It’s time for another weekly roundup of 10 free highly-rated Kindle ebooks to get your Monday off to a good start.
Update: Best Buy is having a big sale on Amazon products today only (August 8th). The Kindle Voyage is marked down to $149. The Paperwhite is $89. The Fire tablet is $33 and a lot more.
Please note that the free Kindle ebooks listed below are free as of August 8th, 2016. Most of these titles are free for a limited time only and will expire in a few days before going back to the regular list price.
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10 Free Kindle eBooks
Love and Protect (Heroes of Evers, Texas Book 1) by V. J. Chambers
Mystery & Suspense, 4.6 stars, 68 reviews
Laura Kensington is a desperate woman. She knows that if she doesn’t flee, not only is her life in danger, so is the life of her unborn child. With everything to lose, she flees to Evers, Texas with a new identity, taking refuge on the ranch of Cade Bishop, a man who firmly believes in second chances. Drawn to Cade, Laura finds comfort in his passion and his love, yet she fears he sees her as merely another needy case. But when her past resurfaces, bringing grave peril into her world once more, Cade is Laura’s only hope. Relentless enemies, ones both anticipated and unexpected, are drawing closer by the day, ensnaring her in a deadly web of deception, betrayal, and murder. And her only chance to break free lies in Cade’s powerful will, unrelenting protection, and loving heart.
The Designer Bag at the Garbage Dump: A Novel by Jackie Macgirvin
Christian Books, 4.8 stars, 433 reviews
Welcome to The Designer Bag at the Garbage Dump. It’s a fish out of water story about how God turns 32-year-old Julie’s manicured, pedicured, self-absorbed designer life upside down. Julie, a nominal Christian, heads to New York for a weekend shopping binge. On a deserted train, she sits next to a stranger who turns out to be Jesus. After a wonderful, healing conversation she agrees to His request to, “feed My lambs.” When she gets off the train she’s in India. Her charmed life is shattered–she must care for 12 “filthy orphans” living on a dump before she can return to her comfortable life. She lives on the street and overwhelming new challenges arise daily. While squatting in an alley, going to the bathroom, an orphan, named Ravi, steals her designer purse. Unbeknownst to Julie, Ravi, who speaks English, holds the key to her communicating with the other orphans….
The Measure of Katie Calloway: A Novel by Serena B. Miller
Historical Fiction, 4.7 stars, 1731 reviews
The Civil War has ended, but in Katie Calloway’s Georgia home, conflict still rages. To protect herself and her young brother from her violent and unstable husband, she flees north, finding anonymity and sanctuary as the cook in a north woods lumber camp. The camp owner, Robert Foster, wonders if the lovely woman he’s hired has the grit to survive the never-ending work and harsh conditions of a remote pine forest in winter. Katie wonders if she can keep her past a secret from a man she is slowly growing to love. With grace and skill, Serena Miller brings to life a bygone era. From the ethereal, snowy forest and the rowdy shanty boys to the warm cookstove and mouth-watering apple pie, every detail is perfectly rendered, transporting you to a time of danger and romance.
The Mage and the Magpie: Magemother Book 1 by Austin J. Bailey
Fantasy, 4.6 stars, 47 reviews
An invisible girl. A missing mage. A world in need… Brinley has spent most of her life lost in her own imagination, teaching bullfrogs to do gymnastics and pretending to be invisible. Now, when a magic bell from another world summons her across time and space on a journey to find her mother, she will discover real friendship, face true evil, and overcome her greatest fears in order to save the ones she loves. The Mage and the Magpie is the first book in Austin J. Bailey’s Magemother series: an epic middle-grade fantasy adventure series with witches, shapeshifters, and cliffhangers, and awesome kids (There are no boring adults in this book!).
Beauty: an Everland Ever After Tale by Caroline Lee
Fantasy, 4.8 stars, 45 reviews
A faded matron and a blinded musician… but which is the Beauty and which is the Beast? Twice-widowed Arabella Mayor has made a place for herself and her son in Everland, selling and lending her beloved books to other bibliophiles in the sweet town. But she’s running out of money, and ten-year-old Eddie is giving her fits, and their future is uncertain. Re-marriage might have once been an option, but Arabella knows she’s past her prime, and isn’t the Beauty she used to be. And as her beauty faded, so did her worth. What does she have left?
Hope Over Fear (The Over Series Book 1) by J.A. DeRouen
Romance, 4.6 stars, 130 reviews
A touching story of love, forgiveness, and most of all, hope. Hope Over Fear can be read as a stand alone novel. Today is the day – the day that the man I love marries someone else. I don’t deserve pity or sympathy. I’ve made my bed. I left Mason and ripped his heart to pieces as I ran away. The guilt and sorrow consume me, threatening to choke me everyday. But today is a new beginning. Today is the day I will wake up with a renewed resolve and determination to do better … to be better … to be worthy. My name is Sara Preston, and this is my story about what happens after.
Feel The Heat (Rockford Fire Department Book 1) by Kathryn Shay
Romance, 4.7 stars, 48 reviews
She saves him from a fire, then steals his heart without even trying. When white hot attraction kicks in, sparks fly! Francey Cordaro is a dedicated firefighter, devoted daughter and a loyal friend who has made her way in a man’s world. She rejects material goods, doesn’t give a whit about her striking looks and focuses on saving lives, spending time with her family and friends, working out and playing poker with the guys. Until she meets Alex Templeton. A wealthy businessman, Alex is the epitome of success in every area of his life. A decent man, he returns home to run the family company when his father takes ill and his brother loses his way. What he can’t control is his reaction to the sexy firefighter who dragged him from near death. She’s gorgeous, fun-loving and challenges him at every turn. But she refuses a relationship with him….
The Irish End Games, Books 1-3 by Susan Kiernan-Lewis
Science Fiction, 4.4 stars, 105 reviews
The first three books in the Irish End Game series take an average American family and puts them in the middle of a post-apocalyptic melt-down in a rural setting in Ireland. Free Falling shows the family “when the bomb drops” and how they’re able to learn what they need to do to survive. Going Gone continues their story when Sarah is brutally taken from the home she has created in Ireland and risks life, limb and much much more to return to her family. Heading Home tells the story of rescue finally coming–and how that turns into the biggest upheaval of all. These books are thrilling page-turners that will have you stocking your pantry for the apocalypse and wondering how well you really know your neighbors.
Elemental Pleasure (Trinity Masters Book 1) by Lila Dubois
Romance, 4.5 stars, 72 reviews
A dangerous Marine. A tech genius. A brilliant scientist. When Carly Kenan joined the secretive Trinity Masters in college, she received entrée to an exclusive club that gave her access to wealth and power. But there’s a price all members must pay—they accept an arranged marriage, between not two, but three people. Ordered to return to the Trinity Masters’ headquarters in Boston, Carly meets Marine Lance Glassco, a mathematician for DARPA, and Preston Kim, a dangerously intelligent chemist.
Though on the surface they have nothing in common, it’s clear the Grand Master thinks that together the three of them can do something amazing. And that’s why he’s declared that Carly, Lance and Preston must marry…
Unfinished Business: An Angela Panther Mystery Book One by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 4.5 stars, 143 reviews
When Angela Panther’s mother Fran Richter wakes her up in the middle of the night ranting about stolen Hershey Bars, Angela thinks her mother’s got a screw loose. And then it hits her. Her mother is dead. Just a few hours before, Angela watched as the funeral home staff nearly dropped her mother’s body off the gurney while sliding her into the hearse. So maybe she’s the one that’s nuttier than a fruitcake? But Fran keeps popping in and with a volcano full of drama already brewing at home–crazy or not–Angela’s grateful for her mother’s presence. It’s the other ghosts Angela can do without. Seems Fran’s return opened a portal between Angela and the other side and ghosts are hitting up the reluctant psychic medium for help. From the naked British guy juggling balls in the coffee shop parking lot to the woman desperately trying to save her sick child, Angela must find a way to balance her own life with the unfinished business of the dead.