April starts off with some good free kindle book offers –
- Miss Match by Erynn Mangum. It’s Book 1 in the Lauren Holbrook series and rated 4 stars on 36 reviews. It’s a Christian Romance novel –
Lauren Holbrook has found her life’s calling: matchmaking for the romantically challenged. And with the eclectic cast of characters in her world, there’s tons of potential to play “connect the friends.” Inspired by the recent success of matching her sister and new husband, Lauren sets out to introduce Nick, her carefree singles’ pastor, to Ruby, her neurotic coworker who plans every second of every day. What could possibly go wrong? Just about everything.
When Lauren’s foolproof plan begins to unravel, she learns that a simple introduction between friends can bring about complicated results. And as she reconsiders her new role as Cupid (as well as her vow to stay single forever), will Lauren finally decide that God’s plan is always good enough?
- The Real Enemy by Kathy Herman. It’s book 1 of the Sophie Trace Trilogy and rated 4 stars on 25 reviews. It’s categorized as both Mystery (Woman Sleuths) and Christian Fiction.
*Starred Review* “Brill” Jessup earned her nickname because of her brilliant detective work during her 18 years in the Memphis Police Department. Now the first female police chief in the sleepy little town of Sophie Trace, Tennessee, Brill needs to build her “street cred” all over again, both with a staff that’s just getting to know her and with a sheriff with a giant ego whose cases sometimes overlap hers.
In this faith-based novel, Brill’s husband, Kurt, has had an affair, and she’s not able to forgive him. But Brill has more to worry about than just her marital problems.
People are beginning to disappear from Sophie Trace without leaving a clue, and many believe “red shadows,” the ghosts of Cherokees who were forced from their land, are responsible. Herman skillfully builds suspense and twists plotlines, keeping her readers hooked from beginning to end. While the characters in this book are both interesting and three-dimensional, Brill is an especially fascinating blend of tough and vulnerable, the epitome of a woman under great stress, personal and professional.
- One Night in Boston by Allie Boniface. Rated 4.5 stars on 2 reviews. It’s a romance novel –
Can anything really change in 24 hours? Can everything? Maggie Doyle is about to lose her home, her business, and her last grip on sanity unless she comes up with fifteen thousand dollars to pay off the bank. Her only option? Forget the pain of one life-altering night, find the stepbrother she hasn’t spoken to in years and ask him for help.
Everything in Jack Major’s life is going according to plan. He’s rich, powerful, and about to marry Boston’s most successful attorney. There’s just one problem: he can’t seem to forget his first love, the one who left him in college after a whirlwind trip to Vegas with a secret she couldn’t trust him to keep.
- Healing for a Broken World by Steve Monsma. Rated 4 stars on 4 reviews. Found via MobileRead (as were a few of the free books below and above). It’s a Christian book on Ethics and Public Policy (and also categorized under Church & State).
Steve Monsma avoids the modern-day tendency to believe that the kingdom of God will arrive on Air Force One. Instead he offers a balanced perspective on how Christians should engage in the political process. His solid biblical grounding, as well as his concrete applications of Christian principles to public policy, provides wise guidance.
We also have a free book from outside the Kindle Store (for reading on your PC) –
- University of Chicago Press has its monthly free book offer up – It’s Nice Guys Finish Last by Leo Durcher and Ed Linn. It’s Leo Durcher’s autobiography (he won two World Series as a player and two as a manager), 456 pages long, and you can read up more on Leo Durcher at Wikipedia.
Not a bad start to the month.