Mommy Blogger

One of the largest trends among Moms today is to jump on the internet and immediately regurgitate all the magical, wonderful things their child has done in the past two hours to the first unsuspecting victim. Moms are everywhere; they’ve even taken over Blogging.
Hundreds of blogs about how Fluffy got his first tooth, or Muffy said a new word. It’s enough to make people want to vomit sugar.
I’ve been told that i’m not your typical mom, and my blog is not your typical blog; I’ve even been called the “Eminem of Mommy Blogging”, honest, blunt, and usually vulgar.

This book is my experiences and stories as I ventured through the Mommy Blogging world, trying to make light of some disgusting situations, and it wasn’t always pretty. I had to learn the hard way that blatant honesty may not always be the best policy… not if you want to keep your kids.

“Musings of a 20-something Mom” is a lesson on how NOT to blog, unless you want to piss off your friends, family, and get a pack of crazies chasing after you; and a reminder that when it comes to parenting, there’s always going to be someone out there saying “you’re doing it wrong!”

Free as of 10/23/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Anaphylaxis: A Medical Thriller

By Alan Wanderer / Genre: Medical, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (41 reviews)

Anaphylaxis: A Medical Thriller

A well-known scientist, who has recently discovered an effective vaccine for cocaine addiction, dies from anaphylaxis after a routine injection in the office of his allergist, Dr. Leonard Haberman. A malpractice lawsuit ensues, fanned by a politically ambitious senator. Questions arise when it is discovered that the cocaine vaccine specifications are missing along with the head technician who worked closely with the deceased scientist. CBI Agent Ben Locke connects these events with a cold case involving the mysterious death of another scientist and a nefarious plot implicating an organized mob is exposed, placing Haberman and his family at great risk.

Free as of 10/23/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Save Me (Novel)

By John Meany / Genre: Suspense, Romance / Rating: 3.6 out of 5 stars (44 reviews)

Save Me (Novel)

Pregnant Ashley Ferguson is assaulted one evening, on the way to her car, at the town shopping center. She never sees her attackers coming, they blindside her.

One of the men slugs Ashley in the face, hard, which renders her unconscious. The other snatches her designer handbag. Then the drunken strangers carry blonde Ashley to the grass field behind the building.

Will she and her unborn baby be murdered, and dumped in the cold autumn woods? Or will the supermarket employees unloading a dairy truck a hundred yards away, who hear Ashley’s agonized screams, save her from what might likely go down as one the most shocking crimes to occur in Wichita, New Jersey in decades?

Free as of 10/23/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Cabin On Pinto Creek (Cedar Ridge Chronicles)

By A J Hawke / Genre: Historical, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (24 reviews)

Cabin On Pinto Creek (Cedar Ridge Chronicles)

Elisha Evans is out of luck. By the age of twenty-five, he’d planned to have his own ranch. Instead, he’s forced to beg for a job, destroying his dreams of having a family he can provide for and protect. Betrayal and loss bring him to a cabin on Pinto Creek in the high Colorado Rockies. Just before winter hits, he finds a broken-down wagon in the snow with precious cargo inside. Perhaps, his luck is about to change.

Susana Jamison doesn’t feel so lucky. Despite being rescued by Elisha, she is challenged to the limit of her strength, both physically and spiritually, when faced with the brutal conditions of frontier living and the dangers she encounters. Can she hold on to her faith in the midst of this desperate situation, especially when she’s forced to marry a man she’s doesn’t love?

An inspirational historical western romance, Cabin On Pinto Creek is the first in the Cedar Ridge Chronicles.

Born in Spur, Texas into a multi-generational Texans family, A J Hawke has lived and traveled throughout the American West as well as other parts of the world and enjoys reading, writing, friends, family, and being a Christian.

Free as of 10/23/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-22-13

This Beautiful Thing (Young Love)

By Amanda Heath / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (136 reviews)

This Beautiful Thing (Young Love)

Teagan Harper doesn’t have much experience with guys. Her twin brothers have made sure of that. Until one night at a college party she gives them the slip, finding herself in the arms of the most amazing guy she has ever met. Now she’s on a mission to find him since she ran from his bed. And forgot to ask his name…

Declan Sage has had control over his entire life. But that is all about to change when the girl who ran out of his bed turns his life upside down. She is about to throw that control out the window. But he’s pretty sure that’s a good thing seeing as she stole his heart…

Free as of 10/22/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Masquerade (Heven and Hell)

By Cambria Hebert / Genre: Fantasy, Teen, Young Adult / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (123 reviews)

Masquerade (Heven and Hell)

I’m disfigured. Scarred. Ugly. When I look in the mirror, I see a stranger. When I look over my shoulder, no one’s there…

Yet I feel watched. Hunted. Afraid. And then he tells me I’m beautiful. He tells me I’m safe. I believe him. Until someone tries to kill me.

Secrets abound, danger is near, and still… my heart desires a boy with whiskey-colored eyes and far too many secrets. Secrets that could cost me my life. To stay alive I have to look deep, beneath the masks everyone wears, to find the truth.

To find myself.

Free as of 10/22/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Big Girls Do It Boxed Set

By Jasinda Wilder / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (86 reviews)

Big Girls Do It Boxed Set

Enjoy all four of the Big Girls Do It stories in one volume, with special expanded scenes available only in this collection!

~Big Girls Do It Better
Gorgeous, rock-star guys like Chase Delany don’t go for girls like me. They go for supermodels and actresses, skinny-girls who never eat and spend all day working out. I’m not that girl. So when he locked his fiery brown eyes on me for the first time, I couldn’t quite believe it was really happening to me.

It was the second night I spent with him that I’ll never forget.

~The Long Drive Home (bonus short story)

~Big Girls Do It Wetter
Chase went to New York…without me. It was only one night, one delicious, sinful night, but it awakened something within me, and now, with him gone, I have no one to satiate my sudden, ferocious hunger. Then I woke up one day and looked at someone near and dear to me in a whole new light. And my world was rocked once again.

~Big Girls Do It Wilder
I’m going. Going to New York City to be with gorgeous, mysterious, rockstar Chase Delany seemed like a crazy dream, a fantasy come true. The bright lights and music, and his tight, sexy leather pants called to me…and I answered. Chase might want more and I just might give it to him, if I could only forget what I started with Jeff back in Detroit.

I thought I had my love life all figured out, I thought I knew what I wanted, and then things went and changed on me all over again…

~Big Girls Do It On Top
I fled New York with my heart breaking and a million questions. Foremost in my mind was whether Jeff would even see me after the colossal mess that New York turned out to be.

I discovered the answer, but that only spawned even more questions, many of the yes or no variety…

Free as of 10/22/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Reaching Out For You (Never Letting Go)

By S. Moose / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (56 reviews)

Reaching Out For You (Never Letting Go)

Adam and Sophia were best friends but when tragedy strikes it’s more than Adam can handle and he leaves Sophia alone in the dark.

Four years later, Adam and Sophia are reunited and the sparks between them return but is it too late?

Sophia is happy again and has let go of the darkness. She has great friends and a sweet boyfriend name Kyle. Now that Adam is back how will she be able to balance her boyfriend and her best friend?

The darkness always finds you again but will Adam be able to save her or leave her again?

Free as of 10/22/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

The Raven (Illustrated) (Top Five Classics)

By Edgar Allan Poe / Genre: American, Poetry / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (195 reviews)

The Raven (Illustrated) (Top Five Classics)

No poem has ever received the kind of immediate and overwhelming response that Poe’s “The Raven” did when it first appeared in the New York Evening Mirror on January 29, 1845. It made Poe an overnight sensation (though his great fame never brought him much wealth) and the poem, a powerfully haunting elegy to lost love, remains one of the most beloved and recognizable verses in the English language. The illustrations that accompany this Top Five Classics edition are reproductions of the renowned French artist Gustave Doré’s steel-plate engravings created for Harper & Brothers’ 1884 release of THE RAVEN. It would be Doré’s last commission as he died shortly after completing the 25 illustrations in January 1883. His illustrations would become famous in their own right, evoking as they do the lyrical and mystical air of Poe’s masterpiece.

Free as of 10/22/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

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