Delivered to My Kindle 1/22/13

Looking for some free ebooks this week? Why not try these? Remember, they’re only free for a limited amount of time.

9781440437922Under the Same Umbrella by Meredith Kennon

Description: After her mother’s death and at her request, thirty-six year old Londoner, Carrie Townsend, travels to America to meet a stranger, Janet Larson, her mother’s long-distance friend of many years. Travel-weary and broken-hearted, Carrie knows only that she is to learn things from Janet that her mother, Rachel, could not bear to tell her herself. Carrie has always known that she was born on Long Island in 1969 to an unwed mother, but until now had never thought to question her mother’s connection to Janet and the history that they shared. This meeting is not easy for Janet either who has learned over time to put her past tragedies to rest and live peacefully in the present. Neither Carrie nor Janet can foresee that their future happiness hinges on their connection to each other and the past. In the safety of the small town of Settler’s Grove, South Dakota, Carrie finds comfort for her grief, balm for her guilt, companionship in the form of a six year old boy, and finally romance when she least expects it. Under the Same Umbrella is a gentle romance that will pull at your heart-strings again and again.

 

Pinocchio and the Dragons of Martoon  by Angelo Tropeapinocchio-dragons-martoon-angelo-tropea-paperback-cover-art

Description: Pinocchio and the Dragons of Martoon is a new Pinocchio story.

During his quest to become a “real boy,” Pinocchio travels to Martoon – a planet inhabited by warring aliens. Along with his new friends, Merlo the Martoonian, Tizzy the catgirl and Minimo the mouse – and the unwelcomed Ringmaster, he has many exciting adventures during which he learns a great deal not only about the aliens, but also about himself and his desire to become a real boy. Pinocchio and the Dragons of Martoon is an interesting blend of realism and fantasy, a charming and exciting read – with over 60 illustrations – and a book that people of all ages can enjoy.

In the classic story “The Adventures of Pinocchio” by Carlo Collodi, the carpenter Geppetto carves a block of pinewood into a boy puppet he names Pinocchio. As soon as Pinocchio’s nose is carved, it begins to grow whenever he tells a lie. When his feet are carved, they kick Geppetto. At first Pinocchio is certainly not a good puppet or a good son. He needs to learn many lessons about life. But as naughty as Pinocchio is, Geppetto still loves him and gives him room to grow. Through his many adventures, failures and successes, Pinocchio learns that many things in life are not free and have to be earned.

Although the Pinocchio in this new story is carved out of wood, he looks very much like a real boy and not at all like the Pinocchio drawn or imagined by artists of other books, films and television. One would have to look closely at this Pinocchio to notice the fine grains of polished wood. He also looks and speaks like a real boy, just like the one he dreams of becoming.

In his quest for this dream, Pinocchio has many adventures, including “Pinocchio and the Dragons of Martoon”, which starts when both he and Geppetto were swallowed by the whale….

 

13830602Never Say Spy by Diane Henders

Description: Despite her penchant for weapons and ripe language, Aydan Kelly’s resumé reads ‘bookkeeper’, not ‘badass’. She’s leaving the city to fulfill her dream of rural tranquillity when she gets carjacked by a man who shouldn’t exist.

When RCMP officer John Kane kills her would-be abductor, Aydan thinks her troubles are over. But Kane’s investigation implicates her in an international espionage plot, and criminal charges become the least of her worries when she’s targeted by the very spies Kane suspects her of aiding.

Pity her enemies. Because nobody’s tougher than a middle-aged woman who wants her dream back.

 

Noble Courage by Daisha Marie Korthfinal-hi-res-281x300

Description: The Darktower name held the power to make one shiver with trepidation as it rolled off the tongue. Thorne Darktower, Earl of Cliffehaven, stood tall and ominous, resentful of his own existence and plotting against his own family’s life-long enemy until he is touched by the heart of an angel and shown the promise of life as she lifts the wool of hatred from his eyes.

Aspen Tiller found herself as an unsuspecting pawn in a strategic game of self-preservation. With her innocence and child-like ideals held close to her, she reaches deep within herself to accomplish the impossible, command the respect of those around her, welcome the love of all who knew her and face the wrath of the devil who covets her…And still, embedded in her character, is a courage so noble that it refuses to allow her to give in to defeat as she trudges through the obstacles in her path to emerge anew…But does it destroy the woman so many love? You can also find book two and book three of the same series.

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