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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue October 9th, 2012, 4:34 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]I'm pretty sure these have been mentioned before as freebies, I try not to mention the same books over and over despite the fact that they are periodically free, off and on, because it would get too repetitive. But it's been a while so if you missed these, they're up again:

Uneasy Spirits: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery by M. Louisa Locke
Of Moths and Butterflies by V.R. Christensen
Queen of Cities by Andrew Novo

Also, Outlaw by Angus Donald is only $2.99[/quote]

I bought Louisa Locke's first because it was free. It was great! As you see, the program worked, because I paid for Uneasy Spirits. Also well done.
An amusing bit on the first -- even though the writer is a retired professor of women's studies, she had a number of things that a cood copy-editor should have caught, among them the spelling of 'envelope' 'envelop'. The story is excellent, so I didn't let it stop me. But the other day, my kindle told me there was an update for Maids of Misfortune, and after I downloaded it, viola! the typos and the annoying 'envelop' were all fixed. You gotta love the process of the new publishing: 'book 2.0' :D

The moral is, if you tell a good enough story, you can get 'editing by the cloud'.

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Post by Mythica » Fri October 12th, 2012, 11:54 am

Today's US Kindle Daily Deal: The Spy Lover by Kiana Davenport - $1.99 today only.

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Post by Mythica » Thu October 18th, 2012, 10:24 am

Lincoln by David Herbert Donald is only $2.99 - I don't know whether to get this one or not. I've been wanting to get a bio on Lincoln and this is a great price and it's well reviewed. But it's SO LONG. I don't know if I want to know THAT much about Lincoln.

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Post by Mythica » Sun October 21st, 2012, 9:30 am

Today US Kindle Daily Deal: City of Women by David R. Gillham - $2.99 today only.

Also, I think it's been mentioned in the past but The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco is only $3.21

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Post by Mythica » Wed October 24th, 2012, 8:45 am

Today's US Kindle Daily Deal is The Great Crash of 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith - $1.99 today only

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Post by Mythica » Fri October 26th, 2012, 10:24 am

A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch is $2.99 - I read this one and didn't think it was very good, btw, found it really boring.

Passionate Brood: A Novel of Richard the Lionheart and the Man Who Became Robin Hood by Margaret Campbell Barnes is $1.91

The Kings' Mistresses: The Liberated Lives of Marie Mancini, Princess Colonna, and Her Sister Hortense, Duchess Mazarin by Elizabeth C. Goldsmith - $4.00

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Post by Mythica » Sat October 27th, 2012, 10:06 am

I really would have thought this would be the last subject for Christian Fiction:

In the Shadow of Lions: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by Ginger Garrett - $2.51

"Devout Anne Boleyn". I wonder how the author gets around the adultery and whatnot. I know Anne was staunchly Protestant which could be perceived as "devout" but from all I've read about her, she was not exactly a saint. She celebrated and gloated when her rivals died, for example... which doesn't strike me as particularly Christian.

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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
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Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat October 27th, 2012, 3:27 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]I really would have thought this would be the last subject for Christian Fiction:

In the Shadow of Lions: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by Ginger Garrett - $2.51
[/quote]

I don't know how Ginger treated A.B. in her book, and I don't generally read Christian fiction, but the subjects can be anything. About a year ago I read one where the heroine was an unrepentant actress in the porn industry dying of AIDS.
But why not? King David was an adulterer, Moses was a murderer, Rahab was a prostitute, Noah was a drunk, Elijah was rampantly bipolar, Solomon was a womanizer and an idolator, Peter had a big mouth, Paul was an insufferable hypocrite (and a murderer as well)--I could go on and on, there's nothing sanitized about the Bible.

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Post by Mythica » Sat October 27th, 2012, 3:37 pm

I guess you're right. Just seems everyone is trying to cash in on the Tudor craze.

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Post by Misfit » Sat October 27th, 2012, 4:36 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]I guess you're right. Just seems everyone is trying to cash in on the Tudor craze.[/quote]

I picked that up earlier this week as a freebie. Sorry if I forget to post here, work's been insane. This looks like it was first published in 2008, there's a MMPB issue available used.
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