Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 05-06-13 [Part 2]

Southern Fried Sushi: A Novel

By Jennifer Rogers Spinola / Genre: Romance, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (43 reviews)

Southern Fried Sushi: A Novel

Ride the rollercoaster of Shiloh Jacobs’s life as her dreams derail, sending her on a downward spiral from the heights of an AP job in Tokyo to penniless in rural Virginia.

Trapped in a world so foreign to her sensibilities and surrounded by a quirky group of friends, will she break through her hardened prejudices before she loses those who want to help her? Can she find the key to what changed her estranged mother’s life so powerfully before her death that she became a different woman—and can it help Shiloh too?

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 05-06-13 [Part 1]

Run

By Blake Crouch / Genre: Action & Adventure / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (441 reviews)

Run

5 D A Y S A G O
A rash of bizarre murders swept the country…
Senseless. Brutal. Seemingly unconnected.
A cop walked into a nursing home and unloaded his weapons on elderly and staff alike.
A mass of school shootings.
Prison riots of unprecedented brutality.
Mind-boggling acts of violence in every state.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 05-05-13 [Part 2]

The Illegal Gardener (The Greek Village Series Book 1)

By Sara Alexi / Genre: Literary Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (45 reviews)

The Illegal Gardener (The Greek Village Series Book 1)

Driven by a need for some control in her life, Juliet sells up on impulse and buys a dilapidated farmhouse in a tiny Greek village, leaving her English life behind.
The house is livable by local standards, but the job of restoring the garden is too big. It requires strength. Juliet cannot bring it to life on her own.
Around the olive tree, hidden beneath the covering of bindweeds, are mattresses, broken chairs, shepherds’ crooks, and old goat bells, the remains of past lives intertwined in a slow decay. The beauty of the garden is lost with the years of neglect and no one to appreciate it.
Juliet reluctantly enlists casual labour. She has no desire to share her world with anyone. The boys have grown, Mick has gone. This is her time now.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 05-05-13 [Part 1]

Sparkly Green Earrings: Catching the Light at Every Turn

By Melanie Shankle / Genre: Motherhood, Parenting & Relationships / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (226 reviews)

Sparkly Green Earrings: Catching the Light at Every Turn

“There is really no better indicator you’re a mother than acquiring the ability to catch throw-up in a plastic bag, disinfect your hands, and immediately ask your friend to pass the beef jerky as you put on another Taylor Swift song and act as if nothing has happened.”

This is the type of insight Melanie Shankle offers in this quirky memoir of motherhood.

Written in the familiar, stream-of-consciousness style of her blog, Big Mama, Sparkly Green Earrings is a heartwarming and hilarious look at motherhood from someone who is still trying to figure it all out.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 05-04-13 [Part 2]

Distant Dreams (Ribbons of Steel Book #1)

By Judith Pella / Genre: Romance, Historical Fiction / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (52 reviews)

Distant Dreams (Ribbons of Steel Book #1)

The year is 1835 and Carolina Adams finds herself enchanted by an unlikely suitor…the railroad. Frustrated by society’s expectations upon her gender, she longs to study more masculine subjects and is thrilled when her father grants her a tutor.

James Baldwin arrives to serve as Carolina’s teacher, but of more importance, he is to court Carolina’s beautiful older sister, Virginia. Will expectations–and Virginia’s southern charm–elicit the hoped-for proposal? Or will James and Carolina dare to acknowledge the mutual interests and feelings growing between them?

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