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Free Books for March

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Leave a comment, tell me which book you want and I’ll get the book to you for FREE either by mail or personally if I’ll see you soon.  The first one to request each book wins.  These paperbacks have all been read a time or two, but are in very good shape.

Once you’ve ‘won’ the book I can get your shipping address if I need it.  Also, you can come back and get a free book every month if you want.

1. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe - old 1981 edition. great shape.  It’s a classic.  Especially great for the men in your life.  for Katie

2. Trail of Tears by Eileen Goudge - good women’s fiction. Review here.  for Renee

3. Lady Be Good by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - great romance with lots of humor.  Review here.  for Bridget

4. Chill Factor by Sandra Brown - she is a master of suspense.  Review here.  for Sharon

5. Left Behind by LaHaye & Jenkins - first of the series.  Review here.  for Drey

Thanks for helping me clear my shelves.  Happy reading :)

March 1, 2009 Posted by | FREE | , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Play Dirty, by Sandra Brown

Cover ImageFinished audio 9-5-08, rating 2.5/5, fiction, pub. 2007

Millionaire and wheelchair bound Foster Speakman hires disgraced, fresh out of prison, ex-NFL star, Griff Burkett to ‘make his wife wife pregnant the old fashioned way’.  Laura, the wife, goes along with the plan and meets Griff monthly at a rented house to do the deed.  Laura loves her husband and her job at the Speakman’s airline.  Griff wastes no time in falling in love with Laura.  Griff also has a detective following him around trying to put him back in prison. 

This is the first Sandra Brown book that I have not liked.  None of the three main characters were appealing, even if she tried to make it so by the end, and the weak plot was very predictable.  I was listening to this in the car and in the time it took me to drive from one block to the next Griff and Laura were in love.  I thought I’d missed a cd or something, but no, it happened just as quick as that. 

If this had been the first Sandra Brown book I’d read I would not read another, but since I usually love her books I will put this in the miss column and consider it an anomaly.  Don’t bother with this one, choose another Brown book if you are a fan.

September 6, 2008 Posted by | 2 1/2 Stars or Less | , , , , , | 2 Comments

FREE BOOKS for September

Be the first to leave a comment and I’ll get the book to you for FREE either by mail or personally if I’ll see you soon.  They are all in good shape and have been read once or twice.

Once you’ve ‘won’ the book I can get your shipping address if I need it.  Also, you can come back and get a free book every month if you want. 

1. Ricochet by Sandra Brown (hardcover book club copy) Brown is always reliable for a fast paced thriller  for Yessenia

2. When the Bough Breaks by Jonathan Kellerman (paperback) the first of the Alex Delaware mystery series for Donstuff

3. Range of Motion by Elizabeth Berg (paperback) Berg is one of my favorites for womens fiction for bermudaonion

4. Lady Be Good by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (paperback) If you like romances you must read Phillips.  She’s one of my favorites.

Thanks for helping me make room for new books on my bookshelves.  Happy Reading!

September 2, 2008 Posted by | FREE | , , , , | 5 Comments

Bittersweet Rain, by Sandra Brown

Cover ImageFinished 7-13-08, rating 3/5, romance, pub. 1984

Caroline grew up as the daughter of the town drunk.  She was the poor girl who would never amount to anything.  Rink was the significantly older, rich son of the town patriarch.  He met Caroline when she was only 15 and fell in love.  They hid their relationship until one day Rink decided to tell his father, regardless of the consequences.

Fast forward 12 years and you’ll find Caroline married to Roscoe, Rink’s dad.  Roscoe is dying and Rink is forced to come home.  Rink and Caroline are forced together by the circumstances, but find their attraction has the same powerful pull it had before. 

As silly as this may sound, and I thought it sounded silly too, it was an enjoyable romance.  There were a few things that I thought would be hard to get over, a college graduate in love with a 15 year old and a woman marrying an old man for the comforts he could provide, but somehow it worked.  It was a good romance and I would recommend it.  Sandra Brown knows how to tell a good story.

July 14, 2008 Posted by | 3 Star Books | , , , , | Leave a comment

Chill Factor, by Sandra Brown

Cover ImageFinished 2-11-08, rating 3/5, fiction, pub. 2005

 Five women have disappeared from the small community of Cleary, North Carolina.  Lilly is in town to close the sale of her mountain cabin after her divorce from the town sheriff.  Before she can get off the mountain a storm blows in and traps her in the cabin with a very sexy acquaintance, Tierney. They had met a year earlier  when Lilly was still married and sparks had flown. 

 Back in town, her ex-husband Dutch, is desperate to rescue Lilly because he cannot bear the thought of her secluded in a cabin with a man who makes women throw themselves at him.  Then things get worse when the FBI show up suspecting Tierney of being the Cleary lady killer.  Cleary becomes the epicenter of all things small town, from the local drugstore where everyone goes to gossip to the gang of local men armed and ready to walk up the mountain to give Tierney their own justice. 

The book is fast-paced and loaded with enough characters to give life to the story and town.  The many twists and turns did not give everyone a happy ending, which gives the story the punch it needed at the end.  I really liked it and think thriller lovers will too.

February 12, 2008 Posted by | 3 Star Books | , , | Leave a comment

   

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