Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Free ebooks:The Voyage of Promise, Journey to the Well, This Fine Life

   I have three ebook freebies to tell you about today. They all look interesting, and they are all available as freebies for both the Nook and the Kindle. The first one is 'The Voyage of Promise' by Kay Marshall Strom. This second book in the 'Grace in Africa' series is classified as Christian historical fiction. Grace Winslow is the child of an English father and an African u and is married to and African. As the story begins, she witnesses slave traders murder her infant son and capture her husband, to be sent to America as a slave. You can read more reviews here at Goodreads. Here is the synopsis from Barnes and Noble.

She is safe, and she is free . . . but she is still alone.

Slavers burst into Grace Winslow's life with guns blazing and tear her family apart forever. She watches in anguish as her husband is led in chains aboard a tightly packed slave ship bound for America. An old enemy has a more sinister plan for Grace and prepares her for a different kind of servitude in London. But Grace will not be enslaved. And she will not give up on the man she loves. In her determination to be reunited with her husband, she finds God reaching out to her.

   You can pick up the Nook version here or the Kindle version here.

   The next book is 'Journey to the Well' by Diane Wallis Taylor. This is biblical fiction based on the story of the Samaritan woman Jesus meets at the well; one of my favorite. This book gets high ratings at Goodreads. You can read the reviews here. Here is the synopsis from Barnes and Noble.

She went to the well for water. What she found there would change her life forever.
Marah is a young girl in love with her childhood friend, Jesse. When she is forced to marry an older man, she must abandon her dreams of happiness. At the mercy of men who are often only interested in using her, Marah must fight for survival. Will she ever meet a man who can save her?
The story of the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well is one of hope, redemption, and a life changed in an instant through a remarkable encounter. Jesus told her "everything she'd ever done," but we are left to wonder at the circumstances that led her life on such a tragic path to begin with. Now from the creative mind of Diana Wallis Taylor comes the full story of the woman at the well.
This well-researched portrayal of a woman's life in the time of Jesus opens a window into a fascinating world. Taylor's rich descriptions of the landscapes, lifestyles, and rituals mesh easily with the emotional and very personal story of one woman who desperately seeks to rise above the difficult circumstances of her life.

   You can pick up the Nook version here or the Kindle version here.

   The last book is another one classified as Christian historical fiction, but much more recent history. 'This Fine Life' by Eva Marie Everson takes place in 1959. Mariette Puttnam is the daughter of a well-to-do southern family and has been groomed to take her place in society. As she graduated from boarding school, her parents push for her to marry a nice southern gentleman and raise a family. Mariette is not so sure about what she wants in life. This gets very good reviews at Goodreads. You can read them here. Here is the synopsis from Barnes and Noble.

"This Fine Life proves that growing into love can rip one apart, quitting might be the easiest thing, but walking away is out of the question. I bled with these characters as they struggled to become who they were meant to be. So real and so true to life."--Lauraine Snelling, author, Daughters of Blessing series

It is the summer of 1959 and Mariette Puttnam has just graduated from boarding school. When she returns to her privileged life at home, she isn't sure where life will take her. More schooling? A job? Marriage? Nothing feels right. How could she know that she would find the answer waiting for her in the narrow stairwell of her father's apparel factory, exactly between the third and fourth floors? 
In this unique and tender romance, popular author Eva Marie Everson takes you on a journey through the heart of a young woman bound for the unknown. Discover the joys of new love, the perseverance of deep friendship, and the gift of forgiveness that comes from a truly fine life.

   Pick up the Nook version here or the Kindle version here.

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